You wash your hair in the morning and style it to perfection, all ready to look good through the day. But a quick glance in the mirror after a few hours reveals a different story. Your hair seems to have become oily and greasy look you never even washed it in the first place!
This means you have oily hair. Hair shafts are protected from breakage and your scalp stays in good condition due to oil glands. These glands might secrete too much oil due to a variety of reasons such as hormonal fluctuations, hereditary conditions or the natural texture of your hair. Not to worry we have a few remedies for oily hair at home.
Oil secretion is good for the hair as it maintains the roots well but nothing in excess is ever good and the proof of it lies in the oily hair type. Moreover, realizing how much this bothers the women of today, all the multinational companies rushed to produce many products dedicated to fighting off the excess oil. How many of them work nobody can tell.
What if we promised you a few tips that will definitely result in less oil and more bounce? Along with the added advantage of being pocket friendly? Here are a few remedies for oily hair at home!
Hair Care Remedies for Oily Hair
If you have oily hair, it is best to shampoo everyday to keep your hair clean and grease free.
When shampooing, ensure that you rinse your hair thoroughly. Any residue will only attract more oil and dirt.
Use shampoos specially designed for oily hair. Normal hair require shampoos with a pH between 4.5 and 6.7, but oily hair need one which goes beyond that.
You can also create your own shampoo by mixing a cup of any mild shampoo with 1 tsp aloe vera gel and 1 tbsp lemon juice. You can store this upto a week in the fridge. This is one of the home remedies for oily hair.
Use conditioners only to the ends of your hair, in-case they have dried out. They are not recommended for oily hair as they coat the hair.
Avoid brushing your hair too much. The oils from your scalp get distributed throughout your hair every time you run a brush.
If you are in a hurry with no time to wash your hair, sprinkle some baby powder, let it rest for 5 minutes and comb well. The powder should soak up the excess oils and make your hair smell good.
Diluted beer, lemon juice, cider vinegar and tea can be used as a final rinse. Don’t forget to rinse it off with water later. These acidic ingredients work well to combat excess oils.
Pick the ones that suit you the best and forget about oily hair problems!
Hope this article on home remedies for oily hair helps you to battle the issue! If you know anymore effective tips for oily hair treatment, share with us in the comment section.
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