How To Deal With An Oily Scalp

Steer clear of your oily scalp woes with these five manageable tips.

Does your hair feel weighed down or worse, greasy? It could be because of your oily scalp. Oily scalp occurs when your oil glands are producing excess sebum — or your skin’s natural oils — due to factors such as hormonal imbalances, stress, or humidity. While this can be problematic for you and your tresses, it can most definitely be resolved. Ahead, five ways you should take note of to manage your oily scalp woes.

GlamAsia - How To Deal With An Oily Scalp - WomanTry shampooing every other day to avoid an oily scalp  (©cokacoka/Deposit Photos)

Avoid over-brushing your hair

You may be accustomed to brushing your hair many times a day, but this actually stimulates more oil which also transfers to your hair. So you don’t only get an oily scalp, but greasy hair too. Not a pretty sight, right? You don’t have to set a minimum on how often you should brush your hair in a day; just make sure you don’t overdo it.

Apply powder on your roots

Another use for powder? To keep oil at bay on your scalp. Use a big face brush to spread the powder on your roots; this allows the powder to absorb the oil. Do this when you get home from work, so there is enough time to let it seep through your scalp even before bedtime. An alternative would be a dry shampoo.

Don’t shampoo excessively

Washing your hair too much strips your hair of its natural oils, causing your scalp to compensate for the loss by producing more oil.

Rinse hair properly

Sometimes, product buildup is the culprit behind your oily scalp. After shampooing, make sure you rinse your hair properly to ensure no product is left on your roots or hair.

Use a hair dryer only when necessary

Using a hair dryer not only gives you instant bouncy hair, but also shorter time to dry and prep hair for work. But because of the heat, using it often damages your hair and doubles up on oil production in your scalp. Thus, air dry your tresses until half damp before using a hair dryer, and make sure it’s kept at low heat to minimise damage.

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