The problem of oily hair and oily scalp is such problems that are very annoying, especially in a country with hot weather for almost three seasons like this making the oiliness even worse and sometimes it may affect the personality and cause us to lose confidence. Today we have 5 methods to reduce oily hair and oily scalp effectively that will restore your confidence back quickly.
What caused “oily hair”?
Normally, the sebaceous glands on the scalp naturally produce fat, which is called Sebum, acting for adding moisture to the scalp and hair. At the same time, if the sebum is produced too much, which is caused by, for example, hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy, or in the period of adolescence, washing your hair too often or too less, etc., from such reasons, it can become the cause of scalp problems such as clogging of hair follicles that causes a lot of hair loss, accumulation of dirt until inflammation, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.
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Behaviors that cause oily hair
In addition to internal factors such as hormones, our genetics and external behavior can also cause problems with oily hair as follows.
Type of hair
In people with straight and fine hair, the problem of oily hair is more pronounced because the hair does not have other surfaces for oil to be stored, causing the sebum to be quickly absorbed throughout the hair, making it appear that this type of hair is more oily than other people type of hair.
Wash your hair too less or too often
Washing your hair is to clean the scalp and hair so if you wash your hair too less, it will cause the excreted dirt and sebum to remain, causing clogging and causing heavy hair loss. However, if you wash your hair too often, the sebum will also be completely washed away, leaving no moisture on the scalp. The sebaceous glands, therefore, excrete more sebum to replace the damaged ones, thus making the hair look more oily than it should be.
Excessive stimulation of the scalp
5 methods to reduce oily hair and scalp problems to stay under control
Wash your hair properly
Not only washing your hair properly will help clean the hair and scalp, but it will also stimulate blood circulation to nourish the hair roots better. However, washing your hair wrongly can stimulate the excretion of more sebum as well, therefore, the proper way to wash your hair is as follows.
- Don’t wash your hair with very hot water, as hot water can dry out your scalp, causing a lot of oil to be driven out.
- Use the conditioner only from the middle to the ends of the hair and if the hair is not rinsed off well enough, it can clog and become the cause of hair loss and also add oiliness to the scalp.
- Don’t scratch your hair vigorously when washing, and using the tip of your fingers to massage the scalp can clean the grease out, but scratching vigorously can cause damage to the scalp.
Comb your hair just enough
Combing your hair too often excretes more oil to come out. Therefore, combing your hair gently just a few times a day and keeping your comb clean can keep us away from having oily hair.
Whether heat, straightening, or perming with heat can cause hair to become dry and dehydrated, therefore, the sebum has to be excreted to add moisture to the hair, making it more oily when there is frequent exposure to heat, as well as using styling products like hairspray, can also cause clogging, which is the source of oily hair and hair loss.
Be selective with products that match your hair type
Choose products that are suitable for oily hair, such as shampoos containing salicylic acid to help get rid of excess sebum, or scalp treatments containing Zinc PCA to help control oiliness, one of the active ingredients contained in Kemist Botanical-derived Scalp Serum.
Consult with a doctor
If the hair is still not getting better after trying many methods, seeing a specialist is a right choice because then you can find out what is the real cause of the symptoms and how dangerous it is to health. Or in the case that the cause is from some side effects of a disease, which, if known, can be corrected in a timely manner before it eventually turns into hair loss
Oily scalp problems summary
Oily hair is caused by sebaceous glands on the scalp excreting fat called sebum in order to add moisture to the scalp and hair, but excessive oil secretion can also be caused by hormones, or different hair types, and behaviors that stimulate the excretion of sebum. To reduce oily scalp and hair problems can be achieved by washing your hair properly, not combing your hair too often, reducing hair styling with heat and chemicals, and choosing products that are compatible with your hair, including consulting a specialist if oily hair is chronic and more severe.