Dr. Carol Huang is one of the best dermatologist Great Neck has seen in a while. In her many years of practicing she has dealt with a wide range of hair issues. One of the most common being oily hair and scalp. A myth frequented by many patients is that less frequent shampooing reduces oily hair. No matter how many people have made similar claims, this is simply a myth. How often individual shampoos their hair has almost nothing to do with the oiliness, in fact it may actually be the opposite, less shampooing may cause oily hair in certain cases.
Long Island Dermatology’s, Dr. Carol Huang, dermatologist Great Neck, explains that oiliness of hair often is a product of genetics and hormones. The combinations of the two affect your sebaceous glands, and cause them to produce more or less oil. Genetics are impossible to change, so that leaves hormones. During times of stress, or times of change, the body’s hormone levels tend to fluctuate. With this fluctuation comes oil production.
However, despite not having much of an effect on your hair’s oiliness, shampooing is very important for your hair health. Without shampoo, excess dirt, debris, and oil will accumulate on the scalp and along hair follicles, causing inflammation and irritation. This irritation will stunt your hair growth and could lead to infection. If you are having hair issues of any kind, and are in need of a dermatologist Great Neck area, give Long Island Dermatology a call today!