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Oily And Greasy Hair After Washing: Causes & Prevention Tips

Does your hair get greasy and oily even after washing? Then here are some prevention tips that will help you deal with it. 
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  • Alice Mary Topno
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Published -02 Sep 2022, 15:06 ISTUpdated -02 Sep 2022, 15:08 IST
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Causes Of Greasy Hair After Washing

Even after shampooing, some people notice that their hair still looks oily. This could be due to several factors.

How oily a person's hair gets can also depend on the type of hair they have. Compared to wavy or thick hair, straight or fine hair is more prone to appear greasy. This is because sebum from the scalp can more easily cover the whole strand of hair if it is straight or thin. Overly greasy hair can happen due to seborrhea, which is a relatively common skin condition. Seborrhea occurs when the sebaceous glands create excess oil, or sebum, making the skin and scalp oily. Oil, skin cells, and sweat can build on your scalp and hair if you use oily or waxy hair products and if they don't properly clean their hair. This could make it seem greasy even after washing.

Treatment For Hair After Washing

It may be helpful to control excessive oil or change hair care practices. It may be necessary to wash your hair every day to get rid of excess oil if you have straight, fine hair that gets greasy easily. A good quality shampoo (especially one that suits your hair) might occasionally help get rid of extra buildup and residue.

Prevention Tips:-

1. Washing Too Or Less Frequently 

Washing Too Or Less Frequently

Sometimes, oily hair is caused by excess oil that has not been removed properly. Some people with greasy hair may need to wash it every day. The shampoo helps get rid of excess oil. It also removes excess hair products and any other dirt that has built up on the scalp that causes the hair to look and feel greasy.

Some people who cleanse their hair every day may be washing it too much. Washing too often can strip the hair of its natural oils, causing the hair to produce even more oil to compensate. People who find their hair becomes greasy very quickly after washing it and have an itchy or irritated scalp might want to experiment with washing their hair less frequently. Doing so could help balance out oil production and reduce greasiness.

2. Using Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo

Some people might not want to wash their hair every day or notice that even if they do, it becomes greasy by the afternoon. Dry shampoo can be useful in these situations because its effects are immediate. Dry shampoo absorbs more oil from the hair to work. But only do it in small quantities.

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3. Using A Good Hairbrush

Good Hairbrush

A hairbrush benefits from regular cleaning, as it can pick up products, dead skin, and other debris. If the brush is not cleaned, dirt and debris will spread through the hair the next time a person uses it. This can make freshly-washed hair immediately look dirty and greasy again.

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4. Improve Washing Technique

People are prone to developing improper hair-washing practices that irritate their scalp and make their hair oily. Massage a small bit of shampoo (The Best Sulfate Free Shampoos For Dry Hair) into the roots and scalp to wash your hair properly. Make sure to do this thoroughly yet delicately, being careful not to scratch your scalp or pull at your hair. Hard scrubbing may irritate the skin and increase oil production.

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