By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover
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Oily Hair PreventionDoes dry shampoo have a special spot on your desk, on your vanity and in your gym bag? Do you have to wash every day to keep oil at bay? Instead of living with oily hair, it's time to get to the root of the problem - literally. We spoke to the experts - a dermatologist and a hair scientist - to find out how to stop those oily strands dead in their tracks.
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What Causes Oily Hair? Your Biology Overproduction of sebum - a natural oil produced by the body - can lead to greasy strands, especially at the scalp. Extra sebum is caused by "a genetic predisposition, hormonal influences, diet, hot/humid weather, diseases such as seborrehic dermatitis or even medications such as oral contraceptives or steroids," says Eric Spengler, Chief Commercialization Officer and SVP R&D at haircare brand Living Proof. "Normally sebum is a solid at room temperature and melts at about the body's temperature. Thus