If you’re anything like me, you hate the feeling of an oily scalp. Three days post-wash my hair starts to feel slimy and flat, and by the fourth day I’m desperately trying to fix it with dry shampoo and baby powder.
I’ve struggled with an oily scalp for most of my adult life, and I was determined to find out why. After some extensive research, I found the 3 main reasons your hair could be feeling like an oil slick sooner than expected:
- You’re using dry shampoo wrong
Dry shampoo can be an effective way to mitigate the look and feel of grease, but if used incorrectly it can actually make it worse! Using too much dry shampoo or not brushing it out can leave residue and buildup behind, making your hair feel more unclean than clean.
- You aren’t using products with effective ingredients
Many generic shampoos contain a boatload of cheap fillers like water and sulfates and fall short when it comes to more of the good stuff like vitamins and minerals (you know, the stuff that actually does the work?). You’re not going to fight oil with just water!
- Your shampoo isn’t personalized to your hair’s needs
Everything about ourselves is unique, including our hair! Generic, one-size-fits-all shampoos aren’t made with this in mind, and can often strip your hair and scalp of the natural moisture that helps keep it balanced and clean.
If you’re looking for a shampoo that can keep your scalp health in check and fight off premature oilage, the best shampoo I’ve tried is from Function of Beauty. It’s a clean and sustainability-forward brand that creates custom hair care products based on your hair needs.
All you have to do is take a quick quiz on their site, answer questions about your hair type and goals, and choose your formula’s color and scent. In no time, Function of Beauty will send your personalized routine straight to your door.
I have never gotten results like this from any generic hair care product! After using Function of Beauty for the last 6 months, my roots feel so much less oily and my overall hair looks and feels healthier and softer.