Why do I have oily hair?

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Having oily hair can be a real problem for many people. Oily hair tends to look dull, dirty and is often difficult to style. But what can cause this problem? Here are the main causes of oily hair and possible solutions to remedy it.


The different possible causes


The primary cause of oily hair is excessive sebum production by the scalp. This may be due to a genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalance or poor diet. To reduce sebum production, it is important to choose hair products suitable for oily hair such as our purifying solid shampoo and use it in moderation. It is also recommended to wash your hair regularly, but not excessively, to avoid stimulating sebum production.


The second cause of oily hair is the use of unsuitable or excess hair products. Styling products, such as mousses, gels, and hairspray, can clog pores on the scalp, leading to excess oil production. It is therefore important to choose hair products specially designed for oily hair and use them sparingly.


The third cause of oily hair can be related to environmental factors such as pollution, humidity or excessive sweating. To avoid this, it is recommended to wash your hair after playing sports or in case of excessive sweating, and to protect your hair from pollution by wearing a hat or scarf.


In conclusion, there are several causes of oily hair and several solutions to remedy it. It is important to choose hair care products suitable, use them sparingly, wash your hair regularly and protect it from environmental factors. By following these simple tips, you can get rid of your oily hair and get healthy, shiny hair again.


Good habits to adopt if you have oily hair


  • Do a light, quick massage of the scalp before shampooing to stimulate blood microcirculation.
  • Use a 100% natural purifying shampoo (chemicals are very bad for the scalp)
  • Rinse hair with cold water to tone it and make it shine without making it greasy.
  • Apply his conditioner only on the tips.
  • Wring hair with a terry towel to remove excess water.
  • Avoid blow-drying or using it on low heat about 15 cm from the hair and avoid staying in one place for more than 15 seconds.


Habits to ban if you have oily hair 


  • Use baby or children's shampoos, even if they are very gentle, they may be too greasy for adolescents and adults. Prefer it Homnès purifying solid shampoo with 100% natural ingredients.
  • Rubbing the scalp vigorously with your nails while shampooing has a counterproductive effect.
  • Do two successive washes, the second having a stripping and aggressive effect.
  • Using water that is too hot for washing hair.
  • Dry hair by rubbing it with a soft towel.
  • Using shampoos that are too harsh on the scalp. It is important to choose shampoos without sulfates, parabens or silicones that will soothe and care for the scalp, like our purifying solid shampoo.
  • Using a hair dryer that is too hot near the roots. It is best to use a hair dryer with several temperatures to prevent hair from quickly getting greasy again.

In summary, to combat oily hair, you need to determine the cause and abandon your bad hair care habits to adopt a more natural routine. By taking care of your scalp and hair, it is entirely possible to regain healthy and radiant hair.

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