Monday, July 12, 2010

What to do About Oily Hair

Here are some tips for preventing and treating oily hair:

  • Shampoo your hair every day. Leaving the shampoo on your head for at least 5 minutes before rinsing may help.
  • Rinse hair out thoroughly.
  • Conditioners coat the hair, something oily hair doesn't need. Apply a small amount of conditioner only to the ends if they've become dried out.
  • Those with oily hair need a good solvent-type shampoo, one that will cut the grease. To give your shampoo a boost, you can even add a few drops of dishwashing liquid
  • Avoid brushing your hair too often or too vigorously, since the brushing will carry oil from your scalp to the ends of your hair.

Keep in Mind:
  • Hormones affect oil production. Things that affect your hormone levels in adult women, it may come with the menstrual cycle or using birth control pills. In teens, oily hair, zits, the works it all comes with the package. When the hormones calm down, the problem usually evens out.
  • Diet's Not to Blame: it is not one of the oil-producing culprits listed. That's because diet doesn't play much of a role in the development of oily hair, contrary to what many people believe. Eating French fries won't send the grease directly to your scalp unless you rub your French fries through your hair.

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