My 5 Greasy Hair Hacks

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I think that for us girls, there can never be too many hair care routine posts! Our face and our hair are perhaps the two most important assets that show off our femininity. That’s why we need to take really good care of it, right?

Having healthy hair is super important to me, but sometimes I’m struggling with every girl’s worst hair nightmare – greasiness! We all have bad hair days and very often deal with it by washing our hair, which is good for short term, but in the long term – it creates a lot of problems. The more you wash it, the more greasy it gets.

So, what to do? Well, there are couple of things which you can do, but you have to be really dedicated and try to just SURVIVE some of the tips. But it will make your hair more healthy overall and less greasy – every girl’s dream, right?

1) Dry shampoo to the rescue!

While I’m sure many of you know about how dry shampoos can be both time saving and effective, I wanted to include it in my post as a reminder. Don’t underestimate the power of dry shampoo. Yes, I know sometimes it is hard to get rid of the white patches and to blend everything perfectly, but some dry shampoos are available in your hair color! That solves the problem, right?

Apply it before going to bed, let it stay in hair overnight and in the morning you’ll wake up with gorgeous, hair that will have added volume.

2) STOP washing your hair.

Seriously, this is so important. It sounds gross – but in reality it’s the best thing you can do for your hair. When I say stop, I don’t mean don’t wash your hair at all. What I mean is try to SURVIVE for five full days without washing your hair. Find alternatives – braids, buns, cute ponytails, put a hat on – whatever. Just try to survive those five days, your hair needs to regenerate.

If you really feel like you can’t handle it for the whole five days, try at least for 3-4 days and you’ll see some changes, as well.

3) Use luke-warm water.

Hot showers are not a good option for your hair. The best way to wash your hair is when you use luke-warm water. I myself am a huge fan of hot showers, especially in the winter, but I do try to wash my hair with luke-warm water only. And trust me – I saw changes.

For a final touch, finish it up with a quick rinse with cold water – if it’s too cold for you to rinse it at your roots, then rinse only the parts that are not touching your scalp.

4) Find alternatives that will make you feel and look good.

I have already mentioned this above, but it’s really important to find alternatives such as braids, buns, ponytails to survive those 5 days of not washing your hair. Maybe you’ll even be surprised by the outcome if you try a new, different hairstyle and end up liking your hair more that way even on days when it’s super clean!

5) Wash until squeaky clean

There’s no wisdom to this – rinse out the shampoo and/or the conditioner from your hair until you hear those little squeaky sounds it makes as you touch it and run your fingers through it. This sound tells you that your hair is now completely clean and you have properly washed out all the shampoo/conditioner residue. If you don’t wash out the shampoo entirely, it may lead to greasier hair during the week because of the build up.

Remember – all of us are struggling with bad hair days. Everyone has them. The important thing is that you find the alternative that works best for you and I truly hope one of these five will help you in finding one. Stay gorgeous!

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22 Comments

  1. November 16, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Love these tips!! Dry shampoo is definitely a must for greasy hair! Some days when your running low on time, it can be such a life saver. It is definitely important to give your hair a break from shampoo from time to time.
    ~xo ShereePoshClassyMom.com

  2. Jennifer Quattrucci
    November 17, 2017 / 12:09 am

    This is awesome! First of all I’m a huge fan of dry shampoo except I don’t like the white patches so I’m happy to hear that it’s actually available in colors. I definitely know why you suggest not washing for 5 days and finding ways to deal. I try to only wash my hair 2 times a week but I make sure when I do it’s squeaky clean and blown out properly. Sometimes it’s difficult to wait but I try braids. Thank you so much for this awesome post !

  3. Simonetta Lein
    November 17, 2017 / 1:49 am

    I adored all these tips, I use dry shampoo myself. I did not know about the 5 days. I will try and yes the water not super hot helps them to close the ends. Love it

  4. Samjah
    November 17, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Great tips! I always hear about dry shampoo but never have tried it. I will definitely be looking into it though. And you’re right about not washing your hair often. It takes the natural moisture out. Cool post!

