Q: My scalp is so oily, and I have no choice but to wash every day. How can I prevent that?
A: Certain hair & skin types naturally produce more oil than others, but over time it can be balanced out. It may feel like you HAVE to shampoo daily, but it often causes the scalp to overcompensate and produce more oil than necessary. Stretching out washes from daily to every other day is a good start, and eventually every couple of days is possible. Always make sure to keep the shampoo at the scalp, and avoid scrubbing the ends with the lather. On the other hand, make a point to condition mostly the ends, and work your way up the hair shaft with the excess on your hands. A clarifying treatment every couple of weeks will help balance out the oiliness of the scalp. Dry shampoos are a great way to get an extra day without washing, as well as add a bit of volume. When using products such as these, it’s very important to invest in salon brands to ensure the vibrancy of your color and overall hair health!