Straight hair is generally better at retaining moisture than curly hair. That’s a good thing as it helps to keep your hair healthy. However, although curly is more likely to be dry and less likely to be greasy, that doesn’t mean you can’t get greasy curly hair.
What Causes the Greasy Look & Feel?
Your scalp naturally produces an oil called sebum. This oil should travel across your strands of hair and, in the process, will protect it. The oil prevents water from leaving your hair, making it dry and brittle It also helps to stop contaminants from getting to the hair.
However, some people produce more oil than others, excess production of sebum means your hair will develop an oily appearance. In short, it will appear greasy.
Some people are simply prone to producing too much sebum. But, others develop dry scalps and this triggers excess sebum production. Resolve the dry scalp and you’ll reduce the sebum production and eliminate your greasy hair.
It should be noted that the best hair curlers and wavers will work with any type of hair. Having greasy hair won’t stop you from getting great hairstyles, you’ll simply have to work harder to repeat the style daily as your hair will become greasy again.
Moisturizing Your Scalp
The key to successfully moisturizing your scalp and effectively lowering the greasiness of your hair is to use scalp oil. It may sound strange to use more oil to lower the grease in your hair. But, it works.
When your scalp becomes dry your body produces more oil to protect it. Therefore, if you apply a little oil to your scalp your body won’t feel the need to produce as much sebum. This instantly reduces the amount of greasy hair you have.
In addition, scalp oil is more effectively absorbed into your scalp, increasing the effectiveness of the treatment and resolving your dry scalp.
Using The Oil
It is best to use moisturizing oil every other day. This will help to quickly moisturize your scalp and leave you looking and feeling better.
You’ll want to dampen your hair slightly first and then put 3-4 drops of oil on your fingers and massage it directly into your scalp. You should be massaging for at least five minutes to cover all of your scalp.
Massaging doesn’t just help the oil to penetrate and moisturize the scalp. It also encourages blood flow to the scalp, increasing the available nutrients and helping your scalp and hair stay healthy.
It’s advisable to cover your hair after you’ve massaged the oil into your scalp. The best approach is to use a shower cap. Let the moisturizing oil sit on your scalp for at least thirty minutes. This will ensure its absorbed and has the maximum effect.
To finish, you’ll want to wash the moisturizing oil from your hair. It’s best to do this by rinsing your hair in lukewarm water. You can then continue with your normal haircare routine. The difference is noticeable after a couple of sessions.