Friday, 25 February 2011

Tips: Greasy Roots

Did you know? That if you have oily skin, you are more likely to have greasy hair as well? This might seem pretty obvious, but I have to confess, that I didn't know this, so I thought I'd share that with you guys, just in case :)

So, if you're like me and didn't know that fact, then you're probably wondering how the two are connected. And, that's easy enough to answer.

Basically, our skin is made up of lots of microscopic glands, known as Sebaceous glands, and it is these little wonders of nature, that secrete and regulate the sebum, or moisture, that our skin needs in order to stay nourished and healthy looking. However, if these glands don't provide enough sebum to the skin, you'll find that your skin dries out quickly, whilst if the glands produce too much, yep, you've guessed it, you'll find that you have oily skin!

But, my tip this week isn't about combating your oily skin, but rather your greasy roots.

Tip: When washing your hair, don't massage the root-area with the balls of your fingers, because this will just stimulate the sebaceous glands, and encourage them to produce more sebum, which you really don't need, or want.

Instead, try rubbing the shampoo into your hair by placing your hands flat on your hand and gently massaging with the lengths of your fingers. This is also beneficial if you have fine hair, that is prone to knotting, because you're not rubbing your hair in a way that clumps them all together.

Note: This was actually a tip that myold hairdresser told me over ten years ago :-D

Okay, so hands up if you hate, no detest, greasy roots!


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