Oily hair is a very common problem.
It’s like a taboo subject because nobody is talking about the fact that they have greasy hair.
Do you want me to tell you the truth?
One in three people have oily hair.
That makes us feel the need to wash our hair every day.
But, don’t worry.
There’s a solution.
Today, we will see what the causes of oily hair are and how to choose the best shampoo for it.
All the shampoos I’m going to show you today, are suited for colored hair too, and are made with natural ingredients, which is always a plus.
Tabla de Contenidos
- Why do you have greasy hair?
- Are you making any of these 5 mistakes when treating your oily hair?
- The 3 best shampoos for greasy and dyed hair
- My grandmother’s recipe for oily hair
- Conclusion and reviews
Why do you have greasy hair?
To be able to choose a good shampoo for oily hair you must first understand its causes.
I like for people to understand what the problem is before thinking about the solution.
Why do you have oily hair?
Have you ever thought about that?
The greasiness of hair is produced by the sebaceous glands that are found on the scalp.
These glands produce sebum as a way to protect the hair and keep it hydrated.
People who have oily hair produce much more sebum than necessary.
But we can also divide the causes of oily hair into two types of factors. I think that’s the easiest way to understand it.
- Factors that don’t depend on us.
For example, weather and temperature changes. We can’t control the climate of the place where we live. That’s obvious.
- Factors that depend on us
The choice of the products we use, how often we wash our hair.
We can’t modify factors that don’t depend on us, even if we wanted to.Does it make sense to get angry every humid day your hair is out of control?
I really don’t think so.
They are external factors, and it doesn’t make sense to worry or be bitter about them.
Another thing that increases the oiliness of hair is the accumulation of waste throughout the day. We can’t change that either.
What we can do is focus on the factors on which we have a decision such as the shampoo choice or washing frequency.
Let me ask you this question.
Are you making any of these 5 mistakes when treating your oily hair?
- You’re washing your hair every day.
- You’re using a heavily oily shampoo.
- You’re using a lot of conditioner.
- You’re using additional beauty products rich in fatty ingredients.
- You’re brushing and touching your hair a lot.
Any of these 5 things are the possible causes of your oily hair.
Let’s look at each of them in more detail.
Do you have oily hair and wash it every day?
The most common mistake of oily-hair people is washing their hair every day.
It is totally unintuitive.
But that’s how it is.
Washing your hair everyday helps to promote hair greasiness.
As we said earlier, the scalp produces that oil as a way to protect your hair. The more you try to eliminate the grease, the more fat your scalp will produce.
What you should do, is wash your hair only when needed. Nothing more and nothing less.
That’s why it’s important to choose the right shampoo.
Do you buy your shampoo at the supermarket for $ 5?
Are you using any of the known brands like Pantene or Sedal?
The problem of all well-known shampoos that are bought in supermarkets or any store is they are NOT specially made to eliminate the greasiness of the hair.
To treat the greasiness in your hair you need special shampoos.
Many people think that products that aren’t from one of these well-known brands are very expensive or difficult to get.
The truth is that there are many good quality shampoos at affordable prices, but they don’t have as much publicity as the others.
Today I’m going to talk about those shampoos.
The best thing is that they are shampoos made with natural ingredients, which makes them safe for colored treated hairs.
Yes, suitable shampoos for oily, color-treated hair.
Are you using a lot of conditioner?
Another thing that doesn’t help to eliminate the greasiness of your hair is conditioner.
If you are going use it, only use it on the ends of your hair.
Hair closer to the scalp is already hydrated sufficiently by the natural oiliness generated by the scalp.
If you use conditioner because your hair is tangled, I recommend again that you don’t use it as often.
If you currently use it every day, start lowering the frequency to 3 or 4 times per week.
Conditioners usually have detergents like silicones. Yes, the same you use to wash your dishes. So basically every time you wash your hair, you’re putting detergent on it.
Do you think it’s a good idea to do that, considering your greasy hair?
The only thing you will do by putting conditioner on the whole length of your hair is make it greasier.
So here are my two recommendations.
- Use conditioner fewer times per week, some washes use it on your hair ends only
- Use a silicone-free conditioner
Are you using any additional product on your hair to give it shine or shape like gels, masks or serums?
These products are essentially greasy.
It’s the same we said about conditioners.
To put it simply, putting gel or serum on your hair is the same as throwing a bucket of oil on your head.
In addition, the use of this type of products has less-visible consequences. The components of these products make your hair produce more sebum.
