The hair is considered to be oily if she gets oily, greasy look on second, third day after washing. Sometimes the hair gets oily in a couple of hours after washing. Oiliness of the scalp is a natural secretion of the sebaceous glands that protect hair from external influences. Hair with normal type of oiliness will not look greasy even five days after washing. Excessive secretion of the sebaceous glands is sometimes caused by hereditary factors. If our hair has oily, dirty look, needs to be washed a lot more often than naturally.
It is a vicious circle because frequent washing, due to strong chemicals in shampoos, dries out the skin and oil glands starts producing even more sebum. We found ourselves in a situation to wash hair more often and she gets greasy faster, and at some point, couple of hours after washing, hair is greasy and dirty.
Reasons for excessive oil secret can be disturbances of hormones caused by stress as well as urban environment full of smog in which, daily, our hair is under bad influences. The end result of excessive secretion of the sebaceous glands in the scalp can be dandruff, itchiness and even, in the extreme case, lead to hair loss.
Lemon for daily hair treatment
Citric acid from lemon will remove calcium deposits and neutralize excessive oil from clogged pores on the head skin. Also, it will fight dandruff which often appears as a result of oily and greasy hair condition. Lemon juice can be used every day instead of shampooing. It will balance pH level of the skin and make your hair looks radiant, delaying hair washing but still keeps it clean.
Take juice from one lemon, strained, without pulp. Massage juice into the hair and keep it on for a half an hour. Rinse with clean water and dry naturally, without blow dryer. Lemon as home remedy for oily hair can be used on daily basis.
Baking soda for instant hair oil-absorption
Baking soda is a strong and widely used home remedy. Sometimes, our hair is greasy and we don’t have time to wash or treat hair. That’s the time when baking soda comes to do rescue. It can be used as a strong dry shampoo. Spread baking soda onto the head skin and then brash it off with good brash with natural fibers.
The other way to use this powerful home remedy for oily hair treatment is to make solution of three tablespoons of baking soda and a large cup of water. Saturate your hair with this solution and keep it for fifteen minutes, then wash your hair as usual. This treatment should not be used every day, rather once or twice of week which can result in normalizing hair natural greasiness.
Apple cider vinegar for having soft hair and oil free
Apple cider vinegar is a home remedy that needs a special place in our bathrooms. The benefits for the oily hair are multiple. Apple cider vinegar will help to remove excess oil from the hair, balance pH value of the scalp and relieve skin of the head from dandruff.
Before applying apple cider vinegar on hair, dilute it by adding three amounts of water to one amount of vinegar. After you have rinsed shampoo out of the hair, use mixture of vinegar and water to rinse and massage scalp gently. Wash it off after five to ten minutes. This treatment can be used easily trice a week. Because of the acid, that will remove calcium deposits, treatment will result in soft and shiny hair.
White vinegar for relieve of hair greasiness
White vinegar is the most common acid in the households. Effect is pretty much same as apple cider vinegar, difference is in amounts in solution. White vinegar will remove excess oil, calcium build up, dandruff and control pH of the scalp.
Dilute one amount of vinegar with two amounts of water, and use it for the final rinse after shampooing your hair. Let it dry before rinsing it off with clean water. This treatment can help in stopping bacterial infection if they are present on the scalp.
Malt vinegar and baking soda for medium oily hair
Malt vinegar is milder remedy than apple cider and white vinegar. Doesn’t have to be diluted, and treatment can be applied daily.
Half a cup of malt vinegar with a one teaspoon of baking soda, apply on clean wet hair and let it act on the scalp for five minutes. Rinse it off with clean water.
Egg yolk and lemon juice for oily hair care
Egg yolk is one of the oldest remedies for oily hair. This treatment helps to remove excess oil and at the same time nourishes the skin.
Egg yolks for treatment should be mixed into cream. Add strained lemon juice and apply on your hair before wash. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash your hair thoroughly.
Black Tea to reduce hair sebum
Black tea works as astringent, preventing oily hair by shrinking the pores on the scalp. For that reason, you would want to relieve your hair from excess oil before using black tea treatment.
