Oily hair, which food supplement to choose?

Oily hair, which food supplement to choose?

Discover all our tips for overcoming oily hair. Through this article, we will explain why your hair grows greasy so quickly and what care routine to adopt to limit the effect of oily hair. Then we will study the role of food on oily hair. Finally, we will introduce you to the best dietary supplements to take if you have oily hair in order to treat this problem from the inside.

Brunette woman with curly hair brushing her tips with a comb

Why does hair get greasy?

There are several possible causes of oily hair. Among them, there is excess sebum, a hormonal imbalance, stress or even a diet that is too greasy or unsuitable hair products.

  • The first cause of an oily scalp is excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Indeed, sebum acts as a hydrolipidic film that protects the hair from external aggressions and possible dehydration.

  • An excessive amount of sebum clogs the hair follicles and blocks blood circulation to the surface of the scalp. When too much sebum is released, the surface of the scalp becomes oilier. This secretion must be regulated using sebum-regulating active ingredients such as nettle for example. We find this active ingredient in our Clear Skin Complex.

  • Hormonal imbalance can also be the cause of oily hair. During certain periods of life, such as puberty, menopause or andropause (male menopause), the hormonal system is put to the test, our body then struggles to process the steroids used as hormones.

  • Stress is also a main cause of an oily scalp, stress forces the body to work at full speed. It therefore produces more endogenous waste, which may explain why your hair regreases faster during a period of intense stress.

  • Too rich a diet is one of the most important sources that can cause oily hair. Indeed, an industrial diet is very often too rich, too sweet and too fatty. We will come back to how to adapt your diet to overcome oily hair below.

Finally, the use of a hair routine that is unsuitable for your hair type can cause hair to become greasy more easily. Too frequent washing, the repetitive use of heating devices will only aggravate the phenomenon of greasy hair

A diet to reduce excessive sebum production

Green fruits and vegetables with legumes

To limit excess sebum in your hair, you can make some changes to your eating habits. By avoiding too fatty and too sweet foods, you will act on the rebalancing of sebum production.

We also advise you to include foods rich in vitamin B5 (legumes) but also in vitamin B-6 which are known to fight oily hair.

We also recommend that you consume foods rich in Zinc such as oilseeds: cashews, pecans, almonds and sesame seeds.

In summary, a balanced diet is the key to limiting the overproduction of sebum in the scalp.

While dietary changes help reduce excess sebum production, it is also possible to use dietary supplements to help treat this problem.

What supplements for oily hair?

First, it's important to understand what processed foods are. Processed foods are foods that have been altered from their natural state to extend their shelf life or improve their taste and texture. They can be found on supermarket shelves in the form of snacks, prepared meals, soft drinks and many other products.

Numerous studies have shown that processed foods can have a negative impact on health. They often contain food additives such as artificial colors, preservatives and flavors, as well as high amounts of salt, sugar and fat. Excess consumption of processed foods can contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

When it comes to hair loss , there is evidence to suggest that processed foods may play a role . Processed foods can impact hormone levels in the body, which can contribute to hair loss. Hormones such as testosterone and DHT ( dihydrotestosterone ) are known to play a role in hair loss in both men and women.

Processed foods can also cause imbalances in the gut microbiota . The gut microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that inhabit our gut and play an important role in digestion, nutrient absorption, and the immune system. Studies have shown that imbalances in the gut microbiota can affect hair health. Our Absolu Probiopure is a cure that combines 5 strains of highly concentrated lactic ferments designed to rebalance the intestinal microbiota

Additionally, processed foods can also be deficient in essential nutrients for hair health, such as vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Vitamins such as vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin B12 are all important for healthy hair. Minerals such as iron, zinc and selenium are also important for hair health. Essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid are needed to maintain healthy scalp and hair follicles.

It is strongly recommended that you read the labels of processed foods to determine their nutritional content and avoid foods that are high in food additives.

Note that not all processed foods are bad for your health. Some processed foods can be healthy and nutritious, such as frozen vegetables, dried fruits, and whole grains.

  • When it comes to hormonal issues, you have to go one step further by rebalancing the entire neuro-hormonal system in order to regulate sebum production. This rebalancing is ensured by ourBalance Activator , which contains active precursors of serotonin, melanin and many other beneficial factors. You can find this formula with our Keratin Absolute and our Detox Microcirculation in the Mass-Capillary Program . Our favourite,Detox Microcirculation , deeply cleanses the micro blood capillaries of the scalp.

  • Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are considered beneficial for hair health. Omega-3s can help strengthen hair by improving cuticle quality, increasing shine and reducing breakage.

They are also important for scalp health, they can help reduce inflammation and irritation, which can help prevent dandruff and itchy issues.

There are different sources of omega-3s , such as fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, etc.), flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, vegetable oils (such as flaxseed, hemp or cashew oil), and seaweed. It's important to eat a balanced diet to get enough omega-3s, but if you're having trouble getting enough omega-3-rich foods from a vegan diet, you might also want to consider taking a supplement. like our Absolute Omega-3 composed with a vegetable and innovative formula which provides a high dose of omega-3 from microalgae which will act to deeply soften the tissues and protect the skin from all the external aggressions it encounters. Just one capsule a day is enough to provide you with 100% of the daily requirements necessary to meet the needs of your body.

  • Keratin is an important protein that makes up hair and nails. It gives hair its strength, elasticity and resistance to damage. Keratin treatments can help strengthen hair, smooth it and protect it from damage caused by environmental factors.

Our particularly bioavailable Keratin Absolute , proven by a clinical study reaches in high doses to the bulb and acts in depth on the reduction of the fall, the mass, the luster and the shine of the hair as well as on the structure of the hair fiber.

Food supplements D-LAB mass-capillary program

In order to reinforce the effect of your food supplements, we also recommend that you adopt a care routine adapted to your hair, such as the one we describe below, to maintain the health of your hair as well as that of your scalp.

A care routine adapted to reinforce the effect of my food supplements

Styling objects and natural hair care

An unsuitable care routine for your hair type can reinforce the oily hair effect. For a specific routine for oily hair , we advise you not to use products that are too rich and harmful for oily hair. The frequency of washing your hair is also to be taken into account, avoid washing your hair every day, this will attack your scalp which, in order to defend itself, will then produce more sebum.

When shampooing, gently massage your scalp to remove excess oil . You can absolutely continue to apply a moisturizing mask to your lengths, but be sure to avoid applying it to your roots.

When it comes to styling your hair, styling appliances like hair dryers , straighteners, and curling irons can make oily hair problems worse. It is also important to remember that frequent use of these devices can cause thermal damage to the hair. It is therefore recommended to protect your hair before using it by using a heat protectant. This is because heat can stimulate sebum production, which can lead to oilier hair. It is therefore important to limit the use of these devices and to use them at moderate temperatures to avoid drying out or damaging your hair. It is better to air dry your hair than to dry it with a hair dryer, and avoid styling them too often to avoid stimulating sebum production. Use serum or light hair oil to nourish your hair, avoiding the roots. Also avoid styling your hair frequently, and use light styling products to avoid weighing it down.

Often forgotten, it is also important to maintain proper hygiene for your hairbrush to prevent the spread of bacteria and dandruff. Remember to clean your hairbrush regularly by removing hair and debris with a wide-toothed comb or small toothbrush. We also recommend that you wash your hairbrush with lukewarm water and a little mild soap then rinse it and let it air dry.