Dealing with oily or greasy scalp
Dealing with oily or greasy scalp :
Breaking the Sebum Production Cycle
The best way to break the cycle of the over production of sebum is to skip washing your hair. Before you give up and say, “No way!” (because let’s face it, you’re not trying to walk around with gross greasy hair), hear me out. I’m not suggesting that you go days between hair washing this week. Read on.
Start slow. Take a day once a week and skip the shampoo. Pick a day that you can wear a hat or when you’ll be home all day and it doesn’t really matter. Then make it two days a week. Ideally, you should be able to go 2-3 days between shampoos to really get the oil production under control. Just don’t expect to get there overnight. Give it months, and if you don’t get there, so what. Experiment with dry shampoos and hair powders that are designed to help soak up that oil without stripping your scalp of sebum, and thereby without sending your scalp into sebum over production mode.
Whether you can stomach the idea of not washing your hair or not, this other tip for breaking the cycle of oil production might surprise you. You’ve likely been choosing shampoos and conditioners with little moisturizer to help with your greasy scalp. You may be skipping the conditioner all together. Makes sense. You don’t want to add oil and moisture to an already over moisturized situation, right? You should actually choose a shampoo and conditioner that will help balance the moisture on your head. A heavy duty super hydrating shampoo and conditioner would probably be too much, but a light weight moisturizing shampoo and conditioner can help replenish and balance the stripped moisture on your scalp and not send your body into panic mode to over produce it’s own.
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