Our scalp naturally produces Sebum, more commonly known to us as oil. Sebum is designed to help lubricate the skin and hair keeping it moisturised and water resistant.
Too much oil can block our pores and potentially cause spots but it can also travel down the hair shaft leaving our hair feeling greasy, limp and dull.
Here are the main reasons you could be suffering from oily hair;
Hormones: it is common to experience greasy hair when our hormones are unbalanced and this can happen during pregnancy and the Menopause.
Habits: constantly playing with your hair and touching it can cause oil to spread, dirt and bacteria turning your hair greasy within hours. Hands off, no unnecessary touching ladies.
Skin Type: some of us are just born with skin that produces higher levels of oil. It’s common for people that suffer from Acne to also suffer from oily hair. A purifying and balancing shampoo will help keep your scalp clean.
Haircare: the way you treat your hair on a daily basis can also result in you having greasy/oily hair. Over washing is the biggest mistake, if you over wash your hair you could actually be stripping it of precious oils which can cause the skin to go into overdrive to compensate.
Skin Conditions: oily hair can often be a symptom of a skin condition of the scalp. The most common of these is called seborrheic dermatitis or seborrheic eczema. Symptoms include red patches with yellowish or oily scaly skin and flaking. If you have any of these you should see a dermatologist.