Relief For Your Oily Scalp
One key factor in our hair’s health and appearance lies in our scalp. Yes, we said your scalp. While you probably focus a lot of your hair care efforts on your actual hair strands, it all starts with the scalp. When your scalp is unhealthy or facing certain struggles, your hair strands will as well. Oily hair is a common concern, especially during these humid summer months. If you’ve noticed or felt like your scalp is oily and you can’t seem to get it sorted out, we’re sharing some tips on gaining some relief for your oily scalp.
Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Often
We realize this sounds completely contradicting to your actual goal but the thing about washing your hair is it actually strips your hair and scalp of all the natural oils. When your hair and scalp become stripped of those natural oils, it will produce MORE to replace what it was stripped of. That being said, when you wash your hair too often your scalp and hair are in a constant state of needing to replenish oil and often ends up causing an excess of oil production in your scalp. Now keep in mind, since you’re going to be cutting back on washing your hair as often it will likely at first appear more oily until you get into a routine with it. Start out slow, and begin to work your way to only washing your hair 2-3 times per week at max.
Watch Where You Apply Conditioner
Conditioning products are essential to a healthy hair care routine. Our hair needs conditioning, regardless of your hair type. But when you’re facing an excessively oily scalp, you’ll want to make note of where you’re applying your conditioning products. When too much conditioner is applied to the root and scalp of your head, it can cause more oil and grease to be produced. Instead, focus on the ends and up to the middle of your hair. Avoid applying any conditioning products to your roots when using your regular conditioner AND any deep conditioning products you may be using on a regular basis.
Use Dry Shampoo Productively
We talked about not washing your hair too often, but what do you do for those times between washes when your scalp becomes a bit too oily looking? Use dry shampoo! Dry shampoo products are incredible for those that have an oily scalp. Because dry shampoos are, well…dry. They’re incredible at really soaking up the oil in the scalp. Use a dry shampoo product between washes, and you can even use it on days when you notice your scalp is appearing oilier than you would like.
Applying some of these tips should help you to get some quick relief for an oily scalp. Of course, maintaining healthy hair habits throughout your life is also going to play a huge role in maintaining the health and eliminating as much excess oil in your scalp as possible.