What do I recommend?
Do not use any additional product to give shine or volume to your hair.
But, I know you’re going to use it anyway.
So, my advice is using natural products or at least silicone-free ones.
How many times a day do you brush your hair?
Are you brushing your hair a lot?
The greasiness of the hair is produced by the scalp. When you brush your hair, you are distributing the greasiness along the length of your hair.
The only time you should brush your hair is when you’ve just finished washing it and it is still wet.
When it is dry, you shouldn’t brush or touch your hair. Touching your hair also encourages the production of sebum.
What should you do?
Brush your hair only when needed and don’t touch your hair.
But that’s not all.
As we said, choosing the right products is also important to control the hair’s oiliness.
If you have colored hair, choosing the right shampoos and products is even more difficult.
When you finish reading, you will know exactly which shampoo best suits your needs.
The 3 best shampoos for greasy and dyed hair
What to look for in a shampoo for oily, dyed hair?
The problem with well-known shampoos is they are made up of too many chemicals.
Many shampoos are made with very strong ingredients. This makes the scalp secrete even more fat as a defense.
That’s where the never-ending circle starts.
To remove the greasiness we wash our hair sometimes several times a day. But since we wash our hair with this type of shampoo, the hair produces even more grease.
What we are looking for are products that can balance the ph of the scalp and lower sebum production. For that we need for them to have some acidic element among their components.
That’s why many shampoos for combating greasiness have natural ingredients like lemon.
When you start using any of these products or the one you choose, you need to be patient to see the first results.
As we said, the greasiness of your hair is a reaction from the scalp. It must get used to the new product.
Now, let’s see the best shampoo for oily hair.
My grandmother’s recipe for oily hair
I don’t write much about home recipes.
It’s not that I believe that homemade recipes don’t work at all. In fact, there are some homemade recipes that give very good results.
The problem is that many people try these homemade recipes only once and already decide that they don´t work.
Who in their right mind can think that by doing a treatment only once will solve the problem of oily hair?
That is what happens most of the time.
People want miraculous results.
I do not understand why people claim to give you miraculous results, but no products claim miraculous results with their purchase.Is it that advertising has made us believe that the only way to solve the problem of oily hair is with $5 dollar shampoos?
My mom has been a professional hairdresser for 40 years.
My grandmother, rest in peace, was also a hairdresser.
Many of the products that we have today, didn’t exist in those times.
Greasy hair isn’t a new problem
My grandmother’s clients already had this problem 60 or 70 years ago.
Logically, the current way of life plus the products we use accentuate the problem of oily hair.
I’ll give you the recipe that my grandmother used with her clients 60 years ago.
And I assure you that if you do it consistently, it will work.
It’s really simple.
Don’t think I’m going to reveal a million-dollar secret to you.
Do you remember that we said that to control the pH of the scalp, you needed an acidic element?
Well the ingredient in this recipe is lemon. In fact, it is the only ingredient.
- Juice 2 or 3 lemons. If you want you can mix it with a little water.
- Apply the lemon juice to your scalp
You get the best results by applying the lemon juice after washing your hair and letting it sit for at least 5 minutes.
Pretty simple, isn’t it?
I don’t go on about these types of home treatments because people are so brainwashed that they are sure it won’t work even before they’ve tried it.
Oh, guess what I just remembered?
They tell me that in my grandmother’s salon, there was always a rich, lemon scent.
Can you imagine a modern-day hairdresser with a lemon scent?
Conclusion and reviews
Oily hair is one of the most common problems. But it has a solution.
I’ll summarize everything we said.
- Avoid washing your hair every day.
- Use conditioner only on the ends of your hair and reduce how often you use it (use silicone-free conditioner).
- Brush your hair only when necessary and don’t touch your hair.
- Choose a good quality shampoo like the ones we’ve named here.
If you follow all these recommendations, in a short time you’ll see really surprising results.
I understand that some of these changes seem too decisive but believe me you will see very good results.
Some of my clients have been following these tips for some time.
I asked one of them if she could write about her experience
It’s Carina again.
Thanks Felicitas for your words.
Do you have dyed and oily hair?
You have two options.
- Keep wasting your money and your time on shampoos that don’t work.
- Or you can use one of the shampoos we named here. Finally your hair will look like you always wanted. Free of grease, healthier and a bright and intense color just like when you left the salon.
Now, let me ask you
Do you have greasy, colored hair?
What shampoo do you use?