Unfortunately, most women are confident that the greasy shine of their hair can be removed by frequent washing. However, this is not the case, and frequent showers only exacerbate the situation. Frequent washing with hard water and aggressive detergents further impairs the protective functions of the scalp and destroys the hydrolipidic film. This leads to a lack of moisture, which is compensated by the increased intensity of sebaceous glands.
In order for care to be correct and effective, it must consist of three essential steps:
- gentle but thorough cleansing with individually selected shampoos;
- intensive hydration with balm and rinse aid;
- the use of additional measures and means (masks, rinsing balms, fluids).
Complete home care for oily hair should be commensurate with the challenges they have to endure every day: straightening with iron, drying with a hot hairdryer, twisting with a flake, lightening or monthly dyeing, chlorinated water, etc. To make it so, it is necessary to take care of your hair regularly and using the right tools.
When choosing the right products for oily and oily hair, one basic rule to remember is that the softer the base of the detergent, the better it will feel. The fact is that frequent washing in itself violates the balance of the scalp, and if aggressive products are used, it will force the glands to activate and increase the production of fat. This creates a “vicious circle” – the hair quickly becomes greasy and has to be washed more often, which increases the production of sebum, and the washing is repeated.
Proper and regular care of oily hair implies proper washing of oily hair. It is best to wash your hair with warm water that is no more than 3 degrees above body temperature. Apply the shampoo twice, diluting it with water and foaming it in the palms of your hands. It is advisable to reduce the number of procedures to 2 per week, i.e. wash your hair once every 2-3 days.
The correct shampoo must not contain oils, greases, parabens or SLS. In addition, the product must not dry out the scalp, otherwise, the secretion of fat will only increase. The shampoo should contain maximum natural substances and be able to wash off the fat well.
Apply any masks and balms only to the hair, retreating from the skin at 2-3 centimetres. Keep the money on your head as much as it is written in the instructions. After this time, you need to rinse the mask or balm first with warm water, and then cool.
More detailed and accurate advice and recommendations for oily hair care can be obtained from a trichologist, beautician or dermatologist, who will still have to be consulted if you cannot improve their condition on your own.
How to take care of oily fine hair: folk recipes
Folk products are widely used for oily hair care and treatment. For example, the egg mask will be a great remedy against high-fat content. For its preparation, you will need one egg yolk, 1\2 teaspoon of lemon juice or cognac. The mixture is applied to the scalp with massage movements and rubbed for 10 minutes.
You can dry your scalp a little bit with a rye bread mask. Freshly prepared porridge made of bread and warm water should be applied to the scalp and left for 30 minutes. Then rinse the strands with warm water and rinse cool.
For regular care of oily and oily hair, folk recipes offer a variety of potions and infusions that can improve their condition and reduce the interval between washing. Experts recommend using oak bark decoctions as a conditioner for oily hair. It requires 1.5 litres of water and 2 tablespoons of dry oak bark. The mixture should be brought to a boil, boiled for 5-7 minutes and insisted for 30 minutes. Use warmly 2 times a week.
You can alternate rinsing with oak decoctions with infusions and decoctions prepared on the basis of hop buds, nettle leaves, horsetail, mother-and-mother grass, burdock root, chamomile root and aira root.
However, it is not enough to know how to take care of oily fine hair, besides, it is also necessary to revise your menu, to exclude oily food and fast food from it. It’s a good idea to choose a hairstyle that will help hide the problem and make hair more attractive.