The primary cause of an oily scalp is the excess secretion of sebum by the sebaceous gland. The right amount of sebum protects the scalp from losing moisture. Excess secretion of sebum over the scalp causes bacterial infection, leading to irritation of the scalp, greasy hair, and dandruff. It also blocks the hair follicle which interrupts the blood circulation, and this leads to weakening of hair. A few reasons for the excess secretion of sebum are:
- Genetically inherited scalp condition.
- Excess intake of oily food.
- Use of contraceptive pills which may lead to hormonal imbalance.
- Mental fatigue due to stress.
- Hormonal changes taking place during the menstruation cycle.
They just won't listen to me
The more you try to style and shape them, the more oily they get. At times, their stubbornness drives you up the wall, and you vent the anger on the first unsuspecting soul who happens to cross your path. You start blaming those who are not responsible for your predicament.
An oily scalp is a health issue that can be dealt through medication and right precaution. Consult a dermatologist or trichologist who will suggest appropriate lifestyle changes and medication to overcome this issue.