What is the best treatment option for oily hair?

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Simple steps, such as washing your hair daily, not brushing your hair excessively (which distributes oils throughout your hair), and avoiding oily or greasy styling products are all strategies for minimizing oily hair. Certain medications, including birth control pills, may also reduce the oiliness in both your skin and your scalp, making your hair less oily, too. Talk to your dermatologist about the best options for managing oily hair.

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