Having greasy hair is no different from having skin issues – it takes a lot of effort, and trial and error to rectify the problem. While I rarely ever felt concerned about my hair condition when I was younger, I can’t deny that having oily scalp bothers me once in a while.
For many years, I stuck to the habit of washing my hair every day to keep it fresh and voluminous, especially with the hot and humid weather of Malaysia that only contributes to a greasier scalp. However, the result would always be flat roots and greasy strands that made me looked like I was drenched in pouring rain. Soon, I learnt the reason why: Just like our skin, the scalp overloads on oil production once you strip away its natural oils from washing, making the condition worse.
After years of tolerating my oily scalp and spending heaps of money on hair treatments, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. And so I searched the internet for solutions and discovered that there are, in fact, ways to train my scalp to produce less oil. I compiled a list of changes I needed to make and put my scalp on a two-month experiment, and the end result was pretty convincing.
Here’s the ‘scalp training’ I went through for the past two months that you can experiment as well on your own tresses.