Oily hair can result for a number of reasons. Your age, diet, body cycles, hair products used, and hair styling routine, and parents help determine how oily or dry your hair is. I have very oily hair, and I have devised some dos and don’ts for how to handle your oily hair. Shampooing your hair can be an art if you have oily hair. But do not fear, there are methods to control your oily hair and give you healthy, clean, and bouncy hair.
In addition to these shampoo and care tips, make sure you eat properly (heavy on lean meats, vegetables, and fruits) and know that when menstruating you will have more oil production (and during menopause you may have less oil production). If you dye or highlight your hair, it will dry out some.
On your scalp area you have thousands and thousands of sebum glands. These glands need to be healthy and unclogged. Follow these tips for oily hair shampoo reminders:
1. No sulfur based shampoo, sulfur is too harsh, and your sebum will become inflamed and irritated
2. Make your own shampoo with all natural products for best results
3. When buying shampoo, look for products with essentials oils
4. Buy shampoo with peppermint or cedarwood oils
5. Do not scrub your scalp area, gently wash it
6. No not over wash, it creates a no-win cycle of oil production
7. Do not use tons of products on your hair, they are too harsh
8. Do not over brush or over touch your hair, it stimulates more oil production
9. Wash your hair twice, lather rinse and then lather and rinse
10. Rinse with cold water (it closes the sebum and hair shafts)
11. Try a lemon rinse (one cup of water with one sliced lemon)
You walk a fine line with oily hair. Every time you wash, you tell your sebum glands to produce more oils. Scrubbing seems like the thing to do, but an irritated scalp means an unhealthy scalp. That in turn means increased or erratic oil production. I highly recommend you use an organic shampoo and follow my tips for hair care.