Having excessively greasy hair can be so frustrating! It seems like no matter how much you wash your hair, your hair looks greasy and oily a few hours later. Are there any solutions for greasy hair that are more than just momentary fixes to a long-term problem?! Well, with the right hair care regimen and a little patience, there is a way to treat your oily hair in a way that makes the grease stay away for good. At Brilliance New York, we’ve spent years perfecting the perfect hair care products for all hair types, greasy, oily hair included. Here are the best solutions for greasy hair that don’t require a doctor’s note!
Reasons for Oily Hair
Greasy and oily hair is the result of overactive sebaceous glands that produce too much oil in order to protect your scalp from the adverse effects of overly dry skin. The issue is that sometimes your body can be off with the levels of chemicals that it produces. When that happens, you can end up with an overly-greasy scalp.
Although sebum (oil) is good for your body and good for your hair, when your production is off it can cause unattractive and oily hair that can even cause acne on your scalp and face. That’s why it’s important to find a healthy balance between having enough hair oil to keep your scalp healthy and sporting seemingly unwashed hair.
Some common causes of excessively oily hair include:
• Genetics (some people naturally just produce more sebum oils than others).
• Poor dietary habits (you are what you eat, right?).
• Medications (some side-effects may cause your hormones to go off the rails).
• Improper hair care.
How to Treat Oily Hair
Luckily, even if your body is producing more oil than it should be, there are natural solutions to help you treat greasy hair!
There are day-to-day fixes like putting an absorbent powder like baby powder or baking soda in your hair, but those are temporary. For long term solutions for greasy hair, you need to treat the problem at the source.
Dietary Solutions for Greasy Hair
If you have poor eating habits then you really do need to be introspective and ask yourself if you are eating the best foods available to you. You might find that you are eating foods with too much sugar, too much fat, or too many processed ingredients. Your diet can really throw your body entirely out of wack so be mindful of what you are eating.
It’s always a good idea to eat a balanced diet with more vegetables and leafy greens to help give your body the nutrients to level out the sebum production.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Is your scalp’s Ph balance out of wack? One of the ways that you can help balance your scalp’s Ph balance is by applying apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is something of a wonder ingredient that is used for everything from flattening your tummy to helping your fingernails grow but there is really something to it that helps your body stop oil production.
Dilute some apple cider vinegar with water (about 1:8) and pour it through your hair. Leave it in for a few minutes and rinse it out. You should see results in a few days!
Another ingredient that we love at BNY is Argan Oil. Argan Oil is a rich extract that can help dissolve any oil build-up on your hair and clean clogged hair follicles and help to regulate natural oil production. Argan Oil is included in a wide array of hair care products like Shampoos, Conditioner, and Serums to help make application easy!