My hair is too greasy... what causes greasy hair?
Greasy hair is due to a build-up of the natural secretion ('grease'
or, more correctly, sebum) from glands in the scalp
(sebaceous glands). The sebum passes into the hair follicle and spreads upwards
and over the hair shaft. It is not absorbed into the shaft.
The feel of the hair depends on the volume of grease present. At certain,
times, such as puberty. there is a marked change in sebum production
due to higher levels of male hormones. At such times the hair may become
more greasy and need to be washed more often. Inadequate removal of
the grease makes the problem worse.
The scalp produces much the same amount of grease whatever the hair
style. Since very short hair offers a smaller area over which the grease
can spread, greasiness can be especially troublesome on short hair.
Not shampooing often enough may result in a build-up of grease and material -
environmental dirt and bacteria - on the hair. Perspiration plus grease
may result in lank strands of hair which look unpleasant and may be
It is not possible to stop the glands from producing grease. Grease production is affected by diet, and other factors that we can control.
The answer to how to stop, prevent, avoid, get rid of and even perhaps cure greasy hair is to wash it as often as necessary to keep it clean
and in good condition. Too-frequent washing can encourage the production
of grease. The best shampoos for greasy hair are specially formulated to remove natural grease without
damaging the hair shaft.
PRODUCTS that we recommend:
Kevin Murphy Fresh.Hair -
A dry cleaner for your hair. This revolutionary product will remove all
your sins from the night before. Fresh.Hair soaks up all the excess oil,
dust and odour that tends to build up after a long haul flight, late nights
and gym workouts.
It is particularly effective in giving fine hair a little lift without
looking too product-laden. The hair is left shiny, fresh and deodorised.
It's like a shampoo and blow-wave in a bottle.
Matrix Biolage Normalizing Systeme Normalizing Shampoo -
balanced cleansing système that frees hair of daily build-up, normalizing
both the hair and scalp.
MOP Basil Mint Shampoo - gently removes oil without over stimulating the
Matrix Biolage Scalptherapie Cooling Mint Shampoo - nourishes the scalp, removes excess oils and revives hair as it soothes, invigorates and awakes the sense with Mint and Kola Nut Complex.
Wella Professionals Balance Pure Purifying Shampoo - Deep cleansing shampoo that removes product build-up, residual impurities and pollutants to leave hair prepared for deep hydration.
Fudge Detox Shampoo - Purge your hair of all the grease, grime and product build up with this specially formulated shampoo created to remove unwanted toxins from the hair.
Nexxus - Phyto Organics Kelate Purifying Shampoo - Gently removes chemicals, residue, chlorine and other impurities to leave hair clean, lustrous and completely refreshed.
American Crew Daily Shampoo -
Helps break down excess oil in hair allowing it to be gently rinsed away.
With Rosemary and Thyme Extracts, the shampoo provides a refreshing and
invigorating action to the scalp.
Joico Daily Care Treatment Shampoo -
A unique blend of biotin, jojoba oil and inositol slough and remove dry skin and promote circulation that could be caused by dandruff and psoriasis as well as balancing the oily build up associated with seborrhea.