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Solutions for Oily Hair – Hair Challenges

Oily Hair

What Is oily Hair? 

Oily hair is a common issue and there can be several causes with some causes more manageable than others. Causes of oily hair such as hereditary predisposition or hormone fluctuations cannot be influenced, but other causes such as stress, diet and hair care hygiene from products and treatments can.Oily hair can be a source of frustration for many men and women, but thankfully there are several ways to treat oily hair to leave it feeling volume-filled, soft, and silky. 


Oily hair can be regarded as a dead-end to all hair goals if not managed correctly. While oily or greasy hair can sometimes appear neglected, it is generally the result of a poorly managed hair care regimen. Irrespective of what might be the root cause of oily hair, there are several great products and solutions you use to help repair damaged hair and maintain your hair’s health. 


If you have oily hair, then you should be aware of some of the main symptoms that make your hair appear oily and dull. It is common for people with oily hair to suffer hair loss or even dandruff-related problems. If left untreated or unmanaged, oily hair could lead to further serious hair-related problems. It is therefore important to seek the right treatment for oily hair before any further hair problems appear.


For more information on damaged hair and a deeper dive into the various types of hair structures, you can follow the link here.

What Causes Oily Hair?


Oily hair is known to be the result of overactive oil or sebaceous glands that end up producing too much sebum. While sebum is known to be beneficial for your hair, excess amounts of sebum can lead to hair becoming greasy. When the scalp becomes excessively oily due to the sebum produced, this is where many people have an outbreak of dandruff.


Some of the main common causes of oily hair include:

Excessive Sebum


Sebum is required for the scalp as it helps in preventing the skin from getting dry. However, there are specific circumstances in which the glands tend to produce an excess number of oils leading to oily hair and skin. Excess oils on the scalp are known to lead to major scalp-related problems including dandruff, limp hair, and hair loss. 


Many hair types tend to be more oily naturally, for people with straight hair strands they will mostly get greasy hair in this case. The reason is that sebum tends to travel from the roots to its tips without any obstructions. On the other hand, curly hair strands tend to be oilier towards the roots. This is because sebum fails to advance to other parts of the hair strands for people with curly hair.

Overuse of Haircare Products


To control or prevent oily hair, many people overuse hair care products or even worse use products that are unhealthy for their hair. This in turn can damage the hair and even make the hair more oilier in some cases.


Many alcohol-based products that appear in non-professional hair care shampoos, conditioners and other products can negatively impact the functioning of the hairs sebaceous glands. Overuse of these products can have a damaging long-term effect on the hair leaving the hair looking oily, dull, and lifeless.


Many people are then washing their hair with these products too often, which leads to the overproduction of sebum to replace the oil that was lost. Shampooing and over washing the hair typically aggravates the entire process rather than solving oily hair problems.


Our haircare professionals at The Lounge Hair Studio, suggest the following products and treatments for oily hair.



Best Oily Hair Products

At The Lounge Hair Studio, we have a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced hair care experts delivering guided assistance when it comes to resolving all kinds of hair-related problems. Our experts recommend the following hair care products for oily hair that will deeply nourish your hair while smoothing it all along the way:


Electric London – (Preparation Spray)

Product Description 


Create a flawless foundation for any style with Electric hair London P*-4 Preparation Spray. This light leave-in conditioner will leave hair enhanced, radiant and ready for endless creativity.


Like a primer for your hair, this product is packed with nourishing oils combined with intelligent UV and heat protecting ingredients.



  • Preparation Spray leaves no weighty residue on the hair.
  • Holidays – stops sun damage and colour fade.
  • A hairstylist can use it before a colour (unlike conditioners) – effortlessly comb their hair through it. 
  • Allows a stylist to take clean and accurate sections.

Joico – (Curl Perfected Milk)


Product Description 

Curl Perfected is a lightweight curl correcting milk that nourishes, seals and balances pH for perfect frizz-free curls. By correcting the PH balance of your hair, It locks in moisture to leave your curls soft, pliable and full of body.

Directions; Apply after shampooing your hair with Joico Curl Shampoo or Creme Wash thoroughly saturate your hair and comb through.


  • Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex® is our patented goldmine of hair repair so amazingly effective that just one application helps create a molecular shield of protection around the hair structure that lasts through multiple shampoos.
  • Triple-Oil Complex, a super nourishing, frizz-fighting blend of Avocado, Babassu and Camelina oils.
  • AquaLastik® Technology, our game-changing innovation that helps to deliver up to 3 days of firm-yet flexible hold + heat-activated styling protection.

