So every morning I wash my hair, by the time I am getting ready for bed my hair is like a giant grease ball. So I did a little research to find out what causes oily hair, treatments and the best oily hair shampoo for my type of hair which is thick.
Why I Have Oily Hair
For as long as I can remember I have had thick oily hair. So I did a little digging into the causes of oily hair. I found the reason I and most people have oily hair is because of access sebum, which is produced at the base of the hair by the sebaceous gland.
So I found out that my scalp produces the oils so my hair is not oily, but my scalp is. The type of hair you have can reflects on how oily your scalp is, for example straight hair does not get as oily as curly hair.
You will never get rid of an oily scalp, but you can control it. So I started looking for a shampoo that cleanses the scalp, which in turn will balance out the flow of sebum.
My Oily Scalp Shampoo
You need to find a cleansing shampoo, but be careful. Some shampoos use harsh chemicals to combat this, so look for one that is on the natural side.
You will have to wash you hair daily. A lot of times since you have oily hair you will not need to use a conditioner because you hair is naturally conditioned. The shampoo I found is naturally based and worked for my right away.
Styling Oily Hair
The more you comb your hair the more you will stimulate the sebaceous glands causing excess oils. You will want to spend as little time as possible fixing you hair so that it will not get too oily.
After I found out why I had greasy hair and how I could treat it, I went online and looked around. I ordered 3 shampoos which I will not name here. The first one I loved it worked on the first try. The second one I tried had some harsh chemicals in it and broke my scalp out, apparently I have an oily / sensitive scalp. And the third one worked a little bit, but not as well as the first one which I will name below. Just remember find a naturally based shampoo, you want to stay away from harsh chemicals.
I would like to give credit to my big brother doctor Mike for pointing me in the right direction for my research. Also here is a link to the site where I found my oily hair shampoo, their hair care products are naturally base so they are gentle on your hair.