Does your hair get oily the same day you wash it? We hear you. But stop; it does not mean you rush to wash them again or increase the frequency. Take the smart approach -- look for certain ingredients and bid adieu to greasy hair days!

Dr Jushya Bhatia Sarin, a dermatologist, who took to Instagram to provide a solution to your oily hair woes said that making a few tweaks in your hair care products will help you get rid of oily scalp. “Check your shampoo for ingredients like selenium sulfide and zinc. These are great for reducing oil production on your scalp. Even salicylic acid works wonder in removing the overall oil build-up. Use a shampoo packed with these ingredients to keep the greasiness away,” she wrote.

Why does the scalp get oily?

Oily hair is basically the result of increased oil production on the scalp. Speaking to, Dr Anagha Samarth, Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatosurgeon, SPARSH Hospital said that the reasons behind why hair gets oily can be many. Some of them include:

* Humidity in the environment

* An inherent capacity for those with large sebaceous glands which, in turn, causes increased oiliness of hair.

* Excessive exercise can also cause increased production of oil.

* Sometimes, stress can also cause increased oil production because it affects a few hormones like cortisol.

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What to do if you have an excessively oily scalp ?

If you have an oily and scaly scalp, it’s best not to scratch your hair very often, and use ingredients like salicylic acid. “If you wash your hair too often, especially for women, it can strip the scalp of the protective oil layer. Hence, we usually recommend washing hair thrice a week. Don’t apply the conditioner to the scalp; it needs to be applied only to the length of the hair,” said Dr Anagha, further recommending using shampoos with salicylic acid and tea tree oils to treat excess oil production.

"Aloe vera content in the shampoo can also help manage oiliness of the scalp," she added.

“However, if, despite using the above-recommended shampoos it does not get better, it is advisable to consult a doctor for topical/oral medications," she concluded.

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