The dryness associated with winter can wreak havoc on your hair. Although this usually causes fly always and dry locks, it can also be difficult for those of you with naturally oily hair. If this is the problem you most often deal with, the following are some helpful tips on how to combat oily hair this winter, created especially for you.

Woman shampooing hair

Don’t Over Wash

Yes, having oily hair can make you feel the need to wash your hair more often. However, that is actually counterproductive when it comes to reducing oil. Experts recommend you limit washings to every other day or every day at the most. Never, wash your hair more than once a day.

Change Your Shampoo

So, you have learned you shouldn’t over wash your hair. Now, what? You obviously have to reduce the oil in your hair and wash it on occasion, so what’s the best type of shampoo for your oily hair? Experts recommend a shampoo with a low PH, one made especially for oily hair or a clarifying shampoo. Never choose a shampoo that contains ingredients like silicone or lanolin. Also, avoid shampoos with conditioner included.

Go Easy on the Conditioner

If you have the issue of an oily scalp combined with dry ends, you can’t do away with conditioner altogether. Just make sure you don’t apply conditioner to your scalp. Instead, apply it to the ends of your hair alone.

Be Gentle

When you keep having issues with an oily scalp, you can be tempted to over scrub your head when shampooing. This won’t help, though, and will likely make the problem worse. Instead of harsh movements, clean your hair gently. Also, avoid piling your hair on top of your hair when shampooing. Be sure to only brush your hair when it absolutely needs it, because too much brushing can move oil from the scalp down to the other parts of your hair.

Woman getting oil on hair

Add Oil

This suggestion might seem crazy. After all, you are trying to get rid of oil, not create more. However, applying oil, like jojoba oil or tea tree oil can actually reduce the amount of oil your body makes. Don’t oil your hair too often though. Experts believe once or twice a week to be sufficient. To apply oil more often than this can cause the problem to get worse, not better.

The above suggestions will help you reduce the oil in your hair this winter. Following them will ensure you achieve the best look possible.