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Many of our readers ask us why their hair is oiling quickly and what they can do to stop it from happening. It is important to understand that the scalp has sebaceous glands that secrete oil or sebum in a natural way to protect the hair, the problem arises when there is an excess of this sebum and the hair acquires a greasy appearance. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to a problem like this, but by following a few basic tips you can get around it.
Products for your hair
First of all, and although it may seem like a lie, it is not good to wash your hair very often. The ideal would be to do it twice a week. It is important to choose a good shampoo, which does not have detergents. Regular shampoos usually have a pH between 4.5 and 6.7; To eliminate excess fat you must find a more alkaline one, that is, with a pH greater than 6.7. Probably in the beauty salon they can help you find the most suitable for your hair. We propose two that give very good results, the June Jacobs shampoo, special from its citrus spa line, with lemon essence and various teas, which acts directly on the scalp, removing the remains of fat. And Melvita's balancing shampoo, which is sulfate-free and does not dry out the skin.
On the other hand, you should try not to use conditioners, or only use them on the ends if they are very dry. Try to rinse your hair very well and if possible do it with warm or cold water, which will stimulate the blood circulation of your scalp. If the hair looks excessively greasy, you can wash it twice, massaging your scalp by applying the shampoo and leaving it for five minutes to act on the skin.
There are also many home remedies to avoid oily hair. You can try to see which one works best for you. Here we tell you one that is effective.
Mint, rosemary, vinegar and water
Bring the water to a boil, remove from the heat, add mint and rosemary and cover. Let it rest for about 12 minutes, filter and add the vinegar. The lotion should be applied to the scalp after each wash and left to act by covering it with a towel. 15 minutes later it can be rinsed again with water.
If, despite taking all these measures, you still have oily hair, the reasons may be different. It can be for example a hormonal issue, it can be due to a meteorological factor, if there is a lot of humidity and heat in the environment. Or you may be going through a moment of tension and the sebaceous glands secrete more than usual. It also happens to some women that their hair gets greasy when they start taking the contraceptive pill or change brands. In these cases, what you should do is contact a specialist.