If oil is your bugaboo, try a dry shampoo spray, which typically contains corn starch, silica or clay to soak up excess oil. Because it comes in aerosol form you can apply it lightly yet thoroughly.
The best technique: Lift up sections of hair and spritz directly onto scalp and roots. Let hair sit for a minute and brush, which takes the oil right out and adds body without leaving any residue. If you have curly hair, save your waves by gently dabbling roots with clean makeup sponge to remove shampoo instead of brushing.
TO PREVENT YOUR NEXT OIL SLICK
Treat you scalp like skin. Scan list of ingredients in shampoos for one’s you‘d find in skin-care products for oily complexions.
Skip conditioner. If you have oily hair, your natural oils moisturize enough; you don’t need any extra.
Seek out alcohol. Look for root lifters and volumizing sprays that contain alcohol as one of the first few ingredients. Just remember that when you apply it, target only your scalp and roots; stay away from midshaft and ends so you don’t parch them.