Lemon is great for different types of scalp and hair problems, including oily hair. Lemon contains many vital vitamins and minerals that promote healthy hair. The acidic property of lemon helps balance the pH level of the scalp and controls oil secretion.
Mix the juice from two lemons in two cups of distilled water. You can also add three teaspoons of honey (optional).
Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair, massaging it around for a few minutes.
Leave it on for five minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Repeat three times a week for best results.
Black tea has an astringent known as tannic acid that helps prevent buildup of excess oil on the scalp by tightening the pores.
Add one to two tablespoons of black tea leaves to a cup of water.
Boil it for 10 minutes.
Strain the tea leaves and allow the solution to cool to room temperature.
Pour this lukewarm mixture on your scalp and hair.
Leave it on for five minutes, rinse it off, and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
Repeat two or three times a week to get rid of oily hair.
The vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in aloe vera are very helpful for getting rid of oily hair. Aloe vera helps detoxify the scalp of impurities and control oil secretion, while also nourishing your hair roots. Plus, the gentle and soothing nature of aloe vera will keep your hair healthy.
Mix one teaspoon of aloe vera gel and one tablespoon of lemon juice in one cup of any mild shampoo.
Wash your hair and allow the shampoo to remain on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
Use this as a homemade shampoo whenever you shampoo your hair to control oiliness.
You can store this homemade shampoo for up to a week in the refrigerator.
The oil-absorbing quality of baking soda makes it a great home remedy for oily hair. Also, the alkaline nature of baking soda helps balance the pH level of the scalp and will reduce foul smell.
Mix one part baking soda in three parts water to make a paste. Apply it on damp hair. Leave it on for a few minutes, and then wash your hair with warm water. Use this treatment once or twice a week.
Also, when you do not have time to shampoo your hair, you can use baking soda as a powerful dry shampoo. Put some baking soda in your hands and rub it all through your hair. Then brush your hair really well with a good quality brush. The baking soda will absorb all the grease.