Top home remedies for oily hair
Oily hair can be messy as it attracts more dirt and dust. And the day you want to look your best is the when you end up having a bad hair day, all thanks to your oily hair! But do not fret – we have some amazingly simple, easy-to-do home remedies that will reduce oil and add bounce to your hair!
Washing your hair
It is important to wash your hair regularly and if your hair is extra greasy, it is OK to wash it every day. It will keep your hair clean and stripe the grease out. And make sure you rinse your hair thoroughly, because any leftover shampoo residue will attract more oil and of course dirt too! Also, rinse your hair with warm water. While hot water completely removes the oil from your hair, your scalp will immediately replenish them, making it even more oily and prone to dirt.
Do not over brush
Over brushing your hair stimulates the oil glands and this may lead to increased oil production on your scalp. Also, keep your hand away from your hair while eating, especially if you are preparing greasy food. And pin up your hair above your head if you plan to use oily makeup. Always use a hair brush to remove tangles and not your fingers! Another method is to keep your hair away from your forehead, as this is an oily zone and your hair is prone to absorb oils from your skin.
You can make a special rinse for your hair right in your kitchen. Add two cups of distilled water to juice from two lemons, mix well and store it in a bottle. Once you shower, pat dry your hair and apply the mix to your hair. Allow the mixture to work on the oils for five minutes and then wash it off with cold water.
Another tip to de-grease your hair is using vinegar. After shampooing, pour a mixture of vinegar and water (two tablespoons of vinegar+1cup of water) over your hair. And trust us, you will NOT smell like a salad as the vinegar’s smell will fade as your hair dries!
Even diluted tea, cider vinegar or beer can be used to avoid greasy hair. Lemon, tea and vinegar contain acidic ingredients which work towards combating the oil in your hair. Make sure you rinse your hair with cold water later.
If you did not have the time to wash your hair in the morning and have a party to attend later in the day, here’s what you can do – dust some baby powder on your hair, leave it for five minutes and comb well. The powder would have absorbed the oils and your hair will have a pleasant fragrance!
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