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We love a healthy, high-shine look, but at a certain point natural oils can turn the corner to grease town, and that’s when it's time to reevaluate your hair care routine. Instead of fighting nature or overly drying your hair, read on to hear about a few of our top tips for finding your balance so you can easily nix greasy hair.

What Causes Greasy Hair?

Most times, the amount of oil your hair produces comes down to your natural body chemistry. While you don’t want to over-cleanse your hair, not cleansing thoroughly or often enough can lead to scalp issues. In addition to this, product buildup is another reason your hair will look greasy. If you’ve ever cleansed your hair only to feel like it's still greasy in certain spots, you’re most likely dealing with product buildup.

How To Get Rid of Greasy Hair

  • The truth of the matter is that natural oils are vital to condition the hair, protecting against the elements and creating strong strands, so finding a gentle balance is key.
  • First, you’ll want to look at how often and how many times you cleanse. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to double cleanse each time you take a shower to ensure a thorough clean.
  • Next, you’ll want to asses what you’re washing your hair with. If formulas are too heavy or not formulated for your hair type and texture, you can easily cause buildup or a heavy feeling.
  • Finally, pay attention to not only where you are applying conditioner, but more importantly what kind of conditioner you are applying. If you have fine/thin hair or your hair is prone to getting greasy, you’ll want to switch out your formula. Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Lightweight Liquid Conditioner was created specifically for this task. Not only does it reinforce weak bonds from the inside out leading to stronger, healthier hair but it was formulated with specific conditioning agents to add body and volume for up to 2-days non-oily hair** and 48-hours of volume**. **acidic bonding concentrate shampoo + lightweight liquid conditioner vs. non-conditioning shampoo
  • If all else fails, work a clarifying shampoo into your routine as needed. This is ideal if you’re dealing with limp strands or if you notice product buildup. It will clear away the buildup and allow the formulas that follow to penetrate the hair for all the benefits.

How To Hide Greasy Hair

If you’ve tried all of the tricks but your hair becomes overly greasy too quickly, you might want to invest in a dry shampoo. This is a quick and easy fix to absorb excess oil and refresh your style in seconds. Choose from Invisible Dry Shampoo or Deep Clean Dry Shampoo based on your hair type and concerns.