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How to Keep Bangs from Getting Oily

The good news is that oily hair is usually healthier than dry hair, and unlikely to break or get split ends. Of course, oily bangs can be an annoying, straggly mess. Learn how to stop the buildup of oil to keep your bangs healthyandattractive.


  1. Stop conditioning your bangs.When you wash your hair, shampoo your bangs as usual, but leave the conditioner off them. The main purpose of conditioner is to restore protective oils. If your bangs are already healthy and oily, conditioner just makes them greasy.
    • Also avoid putting conditioner on your scalp. Your scalp produces oils, and extra grease there can lead to dandruff.
  2. Use dry shampoo.If your hair gets oily in between washing, apply dry shampoo to absorb the grease. If using powdered dry shampoo, sprinkle a little onto the oily area, wait 10 minutes, then brush it evenly through your hair. If using a spray, hold it at least 8 inches (20cm) away, spray at the roots, then brush it through your hair. Spray lightly, since the spray can give your hair a weird texture or a greyer color.
    • Natural alternatives include corn starch (for light hair), cocoa powder (dark hair), or cinnamon (reddish hair). Note that the last two are scented, and that cinnamon may "burn" a sensitive scalp.
    • Many people apply this before they go to bed, so it can soak up oil overnight.
  3. Wash your bangs in the sink.If only your bangs are oily, wash and shampoo them in the sink without wetting the rest of your hair. This handles the problem without exposing drier parts of your hair to damage from over-washing.
  4. Reduce your use of styling products.Styling products, especially gels and mousse, are thick and greasy. Even lighter styling products can become oily if left in too long. Try to achieve what you can with a pea-sized amount of the product at a time, and/or keep the product away from your bangs.
  5. Keep forehead makeup thin.Makeup is oily. The more you wear on your forehead, the more it will rub off onto your bangs.
  6. Stop touching your bangs.Touching your hair adds a tiny bit of oil from your fingertips. This may seem small, but it adds up over time. If you constantly sweep your bangs back, fasten them with a clip so they stop falling out of place. If you have a habit of twirling your hair or running your hand over your head, learn how to stop.
  7. Keep your face clean.Wash your face whenever oils build up, so they don't transfer to your bangs. Oil removal wipes are an easy way to do this on the go.
    • When you're sweating, remember to wipe off sweat from your forehead and hairline.
    • At times when your skin is particularly oily, keep your bangs pinned up or to the side.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Because I have had a middle part quite a lot, when I got my block bangs, they split in the middle. How do I combine them and get rid of the gap to make them look perfect?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Try some hairspray. If you don't want to do that, try taking a shower, then holding your bangs to your forehead and letting them dry in that position. Or put a hairband around your wet bangs and let them dry like that.
  • Question
    What if I can't stop always touching my bangs?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    That will definitely cause your hair to become greasier because of the oil in your fingers. Notice when you do this and train yourself to stop it. Remind yourself that it annoys other people to see you constantly tugging at your hair and it is hard to see your face when you keep covering it with your hand.
  • Question
    How do I keep the top of my hair from becoming oily?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Avoid brushing your hair too much or using shampoo too often. These will dry out your hair and cause excessive oil to be produced on your scalp.
Unanswered Questions
  • My bangs get oily quicker than the rest of my hair. Why does this keep happening and how do I prevent it?
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  • Blow-drying, straightening, and back-combing can all reduce theappearanceof oily bangs by forcing them into the desired position. However, these are not direct solutions to your oily hair, and may damage your hair in the long run.

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