There is no doubt that men have a huge complaint with hair thinning and hair loss but even when they complain of the grease over 80% of those men complain of having an oily hair or scalp. Why is excess oil or sebum complained about so much. The sebum is combined with cholesterol when it is made and excreted from the sebum glands. In a perfect world this would move through the hair and be washed out after it is has moved through.
However, with today’s sticky hair products, high cholesterol diets and the addition of the male hormone called dht excess sebum is a problem. It is stays stagnant it becomes an inflammatory agent. When mixed with dirt, grime, shampoo and hair product residue and the cholesterol it forms sebum plugs and these clog the hair follicle opening. The result is a host of hair and scalp issues including redness, sores, slow growing hair, coarseness, easily damaged and breaking and thinning.
How Does Excess Sebum Cause Thinning Hair?
This is done in two different ways. The 1st is just what we mentioned above with the sebum plugs closing off hair follicles allowing yeast, bacteria and fungus to grow rampant in the hair follicle and reaping its destruction across the scalp. This inflammation inside the hair follicle pinches down on the shaft and the root and the blood supply is greatly hampered.
Secondly, there hormone that causes hair thinning and loss in both men and women is dht. However, DHT is converted inside the hair follicle from testosterone to DHT. For this conversion to take place there is an ezyme and this enzyme feeds off (you guessed it) sebum and the cholesterol and sugar in the sebum. So by removing excess sebum and irrigating the hair follicle on a regular basis you cut down the chances of thinning hair drastically. And yes this works for both men and women.
In finding the best shampoo oily hair men you need to consider that clarifying shampoos that say they are for greasy or oily scalp and hair are not the answer. They simply strip the hair and scalp and often times ruin the outter lipid barrier of the scalp. You need to melt away the outter scalp plugs with herbs and zinc pca.