Guide to Managing Greasy or Oily Hair in Winter
Wrapping up warm
In really cold weather, you probably wear a woolly hat or keep your hood up to protect yourself from the elements.
But wrapping up warm can cause you to sweat more, making your hair appear oilier than usual. Waxy oils from your scalp become fluid at warmer temperatures and, with sweat, move further down your hair to make the roots look greasy.
It can also put you at risk of a dandruff flare-up, since the warmer, more humid microclimate created around your scalp is perfect for dandruff-causing microbes to thrive.
Fortunately, you don’t have to give up being warm; there’s no need to avoid wearing a hat in winter. Just choose a shampoo that will tackle grease and keep dandruff at bay.
Washing your hair less
In winter, you may change your hair care habits and wash your hair less frequently.
It could just be that you’re not sweating like you do in summer or that you don’t want to spend ages waiting for it to dry in colder weather. Whatever your reason, it’s likely to make your hair look oilier.
That’s because your scalp is continually making oil, every hour of the day. Without shampoo, excess scalp oils accumulate, and so do the dirt, dust and particles trapped in there!
So make sure you keep washing regularly and, when you do, use Head & Shoulders Deep Clean clarifying shampoo – it’s our best one to tackle grease, gunk and dandruff flakes from the first wash.