What are the main causes for oily hair? Why do some people deal with this problem – while others don’t?
To be honest – greasiness is probably the #1 problem when it comes to hair.
So – is there any cure for oily hair? Or you will just have to fight with it for the rest of your life? Let’s take a close look at all the facts about greasy hair.
What Oily Hair Means
The thing is – not everyone with thin locks has greasy hair. Just like not everyone with curls has dry hair.
So here’s when you can call your hair “really greasy”:
- your roots are full of oil next day after you washed it
- you usually wash your hair everyday (out of necessity)
- the hair has very little volume at the roots
- it also looks constantly dirty and messy
Now – you might recognize yourself in one or several of these points. But it could be because of a new shampoo, a hormonal problem or simply stress.
So if your hair is getting oily for a recent period – it’s probably going to go away on its own. Just like it started, actually.
But if you’ve had these problems for as long as you remember – then your hair is probably oily for real.
So let’s take a look at the main causes.
#1. The Genetic Cause
Though it sounds hard to believe, genetics play a big role even into your hair texture.
So here’s what I want you to do:
- Analyze your close relatives: parents, grandparents, even aunts/uncles.
- Does any of the have similar hair to yours (straight, curly, etc.)?
- If yes, is it also oily – just like yours?
- Also, do your siblings have the same problem?
If you have at least 1 person in your family dealing with the same problem – the cause behind your oily hair might be closer than you think.
And unfortunately, in this case there isn’t much you can do.
Certain products can help – but the texture of your hair isn’t going to change.
So hopefully, genetics isn’t the cause behind your greasy hair – because if it is, there isn’t much I can do to help you.
#2. The Medical Cause
Your hair might have always been greasy for a reason – you could have a minor health problem that no one noticed.
Or it could be because of a treatment you’re following. Here’s what I mean:
- hormonal imbalances
- seborrheic dermatitis
- taking birth control pills
- vitamin B deficiency
- you’ve being over stressed
Now – I’m not going to take each of these problems/treatments separately.
But there’s one thing to keep in mind – all of them can produce extra sebum. It’s just that not to everyone.
So in case you think it’s one of them causing your oily hair – you should investigate further on.
The Solutions You Have
Now – I don’t plan to cover the remedies for oily hair in this article. So I will only mention them briefly, without getting into any details.
Basically, here’s what you can do:
- Treat the medical problem behind
- Stop the treatment – if this is causing the greasiness
- Try a special mask for oily hair
- Use baby powder to absorb the extra oil
- Use special products for very greasy hair
As I said – I focus on the remedies in another article. This one was mostly for the causes, so I won’t insist on the possible treatments.
Now I would like to hear from you:
- Do you have anyone with greasy hair in your family?
- How fast does your hair get oily?
- Have you found the right product or treatment?
I’m waiting for your answers and suggestions in the comment section from below.