Dry Hair and Oily Scalp is also called a “combination hair” usually a major problem to many of us, specially this time when temperature is rising gradually, as well as humidity. For those who have this kind of hair, it is really painful for them to manage their hair, especially in the humid tropical climate weather just like in India.
The main problem with dry hair with the oily scalp is when you try to make your hair soft with oily or moisturizing products then the scalp becomes more oily. And when you want to get rid of the oily scalp, it makes your hair drier. That type of hair needs extra care. Because of oily scalp brings itching, rashes, dandruff, and many more problems.
Here in this post, I am trying to give a few hair care tips, to solve this oily scalp and dry hair problem. But first I’ll try to give some answers that may arise in your mind. Also, at the end of the post, you’ll find some useful tips to quickly fix the problem with your oily scalp.
Q1. What the causes of Dry hair and oily scalp?
Ans: Summer heat is increasing day by day and the more we sweat, the greasier our hair gets because when our scalp’s oil secretion increase from the sebaceous gland then our scalp becomes more oily. And that produces more sweat on the scalp. The excess oil secretion on the scalp can depend on many reasons, like – humidity, diet, hormonal imbalance during pregnancy, menopause, etc.
Q2. Can oily scalp cause hair loss?
Ans: Oily scalp becomes dirty more easily because oil attracts more dirt and pollution and that increases dandruff. It makes hair greasy and sticky. Sometimes excess oil clogs the roots of the hair and that is one of the main reasons for hair fall and dandruff.
Here are a few hacks on how to deal with oily scalp and dry hair ends:
#1. Use hair Pack:
You can use a hair mask for oily scalp and dry ends. Egg with the lemon mask, aloe vera hair mask or dilute apple cider vinegar you can apply on your hair to get rid of greasy hair. After applying hair pack on scalp and as well as also on hair length, wait for 1-2 hours and then wash it. It makes your hair so soft and flashes out excess oil from the scalp.
#2. Don’t Skip Hair Oil:
For example, oily skin needs proper moisturizer and oil to maintain hydration of the skin. Just like that, the oily scalp also needs oil to maintain the natural oil of the scalp. Also, it nourishes hair roots. You can use good quality cold-pressed coconut oil, mustard oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, etc. Always use paraben and mineral oil, free hair oil.
#3. Choose Right Shampoo:
Always select shampoo according to your hair concern. Do not choose any random shampoo. It may increase your oil secretion and makes hair more greasy. If you have oily scalp and dry hair ends then choose mild gel base hydrating shampoo rather than cream-based moisturizing shampoo. Washing your hair 2 to 3 times in a week for the best result. Excess hair wash makes hair drier.
Also you can mixed 1 teaspoon baking soda in your shampoo. That beautifully remove oil from hair.
Q3. Which is the best shampoo and conditioner for dry hair with oily scalp?
Choose the conditioner according to your shampoo. I only mention the names of the shampoos because the shampoo you are using should use the same conditioner.
- Loreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo
- Biotique Green Apple Shampoo
- WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
- Himalaya Herbal Protein Shampoo
- Mamaearth Onion Shampoo
- Plum Olive and Macadamia Healthy Hydration Shampoo
- Sunsilk Coconut Water & Aloe Vera Volume Hair Shampoo
- Forest Essentials Hair Cleanser- Bhringraj & Shikakai
- Khadi Natural Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser
#4. Use Conditioner:
Do not skip your conditioner after doing shampoo. Because if you skip this step then your hair length becomes more dry and frizzy. And it is the main cause of hair breakage, split ends. Do not apply conditioner at your scalp. It makes your scalp more oily and it arises dandruff.
#5. Use Hair Serum:
Hair serum is a lifesaver for dry hair and oily scalp. Use serum on your hair length. It makes your hair soft, shiny and manageable. Don’t use hair serum on the scalp, it makes the scalp more oily. It should be used on hair length. You can use hair serum on towel dry hair or normal dry hair. Always choose hair serum according to your hair concern like if you have dry frizzy hair then select hair serum which is for dry hair.
#6. Avoid Styling Product:
Curling, straightening, blow-drying, and hair coloring makes hair more damage. And hair becomes more dry, frizzy and unmanageable. It increases hair breakage, split ends. That’s why we need to avoid all these things as much as possible.
#7. Maintain Proper Diet:
Drink plenty of water. Avoid sugar, saturated fat, oily food. And add more nutritional food in the diet, which has zinc, iron, biotin, protein, potassium along with vitamin A, B, C, omega 3, fatty acids. That improves your scalp health and also rejuvenate overall your health.
Try out this beauty hacks to hide greasy hair for temporarily, when you have no time for hair wash:
- Use baby powder or any normal body powder on the roots of the hair and comb. The powder soaks excess oil from hair and scalp and makes hair so gorgeous.
- You can use dry shampoo also. It is a life-saving solution to get rid of greasy hair when you are in a hurry and have no time for hair wash. Just a few spray in hair roots and wait for 1-2 minutes. then comb your hair. It makes your hair so fresh, voluminous and beautiful hair.
- If you do not have any dry shampoo or powder then you can use cornstarch just like normal powder. It works beautifully on oily scalp. Soak excess oil and makes hair so good.
Take care of this type of combination hair can be complicated for all of us. Once you follow these tips and tricks, I hope the problem with oily scalp and dry hair will be solved.
Thanks for reading!!!