Being someone who has to deal with tons of oil in your hair everyday is not easy. You shampoo your hair one day, and on the next, it seems your hair has never been in touch with water or a shampoo, ever. Oily hair is a common concern, and honestly, a bit tricky to deal with. Not everyone finds it convenient to wash their hair everyday, but since the oil and sebum in your hair makes your hair look extremely greasy and dirty on the very next day, a day without a wash simply goes terrible.
There can be many reasons for your oily hair. Let’s have a look at a few of them to see what the cause is.
Our hair produces natural oils to keep our hair naturally protected and nourished. Some hair types tend to produce oils more, and quickly, than the others. This oil mixes with dirt, dust particles, sweat, and other external environmental pollutants to cause buildup on your hair. This makes your hair look extra greasy and dirty and gives your look an untidy touch.
Your hair texture has a big role in your hair being oily. Straight hair tends to be more oily than textured hair. The reason being, since non-textured hair hangs straight, the oils produced at the roots have no trouble reaching all the way to the ends. Textured hair, on the other hand, has a wave, or curl, hence the oils don’t spread out everywhere.
As the saying goes, “You are what you eat”, your diet decides what happens to your hair and skin. Oily foods, such as fried food and fast food stimulate oil glands a little too much, which causes our body to produce excessive oil on our skin and hair. All our lives we’ve been thinking dairy is good for the nourishment of our body. Indeed it is, but there’s a downside to it as well. The grease present in cheese, milk, and butter does the same with oil glands, which results in our hair and skin to look greasy and oily. Another thing you might not know is, not drinking enough water is one of the reasons for oily hair too. How? Dehydration results in our bodies producing more oils to compensate for lack of water, which shows on our skin and hair in the form of grease.
There comes a point in your life when you have to shampoo everyday to fight off greasiness. Though this might seem as the only solution to get that sticky oil out of your hair at this point, what you don’t realize is that this might be causing your hair to be more oily. Ripping off natural oils everyday sends your body a signal to produce more oils, hence, the greasiness.
Overwashing is not the only cause; it might be the opposite! Another reason your hair is oily can be you not shampooing your hair enough. Having long gaps between your hair washes also results in excessive oil and dirt buildup, and makes your look extremely greasy.
There are countless shampoos in the market especially designed for oily hair. These are formulated to remove the oil that builds up on your hair. Normally, such products contain the word “cleanse” in their features. These shampoos contain harsh chemicals, such as sulphates, phthalates, glutens, parabens, DEA, and TEA, which rip off the hair of its natural oils, damaging the hair shaft and leaving it vulnerable and prone to damage. This will cause your body to produce more and more oils to fight off the damage. Similarly, if you’re using a shampoo that is formulated for dry hair, and contains hydrating ingredients, it will eventually make your hair oilier and greasier.
Lucky for you, there’s an ideal oily hair shampoo that works perfectly for your greasy hair. We, at GK Hair, always look out for you and make sure to give our best to your lovely tresses. GK Hair Balancing Shampoo is an optimal product for normal and oily hair, and is particularly formulated to fight off greasiness, while maintaining and balancing the moisture of your hair.
GK Hair Balancing Shampoo is infused with Juvexin, a keratin based anti-aging protein blend that protects your tresses from further damage, and restores your hair to its natural youthful state. The Natural Seeds Oils and Plants Extracts present within maintain your hair’s natural pH level, and balances the moisture into it, leaving it properly nourished and hydrated. What’s more? Balancing Shampoo is free from all kinds of harsh chemicals, including sulphates, parabens, glutens, phthalates, DEA, and TEA, which makes it the best shampoo for oily hair.
Using GK Hair Balancing Shampoo is no different than using an ordinary shampoo, and follows the same procedure, i.e., lather, massage, and rinse. For exceptional results, pair GK Hair Balancing Shampoo with GK Hair Balancing Conditioner. Fortified with healthy ingredients, Balancing Conditioner magnifies the benefits of Balancing Conditioner, so that you have care-free, healthy hair with balanced moisture and pH levels.
Along with using the right products, there are other tips as well that can help you in dealing with oily tresses.
If you feel your hair has oil buildup due to overwashing, try washing your hair less often. This will take a little bit of experimentation and time to figure out if it works for your tresses. If you’re used to washing your hair everyday, try skipping in between and wash your hair after 2-3 days. If in a few weeks, it seems to work, carry on with the pushing further. SImilarly, if you feel your hair produces more sebum because you wash it less often, try washing your hair more regularly, and see if it works for you.
Heat-styling is unhealthy for your hair for good reasons. It’s simple science. It dries out the natural moisture of your hair, leaving it dry, brittle and roasted. But how does it affect oily hair? Heat-styling, blow drying, or any other gadget that works with heat stimulates your sweat glands, causing your hair to produce more sweat and sebum, hence, the buildup. Try to be less frequent with heat styling and go out with natural hairstyles. A braid or a bun seems like a good idea. With Balancing Shampoo in your beauty regimen, you’ll find it easier to deal with hair styling without any heat.
This might be surprising for you if you didn’t know it already, but pillowcases can totally change your hair game. Switch your ordinary pillowcase with a satin or silk case. This will reduce friction and promote the overall health of your hair. Also, don’t forget to change your pillowcases once a week. A clean, tidy pillow case that doesn’t have any absorbed oil or dirt helps a big deal in improving the condition of your hair.
When you brush out your hair, the sebum and oil buildup comes down with it. This results in your hair looking super oily and greasy. Therefore, avoid brushing hair more frequently between washes. If you’re a hairbrush freak who has the urge to brush hair every 5 minutes, try switching it with finger-combing. Run your fingers through your hair, and voila!
One quick fix for oily hair between washes is a Dry Shampoo. As the name implies, it is a shampoo that freshens up your hair without any usage of water. It usually comes in the form of spray, and is as easily used as a deodorant, except that it’s for your locks. But there’s one downside to dry shampoo; it contains harsh chemicals as well which can dry out your hair and damage it in a longer run. Try out GK Hair Dry Hair Shampoo. Infused with Juvexin and healthy ingredients, this shampoo is free from all kinds of harsh chemicals including sulphates and parabens, and gives your oily hair an instant lift up Owing to Natural Botanical Extracts present within, this shampoo absorbs excess oil, delivers viscosity, and adds volume to your hair without drying out its natural moisture.
The bottom line? Oily hair is a natural hair condition, though for the most part, intolerable, and with the right products and fixes, it can easily be tackled without any hassle or trouble. So, upgrade your beauty regimen and switch your ordinary vanity products with the right ones.