Oily Hair Cycle

An oily scalp is a vicious cycle that is actually often made worse by attempts to reverse the problem. You’ve likely already been told by someone that washing your hair more often makes your oily scalp worse. That’s completely true.What happens is this: you wake up with greasy scalp, so you wash your hair to remove the grease. In the process, you strip your hair of its natural sebum. Your body’s response is to replace the natural oil that it’s lost. Some people’s body’s natural response to replace the stripped away sebum is excessive, and you can find yourself feeling oily again by lunch time. Usually, the oil presence of sebum on the scalp provides a layer of protection that is essential to keeping the skin from losing moisture and drying out too quickly. However, too much sebum can leave the scalp and hair becoming greasy and contribute to other hair problems like balding and outbreaks of dandruff.


Several factors are responsible for the excess secretions of oil from the sebaceous glands. Some of them are