Oily Hair - Care for Oily Hairs

Published: 12th March 2008
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Oily hair is a problem that most people deal with at some point, for different reasons. The best way to get rid of your oily hair is to pinpoint the cause of your problem and treat your hair accordingly. It may be worth it to invest in more expensive hair products, or to talk to a hair-care professional or a dermatologist for suggestions on how to revise your hair-care regimine and get rid of your oily hair once and for all.

Oily hair can be a pain and is a common complaint among persons who have acne problems. Excessive sebum not only contributes to the formation of acne but also leaves the hair greasy and unattractive.

Oily hair can be a pain and is a common complaint among persons who have acne problems. Excessive sebum not only contributes to the formation of acne but also leaves the hair greasy and unattractive.

Oily hair affects a lot of people, and there are a number of hair care products on the market for this condition. Unfortunately, many of these shampoos tend to treat this condition with ingredients that have a high detergent content. This puts the sebacious glands into overdrive, and makes the problem even worse.

Care for Oily Hairs

Choose a light conditioner to use every other day, or just apply it to the ends of your hair, where it's needed the most. Always use conditioner in small amounts--less than a teaspoon.

Squeeze the juice of two lemons into a quart of the best water you can find, says Daines. Distilled water is a great choice. "This is a great rinse" to help cut oiliness.

Do not wash your hair everyday. If your hair is clean your glands will secrete more oil. Use a cleaning shampoo to wash your hair and to scrub off the oil build up. Use a mild shampoo and scrub lightly.

Avoid excessively fatty and oily foods, as well as additives and preservatives. Heavy fats work their way into skin oils, causing overly oily skin and hair. Increase your intake of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fresh fruits and vegetables to restore natural, healthy levels of bodily oils.

Heat styling products like curling and straightening irons can dry out even oily hair if they're used too much. Follow the instructions carefully, and don't use them on wet hair or high settings, and give your hair a vacation from styling once in a while. Ask your hair stylist or dermatologist for advice on using heat styling products.

You can help slow down oil secretion by applying a homemade astringent directly to your scalp. Kingsley suggests applying a mixture of equal parts witch hazel and mouthwash, with cotton pads, to the scalp only. The witch hazel acts as an astringent and the mouthwash has antiseptic properties, he says. If your scalp is very oily you can do this each time you shampoo.

Each amount of shampoo can only take away so much oil," says Dr. Goldsmith. "So don't skimp on the shampoo. Test yourself. After you shampoo and dry your hair, does it still feel oily? If it does, you haven't cleaned it well enough."

Diet and lifestyle are two major factors that influence the health of the hair. Poor diet, illness and deficiencies of any particular vitamin and mineral affects the quality of hair and problems like dandruff, thinning hair, balding, premature graying etc. spoil the hair.

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