Conditioners are vital to your hair and help keep it moisturized, beautiful, healthy and shiny. Most people think that conditioner is the big reason why their hair is so oily. DO NOT skip this step. Conditioner can actually play a factor into why your scalp is so oily and you shouldn't punish your ends by not using it. Start from your ends and work your way up. It's made to moisturize and nourish.
When a guest talks about their ends feeling dry the minute they get out of the shower or that their conditioner is "just not doing its job", I typically ask them how long they stay under the water while rising. Normally, the response is, "Until it's all out". Exactly. You're rinsing it all out. When you’re under the water the conditioner makes your hair extremely soft and you typically keep rinsing until you do not feel anymore product. At this point, you have completely washed all the conditioner out of you hair. You only need to rinse your conditioner between 5-15 seconds. When you start rinsing your hair, rinse for 5 seconds at a time, move your head out of the water and feel your hair. If you still have conditioner in your hair, rinse your head for another 5 seconds. It should feel soft like it did under the water but with no conditioner left in it. Pin your hair in a clip so the water does not hit your ends. This will continue to wash out more conditioner, leaving your ends dehydrated and brittle.
Choosing the right products is essential to the oily hair you may be experiencing, Try and stay away from any gloppy gels or any heavy product in general. They will weigh your hair down and make you look like you have instant grease head. Be careful of shine products as well. Keep the shine products around the ends of your hair and DO NOT put them anywhere near your scalp. You will look oily within seconds.
When in doubt, use fewer products if you want your hair to be oil free for a few days. Typically when I plan on not washing my hair for a few days, I use a light styling product before I blow dry and maybe some pomade or hairspray after styling. As the days go by, I end up piling more products each day so my hair can always look nice and refreshed even on the third or fourth day.
My favorite light styling product to use before blow-drying is Davines’s relaxing moisturizing fluid.