Hair wash day is the most relaxing, feels so good to get rid of all the grime, grease, and dirt out of your hair. But when the day is over, you find your hair looking greasy and oily back again! So, you decide to wash it again, and the cycle continues, with either frizzy hair or limp oily hair. Never that healthy, shiny lustrous mane.
Our experts at BellaEstas know this cycle and it is typical of an oily scalp and skin. The main cause of an oily scalp is a surplus secretion of oil by your sebaceous glands. There are several reasons that the sebaceous glands become overactive, which range from hereditary and genetic reasons too, bad eating habits, external factors and even underlying health conditions.
To help manage an oily scalp and oily hair, our experts have formulated a hair care regime for oily hair. But let’s first identify if the scalp is oily.
Identifying oily hair
- Hair always looks greasy, oily & flat, no matter how many times you wash it
- Hair falls from the roots and is oily to touch
- Hair looks limp and dull each time you comb it
- Your scalp is always itching and has a slightly foul smell
- On itching the scalp, you find sticky dandruff or build-up within a day or two
We know how exasperating this condition can get. And the multiple oily hair masks and oily hair shampoos in the market either dry out the hair or cause more hair fall. So, our experts have shared a few guidelines on how to manage an oily scalp.
Manage Oily Scalp and Oily Hair
- Eat Right
Eating right has to become your primary change starting today! Everything starts with a healthy balanced diet and the right nutrition. Reduce the greasy oily foods in your diet and replace it with leafy greens for iron, healthy fats like Omega-3, and pulses for protein. Drinking plenty of water will not only keep your roots hydrated but also helps overall health.
Add in a daily nutritional health supplement with biotin, Vitamin B, C and E, and essential minerals like iron and zinc; like Verginico nutritional hair tablets.
- Wash your hair Right!
Just because your scalp is oily, it doesn’t mean it needs harsh shampoo. Use a mild shampoo with natural ingredients that will gently cleanse your scalp without stripping it off its essential oils.
Oily scalp needs to be washed regularly though, thrice a week at least with lukewarm water. Use Verginico’s Sulphate Free, Paraben Free, and Silicone Free shampoo loaded with Aloe Vera extract, ProVitamin B5, and Procapil that cleanses excess oil and strengthens hair follicles.
- Clean your comb right!
Each time you comb or brush your hair, you leave some grease and oil back on it. This causes grime to build on your hairbrush and combs; causing more bacteria to grow. Clean your hairbrushes and combs at least once a week with a mild shampoo, to ensure you are not taking that dirty bacteria back to your hair again.
- Nourish your scalp right!
Though regular hair wash is key nourishing your scalp with the right products is essential. To heal the scalp damage and repair hair damage, you need to nourish the scalp skin and roots with a healing serum. Verginico’s hair growth serum is powered with concentrated 200X Aloe Vera extract, which repairs the scalp and nourishes hair naturally. Procapil and ProVitamin B5 in the hair serum works on boosting hair cell growth of poor hair.
- Style it right!
When styling oily hair, use minimal aqua-based products only. Avoid hair wax, hair mousse, and heavy hair sprays. Avoid brushing and combing too often, it just spreads the oil through the hair further, making it damp. For women, a loose bun tied on top works perfectly for oily hair. It keeps hair in place and avoids the unnecessary touching of hair. For men, avoid styling it with heavy gels that hold hair too tight. Extra hold oil-based gels, grease the scalp further, and cause acne on the forehead.
Good hair care habits and a consistent hair care regime is the best way to manage oily hair daily. The more you love your hair and care for it in the right natural way, the more your hair will grow healthier and shinier.