The first thing to keep in mind if you’re a woman with greasy hair is that oily hair is a naturally occurring hair type. While in our society some people may judge and you yourself may feel uncomfortable about it or find it inconvenient, it is nothing to be embarrassed about. Some people naturally have very dry hair, others have very oily hair and many people fall somewhere in between.
However, while it’s important to also learn to accept yourself as you are, there are certainly some tips that can help you manage your oily hair type so that it is less of an inconvenience and to minimize discomfort. In fact, greasy hair – believe it or not – can even be a blessing in your hair care if you know how to manage it well! The following tips should help your plan on how to improve greasy hair.
It may seem counter-intuitive to wash your hair less often, but in fact frequent washing can stimulate the scalp and production of naturally occurring oils in your scalp and hair follicles. This is a protective measure your body takes to keep your scalp and hair healthy and strong, but if you wash hair too frequently, it can worsen the problem. Though you may still want to shower, wash or bathe your body as often as you like to clean yourself, and even wet the hair, you can keep washing it wish shampoo to every 2 or even 3 days to let the oils absorb into the scalp and allow the body to reduce the production of oils naturally.
While conditioners are frequently used by people of all hair types, they are especially recommended for people with dry hair types. If you have oily hair you may want to use a smaller amount and spread it out more, water it down to use a less concentrated amount, skip it every now and then when washing your hair, or even stop using it altogether. This can make a huge difference in your hair care and you may need some time adjusting this habit, but in the end if the oily hair problem is your priority issue in hair care, reducing use of commercial conditioners can be the best thing you can do for your hair!
There are many metabolic reasons why a person might have greasy hair. While it is a naturally occurring skin type and the sebum produced in the scalp and hair follicles is a normal secretion, the quantities can vary from person to person. There are however things you can do in your diet to support other changes, such as reducing mucus-forming foods like starches and dairy, and increasing alkalizing foods like dark, leafy green vegetables and lean protein.
This article was written by Maria-Hélèna Pacelli.
I joined OilyHairGuide.com in 2014 and have been reviewing for them ever since. It's my passion and joy to help people who are struggling with greasy hair. It was a nightmare I had for years until I found my home here.