Ways to Manage your Oily Hair

How to Manage your Oily Hair
Having oily hair can be difficult to manage especially on days when you’re rushing to work or to an event that you can’t miss. You may have found yourself spending hours styling your hair only to be surprised that by the time you get to work, your hair is already greasy.

Oily hair results from an oily scalp. This means that the sebaceous glands in your scalp are over producing oil which is why you have oily hair. Having a hyperactive sebaceous gland can be caused by a variety of factors such as diet, hygiene, genetics or skin diseases. To help you manage your oily hair, here are a few simple tips that you can add to your daily routine:

Tips on Managing Oily Hair

  • Use a shampoo made for oily hair
    Using the right shampoo for your oily hair is the first step to managing an oily scalp. Remember that shampoos are made to clean your scalp and remove excess oil. You should also know how to shampoo your hair properly as to make sure that you are not irritating your scalp and causing further damage to it. Make sure that you choose shampoos that are categorized as balancing, clarifying, strengthening or volumising. It is also recommended that you shampoo your hair every day.
  • Use conditioner properly
    Having oily hair doesn’t mean you have to skip conditioning your hair. You can still use conditioner but make sure that you avoid the scalp. It is best to apply conditioner to the middle part of the hair and then move it all the way down to the tips. This will condition the part of the hair which is considered the oldest which are usually damaged and dry.
  • Rinse thoroughly
    Make sure that you rinse properly and that no residue of shampoo and conditioner is left in your hair and scalp. Not rinsing thoroughly will lead to oilier hair and other scalp problems.
  • Eat a balance diet
    Diet is also an essential part of keeping your hair healthy and oil-free. Make sure that you avoid junk foods like burgers, fried food and pizza. These types of food have fat in them which then cause our sebaceous glands to become more active. Choose fresh and lean food to help keep your body and hair healthy.
  • Hydrate
    Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. This will help keep your scalp healthy and will put your overly active sebaceous glands in check. At the same time, you will have a healthier body and skin.
  • Take a break
    Stress is also a big factor on your hyperactive sebaceous glands. Make sure that you take time to unwind and leave the stress of the day in the office. Make time for yourself to do relaxing exercises like yoga, walking, Pilates, etc. Not only will this help manage your oily hair but it will also help you live a healthy lifestyle.

You can definitely manage your oily hair by following these simple tips that we have for you. We also recommend that you check in with a specialist in the event that these tips are not working for you or if you are experiencing other skin conditions.

AQI Tea Tree Shampoo gently cleanses hair to help balance oily hair and irritated, flaky scalp. Leaving your hair shiny and healthy looking.

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