Many men and women struggle with an oily scalp. For many, the skin or scalp produces oils more readily. This is often due to genetics – individuals are just more prone to having oily skin. Keeping this in mind, you may be beside yourself trying to figure out how to slow down the production of oil. But, does it matter? When it comes down to it, having an oily scalp is better for your hair than having a very dry scalp. However, excessive oil is not a good thing either. Finding that unique balance is important, but difficult to do.