Does your scalp get greasy very quickly? If so, it’s time to oil-train your hair. Yes! We are talking about training your hair to produce less oil so that it doesn’t turn greasy very quickly. Your hair can mold itself in any way you want it to be. Getting your mane accustomed to a certain routine and some habits that work perfectly for your hair type can certainly help in making a huge difference, therefore, you should waste no time of yours, and start oil-training your hair already.
You all must be wondering what oil training actually is and how it works? Well, in simple words, by making a few tweaks in your hair care routine like spacing out your shampooing days help in training your scalp to become less greasy, and that makes things so much easier. However, us being us, we find our day 2 or day 3 hair quite greasy and feel the need to wash it to make the mane appear healthy, while it might help you get rid of excess oil, it’s also stripping your hair of its essential oils, leaving it drier and that makes your hair to produce extra oil in order to compensate for the loss. This cycle goes on and on, which is why it needs to be stopped for good. Making your hair perfectly oil-trained can take a couple of months, therefore, don’t expect to see the results within a week or month.
Listed below are a few basic tips that will help to oil train your hair, no matter the hair type.
Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo
Using the right kind of shampoo for your hair can make a lot of difference. Using any random shampoo without checking its label or the ingredients isn’t the wisest thing to do as it is your precious locks that are in question. In addition to using only those shampoos that are specifically made for your hair type, you should avoid using sulfate-free shampoos as they dry out your scalp, which further prompts your body to produce more oil. The damage might not be noticeable initially, but sulfates can damage your mane in the long run. Therefore, you need to steer clear of sulfate-based hair care products.
Use a good dry shampoo
Dry shampoo has become an indispensable part of our hair care routine. It has been coming to our use in more ways than you can imagine. Coming to the point, when it comes to oil training your hair, you should leave your hair unwashed for about 3 to 4 days. This might make you feel gross and result in oil build-up at first, but it will eventually get better each time. Also, this is where you will put your trusty dry shampoo to good use, just spritz it all over your hair, focusing on the scalp, and it will soak the excess oil and grime. Additionally, dry shampoo can also add some bounce to otherwise weighed-down hair.
Wear your hair in a top knot bun
Your hair pretty much works in a similar way as your skin does. Touching your scalp constantly causes it to produce extra oil; therefore you should avoid doing it. And the best way to keep yourself from touching your scalp is by wearing your hair in a top knot bun. Top knot buns turn out extra fabulous when you have just dry-shampooed your hair because of all that added texture.
Rinse your hair with ACV
Another amazing way to oil train your hair is by rinsing it with ACV, as in apple cider vinegar. If your scalp feels too greasy and washing your hair is just not an option unless it’s your day 5 hair, you can use apple cider vinegar to freshen up your scalp. You can add 2 to 3 tablespoons of ACV in lukewarm water and then use it to rinse your hair out.