We all know that moment when you make impromptu plans but had flat, third-day hair. And unlike some women who are always packing dry shampoo, the rest of us find ourselves thinking of oily hair hacks. After a long life of trial and errors, I found 4things that I can use the next time I have oily or flat looking hair. Should we get started?
Use These 4 Things The Next Time You’re Out Of Dry Shampoo
Now I know how it sounds. But most of us have a bottle of hand sanitizer in our bag which makes it so easy to use. Using hand sanitizer as opposed to dry shampoo was a happy accident. Here’s how you can apply it:
Take a pump of hand sanitizer on my fingertips (not my palm) and place your hands on your roots. Massage it into your parting or your fringe (if you have one) to give your hair a slight lift. Now flip your hair upside down and finger comb your hair. If you have a hairbrush, even better. Flip your hair up and you’ll see that your scalp and roots look less oily and greasy. The alcohol in the hand sanitizer also helped counter the build-up, lifting my hair a bit too.
Please remember: This is not good for your hair. Alcohol, in general, is not good for your hair so use this hack sparingly.
If you don’t have a liquid sanitizer handy, then you can also use wet-wipes but they’ll have to have some kind of alcohol. Remember to wipe them on your hair (remember just the roots) to make a difference on oily hair.
Just like sanitizers, perfumes have alcohol in them too. If you’ve been out the whole day and the temp is above 40 degrees, spritz a citrus fragrance on your hair. Not only will your hair look less oily but smell great too!
This one’s a well-known trick and a classic too. A bit messier than using hand sanitizer, put some baby powder on your scalp. Comb your parting, making sure you powder through parts that are most oily. Use your fingers to rub it in and then use a brush on your hair. Just like the dry shampoo, it’s best to keep brushing your hair till it’s off your scalp.
A version of this was published on POPxo.