9 Best Home Remedies For Oily Hair

Remedies For Oily Hair

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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

Tip 1:

If you have oily hair, it is best to shampoo everyday to keep your hair clean and grease free.

Tip 2:

When shampooing, ensure that you rinse your hair thoroughly. Any residue will only attract more oil and dirt.

Tip 3:

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.

Tip 4:

aloe vera

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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.

Tip 5:

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.

Tip 6:

Avoid brushing your hair too much. The oils from your scalp get distributed throughout your hair every time you run a brush.

Tip 7:

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.

Tip 8:

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.

Tip 9:

egg yolk

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Mix 2 egg yolks with a few drops of lemon and apply to the wet hair. Rinse thoroughly.

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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Hope you love reading my write-ups, isn’t it? My main idea is to share all the lovely makeup and beauty techniques with my readers. At the end, beauty is what we all ladies long for and try to look our best. I also love gardening and this is my next best interest.

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5 thoughts on “9 Best Home Remedies For Oily Hair

  1. Lovina

    Well my hair is oily.. and it is very limpy.. when i wash with normal shampoo.. but when i wash with clarifying shampoo it tends to become dry with unwanted volume.. what do i do.. its weird basically.. pls help me.

  2. Bani

    The tips mentioned here are apt.. but im not sure abt powder.. will it not make the hair look bad.. dandruff types.. i am not sure.. but seems like i should refrain from this thng.. coz im not so sure..
    Otherwise good points have been covered.

  3. Avatar of PavitraPavitra

    Very informative post.. really speaks of how one should take care of the oily hair.. it can be really a mess when the hair looks flat.. and oily.. its such a turn off.. good read..thnks for sharing..

  4. Nimrata

    Very nice remedies.. Thanks for shareing Neha.. your good at making this home remedies i’ll make sure to try this out thanks :)