Natural Oily Hair Remedies

What else can work better than natural oily hair remedies? No chemical products can out perform real natural product designed for hair treatment.

Hair requires some natural oil to give it a shine, but becomes greasy if too much is produced. When the glands in your scalp increase sebum, it is carried through hair follicle and expands above the hair shaft. It accumulates on the surface of the hair and causes it to look dull. You will need a special oily hair remedies such as shampoos and conditioners to combat this.

What causes oily hair? There are many different causes for greasy hair but let us consider the very important ones.

High-fat diet: Saturated fats especially from diary products, fried foods, and red meat can cause the hair to generate excess sebum that can result in oily scalp and hair.

Those with finer hair: People with finer hair especially blondes and people with silky, baby-fine hair tend to have serious problems with oiliness. They have more hair per square inch on their scalp.

More hair produces more oil glands and more oil. It is believed that blondes with fine hair have 140,000 oil glands as compared to redheads with an average of 90,000.

Hair texture: Fine and straight hair attracts oil very easily, while wiry hair does not get oily easily.

Androgen-a male hormone: Androgen can activate the oil glands especially a stressful condition can boost the bloodstream levels of androgen in men and women.


Home remedies for oily hair

The first and important method to decrease oil production from your scalp and lower the oiliness of the hair is to treat it internally. Lower the fried foods and saturated fat in your diet. While doing that, you can start treating the hair externally with oily hair remedies for cure.

Conditioner for oily hair

These fresh oily hair remedies are very vital for hair restoration. They will benefit you very much.

Use these home remedies for oily scalp and hair to treat your oily hair once a month to restore balance and regain the shine.

You are going to combine herbs and oils for conditioning your hair. Different herbs fit different kinds of hair so you will pick the herb according to your hair type.

 Method of preparation

  • Get at least a cup size of glass bottle with screw-top or kilner preserve jar.
  • Crush 2/3 cup of fresh herb plant that meets your type of hair and put it into the bottle. See below for types of herbs for your hair.
  • Pour your choice base oil over the herb and make sure all is submerged in the oil so that the essential compounds can be released into it.
  • Close the bottle and put it in a place where it can be exposed to sunlight for 14 days. Shake the bottle every 2 days and make sure every part of the herb remains submerged beneath the oil. After the 14th day strain the oil from the herbs and pour it into a sterilized closable bottle. This can be kept in a cool dry place for a year.

People with fine hair
If you have fine hair use rose petals herbs in olive oil, apricot or almond base oil.

People with dark hair
For those with dark hair use sage leaves or rosemary leaves (herbs) in apricot, olive oil, safflower, or almond base oil.

People with blonde hair
If you are blonde haired use mullen flowers, or chamomile herbs in olive oil, apricot, or almond base oil.

How to use it

Apply the conditioner to the scalp of your hair, massaging it thoroughly with your fingers. After that apply the oil into your hair (make sure your hair is dry before doing this.) Cover your head with a plastic bag and wrap a warm towel over it for 2 hours.

After that wet your hair a little and apply your natural shampoo to it working it with your hands to lather. Rinse it out with warm water for the desired effect. You can repeat these natural oily hair remedies more than once.


Nettle rosemary shampoo

This remedy is known to help oily scalp and hair. It is also believed to prevent dandruff.

  • Place 2 handfuls of soapwort in a stainless steel pan and pour 1½ cup of water over it.
  • Let it boil for 1 or 2 minutes and reduce the heat to warm for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover it and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and pour in a bottle that closes tightly.
  • Add a handful of chopped nettle leaves and 1½ tablespoons of chopped rosemary to a bowl and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it.
  • Let it infuse for 25 minutes and strain it into the soapwort mixture. Shake the bottle and use as oily hair shampoo to wash hair.

Stinging nettle treatment

Stinging nettle is one of the easy to use oily hair remedies that can help reduce oil on the hair.

  • Add a concentrated stinging nettle which is available at the health store to a shampoo to wash away the oily condition of the hair.

Stinging nettle has some beneficial effects for treating this condition, due to compounds in the leaves such as better-sitosterol and anti inflammatory compounds known as flavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin.

Epsom oily hair remedies

Get 1 gallon of water and add 1 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of Epsom salt to it. Mix it well and keep it aside for 24 hours. Fetch some and pour it into your hair and let it sit for about 15 minutes and shampoo as usual.

Carrot remedy

Carrots are good at absorbing oil from the hair and keeping the scalp moist. Grind 3 medium size carrots in a blender and apply the mixture to your hair and let it stay for about 20 minutes before rinsing it out with cool water. Use this as cure for oily hair once a while.


Other simple remedies

Lemon rinse

Rinse the hair with lemon rinse after shampoo. This closes down the cuticle or the outer layer of the hair shaft and reduces the oiliness of the hair and makes it shiny for a while.

  • Get 2 lemons and squeeze their juice into 2 cups of water. Blot your hair with a towel after showering and apply the liquid evenly to the hair and scalp. Massage it into the hair and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off with cool or tepid water. Use these oily hair remedies for quick fix.

Essential oils for hair

Essential oils can help reduce the oil in the hair. Add 4 drops of lemon oil or rosemary to your rinse and use it to rinse your hair. All the oils are astringent for cleaning and toning the sebaceous glands. This method of treating oily hair may be helpful for a while.

No conditioner remedy

If your oily hair flattens out sometime during the day, try to do without hair conditioner for a while. Commercial conditioners may coat the hair with more oil.  If you will need to use a conditioner, go for the oil-free one, or one with the least amount of oil, and apply it to the end instead of the roots of the hair.

Witch Hazel and mouth wash astringent

This is one of the oily hair remedies that combine herbs with products. Apply equal parts of witch hazel and mouth wash which act as homemade astringent and antiseptic properties, to the scalp. Use cotton pads to apply it to the scalp before each hair shampoo to reduce greasy hair problem.

Massage your scalp before shampoo: The scalp massage will produce a little bit of extra oil on the hair before you shampoo it.  Thus eliminating some grease.

How often to shampoo

The sebaceous glands are producing oil regularly, so you might want to shampoo once a day, but you may do that twice a day in summer, when summer heat and humidity arouse the scalp’s oil glands.

Make sure you choose a see-through shampoo, because they have less goo in them and they wash away the oil better.
You may look for an oily hair shampoo that does not include either sodium lauryl sulfate or NDELA (nitrosodiethanolamine). Earth Science and Aubrey Organics shampoos are two brands that are free of these detergents.

Remember to start taking care of your diet properly while you find oily hair solutions to your problems. Use only natural oily hair remedies for your treatment.


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