If your hair is oily, you have a set of problems that belong to you alone. On the otherhand, you just might learn that having oily hair isn’t as bad as you thought. There are some plusses that you might not know about. Excess sebum on the scalp is the primary cause of oily hair. Care for oily hair targets the accumulation of oil and dandruff on the scalp and minimizes it, preventing the hair from becoming limp and greasy.
What Causes Oily Hair?
Oily hair can be a pain and is a common complaint among persons who have acne problems. Excessive sebum not only contributes to the formation of acne but also leaves the hair greasy and unattractive.
Some people produce a lot more oil than others. There is nothing you can do about it other than frequent and regular shampooing with a mild shampoo. The best time to shampoo your hair is first thing in the morning. This way your hair is fresh all day. If you shampoo at night, your oil glands will have an 8-hour start on you and your hair could look quite oily come lunch time.
Not only does oily hair look dirty, it also has an odor. People who frequently have oily hair often are not aware of this. You can teach them by telling them to wash their hands, dry them, and smell them. After that, get them to run their clean hands through their hair and rub their scalp. Have them smell their hands again. They will then see what you mean.
Natural hair oil can change your hair’s appearance and behavior. Fine hair is especially effected by oil and tends to have a wild appearance when it’s oily. Places on your head that have cowlicks (such as at the crown of your head, or at your front hairline) become less manageable and stick up when they are oily. The oil makes your hair stick together and therefore causes curly or wavy hair to look curlier or wavier. Oiliness also makes then hair look even thinner by clumping your hair and making your scalp visible.
Treatment for Oily Hair
*The key to controlling oily hair is to remove the sebum adequately from the scalp.Many persons mistakenly think that hair shampoo is to wash the hair and not the scalp. Actually, shampoo is designed to clean the scalp and beautify the hair.
* If you have to fix oily hair at short notice then just rub in some talcum powder to the hair roots. Make sure that you wash it off later on.
These are a few tips that should help your hair from looking oily and preventing oil build up. It is not easy and you will have to work at it.
Preventing Oily Hair
Washing your hair every day strips it of natural oils and coats it with unnecessary chemicals and residue, leaving it limp and under-nourished. Find a shampoo that suits your hair type and wash every other day.