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How Best To Treat An Oily Scalp

June 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness

You’ve had a problem with oily hair since you were a teenager. It drives you crazy. You’ve been told it would likely be less of a problem if you just kept your hair short but you like it long. Of course, the problem is not your hair, it’s your scalp; hair doesn’t produce oil it only wicks it from the scalp. You’ve tried all sorts of shampoos for your oily scalp but usually by the time a given product has sufficiently controlled your scalp your hair is too dry. It is frustrating.

Here are a few strategies you can use to cope.

## Be sure to use the right product.

To start with, you should steer clear of using 2-in-1 products; what your scalp requires and what your hair needs are two different things. Be sure to avoid using harsh shampoos as these often irritate and active the sebaceous glands which react by producing extra sebum, the oily substance designed to keep your hair healthy and lustrous. It’s also recommended that you find a shampoo that lists zinc PCA as an ingredient as this actually helps to regulate sebum production. Also, when you’re using a medicated shampoo on your scalp be sure to leave the lather in place for a minimum of five minutes before rinsing it off.

## Differential use of shampoo and conditioner.

If you find that a shampoo that you are using for your oily scalp is drying out your hair make an effort to better confine its use to the scalp scalp. If you are planning to use conditioner on your hair try as much as possible to keep it off of your scalp.

## Do not over brush.

If you’re attempting to control the sebum production of the sebaceous glands avoid over brushing as brushing actually can further activate the glands and increase sebum production.

## Cool water.

You should avoid washing and rinsing your hair with hot water. If you can use warm or even cool water to rinse your hair it will help to close up the sebaceous glands and help keep sebum production down.

If you’ve a problem with clogged hair follicles or an oily, itchy scalp try out different products and make use of the advice given above. Allow time to judge the effectiveness of a new product. If, ultimately, you are unhappy with the results of all the store bought products available try going online and performing a Google search for “Oily Scalp shampoo” and see what’s available to order.

If you’re trying to control the oil production of the sebaceous glands avoid over brushing as brushing actually can further activate the glands and increase sebum production.

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