The scalp contains a natural oil, sebum. This keeps the skin lubricated and is produced by the sebaceous glands. Sometimes these glands work overtime and produce too much oil and other times they do not produce enough. For greasy hair, it is caused by producing too much oil making your hair look dull, limp and damp. Below are a few tips for helping your scalp self-moderate and a few ingredients you may already have at home that can help your scalp manage sebum production.
To Keep moisture in your hair try a few of these:
1) Don't wash your hair every day unless you have a scalp condition like dandruff. When you wash your hair use a gentle shampoo that is designed to infuse moisture (Usually with an added oil).
2) Limit blow drying, hot irons, or any type of extreme heat exposure.
3) Increase the time between any kind of hair treatment and deep condition once a week (for excessively dry hair and splitting ends)
4) Wear a hat on cold, windy days and when swimming use a swim cap.
For ADDING extra moisture, moderating the pH balance in your scalp and the occasional deep condition - try a few of the ingredients below:
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It is often used to improve symptoms of skin conditions involving excessive dryness or inflammation for example seborrheic dermatitis which is a common skin condition that causes scaly patches on the scalp and dandruff.
It is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids and like tea tree oil has antiviral and antifungal properties. When it is used on the hair it can improve dryness on hair and scalp it can also protect hair from protein loss. Due to the oils lauric acid content it has a high affinity for hair proteins but a low molecular weight allowing the oil to penetrate inside the hair shaft.
Because it can improve the blood circulation in your follicles it also helps to speed up hair growth. You can also apply it to you eyebrows and lashes.
One of the main reasons for weakening hair is micro bacterial growth on the surface of the scalp. The antimicrobial quality of lavender oil cannot be substituted with shampoos and conditioners or other hair products because they cannot kill the bacteria. A good quality lavender oil will do wonders for your hair!
Our Tranquility serum has all of these ingredients and a few more but we know your time is tight so we wanted to spare you a long read! If you want to read more then click HERE and check out the details on each of the ingredients in our Tranquility serum - who knows... maybe you can make your own at home! Remember, quality is SO important so don't cheat yourself there!