Very greasy hair at the roots – a common phenomenon, accompanied by other undesirable symptoms. Often, despite the daily washing, the hair becomes greasy. What to do in this situation, how to determine the cause and cure the problem – constantly asked questions of people suffering from this disease.
Hair, based on their characteristics and appearance, can be divided into three categories:
-Normal – Such hair looks pretty cool and attractive. They are characterized by natural radiance, silky texture, softness and elasticity. This type does not require special and complex care, because normal hair is very easy to any styling, for a long time keep the shape of hair and slowly polluted.
-Dry – This type of hair usually requires the most intensive care. Dry curls have a thin and porous texture, split, break and fall out, are difficult to comb and stack, and are also subject to static stress. As a rule, dry hair retains its clean appearance for a long time, and may become contaminated a week after washing.
-Fatty – Are the most untidy kind. The skin is characterized by increased production of fat, that’s why the hair quickly becomes oily, as well as accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms. Oily scalp is often accompanied by oily glitter greasiness at the roots of hair, sloppy appearance, intense loss, absorption of surrounding smells and dust, rapid contamination, as well as some diseases that may be caused by this symptom.
There are also hair of mixed type, which have greasy roots and dry curls at the ends. They are adversely affected by any weather influences. So, if the head gets under the influence of sunlight or moist air, there will be a great greasiness of the scalp, and dry air and wind cause static stress.
Hair of this type is the most difficult to bring in the proper appearance, because oily scalp can be caused by diseases of the body.
Oily scalp with oily hair is accompanied by the active spread of harmful microorganisms, therefore it can lead to a number of negative consequences:
acne on the skin of the face, head and body;
skin diseases (dandruff, lichen, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.).
To avoid these ailments, it is important to find out the cause of the symptom and get rid of oily hair.
The reasons that affect the rapid contamination of hair can be the following factors:
Incorrect work of the sebaceous glands of the scalp
First of all, it is these glands that regulate sebum production. When hair is of a normal healthy type, the secretion of the sebaceous glands creates a protective sheath on the skin, which allows to restrict the curls from excessive dryness, dirt and dust, and also to keep moisture in the skin. So, on the scalp do not spread harmful microorganisms, and the hairstyle has a neat appearance.
If the sebaceous glands of a person are prone to disturbances, their activity increases, and the hair very quickly becomes greasy. The functioning of the sebaceous glands depends on the genetic predisposition, as well as on other dysfunctions in the body;
Oily hair is most common in adolescents, in older men, women prone to menopause, pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as those who are regularly exposed to stress, mental disorders and overexertion.
This variation in categories is due to the fact that excessive secretion of fat occurs due to hormonal disorders. During the period of its restructuring, the body begins to produce various hormones to which human sebaceous glands are sensitive. Along with greasy hair, skin inflammations on the face and body as well as oily skin of the face can begin at such a time. In these cases, getting rid of fatty roots will allow the establishment of hormones.
The daily ration directly affects the sebaceous glands. If it contains a large amount of fatty, fried, sweet, salty, pickled and spicy foods, then the skin of the face, body and head begins to actively excrete fat, trying to get rid of excess fat inside the body and toxins.
Along with the incorrect formulation of the diet, the use of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products can cause oily hair roots in men and women.
Hair of any type needs external care. While choosing care, you should pay attention to the features of a particular type of curls.
Many owners of greasy hair are trying to dry them as much as possible using special products and household products for this purpose. This is the most common and dangerous mistake when caring for greasy scalp.
During aggressive procedures aimed at over drying the scalp, the body begins to feel an imbalance and release even more sebum. So, it turns out to be a vicious circle, the result of which always remains a dirty untidy hairstyle.
Care for this type of hair should be a complex, paying attention to the internal health of the body, and as external care should choose neutral means. This allows you to remove greasy hair;
Severe temperature drops
As noted in the previous paragraph, oily hair cannot be subjected to overheating. Therefore, heating devices for styling, such as curling iron, hair dryer, rectifier and diffuser, can aggravate the situation. The same goes for hypothermia. It is important to protect the hair from adverse weather conditions, but choosing warm hats, it is necessary to avoid synthetics in the composition of the material.
Very often, oily hair is accompanied by seborrheic dermatitis. This is a disease caused by the spread of harmful bacteria on the skin of the face, body and head. Dermatitis causes such unpleasant symptoms as excessive secretion of sebum, irritation, redness, itching, acne and peeling of the skin.
Seborrhea can be caused by a number of other ailments: mental disorders (anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, etc.), a sharp restructuring of the hormonal background, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, epilepsy or encephalitis.
Thus, identifying the factors that influenced the increased fat content of the hair is a key step in the treatment. Taking effective measures to eliminate the problem will remove the oily shine of the hair.
How to deal with oily hair
Before you begin to treat oily scalp, you should familiarize yourself with the possible causes and find out what exactly could affect the functioning of the sebaceous glands. If you cannot identify the cause yourself, you can consult a specialist. A hair specialist doctor deals with such issues.
You can also try to use a set of measures aimed at the treatment of the scalp. It may include diet, proper care, vitamin intake, beauty treatments and hair treatment at home.
In order to prevent the appearance of increased sebum secretion by the scalp, the following measures should be followed:
-Do not wash your hair often – As noted earlier, the cause of the violation of the sebaceous glands may be over drying of the skin. Despite the fact that dirty hair looks pretty untidy, you should try not to wash your hair every day, and limit to 3 treatments a week. If the hair is greasy after washing every day, and this measure does not give results, then you should look for another cause of the problem.
-It is true to choose care products – Choosing an external care, it is important to abandon shampoos designed specifically for oily hair. This is due to the fact that it is these tools that dry out the roots greatly, causing active sebaceous glands to work. It is better to stay on a neutral shampoo, whose task will be only cleansing.
-Use heaters less often – Hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons and diffusers can also dry out hair. If the use of a device is extremely necessary, then it is important to apply a thermal protective agent before installation.
-Do not touch the hair – Excessive touch to the scalp and curls accelerate their pollution, and also cause the spread of skin germs from the hair throughout the body.
– Try to comb your hair – When the hairbrush passes through the hair, the sebum from the roots spreads along the entire length, and the curls become dirty more quickly. When the problem of oily scalp is there you should comb hair, affecting only the ends.
Varnishes, other styling products, use only in extreme cases.
When developing a daily diet, you should limit yourself to the consumption of food prepared by roasting in vegetable oil. It is preferable to cook in a saucepan or a slow cooker, stewing and baking.
You should also avoid products such as sweet carbonated water with dyes, fast food, chips, crackers, spicy, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.
You can balance your diet by consuming a sufficient amount of protein and carbohydrates, while fats should be the smallest part of the diet. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, boiled or baked meat without sauces and additives, salads, cereals.
Normalize the production of sebum will water consumption in large quantities. Water moisturizes the skin of the face, head and body, causing the body begins to release less fat.
Vitamins A, B2, B6, and D can be used as nutritional supplements. But first, it is advisable to consult a doctor. So, the problem of fat head can get better.