6 of the most common causes of greasy hair
Although genetics is one of the main causes of excessive oil production, there are other lifestyle factors that increase production levels which can be controlled. Read on to discover the 6 biggest causes of excess sebum and find out how to make your hair less greasy.
1. It’s in your genes
If one of your parents has greasy hair, we’re sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news but they may have passed this onto you. Don’t worry though, this doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. While we can’t do anything about our genes, using the right products can bring your oil levels under control. Using a shampoo and conditioner for oily hair like CLEAR Ice Cool Menthol Anti-dandruff Shampoo as part of your regular hair care will help to keep your scalp in check.
2. You have straight hair
Did you know that certain hair types are more prone to grease than others? For those with straight hair, the lack of texture or wave means that oils from the scalp can slip down the hair more easily, rather than collecting at just the roots. If this sounds like you, try switching to a shampoo for oily hair and you should see the benefits.
3. Your hormones are off balance
Hormone imbalances can cause all sorts of issues from weight gain to acne and, you guessed it, an oily scalp. Changes in hormone levels brought on by puberty, pregnancy and the menopause can all lead to higher or lower levels of oil being produced, which is why even those with dry hair might suddenly find their hair is greasier.
4. You’re touching your hair too much
Are you someone who’s constantly touching their hair? Every time you run your fingers through it or push it back out of your face, oils from your hands are transferred to your hair. Brushing your hair too much can also be to blame, as brushing distributes oil from your scalp through your hair lengths, so make sure you clean your comb or brushes at least once a week.