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7 Hair Care Mistakes That Make Your Hair Greasier


One of the worst things for women is finding out that the hair routine you've had for years isn't actually as good as you thought. Whether it's learning that you've been using the wrong shampoo or discovering that you've been blow drying the wrong way, knowing what you can do to help the state of your hair is extremely vital. Although there are plenty of things women find out about their hair daily, one thing that can save a lot of time is discovering hair care mistakes that make your hair greasier.

When I was younger, I realized having greasy hair caused me to break out more often. Between the grease left on my pillow to the amount of product I was putting in my hair, the build up was a main reason why my skin wasn't doing well. After that, I had to change up my hair care routine to find one that decreased the grease, which ultimately, gave me better skin. It was tough n the beginning, but it eventually helped the state of my face and my locks.

Although the amount of grease can differ with each person's type of hair, these seven hair care mistakes can help get everyone on the right track.

1You Over Wash Your Hair

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Hairdresser Arzu washes the hair of a client on August 8, 2012 at the Dry Bar in Berlin. The shop offers to make different blow-dried hairstyles, according to a new trend coming from the US. AFP PHOTO / BRITTA PEDERSEN GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read BRITTA PEDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Cosmopolitan noted that over-washing your hair can make it greasier, because it strips the scalp of its natural oils. This causes your scalp to overproduce oils in an attempt to replace the ones that are being lost. Try skipping the daily wash and opt for a dry shampoo if needed.

2You Touch Your Hair Too Much


According to Style Caster, touching your hair too much can cause it to be greasy due to the natural oils on your fingertips. So keep your hands to your side and only touch your hair if necessary.

3You Straighten Your Hair Too Often


Straightening your hair makes for more oil due to less volume being at the roots, according to Good Housekeeping. So embrace your curls! Some women would kill to have them, and you know it.

4You Tie It Up Too Much


Stylecraze noted that wearing your hair tied up could lead to oil and sebum being deposited in certain places of the scalp. Try letting your locks loose every so often to avoid excess oil.

5You Use "Added Shine" Product


Good Housekeeping wrote that using hair products that promote added shine is a prime culprit to add grease to your hair because of their ingredients. So skip the extra shine and let your hair naturally glow.

6You Opt For Dry Shampoo Over A Wash Too Often

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Backstage with Batiste Dry Shampoo at the Charlotte Ronson Fall 2014 Presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Hub at The Hudson Hotel on February 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Batiste Dry Shampoo)

Though washing your hair too often can be a reason for overly greasy hair, substituting a wash for a dry shampoo too many times can do so as well, according to Marie Claire. Although it's definitely a game changer for hair, dry shampoo can't remove all of the dirt locked in your hair.

7You Over Conditioning


Just as over washing can make your hair greasy, Cosmopolitan noted that over-conditioning can make it greasy too. From placing the conditioner all over your hair to not properly washing it out, this can add extra unwanted grease to your hair. Use a nickel-sized dollop of conditioner and be done with it.