You know the drill. Hair has to be washed every other day because somehow you are stuck with an oily scalp that does the perfect job of constantly and quickly oiling your hair even when you haven’t done the oiling. This leads too much washing and too little natural care to your glorious, yet a mess of hair.

Most of us are bitten by this bug and not only it has taken a substantial amount of time from our daily schedule to take care of our mane but also leaves a record of your presence behind, on every window pane, desk and even on car windows. This is quite a problem that no one, except for the one who’s actually suffering from it, would understand. And, in a majority of cases, not many even know the reason behind it happening which is why we have decided to list all the reasons for public interest.

1. Natural Hair Type

The most obvious reason behind your constant oily and greasy hair can easily be your natural hair type. Some have dry scalp, some have normal and then some have an oily scalp. This oily scalp leads to the general oily-ness of your hair.

2. Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions

Various serious and non-serious skin conditions can also account for your oily and greasy scalp, this includes eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Along with oily scalp, these conditions also bring dandruff with themselves.

3. Brushing Your Hair Too Much

We all know of someone who’s in love with their untangled and smooth hair, and for this, they brush their hair a little too much. When you brush your hair repeatedly, you keep re-distributing the oil from your scalp through the length of your hair. This gets even more aggravated when you already have naturally oily hair.

4. Playing With Your Hair

Consciously or unconsciously we play with our hair a lot and each and every time you do it, you’re transferring the oil secreted by your hair to your scalp. Ka-boom, you have an oily scalp.

5. Too Much Shampoo and Conditioner

Too Much Shampoo and Conditioner

In order to get rid of oily scalp we wash our hair too much and use too much of shampoo and conditioner while washing it, this, in turn, leads to oily scalp. Washing your hair too much leads your scalp to produce more and more of sebum which makes your scalp oily and these products also contribute to the entire problem.

6. Too Many Products

Living a city life with too much dust, pollution and sunlight is killing our hair and in order to protect it from this harsh combo with use a ton of products. Somehow, these very products are making your hair and scalp greasy and oily.

7. Tying Your Hair Too Much

Tying Your Hair Too Much

Keeping your hair tied up in a tight ponytail can cause oil and sebum to build up only on that one section of the scalp and give you unevenly oily hair.

8. Using Hot Water

No matter what weather it is, try to not use hot water for hair wash, as much as possible. Hot water stimulates the sebaceous glands and encourages them to produce more sebum.

9. Vitamin B Deficiency

Vitamin B plays an active and important role in the production and regulation of sebum levels. Which is why, not having enough of this nutrient can confuse your scalp a lot, making your hair too oily to handle.

10. Styling Your Hair Too Often

Styling Your Hair Too Often
The List

Styling hair like curling or straightening should be limited to special functions or occasional events. Too much heat can dry your hair out and this encourages your sebaceous gland to work in overdrive.

With these 10 reasons behind oily hair now available to you, try to make certain changes in your lifestyle and see the change you want to see.

Jyotsna Amla

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