Washing your hair regularly can be a hassle, but the in-between days when you don’t get the time to wash your hair leads to having oily hair. And nothing is more inconvenient than your hair looking greasy. Not only that, a greasy scalp can lead to uncomfortable itching.
There are a few ways you can get rid of oily hair in a short time. The most common way is using dry shampoo. Dry shampoo reduces oil, grease, and dirt from your hair, but it doesn’t need the hassle of washing, making it the most popular and quickest fix for greasy hair.
How to Fix Oily Hair Without Dry Shampoo?
- Toner: Toner has alcohol in them, which can fix oily hair in a minute. They are cheap and easy to use. But using too much of it can damage your hair so be mindful of that
- Blotting papers: Bloating paper soak up greasyness like magic. They are a great alternative to dry shampoo.Just run them through your oily scalp and it’s done
- Blow dryer: When you style your hair by brushing it with a comb while simultaneously blow drying it with a blow dryer, you can get the best styled hair in the quickest time.
- Braids or Plaits: Braids or plaits can hide oily hair like no other. It not only hides the oiliness of your hair but it also looks beautiful.
- Baby powder: Baby powder is probably the first alternative of dry shampoo that comes to mind. You can get rid of your hair’s oiliness by sprinkling baby powder on your scalp.
Dry shampoo is an alcohol or starch-based product that refreshes your hair in between showers. And as I’ve mentioned before, it is the most popular choice to fix oily hair.
But it is not the only way to do it. You see, there are a few concerns that come with using dry shampoo excessively. Using it too much can lead to hair damage that could affect our scalps permanently.
Even though the name suggests otherwise, dry shampoo is not indeed shampoo. It doesn’t clean your hair or remove the dirt from your hair. It only refreshes the hair temporarily. Over time, the product can build up on your scalp if you leave it for too long without washing.
Now the question stands, what other ways can we fix oily hair without dry shampoo? Well, actually, there is plenty of other options to get rid of oily hair that is not dry shampoo.
What Does It Mean To Refresh Hair?
Your hair can look dull when you go a few days without washing it. And it’s not practical to wash and shampoo your hair every day to get that shiny, clean hair. So on day 2 or 3, when your hair starts to look flat and oily, what do we do?
Well, we try and refresh our hair. By refreshing your hair you get rid of the dryness or the oiliness of your hair in an instant. Refreshing your hair means getting that squeaky-clean, bouncy hair even on day 2 or 3 of washing your hair.
Now the question stands, how exactly do I refresh my hair?
What Can I Use To Refresh My Hair?
There are a lot of ways to refresh your hair. Some use sprays and mists, some use Creams, oils, and mousses, and most use dry shampoos. There are easier ways than using these products as well. If you have curly or wavy hair and want to avoid getting your hair frizzy and dry, you can just tie your hair into a loose bun with a satin scarf before you go to bed. You can also try sleeping on pillows made of silk or satin.
You can also simply use water to refresh your hair or 2nd or 3rd day of actually washing your hair. Water reactivates the products used and gets rid of the frizziness of your hair. You can just spray a little bit of water onto your hair and rub your scalp to fluff it up, and you’d be good to go.
Later days after washing hair, use a little bit of conditioner with your sprayed water to make it effective.
Why Is My Hair Greasy After 1 Day?
Your hair getting a little bit oily after 1 day of washing is actually pretty normal and unavoidable. It is scalp’s defense against all the dirt and sweat.
But excessive oiliness can be harmful to the scalp instead. There can be few reasons for this.
One of them being overwashing hair. When you wash your hair with shampoo, it produces sebum in your scalp. And washing your hair too often means your scalp keeps on producing oil or sebum and hence it becomes oily or greasy as fast as it does.
Another reason can be the type of products used for your hair. It is important to check if the products you’re using on your hair can effectively break up the sebum produced in the scalp or not.
A lot of people also just have naturally oily scalp which leads them to have greasy hair quicker than most people.
Can You Really Train Your Hair To Be Less Oily?
You can, in fact, train your hair to be less oily. You can do it by simply spacing out your washes. When you stick to a specific routine of washing your hair, hair ‘memorizes’ that routine. That way, your hair won’t lose the needed oil in the scalp and won’t produce excessive oil either.
Other ways you can make your hair less oily include using sulfate free shampoos, rinsing it with apple cider vinegar, and exfoliating your scalp.
Does Hand Sanitizer Help With Greasy Hair?
Any alcohol based product can help with the greasiness of your hair. And as hand sanitizer is an alcohol based product it does help with greasy hair. You can put some hand sanitizer in your hand and gently massage it into your scalp to get rid of the oiliness in your hair.
But you should rarely use hand sanitizer on your hair. Using handsanitizer on your hair might lead to it getting dry and itchy.
Does Baby Wipes Clean Oily Hair?
Yes, baby wipes or wet wipes can clean oily hair. The ingredients in these wipes can pick up any excess oil and clean your hair. It is a quick fix and a very convenient one.
Greasy hair is something everyone faces in their daily life. And it has many fixes as well. Dry shampoo may be the more popular choice, but there are other ways you can get rid of your hair’s oiliness. And unlike dry shampoo, a lot of these don’t even have the side effect dry shampoo has.