The Oily Hair Series Part Two, The Non Traditional Approach
Last post we went into how the scalp produces oil and how in oily hair, its overactive. If you missed this part and are interested, please look at my last post.
This time I would like to share with you why we even have oil on our scalp and an alternative approach to keeping extra oil at bay.
The oil our skin and scalp produces is called sebum. Sebum is produced all over our bodies as a natural protection from things like sun and UV.
So why do we keep removing it?
If you have normal hair or dry hair, this is totally a legitimate question. Its hard to imagine what it feels like to wake up and see flat, lifeless and oily hair when its only been washed the day before.
Trust me, the struggle is real as any oil person can attest to!
The big problem with removing all that oil is that your body is trying to protect you. When you remove this protective layer, your body goes into overdrive trying to reproduce it. You end up on this cycle of you removing it and your body hurriedly replacing it.
An alternative to shampooing all this oil out is finding something that doesn’t actually remove all the oil. If your body doesn’t feel like its being stripped of its protection, it will calm the farm of oil production.
This process can be a tough one because it can take a few months for your scalp to get the message and slow production. The upside here of course, is dry shampoo helps!
I have personally been trying this technique for 2 months now and I can finally say the oiliness is under control.
I have been using a cleanser that is a one step product, more like a conditioner than a shampoo. It doesn’t remove all the oil but helps pull it through my hair, leaving my hair shiny, healthy and would you believe it, with more body than before.
The process keeps my scalp clean because I scrub like its a shampoo and this help to remove dead skin cells, leaving my skin being able to breath.
This way of dealing with oily hair will not be for everyone but its great to have another option. If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a chat.
If you’d like to book an appointment to give your hair or scalp some love, I’d be happy to talk through it’s current condition as part of your initial consultation. All the details to make a booking can be found here.