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Latte
October 27th, 2017, 12:33 PM
Recently I have started to wash my hair more often. If I wash it every three days itís only clean for the first two days and the third is greasy. If I then wash it every two days itís only clean for the first day. I see lots of people who never go out with greasy hair. What do they do?

MoonRabbit
October 27th, 2017, 12:57 PM
On greasy hair days, I always wear a bun. I just make sure I smooth it out so scalp cleavage isn't an issue.

It can take time for your scalp to respond to stretching, or simply you hair doesn't like going a long time without washes. My hair gets bad around day 4 but I still sometimes stretch to 7.

Do you apply any oils or conditioner to your scalp?

katydid317
October 27th, 2017, 01:00 PM
My hair is greasy within 24 hours of being washed. I have been trying to go every other day for washing to see if it will eventually settle down, but in the mean time I just live with it being greasy for a day. If I wear it up and just really make sure I don't touch it much on the first day it's more passable on day 2.

mira-chan
October 27th, 2017, 01:00 PM
It might be that the shampoo you're using is causing some kind of irritation as it sounds like the more you was the faster your hair gets oily.

As for others, they might have a dry hair/ scalp type like I do. Wash my hair once a week and only because my scalp get too dry and coated by that point to annoy me, not because my hair get greasy. My hair won't get greasy even after a month as an experiment I did a few years ago showed.

Latte
October 27th, 2017, 01:02 PM
I don’t put any oils or conditioner on my scalp I stopped recently. I have started to wash my hair everyday I don’t like walking out with greasy hair it makes me feel self concious I also don’t like the feeling

Latte
October 27th, 2017, 01:04 PM
I have seen a lot of people saying that the more you wash the faster the seabum produces to help keep the oils in your hair and keep it moisturised. I have also tried other shampoos but right now I’m using Pantene repair and protect

Cg
October 27th, 2017, 03:36 PM
When people say it takes time for your scalp to adjust to stretching washes, they aren't kidding. I believe it took me at least a year, and perhaps it was two, to go from daily to weekly without looking greasy. Rather than let it look greasy, on the last day I rubbed corn starch into the roots to make it appear freshly washed. That works for light hair. For dark hair I'd use cocoa.

Latte
October 27th, 2017, 03:40 PM
Yea it’s just it’s not like my hair should get used to a new washing stretch because i always washed it every three days only recently I have washed more frequently because it started to get greasy on the third day. Dry shampoo, baby powder and corn starch sound like good ideas but I just hate the feeling of non washed hair after I started washing more.

Corvana
October 27th, 2017, 03:53 PM
I have seen a lot of people saying that the more you wash the faster the seabum produces to help keep the oils in your hair and keep it moisturised. I have also tried other shampoos but right now I’m using Pantene repair and protect

I've found pantene to be very stripping, and I use their moisture line or whatever. I have to dilute it because otherwise my my scalp gets too dry, and then gets too greasy too fast (compared to normal). I've personally noticed that if a shampoo has SLS or SLES it's fine, but if it has both then it's too strong for me. I then found that diluting a shampoo with both helps to counteract that "too strong" feeling, and as a bonus it lasts way longer.

I looked up your pantene, and it has both SLS and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) in it. Perhaps try to dilute it before you use it one time as a test? If you've got another empty bottle you can put it in that works really well, but if not a cup is fine too!

lapushka
October 27th, 2017, 04:00 PM
You could try and go sulfate-free. It is a bit of an experiment that you'll have to conduct on your own. Some people can stretch while on a sulfate-milder option. Others cannot. It's trial and error.

Pantene is among the harshest shampoos on the market, next to Herbal Essences.

Garnier Whole Blends (Ultra Doux, Loving Blends, Ultimate Blends, etc. and so forth) is "lighter" on the sulfates and should be a better option should you not want to go sulfate-free. It is a bit milder!

Sarahlabyrinth
October 27th, 2017, 04:02 PM
Have you tried diluting your shampoos to make them milder for your hair? Also if you have a greasy day, try having a braid, this will distract from having the greasy hair looking so obvious. Also, I don't know if you put conditioner on your scalp hair, but if I do that it also shows the greasies much sooner.

