THE SHAMPOO FIT FOR OILY HAIR
You already have enough concerns with your busy day without worrying about your beauty routine getting obstructed. And nothing can be more true than these two dreaded words: oily hair. But don't worry, there is a way to nourish your hair! Below is what you need to know to get rid of the oily residue from your hair, retain good oils, and “purge” all that build-up from the styling process.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO ELIMINATE OILY HAIR?
Our scalp and hair contain a lot of natural oils. In fact, our scalp produces 2-4 grams of oil (or sebum) – equivalent to half of a spoon or a whole spoon of cooking oil – per day. Moreover, although you can't change the amount of oil that your scalp produces every day, you can take some steps to control this condition. For example, grooming your hair with a comb made of natural materials helps regulate the oil amount over the entire length of the hair, adjust small accumulations of oil on the scalp, and evenly distribute the oil all the way to the ends of the hair. This helps prevent a mix-up: the curls of the hair are oily at the root and dry at the end. Also, you can adjust the frequency of washing your hair.
HOW DO I KNOW MY HAIR IS CLEANED?
Rub the shampoo directly onto your scalp and massage it to let it penetrate into your scalp, as this is the area that tends to have the most accumulation of oil. The clearest sign that your hair has been washed is when you see bubbles or soap suds during washing. Dirt and oil on the scalp break up the soap suds – this usually happens when you start washing – so you may need to wash your hair once again to get it completely cleaned. According to the hair doctors from Pantene's Hair Research Institute, you need to wash thoroughly to completely remove the shampoo. Really interesting! Some ingredients in the shampoo will not be activated until you completely rinse the shampoo. Who knows?
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO WASH MY HAIR?
“How often you wash your hair is a personal choice,” says Dr. Antonella Tosti, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami, “but I recommend that patients wash their hair at least twice a week and guarantee that there is nothing wrong when you wash your hair every day. You need to make sure you wash your scalp thoroughly, and I recommend washing your hair after you exercise because sweat can irritate the scalp.” In addition to doing exercise, other factors also affect the frequency that an individual washes their hair, including the climate of their place of residence, thickness of their hair (the oily condition is more visible on thin hair), persons with a predisposition to have oily hair, dry or mixed hair, and usage of styling products.
I HAVE HEARD ABOUT MANY KINDS OF PRODUCTS, BUT WHAT SHOULD I USE TO ELIMINATE OILY CURLS OF HAIR?
Micellar Gentle Cleansing Shampoo: Remove impurities from your hair while protecting your hair’s natural texture.
Charcoal Root Purifying shampoo: Using purifying shampoos once a week helps remove residue from your curls of hair and press the “Restart” button for your daily hair washing. Look for a transparent shampoo, as it surely focuses on removing dirty substances. And don't forget that even when your hair tends to be oily, you can still use hair conditioners – there’s nothing to worry about. To keep your hair smooth without feeling oily after washing, condition your hair from the ends, then rub it backwards along the entire length of the hair, but you need to avoid the scalp.