SOS: Greasy Hair

We know that having greasy hair can become very frustrating and difficult to control. But don’t worry, if you suffer from greasy hair you’ve reached right blog.

What’s happening to my hair?

At the root of each of our hair follicles is a sebaceous gland that secretes sebum continuously to keep the hair in optimal condition and protect it. The sebum is responsible for preventing the hair from drying out and breaking.

When these glands secrete more sebum than necessary, this is when the scalp and hair get greasy at the same time, resulting in what we know as greasy hair. This kind of hair stands out for having little volume and easily accumulating dirt.

The main causes:


The most common cause for the seborrheic glands to produce more sebum than usual is hormonal. Pregnancy, childbirth, puberty and menopause cause a change in hormones that can influence the production of sebum on the scalp.

However, it is also common for it to occur in people with unbalanced diets.

Time changes

Changes in climates, or even the rises and falls in temperature can cause a body reaction that increases the production of sebum in order to protect our scalp. It usually occurs in winter, when we go from the cold outside to a warm environment inside.

Excess oil-based products

It is very important not to overuse oil-based products, and if we use them, always keep them a certain distance from the root so as not to cause greasiness.

Playing with our hair

We all love to touch our hair after washing it, it is soft and feels pleasant. But the reality is that touching or even rubbing the scalp can stimulate it to produce more sebum, making it look oilier and greasier.

 Our tips!

Next, we’re going to tell you some tricks to try to keep greasy hair at bay.

1. Use a shampoo that suits the needs of your hair

When looking for a shampoo, if your hair tends to produce a lot of oil, it is best to avoid highly nourishing shampoos.

Melrose Shampoo will be a must in your routine. It offers gentle cleansing while purifying the scalp by regulating excess oil.


2. Do not brush your hair from the root.

Every day we brush our hair, and if we do it from the root we are spreading the grease in that area to the rest of the hair.

3.Get used to washing combs regularly.

Combs accumulate dirt and sebum, which is why if we do not wash them and brush with them, we will get our hair greasy and dirty.

4. Don’t avoid masks.

Very often when we have greasy hair, we choose to avoid masks because we think they will make our hair dirty. This is a mistake. We have to moisturise or nourish our hair, but we must do it with masks that won’t weigh our hair down.

Our masks, L’Essentiel Mask and Tasmania Mask, provide nourishment and hydration without adding weight to the hair.


Now that you know how to control oily hair you have no excuse but to start changing your habits and get great-looking hair.