6 Homemade Treatments For Oily Hair

Your scalp needs oil to keep your hair protected from getting dry and prevents formation of split ends. But when the sebaceous glands present in the skin of the scalp produce excessive sebum, it makes your hair oily. Oily hair tends to develop dandruff and you feel your hair dirty even on the 2nd day of your hair wash.

The sebum secretion is controlled by the female hormones Androgenes and that’s the reason you feel your hair more oily during the menstrual period. So now what to do when you have oily hair? Is there any way you can get rid of those greasy and dirty hair? The answer is “yes”. You can control the oil in your hair by following a proper hair care and application of some homemade natural remedies. So here are 6 Homemade Treatments you can go through to control your oily hair

1. Shampoo Every Other Day
The 1st thing to cope with your oily hair is to shampoo it every other day. Frequent shampooing removes excessive oil and dirt from your hair making it look clean and beautiful. Make it sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly after shampooing, so that no residue is left behind. It would be even better if you use shampoos that are specifically formulated for oily hair.

2. Go For Lemon Juice
Juice of lemon is widely used in the manufacturing of many skin care and hair care products. You can use lemon juice to look after your oily hair. Take juice of a lemon in a cup of water. Now add 2 tbsp of honey to this and mix well. Apply the mixture on your oily hair and leave for 10 minutes. Shampoo your hair afterwards. You can apply this remedy twice or thrice a week.

3. Apply Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel could be a great remedy to take care of your oily hair. In a cup of your regular shampoo, mix 2 tbsp of fresh aloe vera gel. Mix it well and apply required quantity of this aloe shampoo on your hair. You will feel your hair clean and oil-free. You can store the remaining shampoo for a week to use it on alternate days.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar Does The Job
Apple cider vinegar also works very well when it comes to oily hair. Be sure to use only diluted vinegar for this purpose. Take three tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a mug of water and mix well. Now rinse your hair thoroughly with the mixture and then wash after few minutes. Repeating this thrice a week does a good job.

5. Tea Can Do Wonders For Oily Hair
Tea is rich source of tanic acid that helps to remove oil from the hair and makes it look dry. So how can you use tea for your oily hair problem? You just need to boil either the leaves of tea or the tea powder in a cup of water. Keep it until becomes lukewarm and then apply on hair leaving it for 5-10 minutes. Wash off afterwards with plan water.

6. Baking Soda Option
Baking soda is also very popular in order to remove oil and other pollutants from hair. There are many ways to use baking soda for your hair but the two easy and common applications are to use baking soda alone or with your regular shampoo. Here are both the methods explained.

1. Put one tbsp of baking soda in a cup of water and wash your hair thoroughly with this mixture.
2. Put one tbsp of baking soda to your regular shampoo and wash your hair with it.

Both methods are easy and equally beneficial. This way it will not only solve your oily hair problem but will also remove dandruff from your hair.

The above stated homemade treatments for oily hair are proven to work. If you follow them sincerely, they are surly going to work for you and you will feel your hair healthy and beautiful in no time.


  • Hello 🙂 I just read about the oily hair and wanted to ask you do I need to follow all of the 6 home remedies all the time ? ex. soda or aloe vera gel in the shampoo ? or I can do them i row like soda then aloe vera gel ? 1 week tea treatment then lemon juice ?

    • Hi AD, You don’t need to apply all the remedies at once. Go for one and apply for some time and see how it works. If it doesn’t work for you then go for an other. These remedies are proven to work so Hopefully they will work for you.

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