9 Common Mistakes That Make Your Hair Look Greasy

Mistake #1: You’re not shampooing enough.

The “no ‘poo” method is still trending like crazy, but it might be why your strands are getting stringy.

Mistake #2: You’re shampooing too frequently.

On the other hand, lathering your hair too frequently could also be to blame.

Mistake #3: Your conditioner is being applied incorrectly.

Your hair needs conditioning to keep it moisturized and healthy, but the phrase “too much of a good thing” definitely applies here. 

Mistake #4: The water you’re rinsing with is too hot.

Sorry, hot shower fans. Scalp skin can become dry with overexposure to hot water, resulting in dry skin and overproduction of oil to compensate.

Mistake #5: The styling products you’re using are too heavy.

Products like waxes, creams and oils can make your hair greasier too, since they’re made with emollients like natural oils.

Mistake #6: You straighten your hair every day.

Your straightening habit might be making your hair look oilier than you’d like. “If you straighten your hair, it will lie closer to the scalp, coming into contact with more oil and appearing greasier,” explains Dr. Shah.

Mistake #7: The curling wand, flat iron and brushes you use are dirty.

Just like dirty makeup brushes can make you breakout, using dirty hair-styling tools has repercussions for your scalp. 

Mistake #8: You’re brushing your hair too frequently.

You’ve heard that brushing your hair 100 strokes per day keeps it healthy and gorgeous. In reality, it can actually make it look greasier.

Mistake #9: You’re relying too much on dry shampoo.

You can use dry shampoo,  but make sure that you are regularly washing so that it doesn’t b

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