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OILY HAIR - WHAT TO DO?

WHAT DOES OILY HAIR LOOK LIKE?

You can recognize greasy hair by its oily shine. The hair looks as if it is slightly damp. Oily hair also sticks to the skin, mostly on the forehead, and leaves your fingers feeling sticky. Oily hair is also stringy. Greasy hair sticks together into individual small strands. For many people, greasy hair is a sign of unkemptness. Therefore, people who tend to have oily hair are often very embarrassed.

WHY DO YOU GET GREASY HAIR?

Oily hair is caused by increased sebum production. The sebaceous glands in the hair roots produce oil that makes the hair appear stringy. Everyone produces sebum at their hair roots, but some people produce it more quickly and in greater quantities than others. The most common causes of increased sebum production are as follows:

  • FOOD
  • GENETIC FACTORS
  • HORMONAL CHANGES
  • STRESS

Some people are genetically predisposed to produce more sebum. In others, talc production increases due to changes in hormonal balance, for example during puberty, periods or pregnancy.

External influences can also make your hair look greasy more quickly. If you comb your hair with a dirty brush or run your fingers through your hair very often, you are working dirt into your hair. Frequent combing also removes the sebum from the scalp down to the tips. This causes your hair to quickly become stringy.

People who sweat a lot are hit twice: increased sweat gland function liquefies the sebum. This makes it easier for it to spread across the scalp.

CAN I GET AWAY GREASY HAIR WITHOUT WASHING?

The most effective way to wash away the real dirt is to wash your hair. However, there are some remedies that can conceal greasy hair in just a few minutes.

Tip number one is definitely dry shampoo. Spray on, work briefly with your fingers and finally comb out. Dry shampoo is uncomplicated and helps you get hair that looks freshly washed in no time. But there are a few home remedies that, like dry shampoo, can quickly give you a fresh look.

Baby powder is skin-friendly and just as good for greasy hair. All you have to do is spread a little bit of baby powder on your hairline and then shake your head out over the sink. This means that the baby powder that is not absorbed simply falls off. This trick works for both light and dark hair.

An alternative to baby powder is flour, at least for light hair. To do this, spread about two tablespoons of flour on your head and rub it in, preferably upside down over the sink. Then comb out the remaining residue with a brush.

For dark hair, baking cocoa powder is a suitable alternative to flour.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT OILY HAIR?

In order to prevent hair from becoming greasy in the long term, certain hair conditioners are suitable that restore the pH value of the scalp and thus prevent the sebaceous glands from being stimulated to produce increased sebum. Mixing the juice of one lemon or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water makes a wonderful hair conditioner. Leave this mixture on for a while, rinse with warm water and repeat two to three times a week.


A conditioner with chamomile can also help your hair become greasy more slowly in the long term. A chamomile tea rinse also helps against dandruff. It has a calming effect on the scalp and relieves itching. To do this, pour half a liter of boiling water over three chamomile tea bags, let it steep for 15 minutes, let it cool to a comfortable temperature and then pour the tea over your hair after washing your hair. Then let the tea sit for about five minutes. After the steeping time, rinse the tea gently.

WHICH SHAMPOO FOR OILY HAIR?

The Balance Anti Oil Shampoo from MeMademoiselle counteracts rapid re-greasing of the scalp.

The zinc sulfate it contains promotes wound healing and has a disinfecting effect. The shampoo contains an herbal complex of common yarrow, fennel, chamomile, lemon balm and real hops, which soothe skin irritations and make the skin supple.

Lemon balm also has antimicrobial and antiviral effects.