Greasy Scalp and Brittle Ends – How to Treat?

Written by Jyotsana Rao

Most of the women around the world experience this hair condition. Our scalp tends to get sticky and greasy a day or two after getting a wash but the hair ends stay brittle, dry and split. This only makes matters much worse!

This can quite easily be balanced by maintaining a proper hair care routine for this hair type. Our hair reaches this type of condition mostly likely in monsoon seasons when the weather behaves strangely. And as much as we might want to ignore it and wish that a regular wash will combat it,this will not happen.

Check below for few interesting, as well as simple hair maintenance ideas on treating greasy hair to combat oily scalp and dry hair tips at a time.

Greasy Scalp Treatment And Managing Brittle Ends

Split ends? Get a trim:

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If your hair ends are affected by excess dryness, they might have been split badly. You need to get a small trim in order to prevent further splitting of hair. The split begins at the tips but can grow up the shaft of the hair if it is not taken care of earlier on. Get yourself a trim in your parlor and start your hair care routine for repair followed by a regular hair care system. This would help a lot in developing the health and texture of your hair.

Condition with care:

You need to condition your hair after every rinse, with a rich conditioner to get rid of dryness and split ends. When your scalp is already oily, you do not need to apply your conditioner there. This only doubles up the oiliness and makes your hair limp. Shampoo your hair and scalp with a mild shampoo and condition your hair body well with an extra nourishing conditioner. This helps maintaining the softness of your hair without leaving it dry and at the same time it avoids excess oiliness in the scalp. be liberal at the roots where it is most needed!

Fuller’s earth and Olive Oil Treatment:

Are you wondering how to treat greasy hair? Let us make a simple hair treatment mixture to combat this greasy scalp-brittle ends problem. Take half a bowl of fuller’s earth; add rose water to it to make a creamy paste. Apply this cream evenly over your scalp with the use of your clean finger tips or a hair brush. Heat olive oil and apply it on the hair body concentrating more on the ends. Leave these two ingredients to sit on your scalp and hair for 1 hour and rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. These do magic to your hair and gives you a soft, frizz free hair without making your scalp oily and without making ends dry.


Avoid using hair straighteners and dryers on your hair and scalp to avoid this oily scalp and dry ends hair type. Usage of hair equipment dries out the hair and scalp, resulting split ends and excess oil secretion on scalp to balance the dryness.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care. When this social media junkie isn't stalking the world of fashion and glamour, she loves spending her time traveling.