Oily hair can be a very annoying and embarrassing problem. It is not always a cause of poor hygiene, sores on scalp, and much more. On the contrary, oily hair can result from stress problems, poor nutrition, hormonal changes, or too aggressive detergents. Together we will see what are the good habits and the things not to do. We will also offer you shampoo for oily hair and some natural remedies for oily hair and greasy hair.
Why Do We Have Oily Hair?
Often our hair is found weakened. The reasons can be various: from stress to nutrition, rather than hormonal imbalances or simply a change of season or the use of too aggressive products.
Here, the hair is more subject to external agents’ attack, depriving it of its natural protection. Feeling “exposed,” the scalp begins to produce more sebum, a kind of protective fat naturally present on the hair and scalp. If produced in adequate quantities, sebum is beneficial and protective for our hair, while if produced in excessive quantities, it makes our hair greasy and greasy.
Dandruff And Oily Hair
Often along with the problem of oily hair, we are faced with the problem of dandruff. Annoying white dots invade the hairline.
However, it is not always actually dandruff. On the contrary, those who suffer from oily hair hardly have dandruff. Those white scales you see are probably excess sebum that has lodged on the scalp.
In this case, do not hesitate to wash your hair: excess sebum must be removed by washing. Otherwise, they risk suffocating the skin. Let’s see together some tips on how to wash oily hair and what to avoid.
What To Do For Oily Hair
A light massage before washing your hair. This helps to reactivate the skin’s microcirculation, naturally regulating the production of sebum during and after washing the hair.
Wash your hair regularly. It is not true that oily hair should be washed less. On the contrary, it is necessary to wash it regularly (at least 3 times a week). This removes excess sebum deposited on the scalp, allowing the pores and hair roots to breathe.
Wash your hair with a light and gentle massage. Do not rub the skin excessively during washing. Otherwise, you will stress the scalp. Another fundamental piece of advice? The second hair wash should NOT be done, as it is corrosive to the skin: this removes the protective layer of the scalp.
Choose detergents WITHOUT surfactants and plastics. The more natural your products are, the more delicate the washing will be. By choosing a natural shampoo, you can also wash your hair every day.
What Not To Do For Oily Hair
Avoid steel and fine-toothed combs. Both the steel and the narrow teeth of combs and brushes stress the skin of the head.
Avoid drying your hair at too high temperatures. Keep the hairdryer about 20/30 cm away from the scalp so that the temperature is not too high. The high temperatures stimulate the production of sebum and make it more fluid and affect the hair’s length. On the contrary, what can help you is a nice rinse off your hair with cold water before you get out of the shower. Avoid scrubbing your hair too vigorously when shampooing or drying with a towel.
Avoid using conditioners, baby shampoos, and repair oils. These products are designed to nourish the hair. These substances make hair heavier and can make it worse. If you need to use the conditioner, be careful to apply it only on the hair’s tips, avoiding direct contact with the scalp.
Lemon Masks Against Greasy Hair
Lemon is a fundamental ingredient for those who want to solve the problem of oily hair. So here is a simple and immediate remedy for oily hair.
Press a couple of lemons to get at least half a glass of juice. Wet your hair with warm water and then pour the lemon juice over it (alternatively, you can use two tablespoons of white vinegar diluted in half a liter of water). Gently massage your scalp and rinse. You will see shinier and shinier hair!
If you want, you can wash with a mild shampoo before adding lemon juice to cleanse your hair. When washing your hair, never rub your scalp too aggressively.
Baking Soda For Oily Hair
Lemon can also be used together with baking soda to create an effective anti-greasy hair mask. Take some baking soda and put it in a bowl (about 4/5 tablespoons should be enough). Add a few drops of lemon to create a thick and spreadable paste.
Wet your hair with warm water and make a mild shampoo. In the end, spread the baking soda paste on the roots and massage gently. Leave on for about 8/10 minutes and rinse. A cold water rinse would be ideal, but hard to bear! Here then is that the baking soda will have made your hair smooth and shiny and the cold water will have closed the pure to reduce the production of sebum.