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What Causes Greasy Hair in Winter?

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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 dont have to give up being warm; theres 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 youre not sweating like you do in summer or that you dont want to spend ages waiting for it to dry in colder weather. Whatever your reason, its likely to make your hair look oilier.

Thats 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 its our best one to tackle grease, gunk and dandruff flakes from the first wash.

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