Although tricky to manage at times, there are a lot of perks to having oily hair, such as a lack of frizz, extra shine, and overall smoothness. It’s common for those with oily hair to wash daily, as roots can become greasy very quickly. Without regular washing, oily hair can feel totally unmanageable.
But the truth is, too much washing can have the opposite effect – it can cause your scalp to produce more and more oil. Suddenly you’re stuck in a cycle of daily washing that on the surface might feel as if it’s helping but is actually exasperating your hair woes. So how do you break the habit and get off the oily-hair hamster wheel of daily washing?
Nexxus can help, thanks to not one but two hair collections dedicated to treating oily hair and scalps. It will help you extend the time between washes, without relying on other products like dry shampoo. Here’s how Nexxus’ Clean & Pure and Hydra-Light ranges can help anyone with oily hair...
The Nexxus deep clean, formulated specifically for oily hair
You may think that all your regular washing means your hair and scalp are super clean, but dirt, oil, and product can still build-up, even with daily shampooing. While your hair might feel clean to the touch, it’s very likely there is the residue left behind that’s contributing to excess oiliness. Nexxus’ Clean & Pure range is specifically designed to gently detoxify and purify deep down, so any leftover residue is cleared away and you can start again with a clean, rebalanced scalp. A properly cleansed scalp shouldn’t over-produce oil, so it’s an essential step for those trying to combat grease.
The importance of what’s not in the Nexxus range
Product build-up is often the root cause behind the scalp producing excess oil. You might think this doesn’t apply to you if you don’t use styling products, however, many standard shampoos and conditioners contain silicone. Silicones give your hair smoothness and shine by coating the hair cuticle, but this coating can be tricky for traditional shampoos to break down.
That’s why Nexxus formulated the Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Shampoo and Conditioner with 0% silicones, sulfates, dyes, and parabens. By taking out the ingredients your hair doesn’t need, the products are packed with only the detoxifying good stuff, the ProteinFusion™ blend. Infused with elastin protein and marine minerals, this formula strengthens hair without leaving behind any elements that may trigger the scalp to over-produce oil.
The Nexxus Scalp Scrub: a secret weapon
For an even deeper clean, once a week, use Nexxus’ Clean & Pure Invigorating Detox Scalp Scrub. Like a body scrub, it exfoliates your scalp with its 0% sulfates, dyes, and parabens formula, dislodging even the hardest-to-get-to oil and dirt, to rebalance your scalp. (If your hair is on the drier side, save it for use once a month.) It can be used before shampooing, followed by Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Shampoo, or combined with the shampoo – simply mix them together in your hand before applying – for an extra-deep clean.
How Nexxus hydrates without stripping
Stripping your hair of all its natural oils will only make matters worse, as your scalp will simply produce more oil in response. That is why Nexxus created the Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: oily hair still needs hydration, as it’s a key part of hair health. But unlike other formulas, Nexxus’ gives fine hair the nourishment it needs, without weighing it down.
Formulated with an exclusive ProteinFusion™ blend using deep-sea minerals, wheat protein, and concentrated elastin protein, the Hydra-Light range leaves your hair with that light-as-air feeling you normally only get when you step out of the salon.
A complete routine for excess oil
When it comes to your hair care, take a leaf out of your skincare routine. You don’t use the same product on your face day in, day out - your skin needs a change based on the season, your hormones, or your lifestyle habits. It’s smart to give oily hair the same support: when it’s lacking moisture, try Hydra-Light, and when it’s crying for a deep clean, Clean & Pure is the answer. Then deploy your secret-weapon Scalp Scrub when you notice your hair looking a little dull, lifeless and limp. And just like that, your search for the best oil-controlling hair products is over.