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How To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair


There's nothing quite like the feeling of hair when it's freshly washed. But it can be especially frustrating to find those clean locks turning greasy faster than you can keep up with. If you find yourself resorting to ponytails, excessive product and hats to hide oily hair, don't fear: we've got some handy tips on how to get rid of greasy hair.


1. Bye bye, brush

When you're aiming to detangle tresses or tease out a bun, bristle brushes tend to distribute product and oil down the length of the hair shaft, exacerbating oily-looking locks. Opt for a wide-toothed comb instead – the spacing between the comb's teeth will mean it'll distribute less oil, helping to reduce the appearance of greasy hair.


2. Detox your locks

It may well be tempting to load up on wax, mousse and creams to give lank, oily strands some lift and shape. However, too much too often can leave your hair feeling flat and looking greasy. The solution? A hair detox. Using a deep cleansing system like TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Cleansing Shampoo and Conditioner helps remove build-up and residue, restoring your hair's natural vitality.


3. Choose 'non-sticky' formulas

Like oily skin, oily hair won't be improved by adding excess moisture. The problem with greasy locks isn't dehydration, so steer clear of shine-inducing or super-moisturising products. Instead, look out for lightweight products and styling solutions that promise a non-sticky finish – these can help manage your hair without overloading on residue.


4. The emergency fix

Picture the scene: it's date night, but there’s no time to head home after work to wash your greasy hair – nightmare! When time is short, dry shampoo is the perfect quick fix in-between washes. TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo absorbs excess oil from hair and helps eliminate odour, leaving locks instantly refreshed and revitalised – it's our favourite fail-safe for banishing greasy hair.


5. Wake up and wash 

Did you know, your scalp produces sebum (your hair's natural oils) even while you sleep? If your scalp over-produces sebum, your hair can look oily, even when you've just woken up. Obvious as it sounds, the best way to battle grease is to wash your hair in the morning instead of at night. It'll help remove oily residue that has built-up overnight and leave your hair feeling fresher for longer.


So don't let greasy hair weigh down your look. Now that you know how to get rid of oily hair, you can get your locks back in balance and feeling fresh.



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