Oily Hair: Understand What Causes It and How to Treat It
Internal factors, such as hormonal variations, and external ones, such as hot showers, could be the origin of the problem.
Oiliness not only affects the skin, but also the hair. The main characteristic of oily hair is the excess of sebum on the scalp, which spreads to the end of the strands and can result in excessive shininess and a dirty appearance.
- What are the causes of oily hair?
Oiliness in the hair is caused by internal and external factors. The internal factors may involve issues such as hormonal variations, stress, or genetic components. The external factors may include pollution, dirt, hot baths, excessive cleaning, or long intervals between washing.
- How to care for this type of hair?
It is fundamental to develop a care routine with specific products aimed at treating the symptom – the dirty and heavy appearance – and the origin of the oiliness.
The Natura Lumina Oily Hair Treatment System is an ongoing daily treatment that uses Pro-Teia Biotechnology to reduce oil. Pro-Teia Biotechnology fills in the damaged regions from the inside out, strengthening and balancing the scalp barrier. Additionally, the Lumina line has an Anti-Oiliness Active Ingredient which regulates the scalp functions and lessens oil production.
- Can oily hair be washed every day?
Generally, people with oily hair feel the need to wash their hair every day. However, the combination of hot showers with excessive cleaning can stimulate the production of oil even more. To avoid this rebound effect, avoid hot water and use products developed specifically for oily hair.
Our Balancing Shampoo has a balanced formula that is specially designed to treat oily hair. This is why it can be used daily, if necessary.
- What is the rebound effect?
The rebound effect is the uncontrolled increase of the scalp’s sebum production. This generally happens when you use products that clean very intensely or when you wash your hair more often than is recommended.
By removing the oiliness from the scalp too quickly and too intensively, the micro-organisms in the region are affected. This reduces the protective barrier that keeps hair healthy and balanced. As a result, the scalp starts to increase the production of sebum as a means of restoring its natural pace of production.
The solution is to reduce the oiliness in a balanced way (like with our Oily Hair Treatment System). To do this, it is important to choose products that provide continuous treatment. When the scalp is balanced, and the scalp barriers are strengthened, the rebound effect is essentially blocked.
- Is there any relationship between oily hair and dandruff?
Sometimes there is a relationship between the two, other times there isn’t. It is known that most people with dandruff have an oily scalp, but not everyone with oily hair has dandruff. In this respect, when treating this problem, it is important to assess whether it is more worthwhile investing in a treatment product focused on oily hair or on reducing dandruff. If in doubt, consult a dermatologist.
- How does the Natura Lumina Oily Hair Treatment System work?
The Oily Hair Treatment System controls the oiliness for longer. Without drying out the hair, our formula acts on the symptom and the cause of the oiliness – treating both the strands and the scalp.
With Pro-Teia Biotechnology, our oily hair system fills in the pores of the strands to the precise extent necessary, without weighing the hair down. The Anti-Oiliness Active Ingredient in the products act on the cause of the oiliness (and the oiliness itself) by regulating the functions of the scalp and reducing the production of sebum.
As a result, your hair and scalp will be cleaned in a balanced manner, feel light and healthy, and be free from oiliness for longer – all without a rebound effect!