You wash your hair too often The natural oils from your scalp nourish your hair and keep it hydrated and protected. If you wash your hair too often, it can strip your scalp of its natural oils – so your scalp ends up producing more in a bid to replace them. Aim to wash your hair 2-3 times a week and not more. If your hair gets oily fast try adding a dry shampoo to your styling routine. You wash your hair in the wrong way In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about the hair washing mistakes you might be guilty of. Remember that hair tends to be dirtiest at the roots and drier towards the ends, so apply shampoo to the scalp and work your way down. And do not forget to be generous with the massage! You massage your scalp too aggressively Be gentle while massaging! Too much or too aggressive a scalp massage stimulates the sebaceous glands and as a result, more sebum is produced. Instead, aim for gentle movements clockwise and counterclockwise – and no nails! Your diet needs a change The remedy for greasy hair usually begins with changing the habits mentioned above. However, there may be something else you can do to stop your oily locks dilemma, and that is changing your diet. Avoid fatty foods and be sure to eat these 10 nutrients that are said to improve the condition of your hair. You use the wrong products The wrong products can leave your hair feeling dry, weighed down, and lifeless. Investing in a good shampoo is key for a healthy mane. Great options would be to use Gentle Cleanser from Label.m, Ultra Gentle from Oribe, or to do the Milbon Scalp Treatment every two months. Not sure what product that fits your hair? Ask your hairstylist the next time you visit the salon. Photograph by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin; style by Alex White; W magazine December 2008.
(Spoiler alert- It should!) I was 12 years old when I first began training in cosmetology, and I quickly realized that constant training and education is crucial for my career as a hairdresser. I am and have always been, eager to learn more to become the best stylist possible. Throughout my career, I have been trained at the best hair establishments in Europe, including Vidal Sassoon London, Jacques Dessange Paris, Autre Chose Monte Carlo, Aldo Coppola Milan and Toni & Guy London. Today, I’m proud to run two very successful salons in New York City, but that success wouldn’t be possible without all the hours my team and I put into training on a weekly basis. In order to always be able to serve and educate our clients with the latest trends, techniques and ways of maintaining healthy hair, constant education is a top priority for the entire team. My stylists and colorists are not only personally trained by me, but also by top guest artists in our industry. And no matter how much hairdressing experience I have personally, there’s nothing as invigorating for my spirit as learning about something new that is going on in this amazing field. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we train on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I know, it’s a lot but it’s also what makes us stand out from the rest. Each client’s needs are individual and we want to customize services that fit your style, life and personality. In other words, we want you to love living with your hair. So, we take the time to educate ourselves on topics such as the scalp, new techniques, tools, products, facial features, skin complexions and the latest trends in fashion and beauty, to mention a few. We do this to be able to deliver personalized results that always live up to the expectations that our clients have of the Fabio Scalia brand. The hours of hard work are all worthwhile when my team and I deliver results that keep our clients looking their best day after day. Schedule your consultation with us today in one of our New York City locations: here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn).