Post # 1
So my Mom has been telling me lately that she’s been having issues with her hair/skin. She said it’s gotten significantly oilier, to the point where she feels she needs to wash it every day. She’s frustrated with it and worried how it will look at the wedding.
Her first idea – is it hormonal changes (she is in her 40s and had a hysterectomy in her 30s) or is it something else?
Also, the part for the rest of you bees (like me) who have no idea what menopause/pre-menopause can do…
What type of shampoo do you recommend for oily hair if you have it? Oily skin also?
Post # 3
Don’t fail Mama Bedelia bees! :p
Post # 4
I don’t have a lot of help or suggestions but I will say that once I turned 9 my hair and skin got extremely oily and has been ever since. So it may be hormones! I definitely have to wash my hair everyday and in the summer usually twice a day. =/
Post # 5
Has she changed her shampoo/condish regimine lately?
Any major weight gain or loss?
Change in diet ?
Could very well be hormonal!
Cleansing shampoos are great for “oily” hair but in the end it doesn’t fix the problem since stripping oils can create more oils.
I reccomend a gentle cleanser like cetaphil for oily skin and even some aloe vera gel for moisturizer. I know most people would reccomend a harsh cleanser to remove oils, but like the hair , I think it has the oppostite effect.
Post # 6
Hello, for oily hair I reccomend a volume shampo. sexy hair has great one, its alled big sexy hair. For her skin I would go se a skin care spesialist and get reccomandations for what is best for her skin. One thing I have learned after 10 years with extremely oily skin is that I always invest in good products. And that what suits my best friends skin is not always what is best for me;) Good luck to both of you.
Post # 8
I don’t like to admit it, but my hair and skin has changed alot since I became pre menopausal, I would highly recommend the Aveeno products for both the skin and the hair. I have struggled for a few years to find something that works and I am really loving the results especially from their new hair care line. I just use the Aveeno facial soap and alittle Oil of Olay around the eyes and mouth and I am good all day.
Post # 9
This will sound insane, but…. Has she ever thought about going “No ‘Poo”? Since shampoos strip out the oil the scalp produces more to replace it. There’s a good number of people that have great results giving up shampoo and going with the ACV washes and stuff.
Post # 10
I have extremely oily skin, so I can relate to what your Mom is going through. The Clean & Clear oil sheets are going to be her new best friend. That, and a good matte powder, like Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder or Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder.
My dermatologist has me on a Retin-A Micro regimen in order to shrink my pores in attempt to release less oil. I’m noticing smaller pores but I’m not so sure there’s less oil.
Sometimes I’ll use Neutrogena Deep Clean Long-Last Shine Control cleanser/mask. It claims you’ll be “shine-free for hours with rice protein”. I can tell that it feels like a different composition and my skin feels a little drier but I’m still shiny within 3-4 hours. So I can’t rely solely on that. Similarly, clay masks that “soak” up the oil work okay.
Make sure that everything she uses is oil-free, including her facial moisturizer. I know, it seems contradictory to apply moisturizer when your face is an oil slick, but it’s important to take care of your skin. Sometimes oily skin can be an indication that your sensitive skin is “fighting back” against a product that’s drying you out.
Post # 11
Is her scalp very dry, itchy, or flaky? Mine is (I have a skin condition) and my hair is VERY oily all the time. Tell her not to wash it every day (I wash every other day instead).
If your scalp has dry patches, red spots, or is extremely itchy… try seeing a dermatologist. I have some perscription shampoo that helps with the oil buildup.
Post # 12
My mom always had trouble with oily skin and hair. But she would get compliments on her hair all the time. Her secret? Baby shampoo! It was gentle enough so that she could wash her hair as often as she liked without damaging it or causing it to become oilier.
If your mom doesn’t want to have to wash her hair every day, she might want to look into a dry shampoo as well.
Post # 13
My hair used to get really dirty really quickly.. I started using baking soda and water to wash my hair once a week.. and apple cider vinegar and water to condition the ends. Now I only wash like…. once every 2 weeks and it is still never as gunky as it used to be.
Post # 14
Has she changed her diet at all?
I wash my hair daily – so if I skip a day – it’s an oily mess.
How often does she typically wash it?
When I’m washing it daily, I haven’t really noticed a difference with what I use – it all works about the same.
What skin issues is she concerned about – face? or all over, etc?
Post # 15
When I was in a wedding, one of the other bridesmaids had really oily hair. The stylist put some dry shampoo in her hair to soak up some of the oils so that it would hold up for the day and it worked really well. Maybe she can talk to her stylist about doing something like that for the wedding day?
Post # 16
Thank you soooo much ladies! I’m printing this out for her tomorrow. I’m going to attempt to address any questions or concerns and see where that goes.
Has she changed her shampoo/condish regimine lately? Nope
Any major weight gain or loss? Nope
Change in diet? And Nope
I’m guessing it’s hormonal….Hmm.
@hegebrur: The one reason she would never use that is because we actually have realllllly thick curly hair. Big hair would equal like, 80’s hair on speed for us. Do they have other products without the volume?
@tksjewelry: Do you happen to know the name of the Aveeno hair products you like? 🙂
@Fluffy Mittens: I’ll mention it to her. 🙂 Thanks.
@MapleMoose: Oil sheets are a must! Especially on the wedding day, I’d think.
@ohmybears48: What does it take to get prescription shampoo? Also, no not that I know of as far as dry/itchy/flakiness. She hasn’t said anything along those lines, nor have I noticed.
@linguo42: Do dry shampoos work the same on dark hair? Like you can’t see them? Also – baby shampoo? Hmmm.
@MrsNeutrino: Wow! Hmmmm. So is it like a certain mixture of baking soda and such? Are there good instructions somewhere you know of? She’d never believe me if I just said it. hahaha.
@oracle: She hasn’t claimed to have changed her diet any. She used to only have to wash it a few times a week – 3 or so. And then in the past 2 weeks she has noticed it being EXTREMELY oily all of a sudden. Her face issues are mainly just how oily her forehead and nose are getting.
@2PeasinaPod: That’s a good idea!
THANK YOU SO MUCH BEES!