Tired of an oily scalp? 5 tips to avoid oily hair
Tired of an oily scalp? 5 tips to avoid oily hair | Photo credit: iStock images
- Excessive sebum production or buildup over time can lead to oily hair
- Hair follicles have the sebaceous gland which produces oil, known as sebum
- Sebum promotes hydration and lubrication of the skin and hair
New Delhi: Waking up to a bad hair day is probably one of the most terrible things that can happen, as a bad hair day has the potential to turn the day into a bad day. Among the various hair problems that people face every day, the problem of oily hair remains relevant in almost all individuals. While the intensity and frequency of hair oiling can vary from person to person, it can be a matter of discomfort and frustration for everyone. Oily hair can ruin the appearance, cause itching and dandruff on the scalp, and can also lead to pimples in some cases.
Oily hair – Causes
Hair follicles have the sebaceous gland which produces oil, known as sebum, to provide hydration. Excessive sebum production or buildup over time can lead to oily hair. The functioning of the sebaceous gland differs from individual to individual and can be influenced by various factors such as genes, age, gender, lifestyle, etc. When it comes to hair, straight, thin hair is more prone to grease easily than hair of other textures. This is due to the ease of movement of sebum in straight hair. Some common causes of oily hair are as follows:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Underlying health issues such as seborrheic dermatitis
- Hair type or genes
- Diet and lifestyle
Oily hair – Prevention
Here are some ways to keep your hair from getting greasy:
- Make sure the areas that your hair comes in contact with are clean. Avoid using diet hairbrushes, towels, combs, sheets, and pillows.
- Avoid excessive use of gel, wax, or oil-based products on your hair, as this can contribute to grease and build-up or residue.
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet and observe the effect of each diet by alternating between varieties. Stay away from an unhealthy lifestyle and protect your hair from pollution.
- Take good care of your hair, find out your hair type and texture, and choose your hair products carefully. Avoid using heavy conditioners and oily shampoos. Also, avoid over-washing or over-washing your hair.
- See a dermatologist and have your hair tested to make sure there are no underlying health issues that could be causing unhealthy sebum production. The doctor can also assess your hair type and recommend the ideal treatment, medications, and products to get rid of oily hair.
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting a fitness program or making any changes to your diet.
Get the latest news on health, healthy eating, weight loss, yoga and fitness tips, more updates at Times Now