How to Fix an Oily Scalp

How to Fix an Oily Scalp

A really oily scalp can weigh your hair down and make styling extremely difficult. 

Sebum, also known as oil, is not a bad thing. The purpose of Sebum is to protect our skin and scalp from damage and drying out. However, too much of a good thing can be detrimental. 

If you tend to be more of the thin fine hair crew, like myself, having oily hair can be a complete nightmare. Don't worry though, I've got you covered with a few tips and tricks. 

2 key reasons why your scalp may be too oily and how to figure out the root cause.

  1. Genetics
  2. Your hair routine

If it feels like you have always had an oily scalp, chances are it's genetics. This is especially true if you find you have an oily face and scalp. 

If you notice your oily hair is sporadic or a more recent development, that's a good indicator that your hair habits may be to blame. Dont worry, that means you can treat your oily scalp!

How to treat based on your root cause.

If genetics is to blame for your oily scalp, then shampooing more often is going to be key, especially for finer hair. This may mean once a day or every other day. Experiment with both routines and see what works best for you. 

If your hair habits are causing your oily scalp- you can "retrain" your scalp back into shape. To start make sure you are using a salon professional shampoo like our Chemical Love Affair Shampoo that cleans your hair without overly stripping your natural oils. Next make sure you are shampooing every other day and keeping conditioner from mid to ends only, as conditioner adds extra moisture to your hair and scalp. 

Implementing these few tips can help you to see a difference in as little as 30 days. If you are still seeing some excess oil you can add to your regimen a clarifying shampoo that you can use once a month. This will help to get rid of excess oil without over stripping your hair-hence the once a month.

Last but not least 2 little tips that will help with excess oil regardless of the cause. First- a boar bristle brush. This type of brush will help to distribute your natural oils from root to tip. Second try our Late Nights Dry Shampoo for a little in between shampoos pick me up, which will eliminate excess oils while cleansing your hair. 

Well Kizzys, I hope you learned something new and valuable.

Your Unbeweavable Kizzy Sister