Hair oils are a real life-saver when it comes to stubborn baby hairs or just for stubborn hair in general. It calms it down and gives that sleek wet look that creates an illusion that you just got out of the shower. It’s cheap and does its job.
But, if you put too much oil on your hair, that will not look too right. You would look too messy, oily, and feel like you haven’t showered in days. So how do we remedy this? Let’s take a look at the guide below to get the oil out of your hair.
Different Ways To Get Oil Out of Hair
Before you start following the different methods to get rid of excess oil products from your hair, you should know that not everyone has the same type of hair. Sometimes it’s not just the oil products, but the natural oils that your scalp naturally secretes. If you are experiencing this excessively, it’s time to seek medical and professional help.
1. Wash your hair thoroughly
If you have enough time to spare before walking out that door, you might wash your oily hair entirely.
- Over warm water, rinse off all the excess oils thoroughly. Massage your scalp and hair to squeeze out any remaining traces of that oil product. Try to do this for at least 3 minutes.
- Shampoo it with your regular shampoo. Regular shampoos are dry in general, that’s why you need to use a hair conditioner after washing your hair. Wash it with the shampoo to brush off all the oils. Rinse it very well after shampooing, making sure you don’t feel any oily parts of your hair.
- Then apply some hair conditioner. You don’t want your hair to be dry at all. Don’t forget to apply some conditioner to achieve that bouncy and smooth hair.
- Blow-dry and see how your hair is no longer oily.
2. Use some baking soda
If you’ve put way too many oil products on your hair and the first method didn’t help that much, baking soda is to the rescue. This method is simple and easy.
- First, wash your hair with shampoo then apply some conditioner. You can follow the first method above on how it’s done.
- Then, add a teaspoon of baking soda onto your palm, mixed with a little water. Try mixing those two with your fingers until you create a paste consistency.
- Apply the baking soda paste onto your hair roots until you finish applying the hair tips. Ensure that the hair is well coated with the baking soda paste so it can absorb all the excess oil.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap to keep the heat going onto your scalp and let the baking soda do its job for at least 15 minutes.
- After letting it soak with baking soda, it’s time to wash it off with water. Massage your scalp and hair to get rid of the paste and excess oil. Eventually, the oil will stick onto the baking soda paste, leaving your hair oil-free.
- Blow-dry your hair and see if it’s still oily or not. If yes, you may repeat the same steps until you get rid of the oil.
3. Use an Instant Dry Shampoo
If you don’t have the luxury of time and need to attend an event immediately, then the strong instant dry shampoo can remedy the hair mess.
- First, brush your hair, and if you can, you may use a towel to wipe off some of the excess oil.
- Then get the instant dry shampoo and spray it on your hair. A good amount will do to cover all that excess oil. Make sure you won’t spray it directly onto your scalp since this can dry the scalp and cause dandruff.
- Try to brush it a little bit to get rid of the excess powder and oil. You can get your towel again to take away all the powder and oil completely. Try feeling your hair if it’s still slippery, and just more if needed.
- You will need to brush your hair again to make it look neat.
- Note: Expect that the results will be different when using instant dry shampoo instead of rinsing it with water and shampoo. The oil would not completely go away, but it remedies the oiliness of it.
4. Just wing it!
So what if you applied way too many oil products on your hair? If you feel like there’s no going back now and need to go on that date or gather, wing it! You don’t need to do any remedy, but you can style your hair.
Here are different style tips that you can try to hide that oily hair.
- A simple ponytail can make a difference. Just brush your hair and put it up onto the midsection of your scalp and tie it up with a hairband. Your oily look will instantly turn into a sleek look.
- You can also try to tie it onto a top bun. If you don’t feel like showing off some of your oily hair with a ponytail, the bun hairstyle can hide it. Just brush your hair and lead it onto the top of your head. Tie it with a hairband. Roll the hair onto a circle forming like a bun and secure it with hairpins.
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If you did go overboard, Hawkins recommends using a strong dry shampoo like Pssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo, brushing it through to remove the excess powder and oil and then using a towel and friction to try to eliminate the rest.