Oily scalp problems getting you down? There's nothing more irritating than feeling like you're constantly having to wash your hair every day to keep it looking fresh. If you're looking for some simple and easy-to-follow oily scalp treatment advice, you've come to the right place.
There are a few reasons that someone might develop a greasy scalp. For some, it's simply hereditary and you may just have naturally overreactive sebaceous glands, which produce more sebum (oil) than usual. Other common causes include scalp redness other common causes of redness, a poor diet and hormonal changes. We have some bad news for the guys too unfortunately, as men's scalps produce up to 60% more sebum than women's, making them particularly susceptible to having an oily scalp.
How to care for an oily scalp
When it comes to oily scalp treatments, following a good hair care routine can help to counteract excessive oil production. Read on for our top tips for controlling oil and maintaining a healthy scalp.
Use a shampoo for oily scalps
Using the right shampoo and conditioner can go a long way in helping bring your oily scalp under control. Looking for a shampoo for oily scalp? We recommend the CLEAR Superfresh Apple Anti-dandruff Shampoo, which purifies grease and impurities to leave hair feeling clean and fresh. Conditioning your hair is equally important, as you don't want to have an oily scalp with dry hair at the ends. Ensure to use a lightweight, moisturising conditioner that won't weigh down your hair and apply only to the ends of your hair.
When to wash your hair
If you find your hair gets oily very quickly, we'd suggest washing your hair in the morning rather than at night. Your scalp will continue to produce oil as you sleep, so by the time you wake up your hair may already be starting to look a bit greasy. It might mean waking up a little earlier, but it'll be worth it to start your day with fresh strands.