I’ve always had a problem with my hair looking very greasy, very easily. It doesn’t matter how much or how little I was it, I still have the same problem. I’ve tried washing it every day, every other day, even just 2 or 3 times per week. I’ve tried different shampoos, dry shampoos, other treatments and now I feel like I’ve found something which is helping!
The last couple of weeks I’ve been using Elvive’s Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Masque – a bit of a mouthful of a name, but basically it’s blue goop I slap on my roots before I wash it and I swear, it’s a miracle.
Here’s my most recent experience with the blue miracle worker…
Step 1: A Pre-Treatment Selfie
So this is my hair before I start. Excuse the make-up free face – it’s usual for me but not the norm on a fashion and beauty blog.
This is hair that had been washed about 24 hours previous and I’d had to use dry shampoo that evening to stop it looking ick. My favourite is Batiste’s Hint of Color Dry Shampoo in Divine Dark.
Other than this, my hair at this point hasn’t been touched with heat or any other products since it’s last wash.
Step 2: Slap on the Goop
Now this could not be simpler to use – you simply scoop up the clay masque and, with your finger tips, massage it into your roots until your whole head is covered. Note: I said whole head, not whole hair – there’s no need for you to coat all your hair in it. Oily hair starts at the roots, covering any more would be a waste.
Now you should look as silly as me:
Step 3: Sit Back and Relax
You need to leave it on to soak up all those meanie oils for around 5 minutes. In this time you could eat a biscuit, read a good book, or relax in the bath like I did.
Then you simply rinse it off until the water runs clear and get on with your usual shampoo and conditioning routine. Mine involves my favourite TRESemmé Colour Revitalize shampoo and conditioner.
Step 4: Check Out Your Shiny (Not Greasy!) Hair
So, when I have nowhere special to go, I like to leave my hair to air-dry completely naturally. I already dye my hair regularly so the less damage I can do to it (from heat) the better for me.
Sometimes I’ll use a little Umberto Giannini Create A Curl Scrunching Jelly to give my hair a little texture and bring out it’s natural waves but not on this occassion.
Here’s my completely natural, post-wash hair:
Look at that grease… there’s isn’t any! I’ve also noticed it makes my hair a lot lighter and gives it more volume too – so that’s a win for me!
Plus, the best bit is, the tub is only around a fiver and probably has around 10 or so treatments in so it’s definitely affordable!