Hair often looks better when it’s not freshly washed because it’s more manageable. Make the most of those off days with these tips.
Step 1: Change your part. This simple trick will immediately make your hair look fresher because dirt accumulates in the part, emphasizing greasy locks.
Step 2: Revitalize oily hair by wrapping sections around Velcro rollers, giving each roller a 20-second blast of hot air with your hair dryer, and then letting them sit for ten minutes before removing. Style your hair and spritz with hair spray.
Step 3: Put your hair in a style that’s conducive to dirty hair, like an updo or a low ponytail. Both stay in place better if hair is a little greasy.
TIP: Don’t pull your hair too tightly; it emphasizes the oiliness.
Step 4: Sprinkle a dry shampoo or some cornstarch on your roots; the latter is the main ingredient in many dry shampoos. Then brush or comb your hair to distribute the powder.
TIP: Don’t use baby powder to absorb oil from your hair unless you’re a blonde; it can make dark locks look gray.
Step 5: To go longer between shampoos, avoid touching your hair. The more you run your fingers through you mane, the faster it will get dirty.
FACT: Did you know? Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest-growing tissue in the human body.