What Is An Oily Scalp
Oily scalp is the condition where there is an excessive build-up of the natural grease secretion from the sebaceous glands in the scalp. When there is an excess of oily and grease in the scalp, the person suffering from oily scalp may feel itchy, have wet-greasy looking hair. The excess oil could even clog up the hair follicles, if left untreated, it could also lead to other hair issues such as dandruff or even hair loss.
What Causes An Oily Scalp
Hot and humid weather, genetics and seborrheic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin disease which can affect your scalp)
Tell-Tale Signs of An Oily Scalp
Here are the four main tell-tale signs of oily scalp:
- You consistently scratch your scalp and feel itchiness every now and then
- You leave oil stains on the glass / windows after resting your head on it
- Your fingers feel oily after running them through your hair
- Your hair is overly shiny and flattish due to layer of oil on your scalp and hair
There are a variety of ways one can treat and get rid of an oily scalp and these tips and tricks are essential to follow to avoid an oily scalp.
DIY With Baking Soda
A great DIY at home to clean your scalp and help it rid of dirt and impurities that are clogging the pores. Add 2-3 tbsp of baking soda and mix it with water to make a paste, now apply the paste on your scalp and rinse your hair with water after 15-20 min. A weekly treatment should help you rid of excess sebum.
Rinse Well While Washing Your Hair
Make sure to remove any product buildup to ensure your scalp is thoroughly cleansed and refreshed, and that there are no hindrances to healthy hair growth.
Stay Away from Heat Tools
Heat-styling on too-greasy hair can encourage more damage and “hot spots”—just like grease on a pan! Make sure hair has an even coating of moisture, but no overly oiled areas.
Refresh Your Scalp With The Right Shampoo
Using paraben free shampoos with Salicylic Acid or Clay because that helps clarify and cleanse hair and scalp, with a satisfying tingling sensation to boot.
Use Conditioners Towards the Ends
Oily hair still needs some healthy amount of moisture. Try putting more conditioner towards the lengths and ends of your hair, avoiding the scalp.
Wash Your Hair Brush
Yeah, you didn’t think that was a thing right? If you have any oily scalp, it is best to wash your hair brush weekly to rid the base and bristles of any bacteria and product. Also you should change your hair brush every few months.
And if nothing works, see a dermtologist and get a scalp treatment.