Causes of Oily Hair

What are the causes of oily hair

The symptoms of oily hair, also known as seborrhea, can have very different causes.

In addition to the individual circumstances, which are different for everyone, the rhythm of hair care can also contribute to whether hair greases faster or less quickly. In the skin and at the base of the hair follicle there are glands that secrete sebum at regular intervals in order to keep the skin and hair supple. If you wash your hair every day and you skip washing once, you will notice that the hair is more greasy.

The reason is that the sebum glands have an individual rhythm and are stimulated more when washing is omitted. There are also internal factors that have a major influence on the sebum glands.
Especially Hormones are involved in controlling the sebum glands.

In times when the hormonal status of humans has gotten into disorder, the sebum glands are strongly activated and can quickly lead to hair greasing. Especially during the puberty this phenomenon occurs with the result Oily hair.

At the age of menopause (Menopause) it is just the other way around; the decreasing hormone levels ensure that the sebum glands tend to be underactive and can dry out hair and skin.
In addition to the hormones, messenger substances can also ensure that the sebum glands become overactive. Especially in stressful life situations become the hormones cortisone and the messenger adrenaline ejected in higher quantities, which means that the sebum glands work hard both on the surface of the skin and in the area of ​​the hairlines.
The result is increased greasiness of the hair. If the hair is not washed at regular intervals, the hair will become symptomatic with oil.

Some diseases also lead to an overactive sebum gland and thus to the development of greasy hair. The best known of this disease is the Parkinson's disease. Certain cells in the brain are damaged in this process and can no longer adequately produce the messenger substance dopamine.
In addition to the known tremors, the so-called also occurs in severe cases Ointment face, in which the sebum glands become overactive and the face looks anointed. The sebum glands in the area of ​​the hair can also be stimulated and result in increased hair oil. The exact reason for this phenomenon has not yet been clarified.

People who frequently use the hair Caps and hats Covering the hair and not exposing the hair to enough air also run the risk of overstimulating the sebum glands and causing the hair to become greasy.