Why is my hair especially oily for a few weeks after a cut?

The most likely reason, according to trichologist Elizabeth-Cunnane Philips at the Philip Kingsley Clinic in New York City, is that you're getting some layering, which thins out the hair, and thinner hair is prone to show oiliness. You might also be using more styling products or different ones, contributing to the greasy feeling. And if you're having your hair colored the same day as your cut, your colorist might be applying a gloss as a final step, which can temporarily weigh hair down.


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