5 Tips to Prevent Your Hair Getting Greasy While you Sleep

Hollie Shirley / Hair & Skincare Editor

So how do we keep our hair from getting greasy overnight? The following steps will show you how.

We all want hair that shines and glows, but it can be a tad discomforting when our hair becomes too greasy. This is because some of that oil can seep onto your face especially while you sleep at night, causing all sorts of conundrums.

There is nothing unhealthy about having greasy hair. It is incredibly frustrating, but there are things you can do to help prevent as much build up on your scalp.

Invest in hair shampoos that are specially formulated for oily roots 

If you have noticed that your hair is becoming unusually greasy, then it is time to switch to products that are specifically designed for your hair type. Wash your hair with a shampoo for oily roots to help regulate the amount of grease on your scalp and stick to a lightweight conditioner – your hair still needs moisture, so don’t neglect this.

Embrace dry shampooing 

Dry shampoos are great for lifting roots and promoting hair volume. They also absorb the excess sebum concentration of your hair. Dry shampoo is one hair product to definitely have on your shelf.  

Simply spray a generous amount of dry shampoo into your hair before you sleep and overnight it will absorb the oils. Just remember to brush it out thoroughly in the morning and don’t use this every night.

Detangling sprays 

Let’s be frank: conditioners are great, but they can weigh your hair down. Did you know that hair conditioners are supposed to be massaged onto hair ends and not onto the scalp? So instead of doing the regular routine conditioner method, try using a detangling spray that smoothens your hair without the heaviness associated with conditioners. 

All the hair goes up 

Sleeping with your hair up can be one of the greatest lifesaving tools you can deploy in your war against greasy hair. This is because oil from the roots are unable to get through to the rest of the strands when your hair is tied up. 

To sleep with your hair up, simply tie hair into a super loose knot (so that you do not damage your edges). 

Sleep on or in silk

Your pillowcase fabric plays a vital role in how greasy your hair gets especially at night. Cotton pillowcases absorb more grime, bacteria, dead skin cells, and sweat more than fabric such as silk and satin. These elements can contribute to the increased greasiness of your hair.

Endeavor to sleep on silk and ensure that you wash your pillowcases regularly.

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These 5 tips will help you to keep your hair from getting greasy overnight. Even though greasy hair is not actually unhealthy, practising these tips above will certainly keep your hair in great condition.

Hollie Shirley
Hair & Skincare Editor

Hollie Shirley is SILKUP’s hair and skincare editor. She’s obsessed with all things hair care and results-driven skincare, that is kind to the environment and your wallet. She has a weakness for limited edition eyeshadows and is always testing out the newest and greatest deep conditioners. Hollie has a passion for hair and is studying Trichology, working towards becoming a Member of the Association of Registered Trichologists.