It can be tough to ditch the shampoo for a few days, especially when a daily rinse and repeat is part of your routine. But folks with oily hair are realizing that skipping the shampoo can help. Hairstylists claim that if you wash your hair less often you can actually train your hair to be less greasy. The chemicals in shampoo strip the hair of sebum, the oily substance that helps hydrate hair. To compensate, our scalps produce too much, which creates a greasy look. Fine hair tends to generate more oil, so it looks best when its freshly washed. But if you have more textured hair, you don’t always need to shampoo daily.
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