The bottom of my hair is very dry, and the top is oily. Can you tell me the best way to treat my oily scalp and dry roots?
Many people have this problem, as your roots are closest to your oil glands. The best way to treat hair that is normal up top and dry on the bottom is to shampoo only every other day - and apply conditioner only to your ends. On the "off" day, when you're not shampooing, simply rinse your hair with water and, again, apply conditioner only to ends. Other remedies for dry ends? Get a tiny trim (ask your stylist to "dust" the ends) every six to eight weeks. Make sure he/she keeps the cut under half an inch, so that growth will be apparent. Also, towel dry your hair gently (roughing it up causes ends to fray) and use your hairdryer no more than two times a week - aiming airflow down the hair shaft but never directly on ends. A deep conditioner applied (just to ends) overnight can also improve the look of the bottom of your hair.