At Hairloom, we believe that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. Proper hair care is essential for beautiful hair, no matter how you choose to style it! Check out these posts to see how you can address your oily hair concerns.

How do you avoid drawing attention to oily hair?

Typically, straight, short and/or thin hair tends to look greasy over time. That’s because it’s easier for oil to travel down a straight hair shaft that’s close to the scalp. While you’re treating your oily scalp, there are ways to play around with your hairstyles so that you can avoid drawing attention to your scalp.

Quick fix. A quick fix is using dry shampoo as a temporary way to camouflage oily hair. Apply the dry shampoo evenly on your scalp, let it soak up the oil for about two minutes, then brush it out or use your hair dryer on a cool and low setting to blow out excess powder.

Here are a few ideas for styling your hair:

Get a perm. Adding texture and wave to your hair can be the best way to hide greasy roots. That’s because oil travels easily down straight hair, but a little wave can prevent that. At Hairloom, we can customize perms for you to achieve the type of wave you want – from a Korean-inspired C-curl to loose waves, a little texture can transform your look. Having an oily scalp doesn’t mean you need to have boring hair!

Slick back into a ponytail. This hyper chic look is a timeless classic. Brush hair back and upward into a high ponytail and then secure it with a hair elastic to complete this sleek look. Leave a section of your hair out to wrap around the base of your ponytail for a high fashion twist. To make it even more interesting, you can also braid sections of your pony.

Accessorize. Look into head wraps, hair bands or silk scarves to cover greasy roots while looking trendy at the same time. These are easy ways to add a stylish touch to your look.

Half-bun. If you have to go a few days without washing your hair, your best friend is the half bun. Prep strands with a dry shampoo for volume and thickness, then section off the top section and pull it back into a messy topknot. Secure with a few pins, then loosen a few strands for an undone finish.

Sleep with twists. Prevent greasy-looking bedhead while achieving a soft wave and volume by sleeping with your hair in loose twists. In the morning, tousle hair and add a bit more dry shampoo to finish the look.

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