Having hair that gets greasy quickly is certainly not very pleasant, but in no way inevitable. The greasy effect is due to an overproduction of sebum, a natural oil produced by our hair to retain moisture and protect the fiber from external aggressions (dryness, pollution, composition of cosmetic products, etc.).
We know how difficult it is to tame this type of hair, which is why we have developed this tailor-made routine.
Preparing the hair: brushing
Start by brushing your hair with a pure boar bristle brush.
These natural hairs, made up of keratin like our hair, help distribute sebum effectively over the entire length of the hair and thus limit its presence at the roots. This allows you to deeply moisturize and provide a layer of protection before the shampoo step, which tends to weaken the hair fiber, especially when the washing frequency is high.
Brushing your hair before shampooing removes all the impurities accumulated over the days (dust and dandruff), detangles it well and facilitates the application of the hair mask, so that it is evenly distributed over the roots.
Hair mask: the pre-shampoo
1. Yogurt, egg, lemon mask
lemon juice purifies the hair and slows down excess sebum
the egg is rich in vitamins, minerals and sulfur and helps fight oily hair
Apply this mask 1 to 2 times a week, directly on the roots by performing a cranial massage in order to stimulate this area and distribute the mixture evenly over the entire skull. Leave on for 30-45 minutes, rinse with lukewarm/cold water and shampoo.
2. Aloe Vera Mask
For this recipe you will need aloe vera gel, organic if possible, which you can combine with a few drops of lemon juice. Aloe vera is a fatty plant, which has a purifying and sanitizing power. It is ideal for both dry and oily hair because it provides intense hydration to the hair fiber and regulates sebum production. You can take the gel directly at the source, by taking it from the plant, or in gel form, in pharmacies and supermarkets (general or organic).
Mix in your bowl 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, then apply the mask to your roots. Leave on for 30 minutes, rinse and then shampoo. You can make this mask 1 to 2 times a week.
It is important to have a shampoo adapted to the nature of your hair, so as not to weaken it further.
The ideal is still to have a shampoo frequency limited to a maximum of 2 per week in the ideal. Indeed, washing your hair too often is harmful for your fiber and locks you into a vicious circle: by washing it, you rub your scalp, which, under the effect of the stimulation, produces even more sebum, which grease your hair and forces you to wash it again… For the production of sebum to be regulated naturally, you must space out and reduce your shampoos. Do not hesitate to reduce the frequency gradually to help your hair get used to it and become greasy less quickly.
Prefer cold/lukewarm water for rinsing the shampoo. These temperatures promote the blood circulation of the scalp and close the scales of the hair, which thus becomes soft and shiny. You can, if you wish, alternate from time to time with lemon water which will revitalize the hair fiber. To do this, nothing could be simpler, boil lemon zest in water for 20 minutes, let the solution cool down and rinse your hair with it.
Finally, let your hair dry in the open air, or with the cold air of your hair dryer. The idea is to limit any source of intense heat that would weaken your hair fiber.
If you are used to applying a conditioner, you just have to avoid putting it on the roots: apply it from the mid-length.