How to decrease grease without washing your hair

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How to decrease grease without washing your hair
Dry methods of decreasing grease in hair are quick fixes. (hair image by from

Even if you wash your hair every day, you may find that your hair is greasy by the end of your work day. Since it's not realistic to wash and style your hair in the middle of the day, using a dry method is the best measure to keep looking fresh. Greasy hair can be remedied easily with good products or a few home remedies.

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Things you need

  • Dry shampoo
  • Flour
  • Baby powder

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    Spray your roots with a dry shampoo in 1-inch portions. This will both stop the grease and work as a volumizer. Most dry shampoos are powder formulations that help to sop up grease. They are similar to facial powders, which have the same function: to stop shine and eliminate grease. Some dry shampoos are white in colour, so "Lucky" magazine blogger Jean Godfrey-June recommends avoiding white roots "by putting the shampoo in just before bed. You will wake up powder (and grease) free."

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    Shake the dry shampoo through with your fingers, starting at your roots. This will help to distribute the shampoo and also create more volume. Volume helps limp locks look just-styled.

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    Use baby powder or flour if you're in a pinch. Put some flour or baby powder on your fingertips, lift the top portion of your hair, and pat the flour or powder into your roots gently. Continue lifting your hair in 1-inch portions and applying the flour or powder. Distribute through the hair as you would a dry shampoo, then brush through. It's important to start with the roots beneath your top layer of hair in order to avoid looking as though you have white roots.

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