Health Tip: Keep Oily Hair Under Control

-- Excessively oily hair can contribute to acne on the face, back, and shoulders.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions for keeping oily hair under control:

  • Wash hair thoroughly each day.
  • Leave shampoo on for at least five minutes before rinsing.
  • Don't brush hair too frequently or vigorously, as it can spread oil through the rest of the hair.
  • Talk to your doctor about contributing factors to excess oil production, including stress and hormones found in birth control pills.

Posted: July 2007


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