Saturday, March 14, 2009

Caring for Oily Hair

The principles of care for oily hair are the same as applied for an oily skin. The hair-care routine aims to removing the excess oil and exfoliating skin cells, which clog up and suffocate the hair follicles in the scalp. Infection usually erupts in the blocked hair follicles, which leads to hair loss and other scalp disorders.

Emphasis should be laid on cleansing and toning routines. The cleansing routine involves washing and rinsing the hair. Since the hair to be washed as frequently as it gets dirty and oily, a natural shampoo or a formula of aromatic herbs such as sage, amla, shikakai, and trifla is ideal. The ideal shampoo is always gentle though thorough in dissolving grime.

Massaging the hair and scalp is important. For oily hair, a massage with toning lotion is suitable. A two-minute brushing, stroking and combing routine is sufficient massage exercise for the scalp.