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Learn New Care Tips for Oily Hair

Pure Excellence Hair Design: Serving Roanoke and Beyond


Do You Struggle with Oily Hair?

Are you looking for new care tips for oily hair? The team at Pure Excellence Hair Design is here this month to help. We know how frustrating oil hair can be. You may feel like there is no way to style your hair. The extra oil can cause an itchy scalp, and you may even feel self-conscious about how the hair looks.

People from all walks of life can experience oily hair. There are many factors that can cause oily hair, which we will get into later. We have some hair care tips to help you feel confident in your hair again.


Oily Hair Can Come from Many Different Factors

As we mentioned above, oily hair can come from many different factors. Genetics, ethnicity, and skin diseases can all cause oily hair. It’s a 10 Hair Care gives a list of additional causes, including:

  • Climate
  • Diet
  • Incorrect washing
  • Seasonal changes
  • Hormones
  • Medications

It may be difficult to exactly determine the cause of your oily hair. However, finding out the cause can make treating the hair much easier.

While oily hair doesn’t mean that you are dirty in any way, it can cause some problems. Dandruff, itchy scalp, and even hair loss can occur. Treating the problem can help to solve these issues and make your hair more manageable.


Find the Right Shampoo Routine to Balance Oils

One cause of oily hair can be incorrect hair washing. To begin your journey in treating oily hair, you may need to switch shampoos or adjust your technique. Be sure not to use your nails to scratch the scalp, as this could cause more oil. You may also choose to buy shampoos that target oily hair. These ingredients can help to absorb more of the oils while keeping hair healthy.

Over washing the hair can also be a cause of extra oils. It’s best to wash your hair every other day or even longer to let the scalp restore natural oils. If you strip oils out of the hair, this could lead to overproduction of oils, according to Healthline.


Condition with Caution – Conditioner Can Make Hair Appear Greasy

Those with oily hair may proceed with caution when using conditioner. Conditioner helps to hydrate hair; but if the hair is already oily, it can make it worse. Dermatologist Dr. Iris Rubin mentions to only condition the mids and ends, not the scalp, in a Byrdie interview. In doing so, you can hydrate the more dry areas without overstimulating the scalp.

When choosing a conditioner, be sure to find one made for oily hair, too. This can help to cut back on the added moisture in the hair.


Try Dry Shampoo or Texture Sprays to Clean Up Oils

One tried-and-true option to combat oily hair is to try dry shampoo. Dry shampoo usually comes in an aerosol can and sprays a powder onto the hair. Spraying on the roots and then rubbing it in can help to suck up oils. Brush the dry shampoo through the hair to help the mids and ends, too. Some dry shampoos come in darker colors to better suit brunettes. Buy a travel sized dry shampoo for easy use on the go!

If dry shampoo doesn’t work for you, baby powder can have a similar affect. Just be sure to not over use it, as you may end up with a white caste on the root.

Texture sprays can also help to combat oily hair. If you feel that the oil weighs the hair down, a texture spray can add volume. There are many on the market that can help any hair type.


Read the Ingredients List Before Buying

Before purchasing new shampoo or conditioner, always read the ingredients list. Just because the bottle says it’s great for oily hair, doesn’t mean it is a safe product to use. Many shampoos and conditioners contain chemicals that can dry out and damage hair over time. Some ingredients to watch out for include:

  • Sulphates
  • Silicone (dimethicone, cyclomethicone, amodimethicone)
  • Parabens

Some alcohols can also dry out hair. Talk to your stylist at Pure Excellence Hair Design for oily hair product recommendations. If you have any allergies or adverse reactions, be sure to consult with your doctor.


Pure Excellence Hair Design Can Provide More Care Tips for Oily Hair

Those who struggle with oily hair know how frustrating styling can be. You spend so much time on your hair, just to have it fall flat and feel uncomfortable through the day. Instead of trying to live with it, talk to your stylist at Pure Excellence Hair Design. We offer many hair care products, including products from Keune, that can help. Our team can also direct you to the right products or recommend additional care tips for oily hair. In some cases, you may need to visit a dermatologist to combat an overly oily scalp.

Is it time to make a change to your hair? Pure Excellence Hair Design is here to help. We can work with clients of any gender, age, and hair type. Visit us for haircuts, hair color, styling, and more.


Are you looking to visit a new hair salon? To learn more about Pure Excellence Hair Design in Roanoke, VA, call us at (540) 362-5093 or stop by our hair salon for an appointment. Check out our Facebook for updates. Our stylists can provide care tips for oily hair.