Hair products can aggravate oily hair!
Many hair products that are on the market these days, and that many magazines are raving about, can actually damage your hair and make it very oily. It is not only the hair dryers, hair curlers or other hair styling tools that can make hair oily, lifeless and dull. There are many hair cleaning and styling products that can actually make hair greasy if used for longer periods of time.
Shampoo can make your hair oily
The most used hair product by women and men around the world is shampoo. For dry, oily, dyed hair, to make it glossy or shiny, to keep it clean, whether it is clear or coloured, shampoo has been used in the last 40 years for cleaning our hair. What many people are not aware of the fact that shampoo is actually a powerful detergent with many chemical ingredients that can cause a number of hair and skin related problems.
Besides the shampoo ingredients that can produce irritation and allergic reactions, using a shampoo will make your hair greasy. Some may think that shampoo is meant to degrease and clean the hair. While that is true, it also makes it oily because your scalp produces more sebum after you wash with shampoo. Sebum is your skin's natural moisturizer and when you wash with shampoo your scalp will try to compensate the loss. Most dermatologists advise a maximum of 2 hair washes per week, although many people wash daily.
So what is the solution to shampooing for oily hair? Firstly, try to wash your hair only two times per week. Secondly, try an organic or herbal shampoo that has fewer ingredients and wash with lukewarm water only. Lastly, you can always make your own shampoo for oily hair and use herbal remedies that can treat oily hair and scalp.
Hair styling products can make your hair oilier
Anyone suffering from an oily hair condition should keep away from all hair styling products until the condition has cleared. Using hair styling products will make you wash your hair very often because it is neither healthy nor pleasant to keep these products on your hair and scalp. They make your hair sticky and hard to manage even before the day is finished.
Besides the fact of needing constant hair-washing when you use hair products, there is the added risk of developing a reaction to any of the ingredients contained by these products. Sometimes it is hard to determine which product caused which reaction so doctors advise to stop their use immediately.
The best option regarding hair styling for oily hair is to look for certified organic products that do not contain oils as an ingredient. Many hair care products contain oils in order to make hair more manageable and shiny, but for people with oily hair this can be a disaster.
Store-bought hair masks are not for oily hair
Hair masks are used for providing nourishment, and protection from pollution and dryness. A person that has very oily hair is already getting more than enough nourishment from natural sebum. When this sebum is produced in excess your hair can become too sticky and greasy and using a hair mask can make it worse.
A hair mask is like a moisturizer for your hair, you only need it if your hair is dry and lifeless. One hair mask that will help oily hair is the egg yolk home remedy followed by a lemon water rinse. This simple and natural treatment balances you scalp skin PH, offers nourishment for your hair and prevents hair loss. Most importantly it gets rid quite fast of oiliness of scalp and hair. You just need to be consistent and use this every week for three months.
Another hair mask recipe for oily hair that you can prepare at home is the yogurt mask. Yogurt is a natural conditioner due to lactic acid that has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps nourish oily hair without making it oilier, and also treats dandruff and itchiness. Just take enough yogurt to cover your hair and scalp, then leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse and wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat the procedure once a week for healthy hair, especially in the summer months since this has a cooling effect for your scalp.
In conclusion, if you have oily hair, try to find the cause and try a natural remedy that will not make matters worse. If the problem is more severe seek the advice of a dermatologist that can prescribe a medicinal shampoo. There are many solutions out there for your oily hair, but you just need to find the right one without causing any more damage to your skin or hair.