An oily scalp can be considered as the biggest among all hair problems that is because it triggers several dermatological problems that affect the hair and the scalp, a greasy scalp can be caused by many different factors, below we will list to you the most common four factors for a greasy scalp and home remedies to treat the problem.
1- Wrong Shampoo.
An extra harsh shampoo or a very mild shampoo can both trigger excess oiliness in the scalp, very harsh shampoos can leave your scalp too dry which stimulate excess oil production of the sebaceous glands in your scalp, on the other hand very mild shampoos can be unable to remove the oil and dirt from your scalp leaving it unclean and greasy. To treat this problem use a proper shampoo that contains Salicylic acid which is effective in removing excess oil from the scalp.
2- Hot Humid Weather.
The weather of the place where you live can have a strong impact on how your hair will behave, hot humid places cause the scalp to sweat more hence produce more oil, the sebaceous glands in the scalp open wider and produce more oil in hot humid weather, the solution to this problem is frequent washing and avoiding the heat as much as possible.
3- The Texture Of Your Hair.
If you have a fine and dens hair then you are more likely to suffer from hair and scalp oiliness than your friends who have curly hair, that is because oil is more likely to grip onto fine straight hair than curly hair, washing your hair and scalp thoroughly with the tips of your fingers can fix this problem for you.
4- Hormonal Imbalances.
The production of oil in the body is a protective measure to prevent dryness of the skin, and it is organized by body hormones, when there is hormonal imbalances in the body due to several factors like stress, pregnancy, Puberty, menopause or taking certain medications, the hormones organizing the production of oil can be increased so much, in this case it is better if you seek a medical help.