There’s a thin line between well-moisturized hair and oily hair. Hair that is well-moisturized looks healthy, vibrant and has great movement that looks natural. Oily hair looks weighed-down, droopy and lifeless, especially if your hair type is fine and/or straight. In some extreme cases, greasy hair leaves unsightly stains in its wake: on clothes, on bed linens, upholstered furniture and other places you’ve been. Embarrassing!
You’re not really trying to let your “soul glow,” so what can you do about it?
Well, first let’s consider where it comes from. Oily hair is often the result of excessive sebum production from overactive sebaceous glands. Sebum is a waxy substance composed primarily of triglycerides, wax esters and free fatty acids. It usually offers the benefits of smoothness and moisture retention, but too much makes your hair look greasy and slick.
Causes of Excessive Sebum Protection
There are a number of causes of oily hair from overproduction of sebum. Common factors include:
- Hereditary problems
- Hormonal issues
- Seasonal changes
- Poor hair care
It’s important to know which factor is the root cause of your problem. You may not be able to “shake what your mama gave you,” so consult a doctor if you suspect hereditary or other medical conditions. Changes to your hair care routine (or developing one in the first place) may cure what ails you. An improved hair care regimen can also help fight changes brought on by stress and the environment.
Improved Hair and Scalp Care
Your greasy hair situation is likely dependent on the shampoo you use. What product are you using? How often?
It might seem counterintuitive but when it comes to washing, more usually isn’t better. Excessive oil on your scalp is often your body’s response to overwashing and/or residue buildup from overuse of products.
LaLa Daisy is your go-to for premium products that offer excellent care. Here are a few shampoos that can help you control that messy situation.
Clear and Clean
Davines SOLU Clarifying Shampoo provides a thorough cleanse that leaves each strand hydrated and nourished. Formulated to work with all hair types, this product not only removes buildup and harsh chemicals, but it also adds protection from the elements such as humidity and pollution.
You’ll love the way your hair and scalp feel after one wash. If your hair is weighed down from residue left behind by other products, try Davines SOLU Clarifying Shampoo.
Purifying and Volumizing
If you suffer from damaged hair, Surface Purify Weekly Shampoo is the answer you seek. This patented formula adds superior volume, smoothness and conditioning. Your hair will feel cleaner for longer periods of time.
Surface Purify Weekly Shampoo helps control excessive oil production by helping you reduce washing frequency. It is ideal for all hair types.
Natural Oil Protection
Gentle shampoos such as Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo remove impurities from each strand while leaving the natural oils intact. Those natural oils are critical to the health of your hair. Stripping these oils triggers your body to produce more oil.
Peppermint oil and tea tree oil work together to wash away sweat and product buildup, leaving your scalp reinvigorated. Lavender helps relax your skin and offers a pleasant, fresh scent. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo is safe for use on color-treated hair.
Rebalancing and Regulation
Davines Rebalancing Shampoo offers optimum scalp care. It fights the grease on your scalp and in your roots. This formula is designed to regulate the oil in your scalp and hair, ultimately yielding hair that is less oily and more manageable.
This shampoo is designed to be used several times a week for a one- to two-month period to bring grease under control. Davines Rebalancing Shampoo is gentle on your skin, so you can feel confident about using it more frequently.
Additional Care Recommendations
In addition to using a better shampoo, here are some other tips to fight oil accumulation:
- Avoid touching your hair too much. Hands generate and distribute oil.
- Wash and rinse with cool water. Hot water strips moisture from your strands, stimulating sebum production. It also dries out your scalp and causes itching, which prompts you to touch your hair.
- Air-dry if possible. Hot air also stimulates sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum.
- Only use lightweight conditioners. Use sparingly and rinse thoroughly.
- Try not to over brush as that helps distribute sebum throughout hair.
- Refrain from using sticky or heavy styling products such as mousses and waxes.
Hair that is hydrated and healthy isn’t weighed down with oil and buildup. Visit LaLa Daisy for superior products at exceptional prices that help you look and feel your best!