Kevin Murphy – (Stimulate Me Shampoo)

Product Description 

Kevin Murphy Stimulate Me shampoo is a gentle hair and scalp cleansing formula that is considered safe for keratin-treated and color-treated hair. The shampoo offers the assurance of an instant boost in the overall hair volume while giving your hair a classic voluminous feel.


  • Formula helps in protecting hair against dryness while increasing strength deeply into the hair fibre
  • Blend of proteins help in increasing the strength of hair strands
  • Essential extracts help in providing structural support


Kevin Murphy – (Stimulate Me Rinse)

Product Description 

An invigorating conditioner for men, bursting with revitalising freshness. STIMULATE-ME.RINSE delivers a stimulating blend of Camphor Crystals, Bergamot and Black Pepper that helps soothe and cool the hair and scalp, while strengthening and nourishing the hair.


  • Rich in body-building Amino Acids and conditioning butters
  • Stimulates the hair and scalp
  • Helps to strengthen and repair the hair
  • Leaves hair looking fuller and thicker
  • Suitable for all hair types
  • Sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free


Kevin Murphy – (Angel Wash)

Product Description 

If your over-stressed hair is in need of a little salvation, our delicate ANGEL.WASH volumizing shampoo will nourish and transform fine, fragile hair that has been colour-treated or damaged. 

Infused with soothing essential oils, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants, ANGEL.WASH gently cleanses the scalp and hair while maximizing colour longevity, and protecting against harmful free radicals.


  • Antioxidant-rich blend boosts volume to fine hair
  • Helps strengthen and protect against stressors
  • Helps to reduce hair breakage
  • Helps prevent colour fade
  • Colour safe and gentle enough for all hair types
  • Sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free


Kevin Murphy – (Angel Rinse)

Product Description 

Treat fine, fragile and broken hair with ANGEL.RINSE, our weightless, volumizing conditioning RINSE created to soothe and protect fine, damaged and colour-treated hair. 

Delicately scented and deeply conditioning, Mango and Cocoa Butters help nourish and moisturize the hair without weighing it down.


  • Adds moisture without weighing down the hair
  • Antioxidant-rich formula helps shield against free radicals
  • Helps strengthen and protect against stressors
  • Colour-safe and gentle enough for all hair types
  • Sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free


Electric London – (Volume Liquid Mist)

Product Description

The ultimate professional tool for creating long-lasting volume and support. This advanced amplifying formula delivers lasting volume, leaving no hint of residue whilst weightless conditioners detangle the hair to prevent breakage. Infuses fine hair with volume and brilliant shine.


  • Advanced amplifying formula that delivers long-lasting volume
  • Detangles the hair to prevent breakage
  • Adds volume to hair without weighing it down
  • Infuses fine hair with volume and brilliant shine.


Electric London – (Volume Chalk)

Product Description

Magnesium-free, amplifying micro powder that ensures instant grip, hold, and volume without the usual grittiness of powder. Leaves hair feeling amplified, yet natural and free moving. The volume chalk is perfect for creating amplified, voluminous hairstyles even those with fine hair.


  • Creates amplified, voluminous hairstyles
  • Leaves hair feeling amplified, yet natural and free moving
  • Great for those with coloured hair thanks to the magnesium-free formulation

Salon Treatments for Oily Hair

At the Lounge Hair Studio, we specialize in helping clients treat their oily hair  no matter what the type or cause. We are here to work with clients who wish to treat oily hair the right way and provide the best treatments available to help hair return to its natural healthy condition.


By booking an appointment with one of our team today, we will be able to analyze your oily hair and recommend some great treatments and products.


Contact us here today and our team of hair specialists will be happy to discuss your challenges with oily hair and offer the best solution for your hair.


We have complete confidence in our ability to delight our guests, which is why we provide complimentary consultations and offer a 100% 7 Day Risk-Free Guarantee with all our services to put your mind at ease. 

You deserve to be happy with the services you receive at The Lounge. In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with the results, please tell us so we may make it right. Not only will we graciously re-do it for FREE, but if you require, we will credit your account with the equal value of the service so you may ask to be with ANY SERVICE PROVIDER of your choice for the re-do.


Service prices vary for if you have exceptionally thick or long hair. Although we can estimate a price over the phone, we only guarantee the price when you visit for your service or during a complimentary consultation.

Contact us BEFORE BOOKING or book a consultation if you have any questions.

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