If you have an oily scalp, you know how frustrating it can be to have hair that feels clean one minute and dirty the next. The simple reason is sebaceous glands in your scalp produce excess sebum, which travels down the hair shaft making your hair feel lank and greasy at the roots.
The question is “Why is your body producing this excess oil?”
The causes of excess sebum (the natural oil produced by your scalp) vary and include your genes, hormonal imbalances, the weather & humidity and even your diet. The state of your scalp can make a big difference to the health of your hair. An oily scalp can lead to a fungus and Dandruff, or a condition called Seborrheic dermatitis, which also causes scaly patches and can lead to hair loss.
These conditions will need to be managed with the help of special products.
If you want to stay in control before you get to any serious condition here are some simple solutions to help you combat an oily scalp and dry hair.
Authored by the Holistic Hair Panel of Experts.
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