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There are three main types of hair, dry, normal, and oily. Unfortunately, you don’t have much choice in what type of hair you have, it’s largely controlled by genetics. But, regardless of what type of hair you have, you should be able to manage it and still create stunning-looking hairstyles. It’s simply a case of knowing how to deal with your oily hair.
Understanding Oily Hair
The best way to deal with oily hair is to understand what causes it. Although you may be genetically disposed to oily hair, the real trigger is a dry scalp. Your head naturally produces sebum. This is a type of oil that coats your hair, protecting it from harm. Everyone does this.
However, when you have oily hair it means your scalp is producing too much sebum. This may be genetic, in which case you’re going to want to discover the best products for oily hair. We’ll cover this shortly.
But, if you’re suffering from a dry scalp, your body will naturally produce more sebum. The result is hair that is even oilier than usual. Dealing with the dry scalp can help to reduce the amount of oil produced.
Dry Scalp Treatment
The most effective way to eliminate a dry scalp is to moisturize it. That means adding a few drops of moisturizing oil to your scalp every 2-3 days. Spend time massaging the oil into your scalp and you’ll encourage nutrient flow as well as moisturize your scalp.
Make sure you give it at least thirty minutes after massaging before rinsing the oil out.
Many people with oily hair feel the need to shampoo daily. This helps to remove excess oil and keep your hair looking good.
However, the key to this approach being successful is to use natural products. Any shampoo that contains chemicals is likely to damage your scalp. This will dry it out and increase the production of sebum.
In short, if you’re going to use a shampoo with chemicals you’ll want to shampoo less often. This can be a good idea even if you’re using a natural product.
Get The Right Brush
A soft brush, such as one with boar bristles, or fake boar bristles, will gently push the oil away from your scalp and down your hair. This reduces the greasy roots and adds a healthy shine to your hair. You may be surprised at how effective this is at improving the look and feel of oily hair.
It’s not just your scalp that produces oil. Your whole body produces sebum to help protect it from contaminants. Unfortunately, this means if you’re constantly running your fingers through your hair you’ll be adding to the oil in your hair.
In short, once you’ve styled your hair, leave it alone!
A good exfoliating scalp scrub can be used once or even twice each week. It will remove dry skin from your scalp, open pores, and help to eliminate excess oil. It’s easy to add to your routine and the effects are instantly visible.