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Oily Hair Patch

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  • Posted By: tiger151
  • October 17, 2006
  • 01:11 PM

I have an oily patch of hair on the crown of my head. I washed my hair twice and it is still oily. what do i have?????

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  • I have suddenly developed a patch of oily hair at the top of my scalp on the left side. This is also an area where I have a troublesome colic. I have tried 4 different types of shampoos, and have stopped using conditioner or anything which might aggravate it. When I dry my hair, it is still there but only in the one area. I checked several websites and found other people with the same problem, but no one, including doctors, appears to have a reason for it or how to cure it. If anyone has a similar problem please advise. I think it may be something in my diet, but I am not eating anything different than I normally eat. I do live in Central Florida so perhaps it is the climate, or even an allergy to something that only affects hair??? I am perplexed. Please help if you can.
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  • I think I figured out the "oily patch of hair" problem. I realized I had been taking a fish oil supplement 3x a day for several months, so I stopped taking it. It has only been a few days but already I can see my hair is not as oily as it was when I was taking it. I am going off the supplement completely to see if my oily hair becomes normal again. If so, I will re-start the fish oil on a smaller dose. Hopefully, this is what was causing the oily hair. I knew it had to be something in my diet. I know other people were having this problem and could not figure it out. So, consider what supplements you may be ingesting as this might be the culprit. Good Luck!
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