Oily and greasy roots are unpleasant – and, sadly, an all too common problem that results in unkempt-looking hair. You can’t go on with hair like this! We reveal what you can do to fix your scalp and hair.
There are different types of oily scalp. Some people get messy in their hair in two to three days, while others in as little as one day. To understand why hair and scalp become oily, we must take a look at the root of the hair. That’s where the sebaceous glands are located. The oil (or sebum) from your scalp is essential for smooth, shiny hair. However, if you have too much sebum scalp, the result is oily roots and greasy hair.
Causes of an oily scalp
Over productive oil glands lead to an oily scalp. But what causes this overproduction of sebum? It can be for genetic reasons, that is, hereditary. It can also be due to hormonal changes, such as puberty and pregnancy.
Psychological problems, such as stress, can also lead to excessive sebum production. Also, some medications, especially hormonal supplements, can also influence sebum production.
Oily scalp care
Do you have an oily scalp? Don’t worry, it has a solution. If you are prone to oily hair, proper care can significantly improve the appearance of your scalp and the condition of your hair. Help for oily hair comes in the form of special cleansers and proper aftercare. When you apply the shampoo, many things can go right … and many others can go wrong. Regular hair care is especially important in this situation.
Use a very mild shampoo, or a special shampoo for oily hair, such as ENS BIO ZINC PCA Shampoo. The surfactants contained in these dissolve excess oil, so they will remove it with rinsing.
Likewise, other ideal products for an oily scalp are shampoos with natural botanical ingredients, which compensate for the increased production of sebum from overactive sebaceous glands and soothe the scalp. Some of these ingredients are rosemary, chamomile, nettle and sage, as well as the lesser known horsetail and horse chestnut. Another ally for oily scalps is the leave-in conditioning spray. This is ideal for oily hair: you do not need to rinse it and, in addition, it provides long-lasting care without weighing the hair down.
How to wash an oily scalp
Generally speaking, hairdressers recommend washing your hair two to three times a week. If you have an oily scalp, a more frequent wash is recommended (even daily, if necessary). You should only use warm water, never hot, since this encourages the production of sebum.
Distribute the shampoo throughout your roots and gently massage your scalp. It is important that you let the shampoo act briefly before rinsing it out (check the back of the bottle for the exact time).
Hurry? Apply a dry shampoo to your roots and massage your scalp with your fingers. Let it work for about two minutes, then rub the hair with a towel and brush it well. Remove any excess with the help of a blow dryer and your hair will be as good as new! Bonus: the dry shampoo also adds volume to your hair.