Oily Hair

Oily hair can be a nuisance if care is not taken, it is important to understand the causes of oily hair. One of the most commonly known reason about oily hair is that it is caused due to oily scalp,however, this is a misconception. In fact oily hair is caused due to dry scalp, when the scalp is dry it tends to produce more oil and this oil transfers to the hair.

The other things that cause oily hair are heat and humidity, they affect the oil production which in turn leads to oily hair. Stress can also cause your hair to become oily since stress leads to changes in hormone production, stress related hormones are known to produce more androgen’s. Also poor diet and lack of sleep are some other causes of oily and dull lifeless hair.

If you have understood your hair type then bear some tips in mind to take adequate care of your oily hair, firstly it is important to keep your hair and not the scalp free of oil so shampoo your hair daily but use a mild shampoo. Avoid application of shampoo on the scalp since you need to remove oil from the hair and not from the scalp, too much of shampoo will dry your scalp and lead to more oil production. Use a PH Balanced shampoo, alternatively use baby shampoo since it is milder but bear in mind that baby shampoo will not clean your hair of dirt and grime.

Do not use conditioner on excessively oily hair, if at all you feel the need apply it only at the tips. Avoid brushing or combing your hair too frequently since this will activate the scalp and cause more oil production, even while massaging oil on the scalp use soft gentle movements. Rigorous massage techniques will cause more damage, keep these simple things in mind to get an oil free scalp.

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  1. alley says:

    I’ve had oily hair since I was in Middle School/Junior High. For 20+ years, I used the same over-the-counter oily hair formula shampoo. Then, about 2 years ago, I tried using a variety of regular shampoos, but my hair would get oily and stringy by the end of the day. I had to wash my hair every day.

    Then, my hair-stylist suggested the Tea + Protein Shampoo from the Made from Earth line. I was hesitant at first because I didnt think organic shampoos were anything special, but I decided to try it.

    It took a few tries, but now I only have to wash my hair every other day! Hooray! Its a thick shampoos so it doesnt run through my fingers and down the drain before I can even get it onto my hair!

    I saw a HUGE improvement on my oily hair – highly recommended if you are trying to have normal hair. To avoid overdrying, I use their conditioner also.

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