Oily Hair Causes and Natural Remedies

giftarist By giftarist, 15th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1p4uducd/
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The sebaceous glands produce too much oil and there are nutritional aspects which needed to be corrected. There are as many as 140,000 oil glands on the scalp. Oil wicks into fine, straight hair the easiest. Wiry hair tends to be the least oily.

Symptoms and Causes

Symptoms
Excess amounts of oil in the hair; redheads rarely have oily hair. Blondes tend to have it the most.

Causes
The sebaceous glands produce too much oil and there are nutritional aspects which needed to be corrected. There are as many as 140,000 oil glands on the scalp. Oil wicks into fine, straight hair the easiest. Wiry hair tends to be the least oily.

Oil production tends to be increased by intense heat and humidity. Hormonal changes and stress can also affect it.

Natural Remedies

1. Only use clear shampoos. They have less oil in them.
2. Give yourself a double shampoo, with a rinse in between. After shampooing, feel your hair. Does it feel oily? This will help you know how well you are doing.
3. Squeeze the juice of two lemons into a pint of water and use it as a finishing rinse. This helps remove soap residues which tend to weigh down the hair. Or use an apple cider vinegar rinse. After showering and blotting the hair dry, apply the rinse and massage it through the hair. Leave it on for 5 minutes. Then rinse with cool to tepid water.
4. Or use a horsetail herb rinse. It strengthens the hair shafts and reduces oil on them.
5. Do not over brush, for this carries additional oil from the roots into the hair.
6. Avoid too much fat in your diet. A diet of fried foods, saturated fats, meat, and dairy products triggers increased production of sebum. This results in an oily scalp and hair.
7. Do not use a shampoo that contains sodium lauryl sulfate or NDELA (nitrosodiethanolamine). Both are harsh and dry the scalp, perhaps causing flaking.

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Apple Cider, Blondes, Heat, Hormonal Changes, Humidity, Lemons, Natural, Oily Hair, Oily Scalp, Redheads, Remedies, Sebaceous Glands, Sebum, Shampoos, Stress, Vinegar Rinse

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author avatar Denise O
16th Feb 2011 (#)

My sister has to deal with this, it really was hard for her as we were growing up. Where as my hair was just the opposite, dry as can be. I actually have to give myself a hot olive oil treatment a few times a month. Go figure huh.
Interesting facts and good tips.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
31st Mar 2011 (#)

Good tips.
Oily hair made my face look oily.
I take head-bath twice daily.

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