How do you combat oily hair?
Regaining healthy hair can be a real struggle when you have oily hair. Spacing out hair washes is not always enough to purify an oily scalp and limit excess sebum.
Choosing the right hair products, enriched with natural active ingredients and essential oils, is the key to healthy hair.
What do we mean by oily hair?
Having slightly oily hair is completely normal: sebum is a substance naturally secreted in the hair follicles at the hair root. This substance is essential because it protects the hair from external aggressors. It also protects the hair from drying out.
Oily hair is when sebum is produced in excess. This overproduction of sebum is the result of a disturbance in the functioning of the sebaceous glands. When these glands produce too much sebum, the hair becomes greasy. It appears heavy and shiny, often the day after the shampoo has been applied. The scalp can also be affected: it is sometimes sensitive, irritated, and itchy. In this case, there is only one solution to regain normal hair: modify your hair routine to allow the hair follicles to regulate their sebum production.
Treat oily hair by determining its cause
Determining the cause of oily hair is essential for treating the problem effectively. The causes of excess sebum are simple and can be treated: greasy hair can be saved! Pollution, hormonal imbalances, stress, and a diet high in fat or sugar can make hair greasy. The use of hair products that are not suitable for your hair type also has a negative impact on the production of sebum.
Which products should you choose for oily hair?
Shampoos for oily hair
Products for dry or very dry hair or extra-nourishing products should not be used when you have oily hair. It's best to opt for combination cleansers, which hydrate the lengths while treating excess oil at the roots, or shampoos for oily hair. These make it possible to space out the frequency of shampoos. You should therefore choose a mild shampoo with a lightweight composition. Shampoos enriched with purifying and cleansing essential oils are ideal for oily hair.
René Furterer has chosen to offer a silicone-free shampoo, rich in curbicia essential oils, the sebum regulator par excellence, but also thyme, rosemary, orange, and clove. These essential oils, with their complementary virtues, deeply cleanse the hair and scalp, without damaging it. They're completely natural.
Care for oily hair
Conditioners and masks should be chosen with equal care. The masks should be applied to the lengths and ends only, so as not to increase sebum production.
René Furterer masks contain essential oils and absorbent clay. This mineral clay, used since the dawn of time, effectively absorbs grease and impurities. It removes the greasy layer from the hair and is very easy to wash out.
Oily scalp: choosing suitable products
Taking care of your oily scalp, which can be sensitive and painful, is essential. Many serums are designed to hydrate and repair it without stimulating sebum production. Products should be chosen for their purifying and cleansing qualities.
Oils, on the other hand, are to be avoided: applied to the roots, they only accentuate the oily quality of the hair, even after meticulous rinsing.