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Please Help! Oily Patch

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  • Posted By: lexie820
  • January 16, 2008
  • 04:16 AM

I am a sixteen year old female who recently discovered a patch of hair on the left side of my crown that is very oily/sticky. It feels as if there is some kind of product in my hair. It even stands up on its own as if I put gel it in. (I have very short hair). I have washed it several times even with harsh soaps, and yet it has not gone away. I do use a hair product called Spiker, which is hair glue, but I wash it out every night. This has been persisting for about a week, now. What is this and what can I do?

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  • Hi,I'm having the exact same problem with my hair. It's so strange, i've tried everything! As soon as i get rid of it, it comes back a few days later. Are you still having problems with your hair? If you have found a cure, i would love to know your secret!
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  • I had the same thing for the past 3 weeks. I was going crazy and tried a few different things. Things i tried: Dish detergent, switched shampoos 3 times, body wash and none of these worked. So finally I followed my hair dresser's advice. Simple, wash your hair with Selsum Blue medicated with menthol. It's a expensive little bottle of shampoo that works miracles. I am glad to say that I am free of the nasty oily patch. :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 07:53 PM
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  • I have just recently developed seriously oily hair. If I don't wash it every day it looks as if I havn't washed it for a week. Its terrible. I have really fine light hair and it used to be fine if I didn't wash it for a couple of days. I don't know what happened I hadn't changed my shampoo or done anything different just one day it was really greasy so I washed it and the following morning it was as bad as ever. I've since changed my shampoo quite a few times using different ones for oily hair but nothing seems to be working. Please Help!:(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 10:47 PM
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  • I just developed the same thing. Out of nowhere I noticed my hair had a greasy patch right at the crown of my head and part in my hair. I haven't used a different shampoo or anything in a very long time. I thought maybe it was a problem with my showers water pressure.... has anybody found this might make a difference? I don't know what to do with it. I have to keep it tied up every day and even when I let it down it's greasy greasy greasy. I hate it. I tried blow drying it one morning and it was disgusting. I thought it wasn't drying until I realized it was the greasiness! What do I do?? What caused it?
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  • Girls! I have found the solution- well I read one of the comments here and tried it out and it really worked! I went to shoppers and bought sunlight dish soap (lemon) and used a dollop of that in my hair (it still had a waxy consistency under the water) however I assume it helped cut any grease in my hair which prepared it for the tea tree oil shampoo. The brand I bought which I recommend for anyone dealing with any hair issues (especially this greasy/waxy patch) is Tea Tree Triple Treatment Shampoo by Giovanni. It comes in a white opaque bottle about $10 and its certified organic (a bunch of oils in it but water and tea tree oil are the first two main ingredients). It made my hair smooth and shiny and tingly. It got rid of any and all residue from my hair and whatever that greasy/waxy patch was. PLEASE TRY IT! IT REALLY HELPED ME AND I KNOW HOW DEPRESSING IT FEELS TO WALK OUT OF YOUR HOUSE WITH THIS WEIRD HAIR PROBLEM ESPECIALLY IF IT CAME FROM OUT OF THE BLUE AND YOU'VE ALWAYS HAD HEALTHY, SHINY HAIR. My only concern now is to figure out why this happened and how it happened. I have always (all my life) used a variation of 2/3 brands of shampoo- mainly pantene and dove.At one point I thought it was the water and weather affecting my hair. I even switched shampoos 4 times and switched shampoo vendors as well thinking it was the product. Nothing worked and it got worst until I used this shampoo!
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  • Same thing, I'm fifteen and want to wear my hair down, but then a few days ago i noticed a sticky patch around my crown. Reading everyone elses comments it looks like it's always in the same place. It happened to my friend too, but her's went away. What the heck is it?
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  • Home remedies are the safest bet... I would highly recommend trying apple cider vinegar to make a clarifying hair rinse... Here's how to do it: http://www.pantryspa.com/free-recipe/luscious-locks/bye-bye-build-up/1/index.html
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  • My only concern now is to figure out why this happened and how it happened. I'm totally with you on this point right here! I've been struggling with my problem for about a week, and yes it occurred out of the blue! This morning I've looked through several blog sites with hundreds of postings from other women suffering from this, but no one seems to have a definitive answer about why this happens. While I'm certainly concerned with treating the symptom for immediate relief, I also want to know what is causing it so I can try to keep it from ever happening again. There doesn't seem to be any common thread...it's not like everyone reports using the same shampoo, or taking the same medication, and there are young teens all the way to 50-something women complaining about this. The mystery of it all is making me even more crazy! Argh! I've read several postings speculating about hormonal causes, but no one with any actual diagnosis or fact.Anyway...I'm game for trying any of the recommended remedies I've read this morning, but I'm even more interested in hearing if anyone figures out what the deal is behind this mystery hair drama! :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2009
    • 01:28 PM
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  • My only concern now is to figure out why this happened and how it happened. I'm totally with you on this point right here! I've been struggling with my problem for about a week, and yes it occurred out of the blue! This morning I've looked through several blog sites with hundreds of postings from other women suffering from this, but no one seems to have a definitive answer about why this happens. While I'm certainly concerned with treating the symptom for immediate relief, I also want to know what is causing it so I can try to keep it from ever happening again. There doesn't seem to be any common thread...it's not like everyone reports using the same shampoo, or taking the same medication, and there are young teens all the way to 50-something women complaining about this. The mystery of it all is making me even more crazy! Argh! I've read several postings speculating about hormonal causes, but no one with any actual diagnosis or fact.Anyway...I'm game for trying any of the recommended remedies I've read this morning, but I'm even more interested in hearing if anyone figures out what the deal is behind this mystery hair drama! :)emily 28 i have thought there was something wrong with me for a while now i have had dioreea ,weight gain,hair loss and now this oily hair i thought maybe the oily hair would narrow down the possabilitys since it is so bad i mean i washed my hair this morning and as soon as it dried it was oily as
