Few things are worse than waking up in the morning, showering only to realize that your tresses are still greasy even after a good washing. According to dermatologists, oily hair is not only normal but it’s also inevitable because our hair follicles are attached to our sebaceous glands which produce natural oils that are secreted into the hair follicle. While sweating from a rigorous workout or simply due to the hot weather can make your hair greasier than normal there are some unexpected situations that can result in your tresses becoming oilier than normal.
Here are five reasons (that you probably wouldn’t have guessed on your own) why your hair is especially greasy.
- Over Conditioning
I bet you’ve never thought that over-conditioning your hair was actually possible. Did you know that each time you condition your tresses you’re coating your strands in a new layer of product? The main purpose of hair conditioner is to moisturize and protect your tresses. However, when you apply too much of it, the cuticle becomes so heavily coated than any other hair products that you apply such as serum or oils won’t penetrate and work their magic. If your hair is feeling soft, limp or heavy and thick chances are you’ve applied too much conditioner.
Believe it or not, the condition of your hair is a reflection of what you’re eating. If you’re consuming too many omega 6 fatty acids than your hair will be greasier. A healthy balanced diet and taking your daily dose of Hair Intensity hair pills can help ensure that your tresses always flourish.
- Hormonal Changes
Hormonal fluctuations can increase oil production in the scalp. That’s why pregnancy, birth control can often lead to extremely oily hair. In addition, some women find that their tresses become more greasy and sensitive during their menstrual cycle.
- Untreated Skin Condition on the Scalp
Common skin conditions that affect the scalp include psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and folliculitis can make the hair appear oily or give the appearance of an oily sheen over the outer layer of hair. If you suspect that you may be dealing with a skin condition that affects the scalp you should contact a dermatologist.
- Using the Wrong Shampoo
The type of shampoo product you’re using to washing your hair can have a major impact on your hair’s oil levels. Shampoos that are advertised as an “intensive repair” or “moisturizing” products contain heavy ingredients that will weigh your tresses down making them greasier than normal. Your best bet is to stick to a simple, cleansing shampoo.