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Understand Your Oily Hair

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

Hi Beauty BFFs! Oily hair is caused by so many factors. It could be over production of oil on your scalp, medicine affecting your skin/scalp, hormonal imbalance, using the wrong products for your hair type and scalp, product build up, touching your hair too much, not washing your hair at all or even over washing your hair. Whatever the cause is, there is a need for balance.


Hair isn’t like skin, but the scalp is pretty much the same other than it has more lipid glands and sweat glands compared with other parts of the body. The scalp is out of balance with the oils, which is why it needs maintenance. Stay away from silicone and waxes, which can make build up in oily hair.


Do wash your hair, but don’t over wash it. Try to wash every other day, or if you must wash everyday - do it only once a day. Your scalp will want to product more oils if you strip too much of it. For daily use try using an apple cider vinegar shampoo to help cleanse the oils, and use a light weight conditioner.


Do use a clarifying shampoo once a week or so, same with a scalp exfoliator, and rinse (depending on the product). Keep it to light styling products such as liquid sprays, and maintain it with an oil-absorbing dry shampoo. Don’t touch your scalp or hair, this will overstimulate the oils in your scalp and then your fingers will spread it to your hair.


Enjoy the tips and I’ve gathered a few products to help balance oily hair. Let me know if you have tried any of them, or what has worked for you to control oily hair?

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@theouai Detox Shampoo

@christopherobinparis Purifying Scalp with Sea Salt

@dphue Apple Cider Vinegar Detangling Conditioner

@sundayriley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum with Niacinamide

@arrojonyc Set & Style Spray (liquid gel spray)

@igkhair First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo


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