10 Best Home Remedies For Oily Hair

Oil in the scalp is produced by glands on the skin. However, if these glands produce excess oil then it causes the scalp and hair to turn greasy. Oily hair tends to look dull, limp and lifeless within a few hours of shampooing ruining your entire appearance.

If you feel frustrated with oily hair, then you should try these simple home remedies to keep your hair radiant (and oil free!)

Lemon: Lemon is one of the best remedies to treat oily scalp and hair. Since lemon has a drying effect, it is not suitable for use in undiluted form.

Lemon Rinse

What you’ll need

1 Lemon

1 Cup Water

Take the juice from one lemon and mix it in a cup of water. Use after shampoo to rinse your hair.

This simple rinse will help in controlling excess oil on the scalp and hair.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is an amazing plant that has many beauty benefits. Its gel soothes and cleans the excess oil from the scalp. If you are tired of greasy looking hair, then this simple aloe vera-lemon hair mask can make your hair look gorgeous (minus the oil!).

Aloe Vera–Lemon Hair Mask

What you’ll need

4 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel

2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Mix four tablespoon aloe vera gel and two tablespoon lemon juice. Massage your scalp and hair with this mixture and cover your head with a shower cap. Leave for 10-15 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.

Aloe Vera–Lemon Shampoo

What you’ll need

1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 Cup Mild Shampoo

Add one tablespoon aloe vera gel and one tablespoon lemon juice to a cup of your regular mild shampoo. Keep this shampoo in the refrigerator and use within a week.

You can read more about the benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for Hair HERE

Beer: Any product that contains alcohol will be beneficial in controlling oil as alcohol has a drying effect on hair. Beer is known to promote hair growth, enhances texture and helps in treating greasy hair.

Beer Rinse

What you’ll need

½ Cup Flat Beer

1 Cup Water

Take half cup beer and add one cup of water. Use this mixture to rinse your hair after shampoo to get rid of oily scalp and hair.

Egg: Egg is not just meant for keeping body healthy but have multiple skin and hair benefits too. This nutrient-rich food can be used for repairing damaged hair, preventing split ends and treating oily hair. A simple hair mask made with egg white and lemon can give you shiny, smooth hair and remove excess grease.

Egg White Mask

What you’ll need

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Break an egg and separate the white from the yolk. Add one tablespoon lemon juice and apply this mask on the hair.

Leave for 20 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo.

Fenugreek (Methi): Fenugreek is an excellent treatment for several hair issues like hair fall, dandruff, and oily hair. You can read more about the benefits of Fenugreek (methi) for hair HERE along with simple ways to use it.

Fenugreek (Methi) Mask

What you’ll need

½ Cup Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds

Soak half cup fenugreek (methi) seeds in warm water and leave overnight. In the morning, make a fine paste in a blender. Apply on the scalp and hair for 30 minutes. Wash with plain water.

Avoid Over Brushing: While brushing helps in distributing the natural oils from the scalp evenly on the hair, over brushing can stimulate oil production. Stick to detangling hair with a wide toothed comb to prevent hair from turning oily.

Shampoo: It is important to use a mild shampoo that is specifically meant for oily hair. Hair should be washed twice or thrice a week depending on the requirement and it is important to thoroughly cleanse your scalp while washing. However, it is equally important to avoid over cleansing as it can cause the sebaceous glands to become more active.

Conditioner: If you have oily hair, then it is better to use a conditioner only on the ends to prevent drying.

Diet: Diet rich in fatty and sugary foods is known to stimulate oil production that causes the scalp to turn oily. It is important to ditch junk food and include a lot of fresh fruits, green vegetables in your diet.

Hydrate: Drinking plenty of water flushes out toxins from the body that helps in keeping the scalp oil free. Drink at least 2-3 liters of water per day to keep hair healthy.

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