Posted by: Lela | 2009-06-24

Oily hair/scalp

Hi there.
Any remedy out there for extremely oily hair? Have to wash my hair daily since it will look wet if I don' t. Have to mention, don' t even use conditioner!! (only now and then, since I know it' s important).

Please assist as it' s quite frustrating and mundane spending most one' s life washing damn hair!!!


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Hi Lela

I'm not aware of any shampoo 'better' than the shampoos available at supermarkets

Your doctor may prescribe an oral contraceptive such as Dianne if your condition is hormone related, otherwise the following proven tips may help:
- Use only clear, see-through shampoos
- Massage your scalp prior to each shampoo
- Shampoo twice: Shampoo, leave on for 5 minutes and shampoo again
- Apply some witch hazel prior to each shampoo - This acts as astringent
- dont brush too much

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