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16 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Your Greasy Hair, According to Dermatologists

Greasy Hair Care

Whether you got extra sweaty during your workout or went just a day too long without a wash, you’ve probably experienced greasy-feeling hair. But for some of us, that extra shine isn’t just a “now and then” sort of thing, but more of an uninvited visitor that’s seemed to have moved in permanently on our scalps.

And that oil is ultimately what contributes to greasy hair. “Similar to the skin on our face, our scalps contain sebaceous glands that produce an oily substance called sebum,” says Jennifer David, DO, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Northfield, New Jersey. “Sebaceous glands connect to the hair follicles beneath our scalp and release sebum onto the hair shaft, forming a protective coat of natural oil that repels water and prevents hair from drying out.”

So although those oils are a good, natural thing, it is possible for your sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum and for your hair to get greasier as a result.

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Source: Prevention – 16 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Your Greasy Hair, According to Dermatologists By, Brielle Gregory

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