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If you’re struggling with greasy, oily red hair and scalp this summer, it might feel like a lost cause. Oily red hair can be caused by genetics, hair products, the environment, and a variety of other factors. Before you throw in the towel and accept your fate of oily red hair, give some of these methods a try!

1. Find a wash routine

Most people with oily red hair feel like they have to wash their hair once or even twice a day. The secret to combating oily hair is finding the right wash routine. Did you know you can actually train your hair to go longer between washes? Washing your hair daily is like a reset. If you wait longer between washes your hair will naturally adjust to being reset less often. Finding the right wash routine will help you get a hold of your oily hair. 

‘Redhead-Friendly’ Recommendation: Hairstory’s Sulfate-Free Shampoo Alternative – New Wash Hair 

2. Use products formulated for oily hair

In addition to getting the right wash routine, it’s important to use the right products. You will want to use products that are meant for oily red hair. This will mean they are free of excess oils and can help to balance your hair’s natural oils to a more manageable level. Avoid products with silicone in them, as these products are meant to coat the strands for added shine and will make your hair look more oily.

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3. Get the right brush

Most people don’t realize that having the right brush is key to dealing with oily red hair. A boar bristle hairbrush will help to pull the oils from the scalp and distribute them from roots to ends. This means your hair will be more nourished and have more shine, instead of the oils sitting on your scalp while your ends are dry.

READ: 17 Best Hair Brushes For Your Red Hair 

‘Redhead-Friendly’ Recommendation: RAINCRY Condition Paddle Brush

4. Keep dry shampoo on hand

When struggling with oily red hair and an oily scalp, dry shampoo can be a lifesaver. It will help you extend the wearability of your hair and can also help to style oily hair for more grip, volume, and hold. Make sure to keep dry shampoo on hand to combat oils throughout the day.

READ: The 5 Best Dry Shampoo Products for Your Red Hair

‘Redhead-Friendly’ Recommendation: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Rock it like a Redhead! 

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