Surprising causes of oily hair

The greasy hair struggle is real. If you’re dealing with hair that seems to lose their lustre in the blink of an eye, we feel your pain. From sebum production to over-styling, many grease-enhancing factors that can leave you wondering why your hair is so oily. Healthy hair produces a certain amount of sebum or oil to hydrate your scalp and protect your hair. The amount of oil you produce varies depending on your hair type, your hygiene habits, and other lifestyle factors. Sometimes this natural oil can collect on your hair, especially at the root. This gives your hair a slick appearance that some may feel looks dirty. If you feel your hair may be oilier than it should be, keep reading what might be causing it.

1. Over-washing

A somewhat unexpected cause of oily hair is over-washing. That’s right, it’s possible to wash your hair too often. Every time you wash your hair with shampoo, it sends the scalp the signal to produce more sebum. If you’re washing your hair too often, your scalp gets the message that it needs to be in oil production overdrive. This can result in an oily build-up on your scalp.

2. Hair type

Straight hair is especially prone to collecting oil. That’s because the hair shaft doesn’t have any texture or wave to it, so oil slides straight down the hair shaft and collects all over your head. It also makes oil in your hair more visible when hair hangs straight down.

3. Your hair products

Another cause of oily hair is the type of products you use. Sebum is a type of oil, which means that simply washing it with water doesn’t break it up. Rinsing your hair with just water or skipping the shampoo step and using only conditioner can cause the oil to build up. While it might not be easy to spot the oil when your hair is drying, it quickly appears oily again only a few hours or so later. That’s because only certain ingredients, found in most shampoos, can break down the oil that builds up on your hair.

Greasy hair equals to heavy feeling hair. To combat this, it is important your hair feels refreshed. Use a shampoo that is formulated with tea tree oil which helps to detoxify while gently cleanse and volumize hair. Next, use a conditioner. Your hair will be left feeling renewed and refreshed. If you’re looking for a quick fix to greasy hair, use a dry shampoo. Use your fingers to massage the product into the scalp and comb through your hair, if needed.

Some hair types are more prone to oily build-up than others. Remember, oil is just part of the way your body protects your scalp, and there’s nothing dirty or wrong about a little oil build-up in your hair. If you’re concerned by how much you sweat or if your scalp is often irritated, speak to a hair consultant like Oriental Hair Solutions for some expert advice.

Oriental Hair Solutions offers natural, safe, and highly effective hair and scalp solution with state-of-the-art technology and equipment and top of the range products to enhance effectiveness. Through thorough scalp and hair root analysis by our professional consultants, we can diagnose the cause of problems for every individual and personally monitor the treatment progress. Click here to view the treatments we offer.

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