Now that it's short, my hair is greasy all the time. I stopped using conditioner and all products all together just in case and now I *only* use shampoo, but it's still greasy as hell.
Do any other short haired girls have this problem? What can I do about it?
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My hair gets greasy if I use the regular shampoos they sell with sodium laureth sulfate or similar things in them. Most shampoos are way too strong and detergent and stripping, so they force the hair to make more oil, and the scalp wants to protect itself.
I switched to much gentler shampoo from the health food store and it solved the problem. The brands I like so far are Shikai and Jason. They cost a bit more, but once your hair gets used to it, you don't have to use a lot. Also, I actually put in some leave in conditioner and it also helps.
So yeah, the problem might actually be that the shampoo is overdrying and causing your scalp to overcompensate by making your hair more greasy.
Another thing I tried that helped was not using any shampoo a couple of times, and only using conditioner and just washing that out.