Oily hair is a common problem faced by many men and women. This condition is mainly due to the excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Although sebum is essential for the health of the hair, excessive amount of sebum makes your hair greasy and sticky. Factors that can contribute to oily hair include weather conditions like severe heat or humidity, hereditary, hormonal imbalances, increase in androgen hormones, some medical conditions, use of hair styling products; frequent shampooing and conditioning, and excessive brushing and combing. If you have oily hair, there is no need to worry, as this type of hair can be effectively dealt with certain home remedies.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the best natural cures for this problem. It is beneficial to remove the excess oils and chemicals from the hair. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. After washing your hair, soak the hair with this solution. Then, rinse with warm or lukewarm water. Lemon is also a good natural remedy for oily hair. Press the juice out of a lemon and mix it with one cup of water. Use this mixture to rinse. After that, clean your hair with warm water. Take equivalent amounts of mouth wash and witch hazel, mix them together, and apply it on the scalp with a cotton ball.
Another way to get rid of this problem is to apply beer after shampooing. Allow the beer to remain on your head for at least thirty seconds. Wash it with warm or lukewarm water. Baking soda can be used to treat this condition. Mix baking soda with water to form a paste and rub it through your hair. Let the baking soda sit on hair for at least three minutes and then thoroughly rinse the hair with warm water. A further way to use baking soda is to apply baking soda to the hair roots when the hair is dry. Thoroughly brush your hair to distribute the baking soda evenly throughout the head. Tea rinse is also one of the natural home remedies for oily hair. Make some tea and wait until it is completely cool. Soak your hair with the tea and use pain water to wash it.
Take a quarter cup of your usual shampoo and mix a half teaspoon of aloe vera gel and a tablespoon of lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture onto your hair and leave it there for five minutes. Then, thoroughly wash your hair. This is one of the recommended home remedies for oily hair. Typically, it does not require any conditioning. However, if you have dry or split ends, use a soft hair conditioner on the ends of your hair. Do not use harsh shampoos on your hair. It is also better to keep away from hydrating or moisturizing shampoos. Try to use a shampoo that is meant for oily hair. Avoid frequent brushing of the hair and applying hair styling products like gels and sprays.
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