Gain Control of Oily Hair
If you are struggling with oily hair, then you know that it is not a nice feeling. It's most likely a look you prefer to steer clear of, and you may have tried several harsh products to put an end to the greasy look.
Oily hair is often caused by an imbalance in the scalp. With the right hair care routine, you can help your scalp on its way to a healthier and more balanced oil production.
Keep reading and get our experts' best tips on how to gain control of oily hair, as well as a guide to products that you can use to your advantage.
How to Wash Greasy Hair
If your hair is oily, your scalp may be out of balance, and this can be caused by several factors. Your health, stress level or your diet can affect the health of your scalp and hair, but the wrong hair care routine can also play an important part.
An unbalanced scalp will often produce more sebum and oil to prevent dehydration. And the more your scalp is used to drying out, the more it will overproduce oil and sebum.
Too hot showers, the wrong shampoo or harsh styling products can have a drying effect on hair and scalp. And if you wash your hair more often to get rid of the excess oil, you may have made the situation worse.
Use Natural & Gentle Shampoo for Oily Hair
It can help to lower the temperature of the water when you shower and try to skip every other hair wash to destress the scalp. Avoid shampoos with harsh sulfates such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, also known as SLS and SDS, as these can dry out the hair and irritate the scalp.
We recommend Shampoo no. 10 with menthol that has a degreasing effect and provides volume. Menthol Shampoo no. 10 cleanses the hair with nourishing sulfates made from coconut and adds organic purified aloe vera, which moisturises and soothes the scalp.
How Does Brushing Affect Oily Hair?
When you brush your hair, you distribute the natural oils from the scalp into the hair. This is beneficial for most hair types because it adds moisture and shine to the hair, but if you have an overproduction of oil, it can easily make the hair look greasy. Therefore, make sure to minimise the number of times you brush your hair during the day.
A good conditioner and a gentle hairbrush can make your hair easier to style. Try Conditioner Menthol no. 11 and our popular boar bristle brush made with eco-friendly bamboo.
Create a Matte Look in Oily Hair with Salt Water Spray
Use styling products to obtain a matte look or create volume in your hair for a less oily look. Salt Water Spray no. 14 provides volume and texture, and when your hair starts looking greasy, your ZENZ Organic salt water spray doubles as dry shampoo!
Salt Water Spray no. 14 creates a matte look in oily hair without drying out hair and scalp. Spray the product into dry hair, then blow dry on low heat.
Use a Detox Treatment for Oily Hair
Dirt, dust, limescale and product residues build up on the scalp and disturb the natural balance. Especially hair products with silicone are problematic, as the silicone settles around the hair shafts and on the scalp. This prevents the nourishing ingredients from penetrating and the scalp from breathing properly.
A weekly detox with our cleansing cider Hair & Scalp Rinse no. 87 creates a good foundation for beautiful hair and a healthy scalp.
How to Deep Clean Oily Hair
- Wash your hair with Shampoo Menthol no. 10.
- Mix Hair & Scalp Rinse no. 87 with water in a 1:1 ratio. Use an amount corresponding to an ordinary water glass. Pour the mixture over the hair and let it sit for 3-5 minutes.
- Rinse your hair thoroughly and apply Conditioner Menthol no. 11.
Try a Nourishing Oil Treatment for Greasy Hair
It may sound crazy to use oil on the scalp to relieve oily hair. Nevertheless, Oil Treatment Sweet Mint no. 96 can help restore a healthy balance in the scalp and reduce the overproduction of oil and sebum.
How to Do an Oil Treatment for Greasy Hair
- Massage the oil into the dry hair and scalp and let it sit for at least 2 hours.
- Apply Shampoo no. 10 to the hair before running the water.
- Rinse with water and wash your hair a second time with Shampoo no. 10.
- Finish with Conditioner no. 11 and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
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