A certain amount of oil or grease
is very healthy, and in fact necessary for your hair to remain
in optimum condition, but too much oil can cause our hair to look
dirty and lank.
There are several products for and
oily scalp to help control
the over production of oil, but it is important to know how not
to make the condition worse yourself.
If your hair is greasy we tend to
wash it more frequently, and scrub it just that bit harder to
get it clean and this is exactly what we should be avoiding. The
glands which produce the oil are stimulated by massage, therefore
we should practice a few of the following habits when dealing
with a greasy scalp.
- Shampoo with the flat of your
fingers rather than the tips for a more gentle cleaning action.
- When combing or brushing your
hair don't over do it or use too vigorous an action.
- Try shampooing your hair as little
less often! Twice a day is too much. I know that this may seem
to be the worst thing for someone with a greasy scalp but give
it a go. Firstly you need to break the cycle of frequent shampooing,
try shampooing every second day. If you find your scalp is still
greasy, wash it daily using the gentle technique we suggest
Evening Primrose oil or zinc supplements
can be beneficial in helping correct sebum (oil) activity.
If the problem persists it is could
be hormonal or some other internal factor and a trichologist
or doctor will need to be consulted.