Avatar universal

Hair greasy scalp

For almost a year now around my scalp has been feeling gummy and greasy. I don't dye my hair, or take medication. I eat healthy and work out often. I asked my dermotolgist he did not know. I have tried numerous shampoo's. Sulfate free ect. Washing my hair with Listerine. Nothing seems to do the trick. I tried putting color in it, and cutting it and that didn't help. I AM SO FRUSTRATED and desperate! Please let me know any solutions to fix it for once and for all!!! Please!!!!
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Hello thanks so much!! I have tried numerous Danruff shampoo's even though I don't have it, and none have helped. I eat healthy and work out often. I saw a Dermotoglist he had no idea. So I think my only option is to search for a trichologist in my area. I have never heard of them. But I am desperate. Thanks again for your help
Helpful - 0
563773 tn?1374246539
First of all, stress or hormonal changes may lead to excess oil produced by the oil glands in your scalp. This causes the harmless bacteria that live in the scalp to proliferate and feed off the oil, which produces the odor and may make the hair greasy. Secondly it can be due to dandruff can cause either an overly dry scalp with itchy white flakes that may be waxy or greasy, or it can manifest as an oily scalp with scales.

Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can help. The most effective ingredients -- antimicrobials -- to look for are zinc pyridinethione, selenium sulfide, sulfur and ketoconazole (also available by prescription). If your hair is colored, don't use products with selenium sulfide or sulfur.

If the symptoms persist please consult a trichologist for the confirmatory diagnosis and treatment.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Dermatology Community

Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions