We hear a lot about managing dry hair in the world of beauty, but oily hair can be just as frustrating. While some oil is natural, healthy, even, an excess of oil causes your hair to appear greasy. And since no one wants to walk around looking like they haven’t seen the inside of a shower in days, we’re diving into this issue.
What Causes Oily Hair?
Hair feeling greasy? Blame your sebaceous glands. Every pore on your skin contains these glands (also known as oil glands) for the purpose of producing sebum (oil) to maintain proper hydration levels.
The sebaceous glands on your scalp help give hair a gorgeous, healthy shine. But sometimes these glands produce too much sebum, causing hair to appear oily. This overproduction is largely due to genetics (meaning, if you’re prone to oily skin, then you’re likely prone to oily hair), but sometimes occurs as a result of poor hair-care habits.
How Can Oily Hair Be Corrected?
Even if your hair is oily as a result of genetics, you can take steps to help control that extra shine. Here are five ways to manage those pesky sebaceous glands.
If you’d like to learn more about managing your oily hair, talk to a beauty professional. The stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown can provide expert advice on keeping your hair healthy and beautiful. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.