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Why does my hair always get greasy?

Why does my hair always get greasy?

Skin oil: Each hair follicle has oil glands that secrete sebum which gets onto the hair. Sebum is a rather oily/greasy substance and is the cause. Also, if you don't shampoo regularly enough this oil along with simple dirt and debris from the day can collect on the hair and make it feel oily/greasy. ...Read more

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Why does my head get oily? 

Why does my head get oily? 

Protective secretion: Skin may become oily for a number of reasons. It has many small glands used to provide a thin covering of oil-like secretions often accumulated from proteins in the skin. This protects the skin from dehydration, bacteria and other elements. Depending on diet, health and genetics your skin may release more or less oil than the next person. ...Read more

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Why does my scalp always smell so bad?

Why does my scalp always smell so bad?

Uncertain: It may require a medical evaluation to make this determination. ...Read more

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My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?

My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?

Systemic problem?: be sure not using any medications or herbs/spices or strong odor foods that could be coming out as smells on the scalp. have a dermatologist look at it and get blood work to be sure all vitamins/minerals and thyroid ok. very unusual that it is not other parts of the body , only the scalp if systemic so see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Will i get less dandruff if i shave all my hair?

Will i get less dandruff if i shave all my hair?

Not necessarily: Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition and not a hair condition therefore shaving the hair may not affect the condition at all. Treatment is directed to the skin of the scalp and not the hair. ...Read more

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Every month i get this scab like dandruff in my hair yet when i brush my hair it bleeds, what do i do and what is this?

Every month i get this scab like dandruff in my hair yet when i brush my hair it bleeds, what do i do and what is this?

Seb Derm / Psoriasis: Ur condition could be due to seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Both can cause the symptoms u describe, but treatment is different. U can try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo 2-3 x/week as directed, and either Selsun Blue or Head & Shoulders intensive treatment the other days. If no improvement w/i next 2+ weeks, see a clinician to determine if u have psoriasis, which requires topical steroid/tar treatments. ...Read more

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How do I get my hair naturally blond and that it stays blond?

Not possible: Hair color is genetic and it grows from follicles in your skin. So, unless science finds a way to change your genetics, you can't change your hair color permanently. You can bleach the hair to be blond but once it grows enough, you'll have to bleach it again. That is a reason why most blondes who bleach have dark roots at some point. ...Read more

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Why does my forehead get oily ? what can i do to stop it from getting it so oily ?

Why does my forehead get oily ? what can i do to stop it from getting it so oily ?

Oils of Youth: The skin, especially during the pubertal years, responds to the hormonal changes by producing more oil to lubricate and protect the skin. This production can also vary by your genetic background, ambient temperature and many other factors such as how much you wash the skin. Over-washing can actually make the problem worse as the skin tries to correct excess removal. A moisturizing soap is best. ...Read more

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My hair scalp really hurts how do I get it to stop?

My hair scalp really hurts how do I get it to stop?

Conditioner rinse: Maybe oils removed by shampoo. Try conditioner rinse after shampoo. Consider Dove body wash on scalp instead of shampoo. ...Read more

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I get dandruff in my have hair almost every month ? Why is it? I oil my hair regularly as well

I get dandruff in my have hair almost every month ? Why is it? I oil my hair regularly as well

Oil: Oil will only trap dirt. Try a shampoo expressly fabricated for people with dandruff. If that doesn't work, see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I get bumps in my hair and hairline?

Why do I get bumps in my hair and hairline?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination. ...Read more

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Why do I get thick hair on my chin?

Why do I get thick hair on my chin?

Hormones: Your genetics and hormones are the ones responsible for your hair distribution. Some women may have elevated levels of testosterone (genetically determined) that cause them to have hair on their face, arms and legs more than other women have. In that case, there's not much to do other than shaving them or permanently remove them. ...Read more

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I have really greasy hair I take a shower monday morning and my hair looks greasy by monday night do u know why this happens ?

Change shampoo: You need to change to a shampoo such a t sal that contains salicylic acid and leave in for 30 minutes and then lather and rinse. This will decrease the build up from the over tive oil glands in your scalp. A topical anti-inflammatory prescription such as lodex may help. ...Read more

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What does it mean if whenever i shave down there it's always super stubbly and i get red bumps? Any tips?

What does it mean if whenever i shave down there it's always super stubbly and i get red bumps? Any tips?

Maybe folliculitis: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Why does my hair feel healthier since getting pregnant?

Why does my hair feel healthier since getting pregnant?

Vitamins: While some women state their hair and nails look better just from being pregnant its generally thought to be from taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my facial hair i hav tried waxing n threading but it doesn't suits me n i feel like itching n my periodical cycle is just fine?

How can I get rid of my facial hair i hav tried waxing n threading but it doesn't suits me n i feel like itching n my periodical cycle is just fine?

Hair removal: The definitive treatment is laser hair removal. Your treatment needs to be individualized based on your skin type. Unfortunately, it is regarded as a cosmetic procedure so there could be substantial cost associated with the treatments - which could be multiple. ...Read more

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This greasy sweat coming from my hair and my mom said it was my scalp. How do I get rid of that disgusting smell?

This greasy sweat coming from my hair and my mom said it was my scalp. How do I get rid of that disgusting smell?

Oily Hair/Oily Scalp: Oily skin and hair are a common problem. There are many shampoos designed to reduce the oils in the hair. These products contain chemicals the effectively remove the oils. Unfortunately, the scalp makes the oils again, and in some quickly, and the oil returns. Washing the hair at least once daily will help too. Do not use hair products that contain oils or are greasy as this will make things worse. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp. Does it increase if i apply hair oil? How can I protect my hair if so?

I have dandruff on my scalp. Does it increase if i apply hair oil? How can I protect my hair if so?

Hair oil may be ok: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more