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What Are the Different Greasy Hair Remedies?

Alex Tree
Alex Tree

Shampooing every day, not touching the hair, and reducing the amount of oily hair products applied to the hair are some different greasy hair remedies. Some people can get away with washing their hair once a week, but others have naturally greasy hair that requires more attention. Twirling or adjusting the hair by hand throughout the day doesn't help, because the oil on a person’s hands easily transfers to his or her hair. In addition, some permanent greasy hair remedies take some time to be effective.

Some greasy hair remedies are simple actions many people already do. For example, shampooing every day instead of every other day or once a week can deal with oil build up before it becomes noticeable. Shampoo designed for oily hair might be too harsh for frequent washing though, so choosing a gentle shampoo for normal hair is often the best route. On the other hand, if a conditioner is also used, it should be one made for oily hair because it is less likely to make hair greasy all over again.

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Fixing greasy hair can also be as tough as resisting the urge to touch the hair. A person’s hands naturally contain oils that keep them soft and smooth. In addition, many people put additional oils on their hands by using body and hand lotions throughout the day. These oils can be transferred to their hair accidentally, and minimizing hair touching is the best way to avoid the problem.

It may be necessary to pay closer to attention to the conditioners and other hair products placed in the hair. Heavy conditioners, sheen sprays, and various other products are usually designed to add oils. Choosing products specifically designed for oily hair or eliminating a few products might help the situation. At the very least, products designed for dry hair should be avoided since greasy hair is anything but dry.

There are often no permanent greasy hair remedies, unless a medication or temporary hormonal change caused it in the first place. Medications that cause greasy hair are somewhat rare and usually prescribed to help treat a specific type of cancer. Transitioning through adolescence or going through a pregnancy can also cause greasy hair because the sebum glands become overactive, producing more oil than necessary. Cleaning the hair on a regular basis and not applying additional oils can help keep the hair looking good, but only time can return the hair back to normal.

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