What Causes Greasy Scalp and Brittle Ends?
Hair is made up of proteins and fats. When these two elements are not in balance, it leads to a greasy scalp and brittle ends.
The scalp has a unique ecosystem that is home to a variety of bacteria, fungi, and yeasts. These microbes form part of the hair’s natural protective system that wards off other microbes. But when this system gets too out of balance, it can give rise to irritating symptoms like greasy scalp and brittle ends. The most common cause for this microbial imbalance is due to factors like age, stress, poor diet or lifestyle habits like hair dying or chemical treatments from styling products.
How to Treat Greasy Scalp and Brittle Ends Naturally and Effectively
The scalp is often dry and itchy because it produces less oil. However, there are some natural remedies you can use to get rid of greasy hair.
Greasy hair is often a result of too much sebum production, which is when your scalp overproduces natural oils. Sebum coats the hair shafts and provides moisture to the skin underneath. If your scalp produces too much sebum, your hair will become greasy and look limp. The first thing you should do is identify what’s creating the excess sebum production in the first place. Oftentimes, there are genetic factors at play that contribute to oily skin and scalp or excessive hormone levels that make you produce more sebum than normal. Once you have identified what’s causing the problem, then you can address