If you are trying to control your oily hair, using conditioner after shampooing will only act as a deterrent. Conditioner is designed to put moisture back into hair and as oily hair has an excessive amount of
moisture, putting a conditioner on will only augment the problem. If you feel your hair does need conditioner, apply some only to the ends of the hair, which tend to be much drier than the roots and the first
half of the hair.
• Refrain from Combing or Touching your Hair Frequently
Frequent brushing or constant ‘touching’ of the hair will stimulate the oil glands in the scalp which will result in more oil being produced.
• Drink Plenty of Water
Teenagers do not habitually drink enough water and many choose to ignore the medical recommendations to drink eight glasses of water a day. Drinking water will help to curb a whole host of ailments, including
helping to eliminate greasy hair, as ingesting plenty of fluids will give a dry scalp the moisture it is crying out for, which will subsequently result in the oil glands not overproducing.
• Buy Some Magnesium Sulfide
Magnesium sulfide, otherwise known as Epsom Salt, removes toxins and excess oils from the scalp and reduces the amount of grease in the hair. It is advisable to mix 4 teaspoons of Epsom salt into half a cup of
shampoo and, if used regularly, the properties in the magnesium sulfide will help to regulate oil production.
• Apply Talcum Powder onto your Hair
There are several ‘quick fix’ solutions to controlling greasy hair. Sprinkling talcum powder onto your hair and combing it through will help have immediate positive effects as the powder will absorb some of the grease.
• Use Natural Rinses
Other ‘quick fix’ solutions include rinsing diluted lemon, vinegar, black tea and even alcohol onto the hair whilst avoiding the scalp, to help ‘dry out’ the hair. It is recommended to use 1 part of which ever
natural ingredient you decide to experiment with, with 4 parts of water.
Of course oily hair is not the only hair blight which commonly infuriates teens. Other problems such as dry hair and split ends regularly impede teenager’s on their all important crusade to attract the
opposite members of sex. Dry hair can be drastically improved by using a decent conditioner, specifically made for dry hair, whilst regular trims will eliminate split ends and make your hair appear healthier and
more attractive. But perhaps the most important word of advice aimed at a teenager struggling to conform to the ideal hairdo your peers have manufactured, is to modify your diet.
Eating healthily and teenagers do not usually go hand in hand but if you suffer from oily hair, dry hair or just unhealthy or lackluster hair, modifying your diet so it contains plenty of protein, fresh fruit
and vegetables, whilst limiting the amount of dairy products and sugary snacks, will dramatically improve the look of your hair. Vitamin E is an essential vitamin in maintaining healthy, shiny locks, so by
incorporating vitamin E rich food into your daily diet, such as brown rice and nuts, will work wonders in achieving the luscious, glossy hair you deserve.
Remember, puberty does not last forever and is just a temporary requisite stage on our journey though life, and your teenage hair niggles will one day be a distant memory and even a fond one of your voyage through adolescence.