Most people suffer from oily, greasy hair due to the overproduction of sebum. Sebum is the oily substance that is secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin in the face, body, scalp, and hair regions to lubricate the skin and hair. There may be a lot of habits or factors contributing to this issue which you may be doing unknowingly.
Though it may sound a bit complicated, just by changing a few habits and actions, this issue can be toned down to a considerable extent. Here are a few tips that can help to minimize the oiliness and greasiness of the hair.
You must use a mild shampoo that is specially meant for oily and greasy hair to weigh it down correctly. The main reason of a shampoo is to clean the scalp. So keep in mind to not pile the entire length of the hair onto the scalp. Instead, work on the scalp with the shampoo and lather it up and leave the rest of the hair for conditioning only. After this, rinse your hair several times, especially the scalp for a minimum of 30 seconds to remove the traces of the shampoo and conditioner.
There are some useful hair care products suitable for oily and greasy hair that can fight three hair problems at once. Read through the ingredients behind the product package and check out whether there is a whole list of harsh chemicals on your volumizers, stay-on, and serums.
Excessive brushing of hair can also stimulate the production of sebum and make the hair more greasy. So limit your brushing and keep it minimal to avoid this problem. Use a smooth brush and avoid over-stimulating your scalp with brushing.
Another important tip is to cleanse your hair regularly now and then to remove the oil that is built up and accumulated on the scalp and roots. To cleanse your hair, you can either buy a good quality citrus rich commercial hair product or even use some lemon or citrus fruit juice with water to rinse your hair. This simple home remedy too can do wonders with greasy hair.
Natural acids and astringents have also been effective in minimizing the oil production in oily hair. Some hair care experts recommend that people with extremely oily and greasy hair can rinse the hair with beer, lemon juice, or vinegar to make the hair nonsticky. Astringents like witch hazel and mouth wash also help to tighten the skin and shrink the pores.