  5. Anthony Urbano
    November 17, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I swear by dry shampoo for my greasy hair but I’m definitely gonna try these other tips!

  6. gina diaz
    November 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing these tips! I love learning about dry shampoo and I would love to try it. I do not wash my hair that often either. Perhaps twice or 3 times per week. Currently, I’m using all the Keratin line by CHI.
    Happy Weekend! xx. Gina

  7. November 17, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Hey Darling:)How are you?Thanks for your Hair Tips, so Simple and Useful:)I try to wash my hair 2 times a week for example:)Happy WeekendLove,Kisses Karina

  8. November 18, 2017 / 12:06 am

    I didn’t have a single clue about about of these so I am ever so grateful :)You looking that amazing in "greasy hair" ir quite an accomplishment though 🙂
    Thomas xx

  9. November 18, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I know Dry shampoo is what gets me through the week. It seems like I can only go no more than 2 days until I wash my hair again. Girl I love Hot showers too, I really need to remember to use luke-warm water when I wash my hair. Thank you for the great tips.
    Xo,Gabriela Verawww.gverastyle.blogspot.com

  10. November 18, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I couldn’t live without washing my hair.. I’ve read so many articles about how not washing is the best method but I just can’t haha. I do have dry shampoo for days I don’t have time to wash mine though! Great tips!xo Samantha

  11. Aimara
    November 18, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Great tips! I struggle with greasy hair too but find so difficult not not wash it!But are totally right, the more you wash it, the greasier it gets! So frustrating!I need to stop the super hot showers and try to not wash it for 4-3 days!Thanks so much for sharing!XOAimarawww.waysofstyle.com

  12. Eva
    November 18, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Nice tips , I wash often my silky fine hair. Because I’m going to the pool. But often happens I just wash with water and put a little conditioner. Usually I’m using just a few amount of shampoo . Just a little drop. XxEvawww.themermaidfashion.com

  13. November 19, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Oh wow that sounds so cool and u clearly know what you are talking about my da. These are the 5 top hacks for healthy hair. Great job

  14. Maryam
    November 19, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    These are all great tips! you have such beautiful hair.
    xx, Maryamwww.glamandposh.com

  15. November 19, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Yes!! Thank you for sharing these tips with us! I couldn’t agree more. To be honest I always applied the dry shampoo in my hair in the morning when its very greasy. I am going to try to apply at night and see if that helps me more, thanks sooo much!

  16. Bianca
    November 19, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I live by dry shampoo! Great post!

  17. Sweet as Fiction
    November 20, 2017 / 4:41 am

    Dry shampoo has always been my go-to! One thing I didnt know was to wash your hair with luke warm water. Ive been doing it with cold so will try that! <3 Thanks for sharing.
    Sweet as Fictionwww.sweetasfiction.com

  18. November 21, 2017 / 1:42 am

    Hello dear! Loved reading these hair hacks! I have to deal with greasy hair too so reading this is so useful. Thank you for this post.xoxo, Dom

  19. Valeria
    November 21, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Dear Meg, I would never say you have greasy hair! They always look so soft and airy! I think it’s because you live by the tips you have just provided! Keep them coming! Love, Valeria

  20. November 22, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Oh my goodness! I’ve just recently started to wash my hair less as I haven’t really been to the gym much haha, but feel it needs washed after the gym all the time. Always forget about braids and cute do’s – thanks for the reminder!
    Tatyana xLAFOTKA

  21. Jen
    November 22, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    These are some awesome tips my dear! I don’t usually struggle with greasy hair, but I do occasionally. I really need to try dry shampoo. Everyone I ask swears by that. I love hot showers too so I’m going to have to try lukewarm and see the difference in that. Thanks for sharing these tips!!!

  22. November 22, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I love the dry shampoo tips before going to bed rather than doing it in the morning! Definitely going to try this out!

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