Oily Hair and Scalp
Our sebaceous glands are responsible for the production of oil or sebum on our scalp. A balanced level of oil on the hair can help maintain moisture, which adds shine and protects the hair from bacteria overproduction. But when the sebaceous glands produce too much oil, the health of your hair and scalp can suffer, even causing excessive hair shedding or oily scalp hair loss. Learn to recognize the symptoms and understand the causes behind excess oil production below.
Causes & Symptoms of Scalp Oil Overproduction
Oily hair and scalp is usually characterized by a dirty, greasy, heavy feeling. You may notice your hair has a wet look to it or your scalp has areas of shine.
Sometimes, though, the color or texture of hair can hide signs of oil; coarse or curly textured hair and lighter hair colors, like blondes, may not visibly show signs of oil on the hair. Other symptoms not always visible include:
- Ingrown hairs and pimples on the scalp
- A scent like your natural body odor may be noticeable in the hair
- Oily dandruff caused by an overabundance of fungus
- Scalp irritation or excessive itching
- Higher levels of dihydrotestosterone DHT
These symptoms of oily hair and scalp point to the root issue: excessive oil production. This overproduction can be caused by a number of factors such as improper care of your scalp and hair, body chemistry, diet, hormones, and/or stress. Left untreated, excessive oil can lead to problems like excessive hair shedding and long-term hair loss.
What Can Help Oily Hair & Scalp?
Our certified Trichologists create a Scalp Treatment protocol designed to CORRECT the excess production of oil. This protocol uses ingredients with anti-bacterial and astringent benefits like Azelaic Acid, Avogado extract, and Jojoba extract to regulate sebum production. Edelweiss plant stem cells rebalance the scalp and encourage hair growth. Your Oily Hair and Scalp regimen will aim to create healthy scalp and hair free of excess oil, ultimately helping PREVENT hair thinning.
Are you ready for the next step toward a more balanced scalp? Discover the Health of Your Hair and Scalp.