Prepare strong black tea by boiling two tablespoons of tea leaves in one cup of water. Once tea is cooled to pleasant, body temperature, pour it onto your head, making sure that scalp is all covered and wet. After five minutes, wash your hair as usual.
Mint tea to prevent greasiness
Mint tea works as antiseptic in addition to his astringent property which is effect of tannic acid contained in tea.
Mint tea for hair treatment needs to be stronger than usual tea for consummation. Boil four tablespoons of mint leaves in cup of water. When temperature of tea becomes pleasant, apply it on the washed, wet hair. Leave it for ten minutes and rinse it off with clean water.
Rosemary tea rinse for oily hair
Tea made of rosemary can be used as a final rinse. It will help remove greasiness and itchiness. Hair will be conditioned and easy to comb.
Add fresh rosemary springs into boiling water, let it cool and soak overnight. This tea can be stored in fridge and used as final rinse each time after washing your hair.
Henna and yoghurt mix, conditioner for oily hair
Henna has well known beneficial effect on hair. This treatment can help in reducing excessive oil secret on the scalp and make hair soft and fresh.
Make paste of henna powder and yoghurt. Apply mixture on the scalp and leave it until is completely dried. Then wash hair thoroughly.
Henna and olive oil treatment for oily hair
Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and works in a way to nourish the scalp. Skin becomes healthier and moisturized. Sebaceous glands are getting signals that skin doesn’t need excessive secretion of sebum. Oily secret starts reducing naturally. Regular use of this treatment can help in solving oily hair problem completely.
Use one teaspoon of henna to make thick paste out of olive oil. Apply mixture by gently massaging skin of the head. Wash it off after half an hour.
Tomato Juice regulates secretion of oil
Tomato juice is rich in antioxidants, and beneficial for skin and hair in both ways, applied and consumed. Applied on scalp, tomato juice will tighten the pores and help in regulating oil secretion.
Wring juice of one tomato and apply it on the scalp. Leave it on head for fifteen minutes and then wash hair as usual.
Aloe Vera and lemon as the best shampoo for oily hair
Aloe Vera gel is used as a versatile alternative medicine for a lots of body conditions. Benefits of this plant, for oily hair is in her property to nourish skin, act antibacterial and antiseptic making skin healthier.
Use bottle of mild shampoo, one quarter empty. Fill it up with juice from 1 lemon and aloe vera gel. Keep this shampoo in refrigerator and use it for every wash of the hair.
Alcohol to instantly reduce excessive oil
Alcohol is a home remedy that can be used for instant degreasing of oily hair. It will dry it out in a few minutes. Just like any instant remedy, alcohol to treat oily hair should not be used on regular basis.
Rub mixture of one amount of alcohol and one amount of water into your scalp or spray it on your hair roots. Use a hair dryer to evaporate the alcohol faster and you are ready.
Beer as a tonic for oily hair
Beer can be used for final rinse of hair after washing. Use it diluted, one amount of beer and one amount of water. This treatment will help to quickly reduce oil and remove greasiness. Beer in addition, makes hair soft and manageable.
Honey and egg yolk to treat oily hair
Mixture of honey and egg yolk is a remedy that should be used as a hair mask. Apply it on the hair one hour before washing your hair.
Mask is prepared by mixing one egg yolk and one tablespoon of honey. Mix it well, until mixture becomes creamy and consistent. Use this remedy to massage your scalp gently. After an hour, wash your hair thoroughly. Use this home remedy twice a week to get rid of greasiness.
Oatmeal to get rid of hair itchiness and greasiness
Oatmeal is a home remedy for oily hair that can be used on daily basis. Especially if you love to eat oatmeal for breakfast and you have time to nourish your hair at the same time. Oatmeal will remove excess oil and work to calm down itchiness.
Use ordinary prepared oatmeal, apply it on the hair, gently rubbing it into scalp. Leave it on for five to ten minutes and then wash your hair as usual.
Witch hazel oil for hair
Witch hazel oil is produced from witch hazel shrub leaves. This plant is known astringent and oil is beneficial as home remedy for oily hair. Treatment can be used three times a week.
Stir one teaspoon of witch hazel oil with two tablespoons of water. Apply mixture on hair roots using cotton wipes. Keep it on hair for five to ten minutes. Wash your hair as usual.