Summer - Oily hair

Say Buh-Bye To Oily Hair This Summer!

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


With the days becoming hotter, many of us experience excessive sweating and greasier hair than usual. With the increase in temperature and humidity, the sebum on our scalp, accompanied by sweat, makes the scalp and hair greasy. Oily hair in summer is a common thing. The good hair days in summer seem to be a dream. We manage to get away with bad hair days with the slicked-back ponytail or a bun, but sometimes that also doesn't work. Washing your hair daily is the best weapon to fight oily hair in summer. But mind it, washing your hair daily can do more harm than good. So, what next? Experts suggest that by following the oily hair care routine and the right hair care products, we can bid farewell to oily hair in summer and embrace a thick, voluminous scalp.

Why Does Hair Get EXTRA Oily In Summers? 

EXTRA Oily In Summers

During the summer, your scalp tends to produce more sebum due to humidity and heat. The combination of sweat and oil can lead to greasy hair. Additionally, frequent exposure to the sun can stimulate the sebaceous glands, resulting in excess sebum production. The sweat facilitates oil sliding through the hair down to the tip. Sebum or natural oil is produced by sebaceous glands found near hair follicles.

The hot, humid climate stimulates the sebaceous glands producing more sebum which combines with sweat, resulting in greasy hair in summer. Moreover, conditioners and leave-in products can weigh down the hair, making your hair look dull, thin and limp. Moreover, sun protection gear like hats and scarves may add to your summer haircare woes.

Say Buh-Bye To Oily Hair This Summer! 

Oily hair in summer, accompanied by a greasy scalp, can be irritating as a greasy scalp attracts dust and dirt, which eventually accumulate on your scalp, resulting in various hair care issues such as itchy scalp, dandruff and hair fall. We turned to our experts to get effective hacks on how to get rid of greasy scalps and oily hair in summer.

1. Wash Less Often

Wash Less Often

Yes, you heard us right. Washing your hair frequently strips the natural oil from the hair, adding to scalp dryness. Your body responds to the dry scalp by producing more oil which can result in oily hair. Overwashing can sensitize your scalp making it greasy. The best thing is to wash your hair once or twice a week with the right shampoo. Look for ingredients such as tea tree oil, lemon, or green tea extract in your shampoo, which controls excess sebum production.

2. Try Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo can be a lifesaver when you are short of time and need to refresh your tresses quickly. Spray dry shampoo onto the roots, leave it for a few minutes, and comb it out. It adds bounce to your strands, eliminating oily hair.

3. Condition & Hydrate Your Hair

Condition Your Hair

You may feel that conditioning is optional while having oily hair. But the fact is conditioning your hair helps to keep it well hydrated and nourished. Avoid heavy, oil-based conditioners as they can weigh down your hair; instead, you can use hydrating best hair serums that hydrate and nourish your strands without weighing them down. Use Anveya Hair Bae Hydrating and Nourishing hair serum which hydrates your hair without making it greasy.

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4. Keep Your Scalp Clean & Hydrated 

Scalp Clean & Hydrated

Ensure your scalp is clean, as a clean and healthy scalp is the prerequisite for healthy hair growth. A greasy scalp can give rise to numerous hair care issues. A greasy scalp attracts dirt and dust, accumulating on the hair follicles, clogging them, and resulting in hair fall, breakage, and split ends. 

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5. Avoid Over Brushing 

Avoid Over Brushing

Over-brushing your hair can stimulate excess oil production, making your scalp and hair appear greasy. At the same time, using the right brush (such as a boar bristle brush) to comb your hair can aid in the even distribution of natural oil through the hair.

6. Choose Your Haircare Products Wisely 

Haircare Products

While choosing your hair care products, avoid products that mention 'shine-enhancing' and 'frizz-free' as they contain silicones or oil, which may weigh down your tresses, making them look oilier.

7. Use A Scalp Scrub 

Scalp Scrub

Exfoliating your scalp regularly is just as important as exfoliating your skin. It helps eliminate buildup and control excess sebum production. An effective scalp exfoliator unclogs the pores, revives the hair follicles, and stimulates hair growth. Try ThriveCo's Scalp Care Kit which completely solves all your scalp care issues.

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8. Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage 

Hair From Sun Damage

Exposure to UV rays can damage your strands, stimulating excess oil production. Wear a hat, use a UV-protective hair serum, or use a hair spray to protect your hair from the sun.

Don't let oily hair dampen your summer spirits. By following the summer haircare routine and using the right hair care products, incorporating hair serums such as Anveya Hair Bae hair serum in your hair care routine, you can say buh-bye to your oily hair this summer. Embrace new, voluminous, rejuvenated, healthy hair this summer, and be ready to take on sunny days.

About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.




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