Having oily hair can be a nightmare, feeling the need to wash it everyday, hair always looking lank and just not feeling clean is very annoying. I have some tricks and tips that can help you in your day to day life.
First tip before we go any further is to not wash it everyday. I know you probably think 'well its greasy so I need to wash it'....wrong! washing your hair everyday is actually going to strip all the natural oils in your hair and just like overwashing oily skin it will cause excess oil to be produced leaving you with 'extra' oily hair.
For days where you are not washing your hair use dry shampoo, literally the best invention ever. Ones I love are Redken Pillow Proof Two Day Extender which is a little on the pricey side, so to save some pennies opt for the Charles Worthington Dry Setter dry shampoo. I also love Lee Stafford original one, not a huge lover of the coloured ones and not a huge lover of batiste (mainly as I have dark hair, batiste works great on light hair) If you have blonde hair or not very dark hair in general use a translucent face powder for people with darker hair use a bronzer if you are really stuck. Another tip is to pick your shampoos wisely, avoid any that contain oils. Instead opt for ones designed for oily hair my fave is Klorane Nettle Shampoo.
Now to get creative make some home-made treatments. Apple cider vinegar or even white vinegar is actually really great for oily hair. After shampooing rinse with a cup of vinegar mixed with half cup of water . The vinegar will absorb any excess oil. It does smell, but if rinsed thoroughly you will be ok. Likewise with lemons as they contain acidic properties they will absorb the oils. Take the juice of 2 lemons and rinse your hair after shampooing. I actually did a video about it a year or two back.
Extra tips to include would be to try not to touch your hair all day, the oils in your skin will transfer to the head giving you an oily scalp. Only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair as conditioning the roots is a recipe for disaster. If you need to condition the roots try the reverse washing thing, conditioner first, shampoo second it seems all the range these days. I did try it and was left with shiny, hair but was a little oily the next day but everyone is different.
So there are some little tips and tricks for you to try out. Let me know if you try any of these and let me know what shampoo you love, I love discovering new ones to try.