Beauty concerns

I have oily hair, what should I do?

At the base of every hair, there is a sebaceous gland that secretes sebum, a natural oil that lubricates, protects and adds shine to the hair.

However, certain factors can cause excess sebum production, leaving your roots looking oily. Discover our haircare tips and rituals to put an end to oily hair.

Good habits for purifying an oily scalp

Good habits for purifying an oily scalp

Wash hair less often

Leaving more time between washes may seem counterintuitive if your hair tends to get greasy, but washing your hair too often tends to stimulate the sebaceous glands and make them produce excess sebum.

It then builds up at the roots instead of working its way down to the ends, leaving the top of the head looking oily and shiny while the hair lengths become slightly drier with every wash.

Ideally hair should be washed two or three times a week, depending on its length, its thickness and your lifestyle.

Use products suited to your hair type

What if your hair products were to blame for your oily hair? Some shampoos tend to strip the scalp of its natural oils, causing the sebaceous glands to produce even more sebum.

Choose a gentle purifying shampoo and combine it with a mask or conditioner to nourish hair lengths and ends.

Brush your hair morning and evening

Regular brushing helps to distribute sebum from the roots to the lengths and ends of the hair, boosting its natural hydration.

For even better results, use a brush containing boar bristles, which are gentler on the scalp and help distribute oils better.

Eat a healthy diet

What you eat can also affect the way your hair looks. Food high in sugar and saturated fats are very inflammatory for the skin and hair follicles, which may lead to scalp imbalance.

A balanced and healthy diet will definitely benefit both your skin and your hair.

How do I manage greasy hair?

The oily scalp ritual

The must-haves for sebum buildup on the scalp

Hyperseborrhoea, or overproduction of sebum, is when the scalp is covered with sebum, even after washing. To leave your roots fresher and lighter, apply a pre-shampoo mask that will “soak up” the excess sebum. Complete your ritual with a purifying shampoo, gently washing your hair without overly scrubbing your scalp to avoid further stimulating the sebaceous glands.

Here are the key ingredients selected by Hair Rituel by Sisley for purifying your hair:

• WHITE CLAY : absorbs excess sebum. Unclogs and eliminates impurities as well as pollutants. Captures undesirable odors.

• JAVA TEA EXTRACT : Rebalances the scalp.

• COTTON PROTEINS : reinforce the hair's protein barrier

Find the full list of ingredients on each product page.

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Preparatory purifying mask

Gentle and purifying shampoo

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Why does my hair get greasy quickly?

There are many causes of greasy hair. The reason may be hormonal, or it may be due to your haircare products or washing too often, causing your sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum.

What should I do if I have greasy hair but don’t have time to wash it?

A suitable haircare routine will help to purify your scalp. If your hair is still greasy after you’ve just washed it, hide your greasy roots with a ponytail or bun and use an invisible hold hairspray to set your style.

How to get rid of oily hair

By applying a purifying mask to your scalp before washing and by using a purifying shampoo that is formulated without sulphate surfactants for a gentler action. Once cleansed and purified, your scalp will take longer to become oily and you will be able to wash your hair less often without it becoming immediately greasy.