Having a healthy, shiny and soft hair is the dream of all women. But sometimes external aggression, inadequate hair products and bad habits impact the health of hair make them brittle and dull. What to do?
More and more women have oily hair. This occurs very rapidly, even after shampooing. Before we present you 8 simple and effective methods to get rid of greasy hair let us look more closely at the causes of this problem.
Causes of oily hair
Oily hair is the result of excessive production of sebum, known as hyperseborrhea. Sebum, is a fat produced by the glands that are located in the scalp which normally help protect the hair against chemical and climatic external aggression, and helps it maintain its brilliance and flexibility. But when produced in excessive amounts, sebum gives an oily appearance that makes the hair look not very clean, favors the appearance of greasy dandruff and can sometimes “stifle” the hair follicles and cause hair loss.
To regulate sebum production and preserve the health of your hair, here are 8 simple ways to incorporate into your hair care routine:
- Avoid washing your hair daily
By washing your hair daily, you dehydrate the scalp, which makes it produce more sebum to compensate for this dryness. This is a vicious circle! Washing it 2 times a week is enough to keep your hair clean and shiny while maintaining the appropriate level of moisture of your scalp.
- Choose silk or satin pillowcases
These materials help to better distribute the sebum on your entire scalp, which will prevent the hair to have an oily appearance. Silk also prevents tuft or matted hair in the morning.
- Brush your hair
To do this, choose a brush or large hair comb and begin at the top of your head down to the tips to move the excess sebum to the lengths and ends that are generally drier. Moreover, the surplus of sebum will also be absorbed by the bristles of your brush.
- Focus on the dry shampoo
As we mentioned above, it is not necessary to wash your hair every time it starts to get oily. To avoid repeated washes, use a dry shampoo that you can apply directly to your scalp by carefully rubbing it to enable it to absorb the excess oil.
- Tie your hair
If you want to keep the condition of your hair as long as possible, especially during special events, opt for buns or hairstyles that do not let your hair down, which does not leave you a chance to touch it with the fingers. This frequent contact passes dust and grease from your hands to your scalp.
- Avoid hair straightening
By straightening your hair, you promote its oily appearance, for straighten hair is more likely to become oily than curly hair. The latter has more volume at the roots, which allows an even distribution of sebum on the entire scalp.
- Apply apple cider vinegar
Using apple cider vinegar on your hair will help balance the pH of your scalp and remove the excess fat. You must wet the hair with warm water and apply a bit of apple cider vinegar and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.
- Use shampoos that don’t contain sulphates
Sulfates are chemicals, cleaners and are generally used as foaming agents in the hair products. Avoid such shampoos that contain sulphates, since harmful chemicals promote oily hair.