View Poll Results: If you have an oily/greasy scalp, do you also have problems with an oily face?

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  • Yes, I both my scalpe and face are oily

    64 53.33%
  • My scalp is oily, but not my face

    23 19.17%
  • My face is oily, but not my scalp

    17 14.17%
  • I have no oily problems because I rub cheese all over!

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    Question Oily Scalp and Oily Face

    I've been thinking about this for a couple of days. I'm fairly certain that I just naturally produce a lot of oil. Shampoo or not. Facial cleanser or not.

    What I was thinking about was how it is said that shampoo strips the scalp and so it over-produces oil. I don't think that's my problem. Not only because I don't shampoo but once a week. But also because I only use water on my face and it produces a lot of oil all on it's own.

    So, really, I was just wondering if any of you that have oily scalps also have oily faces. Purely out of curiousity.


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    I need (NEED) to wash my hair every other day because it gets soo oily. However, I have extremely dry skin every where else (face, arms, legs, etc). Funny, eh?

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    I have pretty oily skin on my face, but scalp isn't really oily. I only wash my hair once every week or two weeks.
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    I voted for "both."

    I didn't realize just how oily my scalp was until I tried CO washing for about 1&1/2 - 2 years. I stopped over a year ago because I was losing hair in clumps and my scalp was constantly itchy and had gunk on it no matter how much I scrubbed, used brown sugar, or did ACV rinses.

    Then I realized the skin on my scalp is still skin, just like on my face and the rest of my body. I couldn't see skipping taking a shower, skipping washing my face for days on end, or using lotion to wash my face/body(equivalent to CO washing). I've tried and the skin on my body and face responded horribly(dry scales because dead skin & sebum weren't removed, pimples on my face, etc.).

    So now I shampoo almost every day and skip a day here and there to just do a CO wash in which I keep the conditioner away from my scalp and just rinse and apply conditioner to the length. My hair and scalp seem happier. I'm no longer losing clumps of hair. I don't have a gunky, itchy scalp, and my hair doesn't feel dry or weighed down.

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    I voted both. My face turns into an oil slick about 30 mins after I wash it. Oily skin runs in the family, but as my grandmother pointed out, we don't wrinkle as much as other people. I vote it's because of the extra oil (I may be delusional, but it makes me feel better). My scalp isn't as oily as my face, but it is definitely oily. When I was using chemical dyes I could go 2 days before the roots looked greasy, now I have to wash my hair everyday.

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    Default Re: Oily Scalp and Oily Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeni View Post
    I voted both. My face turns into an oil slick about 30 mins after I wash it. Oily skin runs in the family, but as my grandmother pointed out, we don't wrinkle as much as other people. I vote it's because of the extra oil (I may be delusional, but it makes me feel better). My scalp isn't as oily as my face, but it is definitely oily. When I was using chemical dyes I could go 2 days before the roots looked greasy, now I have to wash my hair everyday.
    I have an oily face too, & wash my face multiple times a day(water-only for many, many years - just a wet washcloth) & like u, I don't really have wrinkles. People think I'm much younger than I am, they're usually pretty shocked by my age. I had one woman say I looked about 16 (I'm almost 44) and most people think 20's or early 30's. I've wondered if it's from all the oil, or maybe that I'm rarely in the sun. I like night-time & rainy/cloudy days. The sun bothers me.

    My scalp takes a few days to get oily now that I CO wash. So I guess that's not considered oily? It was oily when I was a teenager, but I think I shampooed every day back then, which I'm sure encouraged the oil.

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    Not very oily scalp, and I assume my face isn't oily, but I don't really have much to compare it with. (Neither area is dry, but neither area needs to be washed often. And both areas still have their 'issues' regardless of how often I wash.) so for me their is a correlation (even if it's not oily/oily)
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    My mom and her side of the family have skin that's a bit oilier than normal. I inherited that so I have to wash my hair every other day and such. It's oily on both my skin and my scalp.

    There are upsides and downsides to everything. Downsides are I HAVE to wash or at least rinse my hair out every other day and I've found that only lightweight, mineral powder works on my face to keep it from getting oily at the end of the day. Upsides- as Jeni said, we all look younger for longer, my hair is never too dry or static-like, I don't get split ends and I never get dandruff or dry, itchy, flaky or cracked skin anywhere.

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    I have an oily face and dry everything else, including my scalp.

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    My face has always been really oily and so has my scalp hair. I'm about the only person I know who uses pressed powder.

    Although my hair isn't so bad nowadays, the hair at the front of my head gets very oily from my face, I believe.

    On the up side, I was told as a teen to be thankful for oily skin because it will get fewer wrinkles later in life. So far that seems to have been true! lol
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