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What would make a 14 year olds hair be so oily that sometime

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What would make a 14 year olds hair be so oily that sometime she has to wash it twice and it still looks and smells oily? also she has a oily smell from her body. very clean and takes a lot of pride in her self. could this be a medical problem? if she leaves in the morning with it clean it looks and smells oily time she gets home from school.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 7 years ago.
Does she have acne?

Any skin problems (other than being oily that is)?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 7 years ago.
This is likely to be a temporary problem.

Adolescents tend to develop phases of excessively oily hair or skin.

This occurs due to hormonal fluctuations.

She will eventually outgrow this phase.

In the meantime, the treatment is mainly symptomatic. SHe should shampoo her hair more frequently, if necessary twice a day, and leave the shampoo on for a longer period. Similarly, she should also wash her face with a mild soap twice a day.

You can read up here:
http://www.short-hair-style.com/oily-hair.html



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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
but what about the oily smell we are afraid she will become self conscience. her friends don't have this problem. its like someone who hasnot washed in days (her Hair) she does not have body odor.
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 7 years ago.
The oily smell is from the excessive oil in her hair.

To get rid of this, she should use shampoo twice a day. SHe should also keep the shampoo on her hair for a longer time, for two minutes, before washing it off.

This will get rid of the oil in the hair and also the oily smell.



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