Oily hair can be so frustrating especially after washing and conditioning your hair the night before and you wake up to a greasy mess. It’s so annoying. Where does the oil come from and what does it want? Does it want to make every day a bad hair day, or does it come in peace? In this post, we will take a look at the cause and how you can combat the grease.
First, let’s take a look some basic science behind why we get greasy hair.
Well, it’s all about the sebaceous glands that can be found all over the body where hair follicles are found. Sebaceous glands produce natural oils to revive and protect your hair. There on your body to help you and not harm or make your life a nightmare when it comes to hair. So these ever so helpful glands are great for the hair unless of course your sebaceous glands over a little too overactive and this will cause your hair to be oily. Well, at least you know they are working. Just a little too well.
There are a number of products on the market that will help you control your oily hair problem. Some natural methods are out there but the ones I will list now have been proven to work and I recommend them after my extensive quest to relieve myself of my oily hair problem.
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
Yes, you heard me right. Believe it or not, baby shampoo works a treat for oily hair. Not only does it help to wash the grease out, the gentle action of the shampoo doesn’t put as much stress on the hair, therefore, Sebaceous gland doesn’t release as much oil. When under stress the sebaceous gland will release more fluid because it’s the bodies reaction to the attack.
The saying you are what you eat has some truth in it when it comes to oily. If you look at the problem holistically and keep a food diary you will probably notice that whenever your hair is at its oiliest coincides with junk food you’ve been eating. If you want happy healthy hair its important to eat a clean balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients and watch your hair spring to life full of vibrancy and colour.
This is a favourite for most girls who suffer from the affliction of having an overactive sebaceous gland. The dry shampoo soaks up the help and helps give your hair that freshly washed look. It will also add some bounce and volume to hair. It’s easy to apply and will save you the time of washing your hair while achieving the desired look.
Give Your Hair a Break
If you’re doing your hair every day for using products and dyes on a regular basis it might be time to give your hair a break. Go a few weeks without using any products at all apart from washing and conditioner and observe if that makes a difference in the oil department. Then one by reintroducing your products until you eliminate the perpetrating offender. Often people have reactions to certain types of products and this can be the sole cause of the greasy locks.
Redkin Hair Cleansing Cream
The Redkin hair cleansing cream will turn your oily hair into clean and lively locks. It’s a once a week application that will remove the oil build up from the hair follicles and leave your hair feeling soft and beautiful.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Is there anything this marvel of nature cannot do. It can be used as medicine, salad dressing and now you can use it on your hair to remove the oil. Dab it onto the roots after washing your hair leave it a few minutes then rinse it out thoroughly. Do this three times a week and hopefully, after the first week or two, you should notice a difference.
You make think applying oil to an already oily area to remove oil is crazy. Well reading back on that sentence it sounds really crazy. But applying argan oil to your hair will actually help get rid of your oil problem. This will lubricate the hair and scalp so your sebaceous gland won’t have to after time it will start secreting less oil.
So greasers and oil slicks no you have no excuse to be cruising around with oily hair. These tips and tricks should be enough for you out of trouble. Remember to start from the inside and improve your diet then start using some of the products to help your hair along the way. Happy and healthy hair coincides with a happy healthy body and mind. And experiment with different products until you find something that will work for you.