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How to Deal with Oily Scalp


An oily scalp can ruin your look, no matter how good your look is or how well you have dressed. Even otherwise, the dirt and grease that this oil attracts towards the scalp can lead to serious hair problems in the future. This is especially true in Singapore’s typically humid weather. If you do not keep it in check, it might even develop into serious conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis.

Washing on alternate days

People with oily scalps naturally feel inclined to wash their hair every day. However, this can actually make the oil glands release excess oil and aggravate the condition. The answer is to wash your hair every other day to clean the buildup of dirt and oil. However, guard against using too much force to wash your hair. This can weaken the hair and leave the hair too dry, causing overproduction of oil. Instead, massage the shampoo thoroughly onto the scalp.

Using the right shampoo and conditioner

Those undergoing oily scalp treatments should use medicated shampoos with salicylic acid and selenium. If you are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis, choose a shampoo with low pH. The ADV Purifying Cleanser from PHS Hairscience contains natural ingredients, along with salicylic and citric acid to counter excess oil production.

Washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo once every month is also recommended. Avoid shampoos with silicone and lanolin. Don’t use conditioners unless your hair gets too dry after washing. Use the conditioner only on the ends.

Treatments to normalize sebum production

Treatments can soothe the scalp. Avoid using chemical ingredients on the scalp as it can lead to irritation. Oil your hair a night before to conduct the DIY method. Wash it off in the morning. Massage your hair with warm coconut or olive oil and follow it with steaming. Wash the hair and apply a mild conditioner.

After rinsing it off after half an hour, put on a hair mask made from eggs, honey, and olive oil. However, it always better to undergo treatments at a salon under trained therapists. PHS Hairscience has state-of-the-art facilities to restore your scalp’s micro-ecosystem balance.

Essential oils can help control oil release

Unlike regular oils, essential oils can actually be beneficial for oily scalp. Rosemary oil is believed to be beneficial in removing fungal infections on the scalps, which can actually aggravate an oily scalp. It is preferable to dilute it in jojoba oil so that it can spread evenly over the scalp. Tea tree oil is also known to fight dandruff and restore the balance of oil production.

Getting professional oily scalp treatment

Oily scalp can also be a result of hormonal imbalances and genetics. Using the right products and conducting hair spa can keep excess oil secretion in check. However, to eliminate the condition fully, you should get seek oily scalp treatment from a reliable trichologist. PHS Hairscience provides restorative therapies using ingredients with astringent properties. Their DSR program can treat dandruff and hair fall caused by oily scalps.