How to prevent oily hair

Gosh, it has been a long time, too long. I am so sorry! Anyway I am back and I thought I would return with some very useful hair advice. 

You may have seen on IG that I am now bringing you a weekly update of #tophairtiptuesdays – please give it a follow to stay up to date. This will be where you can find a mixture of hair related facts, styles, products and ideas, that I will bring to you each week, to keep you up to date and on track with your healthy hair lifestyle. 

So to kickstart, here is a post that I hope will be VERY useful to many of you. How to prevent oily hair:

  • Less is more

The more you do to your hair, the greasier it will become. Period. People often moan to me, saying that they have to wash their hair every day or every other day. Over-washing causes excess oil, fact, and your hair does not need to be cleaned as often as you may think.

  • The science

Every pore on your skin has, what is called a sebaceous gland, including your scalp. These glands create an oily substance called sebum. Your scalp creates sebum to keep your hair from breaking and becoming dry, and this is also what gives your hair it’s natural shine. However, sometimes your sebaceous glands produce excess oil, which results in oily skin and alas, greasy hair.

Humans (and dogs) clean our manes naturally. Society created shampoo and conditioner, so using these products too often is not actually natural. When we wash our hair, we strip it of it’s natural oils, resulting in your scalp panicking and going into an oil production overload.

So now for the best part…

  • Ways to prevent
  1. Use cold water for at least 30 seconds to rinse away all shampoo and conditioner when washing your hair.
  2. Avoid excessively touching and brushing your hair day-to-day.
  3. Allow your hair to dry naturally or keep heated hair tools to a minimum, hot air and hot water can stimulate oil production faster.
  4. Try gradually washing your hair less and less, extend it by one day each time.

Although there are also hormonal, diet and/or lifestyle changes that can cause excessive oil production on our skin. Not doing a great deal to your hair, will gradually slow the production of oil in your scalp.

I hope that has been helpful! Give it a try and please do let me know how you get on over the coming weeks!

Penny x


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