I’ve always had slightly oily/thin (curly) hair (just lots of it, so people think I have thick hair!). Recently I’ve noticed some changes though. I let my hair air dry before I straighten it, but while I’m straightening my hair I notice the the strands are so greasy! It almost looks wet. My hair was oily before, but now I feel like it’s just…greasy. It’s always hard finding the right shampoo, because everything’s moisturizing this or moisturizing that. I use a clarifying shampoo. I have not made any serious lifestyle changes, I still work out as often, my stress levels haven’t changed much and I still try to drink plenty of water.
What could be wrong? I’ve tried not washing my hair, washing my hair every day, not using conditioner, using conditioner, different shampoos, not using hair products, using hair products, etc…still my scalp is greasy! I try dry shampoos but that’s only a temporary solution because it makes my hair look powdery. Help!
Hey Lovely! One thing I would actually recommend is to use moisturizing shampoo regularly. The reason is because your scalp might be producing more oil because it is dry. I don’t know where you live, but it is winter, which can often cause dry skin in the cold. So try out a moisturizing shampoo and use it regularly — establishing a routine for your hair will make it easier to determine what it is that’s making your hair greasy. Something to consider is if you are genetically predisposed to having greasy hair — since you have thin hair, you’re more likely to have oily hair (since people with thin hair tend to have more hair follicles).
If you’ve tried everything and you’re not sure what else to do, definitely visit a doctor. A dermatologist might be able to determine if something is wrong with your scalp that’s causing it to produce so much oil. Or, if that fails, definitely see a doctor to have your hormone levels checked — the production of oil is sometimes tied to your hormones. Even if it’s nothing, it’s better to find out now than later!
Lovelies, do you have any advice for dealing with greasy hair?
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