Fat is nice (but not on my hair)
Scalp and hair oilier than usual? It's not your fault: it's the heat!
The hydrolipidic film that covers the skin and also the scalp is formed by the secretions of the sebaceous and sweat glands. The hydrolipidic film is our friend: it is up to it to keep the skin and scalp soft, to protect it from external aggressions and to preserve its natural bacterial flora. By combing, brushing and simply touching the hair, we favor its distribution along the length of the hair. Did you know that the entire skin surface secretes, thanks to the sebaceous glands, about 1-2 grams of sebum in 24 hours? To find out if your hydrolipidic film is particularly active in this period, do this test: rub a kleenex on your hairline (or even your fingertips). If you have recently washed your hair and you already notice evident traces of grease, your scalp is producing more sebum than necessary!
But why is the skin oilier?
The production of sebum is controlled by the secretion of sex hormones, especially the male ones. An alteration of the latter is the cause of numerous skin blemishes (oily skin, acne, hair loss). The correct functioning of the sebaceous glands depends on a mix of factors: diet, stress, tension, the correct elimination of waste (that's why you need to drink lots of water!). What factors most frequently cause hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands? Family predisposition, an imbalance of androgen hormones, stress, aggressive cosmetics, drugs, inadequate diet and… high temperatures! It should also be remembered that the overabundance of sebum clogs the follicles, hindering the growth of healthy hair. So you get into a (wrong) loop.
It is important to normalize the activity of the sebaceous glands first. Then, restore the balance of scalp and hair, improving peripheral microcirculation. Not forgetting to soothe irritation and itching.
At this point it is essential to rebalance the skin pH to prevent bacterial attacks and prevent hair loss.
Keyword: rebalance (and what we recommend)
Don't you too feel these scents of the Mediterranean maquis, walking among fragrant bushes, aromatic plants, medicinal herbs and pine forests while, not far away, you can already smell the sea? Let's go for a walk. And we discover that nature always offers us solutions to our problems. The essential oil extracted from Lavender, for example, is relaxing and calming on a nervous level. It therefore favors the elimination of tensions, and this affects our mood, even on a hormonal level. Cistus, with its leaves from which the active ingredient is extracted, has an antiseptic, soothing, calming, detoxifying power: used on our skin it can also have an indirect action on the sebaceous glands. Maritime pine: its shade offers us refreshment in the hottest hours of the day, but its active ingredient also offers refreshment to our skin. It is anti-aging, antioxidant, antimicrobial and purifying. Finally, juniper: powerful detoxifying, draining, sebum regulator.
In the Fat Hair Bio Beauty Routine you will find these flowers, these plants. And many others: such as green tea, a good source of panthenol which strengthens the hair, hydrolysed rice protein, which increases volume and gives shine by hydrating the hair from root to tip. eucalyptus leaf extract, with countless properties anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, antifungal, soothing and refreshing particularly useful in case of seborrhea or dandruff; rosemary leaf extract is useful for fighting seborrhea, dandruff and for stimulating hair follicles in case of hair loss. And then the artichoke leaf extract (revitalising, sebum-balancing) and the cucumber extract. emollient and refreshing.
Cleanse the scalp with Cistus oily hair sebum-regulating shampoo: the scalp will be fresher and more vitalised, soothed; its natural extracts will prevent the hair from getting greasy too quickly. After shampooing, move on to the second step: the treatment for the scalp, with the rosemary sebum-regulating lotion. With Rosemary (purifying), Thyme (astringent), Hamamelis extract (rebalancing), Tea tree (antibacterial) Cistus (calming and protective), it constantly inhibits excessive sebum production and normalizes the general balance of the scalp.