Excessive oil production by the scalp can lead to oily hair, which can be uncomfortable and cause issues such as lack of volume, dullness, irritated scalp, and dandruff. The root causes of oily hair are wearing tight hairstyles like ponytails, using styling products that weigh down the hair, hot water over-drying the scalp, using intense or labeled dry/damaged hair products, touching or brushing the hair too often, stress stimulating sebum production and washing hair too often upsetting the balance of good bacteria on the scalp.
To control oiliness, it is recommended to use warm water for shampooing and conditioning and rinse with cold water to close the hair cuticle. Using a deep cleanser and natural remedies like coconut oil can also help. It’s essential to pay attention to your lifestyle and any underlying health conditions that may contribute to oily hair. If you notice any unusual changes in your hair’s appearance, it’s always best to seek medical advice from a doctor.