Latte
October 27th, 2017, 06:21 PM
Yea it’s just it’s not like my hair should get used to a new washing stretch because i always washed it every three days only recently I have washed more frequently because it started to get greasy on the third day. Dry shampoo, baby powder and corn starch sound like good ideas but I just hate the feeling of non washed hair after I started washing more.

Latte
October 27th, 2017, 06:22 PM
I’ll try dilute them thanks

Latte
October 27th, 2017, 06:22 PM
I have tried surface free it’s just after a while u felt like my hair wasn’t clean it just didn’t feel clean

leayellena
October 28th, 2017, 01:21 AM
I use my Balea Conditioner to cleanse my hair. Guess what! It works just as a shampoo without SLS. I think it's all a matter of time until your hair get used to a product and comes to like it. Or maybe different hair reacts differently no matter what. For example my hair love cones. Oh and my hair mask cleanse as good as shampoo. But my scalp gets greasy if I use my leave-in conditioner on my scalp.
Maybe you should visit the frequent washers club... Maybe your hair loves to be cleansed regularly. Do you still use SLS? Or how much time since not using any SLS? I needed a full year for my hair to get used to non-sls

Latte
October 28th, 2017, 01:58 AM
I tried non SLS for about a month but my scalp just felt (not with my fingers) non clean. I think I’ll try it again since I wash everyday now. Rigt now I’m using SLS Pantene repair and protect.

lapushka
October 28th, 2017, 07:46 AM
I tried non SLS for about a month but my scalp just felt (not with my fingers) non clean. I think I’ll try it again since I wash everyday now. Rigt now I’m using SLS Pantene repair and protect.

That means you need to stick with the sulfate washes; the harsher the better, and the longer you can go between washes, if you want.

There is nothing against daily washing here, you know. If you feel that you must, you just have to do what you want.

Latte
October 28th, 2017, 08:02 AM
Hmm ok thanks I appreciate it.

Garnetgem
October 28th, 2017, 09:42 AM
I have seen a lot of people saying that the more you wash the faster the seabum produces to help keep the oils in your hair and keep it moisturised. I have also tried other shampoos but right now Iím using Pantene repair and protect

Its interesting that you say you use Pantene as that in my experience caused me to have an oily scalp in a short time...in fact i was advised by a skin specialist not to use it for that very reason..my scalp was so oily then i did change and now can get away with leaving a week between washes..

Latte
October 28th, 2017, 09:43 AM
Its interesting that you say you use Pantene as that in my experience caused me to have an oily scalp in a short time...in fact i was advised by a skin specialist not to use it for that very reason..my scalp was so oily then i did change and now can get away with leaving a week between washes..

What shampoo do you use now?

Garnetgem
October 28th, 2017, 09:48 AM
What shampoo do you use now?

I have been using Herbal essence Bee strong honey..so far i notice a difference in how fast it gets oily..i tried sulphate free but like you mentioned i didn't feel clean in fact i got oily much faster..

lapushka
October 28th, 2017, 10:19 AM
Its interesting that you say you use Pantene as that in my experience caused me to have an oily scalp in a short time...in fact i was advised by a skin specialist not to use it for that very reason..my scalp was so oily then i did change and now can get away with leaving a week between washes..

I don't have the same experiences with Pantene. In fact the Aqua Light is my favorite, and I can go a week with it, just as I can with my other sulfate shampoos. :flower: YMMV.

Garnetgem
October 28th, 2017, 12:46 PM
I don't have the same experiences with Pantene. In fact the Aqua Light is my favorite, and I can go a week with it, just as I can with my other sulfate shampoos. :flower: YMMV.

does aqua light contain silicones? and is there pro v in it? i experienced terrible hair loss a few years ago and tests showed a layer of pro v caked to my scalp it had caused blocked follicles and mega greasy hair..treatment was lengthy with infra red lamps and all sorts of stuff applied and all down to Pantene! been told to avoid it since..so any difference to the aqua light?

lapushka
October 28th, 2017, 04:49 PM
does aqua light contain silicones? and is there pro v in it? i experienced terrible hair loss a few years ago and tests showed a layer of pro v caked to my scalp it had caused blocked follicles and mega greasy hair..treatment was lengthy with infra red lamps and all sorts of stuff applied and all down to Pantene! been told to avoid it since..so any difference to the aqua light?

