If you notice your locks looking a little limp and lifeless at the roots, weighed down by oil, yet strangely brittle, fluffy or prone to splitting at the ends, chances are you’ve got combination hair.
Combination hair has many causes, including colouring and excessive heat styling (both can strip the hair shaft of its natural oils), product build-up (which can block hair follicles, leading to increased sebum production) and an unbalanced, itchy and flaky scalp.
Read on to find out how to bring balance back to your hair.
Healthy hair begins with the scalp, so keep yours happy! One that’s dry and dehydrated can cause irritation and flakiness, leading to excess oil production. The solution? A hydrating and rebalancing treatment. The hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 in Living Proof’s leave-in wonder deliver a double-shot of moisture while supporting scalp health.
Meanwhile, clogged hair follicles are often the culprit when it comes to oily roots. Just like our skin, the scalp needs a gentle exfoliant to remove old product, dead skin cells or excess oil. Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo harnesses the power of binchotan charcoal to draw out impurities, while strengthening panthenol helps support hair at the root.
Shampoo and conditioner
Need to address your oily roots in an instant? Nothing does it like dry shampoo. Absorbing excess oil in seconds, it’s a must-have for work, the gym and nights out. Plus, it extends your time between washes which, in turn, helps to keep your scalp balanced and gives the natural oils a chance to travel all the way down the hair shaft.
We love Soap & Glory’s Rushower Dry Shampoo, which remains undetected on even the darkest of hair and each hair flick treats you to a burst of a deliciously fruity scent.