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Causes for oily hair

causes for oily hair

I’ve been asked many times which are the causes for oily hair and why do some people have this hard to keep type of hair. Well…it’s quite a long story.

There are a lot of people dealing with this problem,right? As far as I’m concerned, I think it’s the number 1 problem people have when it comes to hair. It gets greasy one or two days after you wash it,and the only thing you can do is washing it again,and again…and again.  So the question is, is there any cure for oily hair or you’ll just have to fight with it all your life?

WHAT IT MEANS: There is a story going around that has a blaming tendency: if you eat fast-food, your hair will become oily. So, according to this, if your hair gets greasy the next day after you wash it, it’s just your fault!causes for oily hair

That’s exactly what a friend of mine was told a few months ago… She wasn’t even the type that ate out very often, and even if she was, connecting fast-food with greasy hair seems a big absurdity to me! The only possible situation I could ever imagine would be eating a dish of french fries, not washing your hands and then running your hands through your hair. Else, I don’t possibly know how could food influence the sebum production.

A COMMON CAUSE: This would probably be genetic heritage. If people from your family were dealing with this problem, it is very likely you’ll have to deal with it too.

A MEDICAL CAUSE: Some say that higher sebum production is related to hormonal problems, or a wrong medical treatment for a certain condition. To be honest, I don’t actually think this is true… From what I’ve seen, most people have oily hair simply because…. they do. There’s no reason for it. They could simply have normal hair, they just have it oily. Maybe it’s because we’re all so different from one another, and this makes the world such a beautiful place. Or maybe there is just no explanation for it. I take upon me the fact that I don’t have any answer to this question 😀

causes for oily hairWHAT TO DO: Of course, as I said before, there is always something to do about it. There are a lot of products specially made for oily hair. There are also a lot of natural home-made hair masks, which, used for a larger period, could decrease the sebum production. The most important part, though, is that the results depend very much from person to person, so if a product made a miracle for your friend, it may not be as effective in your case. The key is just to try.

Also, if you want to see some tips that might help you hair stay oil free for longer time, you can check this great article about Keeping hair from getting greasy on Wikihow.

WHAT I WOULD DO: I admit I have never had too much to deal with greasy hair. Maybe only when I was little, when my actual curls were long, very thin strands that didn’t even look decently.

Things have changed, though, and now I don’t remember seeing my hair getting oily lately, but I do have a lot of friend who are always complaining about this. I was actually thinking, it’s absolutely impossible to talk to friends about hair and not to hear the “oily hair” problems, really. Absolutely impossible!p12

My friend has been trying some homeopathic products which she claimed to be very good. Not miraculous, just very good. This means that it will not make your hair drier from the first use, but it will make it so after a few weeks of usage. I also know people who have tried specially-designed products and they were very satisfied with it.

RESULTS: They vary very much from person to person, but generally, you should see a little improvement after 2 or 3 weeks of using the product.

What things do you use for oily hair? Do they have any effect or would you like to try something else? I am preparing a post about some of the oily hair products that I’ve heard the best things about, so if you’re interested, keep following my blog 🙂

Supplements for hair and health

When you’re considering starting a treatment with supplements for hair and health, you should try to choose the supplements that have the highest amount of natural ingredients as well as  the smallest number of side effects.

supplements for hair and healthI say side effects because we should consider rashes or fatigue as things you wouldn’t desire in your everyday life. However, most of these supplements don’t make you deal with any unwanted symptoms, so there’s noting to worry about. Most people choose these supplements when they feel their body needs “a breath of fresh air”, not necessarily because of an illness or something similar. Something common for this supplements is that you don’t really  feel any difference in a short period, you could rather see some changes after at least a month.

It’s good to know that any good supplement for hair and health should contain many oxidation preventives. Vitamins and minerals get involved in many chemical reactions throughout the body, so you will find many times the same components in different supplements.

Anyway, if you’re not sure what vitamins and minerals you would need, here are the most common supplements when it comes to health and hair care.

  • Zinc supplements

Zinc deficiency can cause a massive hair loss, because if our body does not get the normal dose of zinc, the results are visible on our hair. It becomes thinner and starts falling, but it also regenerates much harder. This is why there are so many zinc based treatments for hair loss.

Zinc supplements can be found in every pharmacy, at normal prices.

  •   B Vitamins

best supplements hair growthDid you know that vitamin B7 delays the process by which our hair becomes grey? I didn’t. It also has good results in cutting off hair loss. B Vitamins are actually a complex of vitamins which, by coincidence or not, are found in the same foods.

An important role vitamins B have is that they help our body absorb hemoglobin, that offers the oxygen our hair needs in order to grow up healthy. You can find a certain vitamin B in supplements that contain the whole complex of vitamins B.

  • Iron

If you read the paragraph about zinc, you remember that a deficiency could lead to serious hair damage or even loss. However, another health issue that can produce hair loss is anemia, or iron deficiency. The lack of essential substances like iron or zinc could stop hair growth and, as it doesn’t regenerate anymore, the quantity of lost hair is getting bigger and bigger.

On the other hand, iron mineral supplements improve blood circulation in our scalp, which leads to a better hair nourishment.

  • Vitamin C

Last but not least, this vitamin C is partly responsible for hair strength and a deficiency can make it prone to fragility. If you happen to have a day when your hair looks awful no matter what, try taking a small dose of Vitamin C and you’ll see the effects 🙂

Probably Vitamin C supplements are one of the most popular from their range. I remember taking a lot of Vitamin C when I was little, I still know people who take it regularly to prevent a cold or other things. If you’re interested in taking some supplements, you can surely find these ones in every part of the world.