No it doesn't, Garnetgem! No pro-v either. And I don't lose hair from it.

Wow that is awful. If that is your experience, I would in general stay away from all things Pantene. It's not worth it.

Latte
October 28th, 2017, 04:57 PM
I think I have that somewhere I’ll go look I recognise the name.
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Latte
October 28th, 2017, 04:59 PM
I think I have that somewhere Iíll go look I recognise the name.
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I have been using Herbal essence Bee strong honey..so far i notice a difference in how fast it gets oily..i tried sulphate free but like you mentioned i didn't feel clean in fact i got oily much faster..
Yea I have a bit of that shampoo left from when my sister used it.

lapushka
October 28th, 2017, 05:15 PM
Yea I have a bit of that shampoo left from when my sister used it.

Oh great! You at least don't have to go out and get things specially for this "experiment". ;)

ko6kin
October 29th, 2017, 12:42 AM
In my opinion greasy-oily hair is not shampoo/conditioner problem only. It can be due to many factors, the overall health, the food you eat, the hormones and more. Sulfat free shampoo one have to get use to to see real result. You need to find and solve the cause of an oily hair first, the you can try this https://www.prettycat.uk/product-page/matcha-green-msm-shampoo-bar

rmani
October 29th, 2017, 03:42 AM
I find this time of year everything dries out - including my scalp. To compensate my scalp makes more oil therefore making my hair more greasy. I normally wash every 2-3 days however lately I've had challenges stretching it to every 2. I started applying a very small amount of jojoba oil post wash on my scalp which seems to help so far. My skin also likes the jojoba it's also very dry from the change is seasons.

QueenMab
October 29th, 2017, 02:17 PM
I have seen a lot of people saying that the more you wash the faster the seabum produces to help keep the oils in your hair and keep it moisturised. I have also tried other shampoos but right now Iím using Pantene repair and protect

I've heard this as well! It generally seems to hold true for me. The more often I wash, the quicker it get oily, and vice versa. It seems, based on a little googling (https://www.quora.com/Hygiene-Is-it-true-that-the-more-often-you-wash-your-hair-the-quicker-it-gets-oily/answer/Grant-Romundt?srid=1MUx), like the occasional clarifying wash might help you out?

Latte
October 29th, 2017, 05:01 PM
Yes I have started to identify a clarifying shampoo every so often.

Dark40
October 29th, 2017, 05:21 PM
You can also try "Baby Shampoo" as well. It has a much milder sulfate than any other shampoo out there. That's what a hairdresser told me. Especially, when I was washing frequently or everyday.

lapushka
October 29th, 2017, 05:23 PM
You can also try "Baby Shampoo" as well. It has a much milder sulfate than any other shampoo out there. That's what a hairdresser told me. Especially, when I was washing frequently or everyday.

Kind of depends on the brand. Johnson & Johnson still had a harsh sulfate in there a while ago, maybe that changed? I know the shampoo by Zwitsal has milder surfactants, but you have to know the pH is balanced for a baby, not an adult, and so baby shampoo can possibly do more harm than good.

Dark40
October 29th, 2017, 05:44 PM
Kind of depends on the brand. Johnson & Johnson still had a harsh sulfate in there a while ago, maybe that changed? I know the shampoo by Zwitsal has milder surfactants, but you have to know the pH is balanced for a baby, not an adult, and so baby shampoo can possibly do more harm than good.

Oh, ok I see. Yea, they do have a harsh sulfate in it. Switsa? Oh, ok. I've never heard of that kind of shampoo. Yea, I am really surprised that even babies can take the sulfate in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. That's what my mom used to use on me when I was a baby.

Latte
October 29th, 2017, 05:56 PM
Yea I have heard people use that I might try it soon.

lapushka
October 29th, 2017, 06:11 PM
Oh, ok I see. Yea, they do have a harsh sulfate in it. Switsa? Oh, ok. I've never heard of that kind of shampoo. Yea, I am really surprised that even babies can take the sulfate in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. That's what my mom used to use on me when I was a baby.

Zwitsal is a well-known EU brand for babies. ;)

emilyogini
October 28th, 2019, 05:42 AM
I notice on myself when I eat less healthy foods/ greasy foods, my face and my hair become oily faster. I find myself reaching for dry shampoo or cocoa by the end of day two.