Having greasy hair is a cyclical problem: You wash your hair often to keep it looking fresh and clean, but overwashing ends up producing more oil. Is Mother Nature playing some kind of joke? How can hair get oilier from trying to keep it clean? Here’s the thing: Once you strip your hair of its natural oils, the scalp goes into oil production overload, undoing everything you’re trying to combat. Sigh.
Unfortunate as this news may be, we come bearing relief. You can actually train your hair to be less greasy. How? It’s all about spacing out your washes. Sure, the first few weeks of your new hair-training regimen may be difficult—especially since the oiliness won’t halt right away—but we promise you’ll agree it was all worth it once you start seeing results.