Greasy and oily hair can make your hair look unhealthy and dirty. Resort to these home remedies to get your healthy hair back.
Do you find your hair getting greasier despite washing it every alternate day? Despite trying everything your hair look limp, dull and oily? Looks like either your scalp is oily, or you are just unlucky! Your skin pores including your scalp has a sebaceous gland that secretes an oily substance known as sebum. Sebum keeps your hair healthy and smooth. When some sebaceous glands produce excess oil, your skin and hair start becoming oily. Changes in your hormones, lifestyle, season, climate, poor diet, improper hair care, and some medicines, all of these can result in excess hair production.
One of the best ways is by keeping your hands off your hair literally. Excess hair brushing and touching your hair constantly just spreads the grease throughout your hair strands. Over-shampooing strips your hair off the natural oils because of which your scalp goes into overdrive in producing the natural oils. Since hot water stimulates sebaceous gland, use cold water to rinse your hair to close your hair cuticles that will reduce the damage to your hair. Wash your hair for a minimum of 30 seconds with cold water to properly to remove the shampoo and conditioner of your hair. Avoid washing your tresses daily as it can leave them dry and dull.
You can reverse the oily hair condition by religiously following a good hair care routine inclusive of mild shampooing along with careful cleansing. Use a light conditioner as it can help restore the moisture and balance in your scalp without resulting in overproduction of oil. Mostly a poor rinse routine leads to an accumulation of oils in your hair.
Other than a following a proper hair care routine, your hair is a direct reflection of your diet. Therefore, eating healthy is a prerequisite for healthy and nourished hair. Your intake of B vitamins directly correlates with the sebum production. Make sure you consume a sufficient amount of Vitamin B (B2 & B6 in particular) to fight the oily and greasy hair. If still, your oily locks fail to go away, then just consult your hair doctor, especially if your oily hair also has dandruff with it. A detail medical examination can also uncover the underlying conditions like seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis, which appear as dandruff initially.