Tips // How to Manage Oily Hair
Published 2/3/19, 10:45 PM by Fleur Scalp Care
Managing Oily Hair
Greasy oily hair is often the result of overactive sebaceous glands producing too much sebum. Sebum is an oily waxy substance that our body produces to moisturize and protect our hair and scalp. Although sebum is essential to prevent our hair and scalp from drying out, excessive sebum can cause our hair and scalp to become oily and greasy. An excessively oily scalp can also be a nuisance and may lead to a dandruff outbreak.
Excessive sebum and oily hair could be a result of unbalanced diet, improper hair care or heredity problems. Hormonal fluctuations and extended periods of stress can also have an impact on greasy hair.
How to Manage Oily Hair
Identifying and understanding the underlying factor for oily hair is important to find a suitable treatment. In most cases, a small adjustment in the hair care routine using suitable hair products can help to properly control and manage oily hair.
Breaking the Oily Hair Cycle
Though it may be instinctively to wash your hair more frequently to get rid of the grease. You might end up falling into the oily hair cycle. We strip our hair and scalp of its natural sebum when we shampoo and wash our hair. Our body’s natural response is to replace the lost sebum by producing more. The more you wash your hair, the more oily it may become. It may also be a good time to consider switching to natural organic hair care products that are gentler on the scalp and hair.
A clarifying shampoo or treatment once or twice per month may also help to keep the oily condition under control.
Having a well-balanced diet is important for healthy hair. You may also consider adding foods rich in B-vitamins (especially B2 and B6) to your diet as these vitamins can help to regulate our sebum production. In addition, staying adequately hydrated throughout the day and cutting down on greasy foods can also help better manage oily hair.
Touching or Brushing Our Hair
We touch our hair many times throughout the day, which can easily transfer oil from our hands to our roots making it even oilier. So simply, try to be conscious of it and keep your hands off it.
While managing oily hair is more of an annoyance, it could also extend to other hair conditions such as dandruff and inflammation. Having a deep cleansing session like our Scalp Spa Therapy can help rejuvenate and revitalize your hair and scalp!