Natural scalp oils are a blessing for people with curly, processed, dry, or even normal hair. But oil can be a total nuisance when you’ve got too much of it. Luckily, there are tons of ways to combat oily hair and scalp. We’ve compiled a fantastic guide to how to deal with greasy hair.
When you’re dealing with oil, it’s all about balance. Excess oil production can occur for a number of reasons, including dehydration and naturally occurring build-up. From clarifying the scalp to maintaining an oil-free look throughout the day, the articles below break down exactly how to keep your production of oil at bay.
Whilst lifestyle factors can definitely play into oily hair and scalp, the products you’re using can also contribute to your situation. We recommend tons of great products in the articles in this guide to keep you less slick and more sleek, so dive in!
Great hair starts with a great scalp, but the scalp can also be the bedrock of trouble when it comes to oily hair. This guide helps you navigate the best way to combat overproduction of oil as well as maintain a balanced scalp throughout the day, leaving you with more manageable hair and a healthier scalp.
Maintaining balance in the scalp can be difficult, but luckily, we’ve got tons of great advice for how to keep your scalp clean and fresh. There are tons of great shampoos with ingredients that help to tone and soothe the scalp, calming the production of oil and leaving you with less build-up. Ingredients such as tea tree oil, lemongrass, and other astringents are often included. These ingredients tone the scalp to provide a bacteria-free environment, promoting less oil production in the long run.
Other ingredients to look for include exfoliants, whether chemical or physical, to slough dead skin cells from the scalp. Removing excess dead skin helps to minimise oil build-up, which can lead to irritation and excess oil production. Ingredients such as lactic acid and salicylic acid help the scalp breathe by removing the oil that’s sticking to dead skin cells, clearing off the scalp and preventing further build-up.
Lifestyle factors can also contribute to scalp oiliness. In this guide, we cover how the frequency of shampooing can lead to oily hair and scalp, and how often you should shampoo to maintain a grease-free style. Again, coming back to the keyword for maintaining a healthy scalp that’s prone to overproduction, you want to bring some balance to your haircare routine.
You may be washing your hair too little, which causes build-up of dead skin and oil. Over-washing can also cause oiliness, as too much cleansing can strip the natural, protective oils in the scalp, thus triggering overcompensation and too much oil. Whilst there’s no hard-and-fast rule on how much or how little you should shampoo, our articles help you determine how often you should be cleansing your own hair.
Another top-notch oil-remover is dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is a multifaceted product that can be used as a styling aid, a way to soak up oil between shampoos, or a simple late-day freshener for anyone with a truly oily scalp. While overuse of dry shampoo can actually be counterproductive by drying out the scalp, it’s a great product when used correctly. Not sure how you should be using dry shampoo? Check out the articles below for more information on how to make dry shampoo work best for you.
We totally get it. Oily hair can be super-frustrating. However, there’s hope! All the info you need to control your oily scalp and get back to balance is available in the articles below. So what have you got to lose? Check out our guide to get yourself on track to fabulous, buildup-free hair.