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Who Wants Less Oily Hair?

Oily hair is the worst, isn't it? It makes you feel gross, and adds a ton of stress to your morning if you don't have time to wash and blow dry.

Unless you have a medical condition or are taking medication that's putting your body out of whack, it's really easy to break the oily hair cycle. I've compiled some easy, doable tips to help train your hair to feel less oily.

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No more washing every day. Doing this will overproduce the hair's natural sebum. The more you wash, the more your hair will come to expect it. Most women do not need to shampoo more than 2-3 times per week.

Stop touching! This is probably REALLY hard for most of us to do. But if your hands aren't clean, it's going to make your hair dirty.

Wear it up. Want to buy yourself an extra day or two in between washes? Wear your hair up. Spray on some dry shampoo and let that sit. Then massage it into your hair and let that messy bun or pony vibe flow. Added plus: hair is out of your face!

Have shampoo options. I firmly believe that our hair gets used to the products we use. So I recommend alternating between at least two shampoos. Have a clarifying shampoo on hand (to remove product buildup and cleanse your scalp) and another, sulfate-free one of your choice. Also, understand what works for you. If you have fine hair, you won't want to use a heavily moisturizing shampoo. If you have thick, curly hair, you won't want something volumizing.

Understand dry shampoo. It takes time to develop a good relationship with dry shampoo. If you're using it wrong, listen up: start by spraying it in sections directly onto your roots. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then, with clean hands, massage in. Tip: dry shampoo has more time to absorb if you spray it in before bed.

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