Your body usually knows what it's doing. It knows how to take care of you. And when it comes to keeping your skin and scalp moist, its answer is sebum, a substance that protects and moisturizes your skin.
Sometimes, though, sebum runs into trouble on your scalp. It can't make its way down to moisturize the rest of your hair, or overwashing could lead to a reduction in sebum.
When your hair is thick or curly, things can get even more complicated. That's why those suffering from dry scalp are often in search of a method for moisturizing the scalp without making the hair greasy.
Why Is My Scalp Dry, but My Hair Oily?
Often, when your scalp starts to dry out, your body works overtime to try and fix the problem. It starts producing more sebum, that oil that's supposed to moisturize your skin. But this can lead to a build-up of oils and greasy hair.
This can also sometimes be traced back to the products you're using. Hair products packed with artificial ingredients can strip the hair and damage it. Or, if you're using a thick conditioner, you might be tempted to wash your hair more often. This could also make the problem worse.
How to Moisturize the Scalp Without Making Hair Greasy
One of the best ways to treat your dry scalp is to find a scalp oil that works for you. This can depend on a couple of factors, including your hair type.
Our WildCurl Fortune scalp oil is designed to rebalance dry, irritated, and sensitive scalps. It acts like your skin's natural oils, helping to treat dandruff, bacterial, and fungal problems. Our oil can also help skin conditions like psoriasis, alopecia areata, eczema, and it’s easy to use:
- Use 2-3 times per week, before your regular hair washing day.
- Spray your hair with water, then pour a few drops of oil onto your fingers and massage directly into your scalp.
- Massage deeply to stimulate blood circulation.
- Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow the treatment to sit for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
- Thoroughly wash the oil out of your hair, then continue with your normal routine.
Scalp moisturizing can also come down to the shampoo and conditioner you use to clean your hair. It's important to look for sulfate-free products like our Gentle Cleansing Shampoo. It also includes polyquaternium-44, which is a conditioning agent that helps reduce flyaways and frizz.
The shampoo is mild and gentle, and all of the cleansing agents are plant-based.
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Take Charge of Your Hair Health
When looking for a remedy to moisturize the scalp without making hair greasy, make sure to find the right hair oil to fits your hair needs. WildCurl has a whole line, so you're sure to find the one that's perfect for your hair and scalp.
If in doubt, the WildCurl hair quiz is a great start to find the right product that suits your hair type.