Apart from its unsightly appearance on the hair, an excess of sebum can in fact suffocate
the scalp and disturb the functions of the hair follicle. Hair that cannot breathe at the roots
eventually becomes anemic, increasing the risk of falling out.
What are the causes of oily scalp?
The secretion of sebum is a natural process that helps protect the scalp
and prevent it from drying out.
It forms a film on the scalp, a protective barrier which prevents the development
of bacteria and contributes to the suppleness of the skin.
When the sebaceous glands produce too much, the sebum clogs the hair bulbs
and weighs down the hair at the roots, quickly giving them an oily appearance
a few hours after the last shampoo. In the most severe cases, it can cause itching,
irritation, bad odors, and promote the development of seborrheic dermatitis.
This excessive secretion of sebum, called seborrhea, can have various causes:
hormonal imbalance (the male hormones being responsible for the production of sebum),
stress, unbalanced diet, excessive use of coloring products which irritate the scalp,
unsuitable maintenance or care.
What to do to regulate sebum secretion and remedy oily hair?
For daily use, Leonor Greyl recommends Lait lavant à la Banane, whose extremely
gentle formula washes without any aggressiveness while fortifying the hair.
Use every two days, Bain TS ensures the excellent hygiene of oily scalps without stripping
away the sebum that should be there. Its ant seborrheic and antiperspirant properties
normalize the scalp and help keep hair clean and light for longer.
Emulsify your shampoo by gradually adding a little water, and always rinse it thoroughly so as
not to leave a deposit on the scalp. Avoid styling products, which tend to weigh down the hair.
What to do to effectively deal with the problem in depth?
Used in place of the shampoo at least once a week, Huile Germe de Blé deeply removes sebum
while revitalizing the scalp.
It’s the essential treatment for oily, soft and devitalized hair, to which it improves energy
In the case of hair loss, Huile Germe de Blé can be mixed together with Concentré Energétique
to reinforce the stimulating action of the treatment.
A spray treatment without rinsing after each shampoo, Tonique Végétal offers a prolonged action
on the scalp by slowing the appearance of sebum and excessive perspiration.
It helps keep hair clean for longer and extends the hold of the hairstyle, bringing a real improvement
to the problems of oily scalps.
In addition to these treatments, be sure to maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not hesitate
to seek the advice of a dermatologist if the problem persists.
If you wish to benefit from an in-depth diagnosis and carry out a balancing treatment
with our specialists, you can also make an appointment at the Leonor Greyl Institute:
15 rue Tronchet,
tel. 01 42 65 32 26.
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