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My hair is too greasy... what causes greasy hair?

Greasy hair? Tips & advice on how to treat it... Greasy hair is due to a build-up of the natural secretion ('grease' or, more correctly, sebum) from glands in the scalp (sebaceous glands). The sebum passes into the hair follicle and spreads upwards and over the hair shaft. It is not absorbed into the shaft.

The feel of the hair depends on the volume of grease present. At certain, times, such as puberty. there is a marked change in sebum production due to higher levels of male hormones. At such times the hair may become more greasy and need to be washed more often. Inadequate removal of the grease makes the problem worse.

The scalp produces much the same amount of grease whatever the hair style. Since very short hair offers a smaller area over which the grease can spread, greasiness can be especially troublesome on short hair.

Not shampooing often enough may result in a build-up of grease and material - environmental dirt and bacteria - on the hair. Perspiration plus grease may result in lank strands of hair which look unpleasant and may be unmanageable.

It is not possible to stop the glands from producing grease. Grease production is affected by diet, and other factors that we can control.

The answer to how to stop, prevent, avoid, get rid of and even perhaps cure greasy hair is to wash it as often as necessary to keep it clean and in good condition. Too-frequent washing can encourage the production of grease. The best shampoos for greasy hair are specially formulated to remove natural grease without damaging the hair shaft.

GREASY HAIR PRODUCTS that we recommend:

Indola Specialists Cleansing Shampoo - Chemical build up is a common problem and can often be a little embarrassing, but it is a problem that can be easily addressed and prevented. Indola Specialists cleansing is a frequent use shampoo that gently removes chemicals with a lasting effect.

Lanza Healing Pure Clarifying Shampoo - Lanza Healing Pure is a totally new 2-step purifying system that gently clarifies and fortifies the hair whilst providing amazing healing.

Lanza Healing Remedy Scalp Balancing Shampoo - Designed to help calm dry or itchy scalps, this nurturing shampoo gently exfoliates and removes flakes and other impurities with a soothing blend of papaya and shiso mint. Excess sebum and oil production is curbed helping restore the natural balance of the scalp whilst tresses are left clean, fresh and flake free.

IQ Intelligent Haircare Deep Cleanse Shampoo - A deep cleanse shampoo enriched with Jojoba and Rosemary. The hair is deeply cleansed and nourished without stripping natural oils. It is recommended that for best results Deep Cleanse Shampoo is used in conjunction with the specially formulated Deep Care Conditioner.

Matrix Biolage Normalizing Systeme Normalizing Shampoo

Matrix Biolage Normalizing Systeme Normalizing Shampoo - balanced cleansing système that frees hair of daily build-up, normalizing both the hair and scalp.

MOP Modern Organic Products Basil Mint Shampoo
MOP Basil Mint Shampoo - gently removes oil without over stimulating the sebaceous glands.

Matrix Biolage Scalptherapie Cooling Mint Shampoo - nourishes the scalp, removes excess oils and revives hair as it soothes, invigorates and awakes the sense with Mint and Kola Nut Complex.

Wella Professionals Balance Pure Purifying Shampoo - Deep cleansing shampoo that removes product build-up, residual impurities and pollutants to leave hair prepared for deep hydration.

Dax Deep Cleansing Shampoo - Formulated to remove dirt, grease, and build up that forms when using styling pomades, waxes, and all other grooming products. It can be used to remove excess oils in oily hair, yet is gentle enough that it will not strip or tarnish hairs natural shine, natural colour and/or processed color.

Denman - Jack Dean Conditioning Shampoo - A mild, frequent use shampoo with tea tree and macadamia extracts which provide superb conditioning. A refreshing cleanser which stimulates and invigorates the scalp leaving the hair feeling clean, fresh and healthy.

American Crew Daily Shampoo
American Crew Daily Shampoo - Helps break down excess oil in hair allowing it to be gently rinsed away. With Rosemary and Thyme Extracts, the shampoo provides a refreshing and invigorating action to the scalp.

Joico Daily Care Treatment Shampoo
Joico Daily Care Treatment Shampoo - A unique blend of biotin, jojoba oil and inositol slough and remove dry skin and promote circulation that could be caused by dandruff and psoriasis as well as balancing the oily build up associated with seborrhea.