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 24, 2009
    • 07:27 AM
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  • I am having this same problem - it started suddenly - one day it was fine, the next I had this horrible greasy patch at the top of my head. I have tried several different shampoos...have washed it three times this morning, but it's still just the same. I also tried the vinegar rinse, but it makes no difference. Has anyone come up with any ideas as to the cause?
    jaavee 1 Replies
    • September 2, 2009
    • 03:44 AM
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  • Me too. Out of the blue I got an oily patch at the top back of my head. I'm more concerned about why then how to fix it. Has anyone asked a doctor about this? I asked a hairdresser but she didn't have any ideas why it happens.
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    • September 24, 2009
    • 08:43 PM
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  • Hey , i am also having hair loss before five years back onwards. I am also used lot o0f hair care products for that. But no use. I don't know what to do...... My skin also oily skin....
    prasad123 1 Replies
    • November 19, 2009
    • 00:24 PM
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  • I have this problem as well, and it reoccurs every year in February. I go to a professional salon and have my hair dyed, and it eliminates the problem.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2010
    • 06:18 PM
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  • I have oily hairs so this is really help me lot. I am very interested in the focus of your post.I m sure that your post will definitely be of help to many people. Thank you so much for sharing this. Absolutely frightening - but good info to know!
    Mischel 8 Replies
    • February 17, 2010
    • 04:55 AM
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  • I had the exact same problem for about six weeks, spent ages online looking for solutions, and tried a bunch of different things to get rid of it. In the end, I used dishwashing liquid - I really scrubbed the greasy area - and after a couple of times of using detergent, the sticky, greasy patch lifted. I'm so happy that it has gone! Hope it works for you too...
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  • Hi Guys, I can say I have had this problem on two seperate occasions. The first time was when I was in Singapore for two weeks and I thought it had to be the high humidity, I washed my hair sometimes two to three times to try to fix it but it didn't help. Then I thought I was over washing. When I got back home it ended up being straight tea tree oil that fixed it. The second time is occurring now. I have tried different shampoos, really expensive shampoos suggested from the salon and the tea tree oil but it is being extremely persistent this time. What I have found out from reading numerous forums is the following: age makes no difference when getting it, its possible its a hormonal thing and its possible its caused by stress but no doctor, dermatologist, nor hairdresser has found the true cause behind this occurence. It does seem to be something that runs its course in a week to a months time and some have even suggested that its like a disease and can be possibly contagious in this sense. It is interesting that it happens so suddenly and randomly and in usually a concentrated spot that I have found spreads over time for me. I have long hair and my hair is always very dry and frizzy yet now this one spot on my head is so greasy it clumps my hair together. Possible solutions that I have heard so far: strong bars of soap such as Irish Spring are good for drying it out and to use it once a week there after to keep it at bay. Tea tree oil or tea tree shampoos. Dish detergent soap that cuts grease. Some find that its a simple solution of parting your hair all the way down the middle and washing your hair that way. Also heard of home remedies like diluted apple cider vinegar with water. I have not tried all of these but intend to throughout the next week to hopefully get rid of this greasy spot on my crown once more.
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  • I've had this problem for 4 days now....feel so unclean. I went to 2 different dermatologists yesterday and they both said that it's a hormonal issue that is causing the problem. I seriously don't think that they even know what the problem is because when I asked them to be more specific about "hormonal" - they brushed it off and just wrote down some shampoo. I used the shampoo this morning, let it air dry, but I still have patch of grease on my crown. The doctor said to keep on using it for 2 weeks and if it's not gone, he will give me something called Accutane. But I am not into the whole popping a pill everytime there is something wrong. Some said it's stress related. I'm trying to quit smoking, my boyfriend and I broke up a week ago, my job isn't going all that great....so maybe. But I am not a believer in blaming everything on stress when doctors don't know what the real underlying reasons are.If anyone tried the dish washing detergents or anything else that worked, PLEASE let me know as this situation is causing even more stress!!
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  • Heya, used a mixture of half white wine vinegar, and half water, poured it over my hair several times and rubbed it in, left it to soak in for ten minutes then washed it off in the shower, it's completely gone =D I would try it, my friend used it and it worked for her so might work for some of you. You have to wait the full ten minutes though x
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  • Oh, and it's caused by excess sebum, usually happens to people who have fairly oily skin anyway. It's the same stuff that causes acne, I suppose you could call it hair acne xD but yeah, don't give up on the vinegar thing, for some people it takes several goes, so try it at least four times over a week before you dismiss it! =) x
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  • I would suggest that you consult your MD first, then include plenty of fresh green vegetables and fruits in your daily diet. For simple home remedy, you can try this:Massage your hair with lemon juice to reduce oiliness of your scalp. You can also prepare a mixture of lemon juice with water and use it to rinse your hair and scalp. A mixture of lemon juice and aloe vera gel can also be used as an effective shampoo to cleanse oily scalp. Applying apple cider vinegar on your hair is another effective way to control the oiliness of your scalp. You can also mix apple cider vinegar with warm water to wash your hair and scalp.HTH :D
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