Foods That Cause Greasy Hair and Those That Prevent It

At some point in life, we all have to deal with Greasy Hair and we end up using shampoos, hiding hairs in ponytails or wash them really often. However, there are some tips that you can apply to help you deal with the oil hairs without doing extra work. For example, just eating certain types of foods can decrease the amount of oil produced while avoiding other certain foods can increase oil production.

Today for our readers, we have collected a list of foods that you should avoid and another list of foods that you should eat to fix the Greasy Hair problem.

So scroll down to have a read of these foods that cause greasy hair and those that prevent it.

Foods One Should Avoid

Sugar sugar

All the processes in our body are maintained by the hormones, that is why we should keep a certain balance for overall good health.

Sugar is not a product that actually helps the body maintain this balance, instead, it causes an imbalance to the hormones. Eating sugar in excess can cause an inflammatory reaction in the body all the while increasing the blood sugar level and also encourages the glands to produce more oil which leads to Greasy Hair.

Refined Carbs

Refined Carbs

There are good and bad carbs and as for Refined Carbs, they fall into the category of bad carbs. A common example of refined carbs is Bread. Actually, its white bread made of refined grains instead of the whole grains. These refined grains are actually processed by the manufacturers to make them fluffier and softer.

These refined carbs lead to our bodies overload and lead to glands producing more oils that lead to us having Oily Scalp and overall greasy hair.  

Fried foods

Any of the fired foods causes the body to overload the human body with oil and over stimulates the glands to produce more oil. This excess production of oil causes it to cover our skin and scalp to form an extra layer of grease.

Milk products


To many of you, it might come as a surprise but milk products can also cause extra Sebum. This is because all the dairy items are digested by our body as fats and oils. These products also contain an excess amount of hormone called “Testosterone” that results in excessive production of Sebum.


Having excess amounts of salts in our food can lead to problems like swelling, eye bags, dandruff, and dehydration. These conditions prompt the body to produce more oil for fighting the lack of water in the body which ultimately leads to us having sticky and greasy hair.


It is important to avoid salty foods like crackers, chips, salted nuts and fries in excess.

Foods One Should Eat

Foods rich in vitamins B and E vitamins

Two of the most essential vitamins for not only the body but also for hair are Vitamin B and E. Consumption of these allows the hairs to be strong and beautiful. These vitamins also regulate the production of excess oil in the body. Some of the common foods that contain Vitamin B are as follows.

  • Beans
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits

Foods which contain Vitamin E are as follows.

  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Nuts (not salted or honey roasted)

Foods rich in zinc

Foods rich in zinc

The human body also requires Zinc in small quantities and it also does not get stored in the body for long. If you increase your diet with foods enriched with Zinc, it helps the body fight the excessive oil production. There are many Zinc Supplements available in the market or you can also eat the following foods.

  • Oats
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs

Good Fats

Even if you are prone to having oil hairs, this does not mean that you should completely stop the consumption of fats. Fats are also important for the body as they regulate the numerous bodily functions.

However, you can just regulate the consumption of Saturated Fats and Trans Fats. The identification of these fats is simple because they remain in solid form at room temperature. Common examples of Trans Fats are s follows.

  • Margarine
  • Butter
  • Animal Fat


You can avoid them and instead use the following “Good Fats”.

  • Nuts
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Some types of Fish

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