No one likes the feeling of oily hair or scalp. People who have oily skin are usually prone to having a greasy scalp, with the possibility of scalp acne and pimples. Oily scalp is when overactive sebaceous glands produce excess oil. This excess oil attracts dirt and germs, which causes the scalp to itch.
Oily scalp is hereditary due to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which can be reduced, but not eliminated. Poor hygiene and environmental factors like hot weather, humidity and pollution can contribute to an oily scalp as well.
However, you would also want to avoid stripping off all your oil. Your natural oils protect hair and are vital for a healthy scalp and lustrous hair. Here’s how to reduce the grease without damaging your hair or irritating your scalp.