Foods to Avoid if You Have Oily HairIf you have oily hair, you probably wash your hair once a day. If you don’t, your hair and scalp can become an oily, greasy mess that even the best dry shampoo can’t fix. Then you are forced to throw your hair into a greasy ponytail or bun or cover it up with a hat or scarf. Unfortunately, there are certain foods you probably eat often that contribute to oily hair. You can’t just watch what products you use on your hair, you must be wary of the foods you eat as well.

If you are interested in reducing the amount of oil in your hair, avoid these certain foods:

  1. Fried foods. While fried foods can be delicious, they also contain extra oil and grease. You may have heard that eating greasy food can make your skin oily and give you acne, but it can also give you oily hair as well. Excess oil can seep from your body into your hair.
  2. Dairy products that contain milk, cream, or butter, digest in your body as oils and fats. Excess amounts cause oil in your hair and weigh it down.
  3. Fatty Meats. If you are thinking about going vegan, you might want to try. Not only does dairy cause oily hair, but fatty meats also do as well. Excess fat is hard for your body to digest and can cause excess oil in your hair.
  4. Any foods with a lot of sugar can cause inflammation in your body and even in your hair follicles. It can cause an imbalance of your hair’s oils which leads to oily hair.
  5. Refined carbohydrates. Carbs are very much like sugar in your body. If you are eating too many carbs, your oil glands may start to overproduce.
  6. Salty foods. Consuming too much salt can lead to more oily hair because your body is trying to overcompensate to get rid of dehydration caused by excess salt or sodium.
  7. While alcohol isn’t technically a food, it is a big cause of excess oil. In similar ways that salt causes oil, alcohol causes dehydration. Drink plenty of water and your skin and hair will thank you for it.

It also depends on what hair type you have to begin with. If you have very dry hair, eating these foods probably won’t cause it to be excessively oily. But, if you have very greasy and oily hair, eating these foods will exacerbate the problem. Stick to a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats and your hair will look and feel better.

Did you know that the foods you eat every day can contribute to your oily hair? Will you cut back on certain foods to help your hair become less oily?

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This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.

8 thoughts on “Foods to Avoid if You Have Oily Hair

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Raquel, absolutely, we have many happy and successful customers who have color treated and chemically treated hair! Keranique Regrowth System is free of dyes, sulfates, and parabens. In addition our Scalp Stimulating Shampoo and Volumizing Keratin Conditioner have not only been formulated to be gentle on color and chemically treated hair, but they have also been clinically tested and proven to be gentle so they won’t strip or fade color. For best results, we recommend skipping Keranique Regrowth Treatment the day before, the day of, and the day after you color or chemically treat your hair.
      Thank you
      -Keranique

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Brenda, we recommend trying our Deep Hydration Scalp Stimulating Shampoo and Volumizing Conditioner along with Keranique Marula Hair Oil Mist. I have sent a contact request to a Customer Relations Liaison to contact you and better assist you with customizing Keranique to suit your needs.
      Thank you
      Keranique

      • Shawn Rorke-Davis says:

        I have very very thing hair. Probably dry, certainly not oily. I am not happy with your shampoo/conditioner I am currently using. I am not losing hair. Adding volume would be nice. Your suggestions for Brenda ( above) sound like good items it would be good to try.
        I want to discontinue my current order for existing Keranique products.
        Thank you
        Shawn Rorke-Davis

        • Keranique Hair says:

          Hi Shawn,
          Thank you for using Keranique, I am sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with the shampoo/conditioner that came with your system. As we are all so different, we actually have an additional four formulas to better customize Keranique to suit your needs; Deep Hydration, Damage Control, Curl Preserve, and Color Preserve.
          You can see our full list of products right here: https://keranique.com/hair-growth-products
          I have sent a contact request to our Customer Relations Liaison to reach out to discuss your goals, usage and expectations so we can customize Keranique to attain your goals!
          Thank you
          Keranique

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Brenda, stick to a healthy diet of fresh and frozen vegetables & fruits, whole grains, and lean meats – don’t forget, plenty of water, and your hair will look and feel MUCH more healthy.
      Thank you
      -Keranique

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