Readers Share Their Oily Hair Tips

If that oil slick on your head just isn't working for you, check out these 13 easy, expert-approved ways to treat oily hair

oily hair curling iron waves curls

Tip No. 4: Style your hair in waves or curls

“I notice my hair gets oily faster when it’s straight. But when I use a curling iron to curl my hair, it seems to takes longer for the oil to set in.” — Sarah C.

Here’s why it works: The wavier your hair texture is, the drier it tends to be, says hairstylist Stephanie Pohl. The waves and bends in your hair make it harder for the oil to spread. When your hair is straight, there’s nothing to stop your natural oil from slipping down the hair shaft. Time to break out that curling iron.