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There is a wide range of hair and scalp problems that affect us and they can be highly frustrating but most can be eliminated. An oily scalp is rather common and inevitably will lead to a person having oily hair which makes the hair stick together in clump formations. Oily hair makes it neat on impossible to try out new styles and it also draws in dirt. Some people recommend washing your hair frequently to prevent the oil from becoming too obvious, however, this can cause you to have the opposite problem of a dry scalp full of dandruff.

Causes of an Oily Scalp

On the scalp there are glands called sebaceous glands which make oil. The purpose of this product being made is to make sure our hair stays waterproof and soft. When someone is suffering from an oily scalp it basically means the glands are overactive. Usually it can be pin pointed towards a hormonal imbalance in the host. There are other causes, however, such as allergies to some particular foods, improper care of the hair and scalp which allows the oil to build up and not necessarily over produce. Stress is another cause of having an overactive sebaceous gland. Basically anything that can cause you to have a hormonal change can lead to an oily scalp. People who have acne will also usually have an oily scalp.

How to Treat an Oily Scalp

To treat an oily scalp can be a challenge to say the least, however, there are some options at hand. Firstly, ensure you are shampooing frequently with a recommended shampoo. One that does not have any traces of strong or large amounts of chemicals. In researches that were conducted it was proven that by using a shampoo that was clear and light helped treat oily scalps rather than heavy shampoos with lots of detergents. When you massage your scalp make sure you do it during the shampooing stage and not after because this will cause you to produce more oils. Use products that contain tea tree oil, chamomile, rosemary oil, jojoba oil, eucalyptus, or lemongrass as these are natural products that will aid you in the removal of oil.

Hair Care Tips for Treating an Oily Scalp

When you brush your hair try not to do it too much or for too long as this will arouse the glands and also pull the oil through the hair so it will look greasier. When you choose your conditioner, choose the one that has very little oil in it and only put it onto the ends of your hair rather than up to the roots.

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