Hi YouTips4U, I hope you can help me. I have really oily hair. I also see dandruff. I have tried oily hair shampoo and Head and Shoulders. If I don't use Head and Shoulders every day, I get super oily right away. Please help. I know it's not good for my hair to use Head and Shoulders every day, but only to treat dandruff.
YouTips4U: Hi, I will definitely try to help.
The key to controlling oily hair is to be sure you are shampooing your scalp thoroughly, not your hair. Use a shampoo for oily hair because it has stronger detergents for removing oil and be sure you massage your scalp vigorously and thoroughly. Do not ever use your fingernails; only fingertips. You may need to repeat your shampooing more than once. You should repeat shampooing until the shampoo produces a lot of foam. It will not foam well until it has removed the oil. You should skip the conditioner because if your hair gets oily that quickly, you will only contribute to it getting oily faster if you condition your hair. Lastly, be sure to limit combing, brushing, and handling of your hair as much as possible. These movements contribute to bring the oily down your hair shaft rather than staying on your scalp area. The more you handle your hair the more your scalp gets stimulated as well which causes more oil to be produced. Remember the oil is produced by the scalp; not your hair. Many people continually touch their hair during the day, especially around the face and by the end of the day their hair is limp and oily. Handle your hair as little as possible.
Periodically, you may want to rinse your scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar. This is a wonderful clarifying treatment and can be very helpful for dandruff as well. Please also check out my other postings on tips for oily hair. I think you will find them very helpful for in between shampoos.