Natural Treatment for Oily Hair at Home – Best Ways

{SCA} Do you ever stand in the shampoo aisle at the grocery store, dreaming of the day when you will be able to buy shampoo for “normal” hair? Well, if you need help dealing with either oily hair or dry hair, here are some very useful tips and suggestions:

For as long as I can remember I have had thick oily hair. So I did a little digging into the causes of oily hair. I found the reason I and most people have oily hair is because of access sebum, which is produced at the base of the hair by the sebaceous gland.

Many people find the need to wash their hair more than one time a day and even to apply shampoo more than one time per wash in order to clean up the oil properly. Having to take the time to wash your hair a couple times a day is not so easy to do for most people who live busy lives though. Using hair products that are designed specifically for oily hair is a definite step in the right direction.

The best way to treat oily hair is to wash it frequently. You will need a mild shampoo as you will be washing the hair daily from now on and you do not want your regular shampoo to strip the hair of its natural oils. Whilst it may seem like a good idea because after all, your hair is oily, there are still some essential oils which the hair needs in order to stay healthy.

You need to address your oily hair from a different angle. An angle that is much the opposite of the marketing and myths you hear regularly. First, you need to keep the above things in mind and understand that your oily hair is usually not your fault, I have to say usually because I cannot say that you are actually shampooing your hair and practicing general personal hygiene; if you are not, this should be your first step in controlling your oily hair.

Natural remedies are particularly effective such as talcum powder and lemon juice. Talcum powder can be used when you do not have much time and you need a quick fix to get rid of excess oil. Simply sprinkle a little through your hair, leave it on for around fifteen minutes and then brush it out. The hair should look shiny, dryer and it should be virtually oil free (at least for the time being)

If you can afford to go to a salon, your hair care professional can help you decide on a treatment that can help, such as an intense conditioning on the ends only that will not weigh down the top part of your hair. There are many intense conditioning formulas out there over the counter as well and you can use them at home. Just be sure to only apply them to the ends of your hair.

The main cause of oily hair is down to the androgen, or male hormones within the body. They are responsible for the production of oil and the higher the androgen levels, the more oil they produce. Often we have more androgen levels during puberty, or males who are taking steroid enhancing drugs will also have higher levels of the hormone.

The principle of care for oily hair and scalp condition is the same as used for oily skin condition” The hair routine aims at removing the excess oil and to exfoliate skin cells which clog up and suffocate the hair follicles in our scalp” Infection usually erupts in the blocked hair follicles which lead to hair loss and other scalp disorders”

The emphasis is laid on cleansing and toning routines” The cleansing routine involves washing and rinsing the hair” Since the hair has to be washed as frequently as it gets dirty and oily, a natural shampoo on a formulation of herbs such as Amla, Shikakai, Trifala is ideal”

The ideal shampoo is always gentle in action, thorough in dissolving the grime and at the same time, not harsh like a detergent shampoo”
Massaging hair and scalp is important for the wellbeing as well as good growth of the hair” For dry hair, scalp massaging with oil is recommended” For oily hair, massage with toning lotion is suitable” A two minute brushing, stroking and combing routine is sufficient massage exercise for the scalp”

Oily hair home cure: Shampoo Cleanser Recipe

  1. Buy some shikakai powder from the market” Powder some green grams and fenugreek (methi) seeds” Mix two portions of shikakai powder, one portion of green gram flour and half portion of Fenugreek powder and keep it” When required, mix a tablespoon of this mixture in the white of an egg and use it as a shampoo” It does not lather like a soap, or shampoo, but cleanses the hair”
  2. Take some dry soap nuts (reetha) and soak them in water overnight” Mash them in the morning and strain the soapy solution” Add a teaspoon of shikakai powder and wash your hair”

Oily hair home remedy: A Mint Infusion Recipe

  1. If you are unable to make the shampoo cleanser at home, use this infusion recipe” Prepare it and mix it in the shampoo you use”
  2. To make the infusion, boil two handfuls of mint (pudina) in one-and-a-half glass of water for 20 minutes” Strain the solution and mix in a 300 ml bottle of shampoo”

Oily hair treatment: The Toning Lotion

Mix a tablespoon of Malt Vinegar in a glass of water” Add a pinch of salt in it” Dab two tablespoons of it on your scalp and massage it with your finger tips twice a week” Leave the lotion on for one hour” Rinse with cool water, brush and set your hair”

Treating Oily hair: Other tips

  1. Do not use detergent shampoos
  2. Do not use oils unless the cleansing routine leaves your hair extremely dry
  3. Regularly massage your scalp