Does your greasy hair force you to constantly hide away? Is your collection of hats growing by the day? Well, don’t worry, here are a few tips to help you get rid of that grease and start styling the way you want.
First of all, where does all this grease come from? You might not think so, but the cause of greasy hair is basically the lack of oils in the scalp. When there is less oil than normal, the sebaceous glands begin to over-produce sebum, (a natural, waxy substanced designed to keep hair supple, soft and waterproof). This is what makes your hair look so oily.
There are more factors involved with greasy hair, and one of them is hormonal change during puberty which can also be linked to greasy hair. The genetic factor is also present. Greasy hair can further be linked to the development of skin problems like acne on the face and scalp.
You will find two main types of greasy hair: greasy scalp and dry roots, and greasy hair from roots to ends.
To control greasy hair, here are 10 things you should avoid:
- Gels, creams or mousses that attract oil to the scalp area.
- Conditioners applied close to the scalp. Just work them in at the middle or ends, not the roots.
- Washing your hair with hot water
- Moisturizing or deep hydration shampoos applied to your scalp. If the ends of your hair tend to dry out, apply moisturizing products only to those areas, avoiding the roots.
- Brushing, combing or touching your hair since this can transfer oil to and from the scalp and spreading oils.
- Deep conditioning products applied close to the scalp.
- Bangs that constantly brush against your forehead. Oil from your hair and skin can mingle creating skin problems and greasier hair.
- Wearing your hair around your face, this can transfer the skin oils to your locks and vice versa. Try to keep your hair up an away from your face.
- Oil based skin care products.
- Brushing your hair unless to lightly style, as brushing can stimulate the oil glands.