Greasy hair

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Greasy hair – where does the problem of greasy hair come from?

Sometimes we brand hair as hreasy when we identify the strands that are prone to easily getting oily, despite proper cleaning and care. Those who persistently have greasy hair tend to struggle to keep their hair fresh and oil-free for a long time. Why is this happening? Is there any solution to getting rid of this problem? Keep reading to find out!

Greasy hair – the main characteristics

You can easily spot greasy hair on yourself or another person immediately after inspecting your/their hair. They shine and collect together in clumps, and sometimes even stick together. They tend to be flat, de-volumized, flagged etc. And if we touch the scalp with the finger, we can notice that the fingertips are oiled and shiny. Now this one is rare, but sometimes greasy hair is even accompanied by a strange odour. Dealing with this problem can be challenging, and many may feel anxious because of this unsightly matter.

But why does hair get greasy?

Typically, the excessive amount of sebum produced by the sebaceous glands is responsible for the quick greasing of the hair. Not every person has sebaceous glands working the same way, which is why some people have dry scalp, others normal or mixed, and others suffer with excessive oiliness. Usually such predispositions are hereditary, and genetics are responsible for how your glands work. But the amount of produced sebum also depends on the lifestyle and diet you lead and follow.

Another reason for excessively oily or greasy hair is simply inadequate care. Of course, even the use of oily, highly nutritious masks and oils can affect the condition of your hair. With the amount of nutrients included in those products, it’s easy to overdo it, especially if you don’t wash the hair after. Your hair can quickly become flat and greasy. The type of cosmetics you use is also vital. We should buy products that will satisfy the needs of your hair. Read what ingredients and substances are included in the products you purchase, and certainly don’t just choose random bottles that are exposed on the shelf. Getting familiar with the properties of your hair, and the properties of the products you use will bring out great success, because you’ll be able to provide your hair with the missing nutrients.

Greasy hair – how to deal with them?

If you take care of your hair regularly, then perhaps the disturbingly greasiness of your hair results from hormonal problems? All the more so if you have additional problems with oily skin. This could simply be in your genes, but it’s also worth going to a dermatologist’s or at least a GP who will direct you to the right specialist.

People who have a good and satisfying complexion, and yet complain about greasy hair, should also review the cosmetics they use on a daily basis, as well as their hair care habits. Other than that, you just must experiment and see if there’s any improvements e.g. if you wash your hair every day, try to do it every other day. The beginnings can be difficult, but essentials like dry shampoo will help you power through. It is also worth trying to hide oily hair strands with the appropriate hairstyles. Greasy hair looks the worst if it’s let loose, so ponytails are better, but buns and beehive hairstyles are the best.

Try to also look at cosmetics compositions. Eliminate the shampoos whose task is to weight and nourish the hair, and preferably only purchase shampoos with natural substances. You can use any masks and conditioners, but aim to avoid the roots, and focus on applying the product on the hair tips. Preferably, apply the nutrients at around the mid-point i.e. half the length of the hair, or if you have shorter hair, at around ear’s height. Also try to rinse your hair with cold or lukewarm water.

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