Oily scalp and oily hair are very common hair issues. It’s just natural oil (sebum) that protects and nourishes your hair. But it can be a concern with an abnormally oily scalp. It makes your hair feel wet, greasy, and dirty all the time, no matter how much you’re washing your hair. Often excessively oily scalp can lead to extreme itching and redness. You can regulate the oiliness by taking easy home remedies.
- Fuller’s Earth
- Black Tea
- Lemon Juice
- Aloe Vera
- In a bowl take 4 tablespoons of fuller’s earth, add 4-5 tablespoons black tea, add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and lastly add the juice of 1 lemon.
- Mix it all and make a semi-thick consistency hair mask.
- Apply it on the scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes, make sure the fuller’s earth is not completely dry because then it will be difficult for you to wash it off.
- Later, wash it off with lukewarm water.
Fuller earth is considered as one of the strongest organic absorbent materials.
And because our hair releases oil and sweat, this ingredient is sure to come to your help.
Lemon itself is a versatile ingredient that offers a lot of benefits when it comes to hair.
Aloe vera produces an enzyme called proteolytic that repair the dead skin cells on the scalp, and encourage new cell growth.
Aloe vera serves as a great hair conditioner and leaves the hair smooth and shiny after every use.
It promotes hair growth, prevents scratching on the scalp, reduces dandruff, and soothes your hair.
Keratin, the main protein of the hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small quantities of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur.
Aloe vera has a chemical similar to that of keratin and rejuvenates the hair with its nutrients, giving it more elasticity and avoiding breakage.
Black tea has an astringent known as tannic acid that helps avoid the build-up of excess oil on the scalp by squeezing the pores.
The tea is perfect for dull and greasy hair.
The lemon will add natural shine and bounce to your hair, while the astringent compounds will tighten the pores and balance the oil production of the scalp.
Use this kit once a week and no more; overdoing will dry your scalp.
- When you have greasy hair, don’t over-wash your hair strands.
- Your scalp will secrete excess oil to compensate for the lack of natural oils.
- Don’t apply conditioner to your roots.
- Wash it well.
- Ensure you get rid of the last bit of the conditioner.
- The conditioner residue will throw off balance your normal sebum levels, resulting in greasy hair.
- Stop keep on touching your hair often.
- As much as you want to run your fingers through it, make sure you resist.
- The dirt and grime on your hands become trapped in your hairs and roots, clogging your pores and prompting your scalp to secrete excess oils.
- Use dry shampoo
Dry shampoo can not only eliminate oil from your roots, allowing your hair look less oily at the time, it will also allow you to create a gap between hair washes, which will make your hair less greasy in the long run.
All-natural dry shampoo DIY
- 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder (for dark hair)
- Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl and put it in a glass container.
- Apply the paste to the roots or rough areas of your hair with an old make-up brush.
- If you don’t have a makeup brush, sprinkle the powder into your hair.
- Apply before bedtime or at least 2 hours in advance so that it has time to absorb.