Under normal conditions, sebum is produced to make hair shiny, maintain its elasticity, protect it from external stressors and prevent the occurrence of scalp infections. However, excessive sebum production, caused by either internal or external factors, results in flat, lifeless hair without volume, and the occasional appearance of dandruff.

 

Why is your hair oily?

Excess sebum secretion is due to various factors such as:

• internal factors: heredity, hormonal disorders, nutrition, stress, mediation

• external factors: heat, pollution, use of harsh shampoos

 

How can you minimize oiliness?

• You may wash your hair often but not daily. Daily shampooing strips hair from all its oils, forcing it to produce even more sebum in order to make up for the loss.

• You can choose a shampoo suitable for oily hair, which helps regulate the excess sebum secretion and offers deep cleansing. One other factor to look for is a transparent formula rather than an opaque one.

• Use conditioner only at the ends of the hair, avoiding the roots, and don’t forget to rinse thoroughly.

• Rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Hot water may irritate the scalp and increase oiliness.

• Minimize the use of styling products, such as gel or wax, as many of them increase oiliness.

• Avoid pulling your hair back, and let them breathe instead.

• Minimize the use of heat styling products, as intense heat, apart from destroying the hair, irritates the scalp and increases oiliness.

 

Our natural solution

How can you say goodbye to oiliness and tone your hair naturally? APIVITA offers a line of products for deep cleansing and sebum secretion regulation, while leaving the hair soft and lightweight. Based on the intensity of the problem, choose the product that better suits your needs.

Balancing Shampoo for Very Oily Hair with peppermint & propolis
Helps regulate excess sebum secretion, cleanses in depth without irritating and maintains a healthy scalp while offering a unique cooling sensation. It also maintains the hair’s natural moisture, leaving it shiny and lightweight.

Shampoo for Oily Hair with rosemary & propolis
Without SLES, the surfactant whose frequent use can cause scalp irritation and overproduction of sebum. It cleanses in depth and regulates oiliness without irritating the scalp. It can be used frequently and it offers shine and volume.

Shampoo for Oily Roots and Dry Ends with nettle & honey
Regulates oiliness at the roots and maintains the hair’s natural moisture, while leaving it beautiful and healthy. Treats dry ends, protecting them from slitting, leaving them soft and easy to comb. Ideal for oily coloured hair.

 

Our tip for the holistic treatment of oiliness

Add 2 drops of bergamot, 2 drops of lavender essential oils and 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar to orange-blossom water (100ml/3.4 fl. oz.). Shake well. Spray the mixture all over your hair and massage gently. Don’t forget to shake the bottle before use. Regular use of the lotion can help visibly improve the condition of your hair.