Each season involves risks and problems for hair health. Winter, with its cold climate, humidity, rain, static electricity caused by woolen caps, involves a considerable stress that has a strong impact on their beauty. Also during the cold season it is very common that our hair is more fat than usual: this happens because the grease protects the bulb in a proportional way to the external stress immediately. It turns out that the hair is always turned off and dirty since the day after being washed.
For these reasons many people are wondering whether there are remedies for oily hair and how to protect their foliage from the cold.
Oily Hair: What are and causes
The fat hair is a hair with excess sebum (condition called seborrhea), a liquid produced by the sebaceous glands localized at the level of the scalp. Sebum production has physiological motivations as it prevents bacterial proliferation on the skin. Being a lipid (and therefore fat), it stops the dust particles accumulating dirt in the hair, which appear dirty after a short time.
Winter is the worst season for our hair because of the humidity and dry air of the heated rooms, which increase the dust with the consequent increase of this accumulation. Even the sudden passage between hot and cold environments does nothing but continually stress the hair, unable to adapt to these temperature fluctuations. In the last, information not inherent with oily hair, but useful to know for all those who care about the protection of their crown, even the use immoderate of the winter hats can break the hair.
What are the things to avoid with oily hair?
Some tend to wash their hair frequently to counteract their bad state but unfortunately this habit turns out to be deleterious. Being the sebum secreted by a gland, whose production is autonomous and automatic, the frequent washing of the hair involves a temporary elimination of sebum to which corresponds an increased production. the result? The more they wash and the more they get dirty, with good peace of their beauty.
Even the use of too aggressive shampoos could be annoying for the glands which, in all response, would do nothing but increase the sebum, worsening the situation.
The fatty hair is fragile and for this need a thousand precautions, including:
- Avoid going out with the wet hair to not undermine their already precarious balance;
- Dry the hair with a lukewarm jet and a distance of at least 30 cm of the hairdryer;
- Opt for para-ears rather than for winter hats and caps.
How to protect oily hair during winter
One eye is given to the products used for washing, since there are a great amount of shampoo that are not all optimal for the health of the hair. Usually, the best shampoos for oily hair are those that do not attack the skin, but eliminate the excess sebum without stimulating an abnormal production, regularization of the flaking. A good wash has its times and it is good that the person concerned is not in a hurry. The hair needs care and love so it is good to massage the scalp with the fingertips (never with the fingernails to avoid micro-injuries) to activate the bloodstream. Making two or three washes per week is acceptable, especially if the subject alternates a specific shampoo for oily hair with a mild shampoo.
After washing, dab the hair and dry it only if semi-dry: This will not burn them. For those who have long, it is advisable to dry them upside down to ventilate the whole.
The fat hair is a hair that hates invasive treatments and the latest fashion. To find the right and natural shine, better to rely on pre-shampoo products, especially specific scalp detergents indispensable to remove exogenous and endogenous impurities, which have the structure and make the hair shine in a non-artificial way.
In addition, the pre-shampoo is a unique solution that ensures effective detergent action without altering the normal skin ph, making it ideal for sensitive cuti, prone to redness and irritation.
Finally, we must not forget to nourish the hair to strengthen it, the best products have a nourishing formula and with repairing action. To remove the grains of dust from the hair it is necessary to brush them daily and several times a day always starting from the root to the tips, with brushes that guarantee delicacy. Never hit the skin, as it is a delicate surface that tends to be damaged easily.
If the hair tends to knot, do not force or impress violent strokes but apply a balm on the tips, letting it districhino gradually and without trauma.
Hairdresser Yes or No?
Treated or dyed hair, the visit by the hairdresser is an indispensable appointment for women who want to feel beautiful and pampered. Hairdressers use products created ad hoc for the health of the hair, but how many times a month can be visited by the coiffeur?
The answer is only one: it depends on the health of the hair. For this reason, our consultants, after a specialist analysis, will be able to provide you with useful information to protect your hair from folding, coloring, bleaching or perming.
What we can say is that in general once a month is the maximum desirable not to stress too much hair, especially for women who will be hair. The crease is an unnatural disposition of the hair that is forced to take a shape that they would never have. Magically the hedgehog becomes smooth and vice versa, but it could be too much for a hair that is not in the best condition. The advice is to make the fold at the time of drying, without restarting at a later time, at a distance of days. The real panacea, however, would be to keep the hair natural and consistent with its true shape.
Tips for taking care of oily hair
A balanced and healthy diet certainly avoids an increase in sebum production.
As prevention, before the situation becomes unmanageable it is the case to book an appointment immediately to be visited by our expert trichologist to avoid exacerbating a possible unhealthy skin condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis that causes an excessive flaking of the skin with inflammation of the leather. Following a hair test and scalp examination we will be able to understand the best treatments for our specific condition.