How to Treat Oily Hair

by era on June 13, 2011 · 26 comments

Limp, sticky, dull, greasy and lifeless. Do these words suit your hair condition?

Imagine your hair looking dull only minutes after washing them. It would be a nightmare for me. Afterall beautiful shiny hair adds so much to our personalities. Isn’t it?

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Intense heat, humidity, pollution, improper diet, chemical hair treatments etc are some factors that accelerate oil production and thus cause oily hair problems.

More than anybody else people with fine hair have more problem with oily hair. This is because more hair brings in extra oil glands which produce the extra oil.

Tips to treat oily hair at home:

• Mix equal amounts of aloe vera gel, lemon juice and a mild shampoo and wash your hair. Rinse out this concoction completely. Use at least 3 times a week to see results.
• Mix mint into water and boil the mixture for about half an hour. Add this concoction with a mild shampoo and wash your hair properly. The mint will help to get rid of excess oil.

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• Boil some carrots and then mash them. Apply this mixture onto the hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash your hair with lukewarm water.
• Apply witch hazel to the scalp once or twice a week. Witch hazel acts as an astringent and helps slow down oil production.
• Beer rinse also helps to remove excess oil from your scalp. It will not only get rid of oiliness but will also make your hair shiny while adding volume and body.
• Use two tablespoons of vinegar mixed with one cupful of water. This helps clear any buildup from the scalp which causes oily hair to be weighed down.

Some do’s and don’ts:

• Drink at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis in order to balance the production of oil.
• Avoid the use of styling products on your hair.
• Avoid using detergent based shampoos.
• Don’t wash your hair with too hot water.

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• Make sure that you massage your scalp every week as this increases the blood circulation.
• Wash out every trace of your shampoo after applying it. Shampoo build up makes hair greasy.
• Apply conditioners only at the ends of your hair. If you apply it all over your scalp, your hair will definitely get oily.
• Avoid the consumption of oily food. Include fresh fruit and green and leafy vegetables into your diet for best results.
• Always use hair products designed for oily hair.
• Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to help thoroughly cleanse your scalp and remove buildup of oil and debris from your hair.

Hope these tips will help you to get rid of oily hair problems.

What do you do to keep your hair soft and shiny?

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Also read:

Lemon for Hair: Beauty Benefits and Ideas
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Shahnaz Forever Rejuvenating Hair Conditioner Review
6 Steps to a Happy Head
Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar Review

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Priya June 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

hey eraaa…welcome back…hope you fine now 🙂


era June 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

thanks. yes m better now.


sim June 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Somreeta Mukherjee June 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Hi Era! Nice article 🙂 I have extremely oily hair and I use vinegar rinse :pompom: :pompom: wil try out the boiled carrot pack too :cheers:


akhila June 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Hello Era, missed your short and crisp posts…Welcome back. Hope you are feeling better now. Nice article, my friend has limp and oily hair, will send her this link. Thanks again for the quickie… have a GOOD WEEK AHEAD !!!


Shivani June 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Welcome bak Era, as usual nice article :))


Fly Girl June 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

welcome back were missed :puchhi:


preeti June 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm

FG u didnt chk my haul post naa. :weep: .no commnt frm u .. :huh: :huh: :huh:


jigyasa June 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

hey all..pta hai kisi ne gandhi ji ka chasma chura lia..frm sme ashram in maharastra… to hadd h.. :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :waiting: :waiting:


sugisoni June 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

ya i also saw in news……….. :spank: :spank: :spank:
garibi ki toh hadd hi cha gai… some bichare ne chasma hi chura lia, gods knows gandhiji ko kya numbers the… :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:


jigyasa June 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

😆 😆 😆 :lol2: :lol2:


calicoaster June 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Nice article Era!! 🙂 🙂 My hair is all dry dry so the tips wont do anything much to me!! 😛 But I know a couple of my friends who have oily hair…Me forwarding this to them!! 😀


preeti June 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

cali diii :weep: :weep: u also didnt chk my HAUL post naa. no commnt frm u.. :waiting: :waiting:


calicoaster June 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Let me check Preeti!! 😀 😀 I am going a bit lost lost these days!! 🙁 😛


preeti June 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

:puchhi: :jiggy1:


preeti June 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

welcum back era :puchhi:


Jinal June 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I am going to try the Beer tip 😛 😛 :makeup: :makeup:


preeti June 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

jinalllll :waiting: :waiting: no commnt at my HAUL post.. :waiting: :waiting: :hrmph:


Fly Girl June 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

preeti super sorry leme see!!!!abhi k abhi and giv u dheer sare comnts :teddy: :teddy:


Fly Girl June 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

genie beer tip 😉
ill rather hav it chilled!khi khi khi :drunk:


anushia October 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Which clarifying shampoo would you suggest?


Sabahat April 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I’m using herbal essences clarifying shampoo it’s in a green bottle.


nidhi December 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

first pic is how my hair lock look with more volume … and they are jet black… dull with no shine ..have heard curls or waves reduce that…

have tried beer rinse…hair won’t shine.. maybe will add some volume etc..
will try vinegar now , good tips 🙂


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