Treating Oily Hair

The key to controlling oily hair is to remove the sebum adequately from the scalp.

Oily Hair attracts dust and needs frequent washing. Hair may become more oily during times of illness or stress. Looks good for a day or two after shampooing but then quickly becomes lifeless. Use a shampoo and conditioner designed for oily hair and use conditioner only on the ends of your hair. This type of hair is more prone to dandruff.

Use a gentle, non aggressive shampoo that also gives the hair volume. A light perm will lift the hair at the roots and limit the dispersal of sebum.

Oily or Greasy hair looks lank and oily and needs frequent washing. Oily hair can be due to a hormonal imbalance; a diet too hygiene fatty foods; washing too often; or sometimes because the scalp has larger oil glands than normal.

Rethink of your diet – reduce dairy fats and greasy foods. Try to eat plenty of fresh food and drink six to eight glasses of water every day.

Quality of your hair depends on your general health. Protein rich diet, with a profuse use of fruits and fresh vegetables is good for beautiful and healthy hair. So, before you look for a magical product to make yourself beautiful, be sure to remember the basics: lots of water and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamin E can help your hair to have more shine, and you can get this much needed vitamin by incorporating brown rice, nuts, wheat germ and leafy green vegetables into your diet.

The good news is that oily hair can be managed successfully with home remedies, including things you’ll find in your very own kitchen.

An excellent remedy for oily hair – Make an infusion by boiling some mint in one glass of water for 15 minutes and then strain the solution and add it to a 300 ml bottle of shampoo and mix.

Shampoo that contains tea tree oil can work well for alleviating dry scalp, if dry scalp is the primary cause of the oily hair. While diet has little affect on hair itself, eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of fluids can help with dry skin and scalp too, and since dry scalp causes oil product that can lead to oily hair, diet can affect how much oil your scalp produces. Drinking water is not only good for your oily hair and dry scalp, but it’s also great for your skin health too.

Another good home remedy is to mix a tablespoon of malt vinegar in a glass of water and add a pinch of salt. Then put two tablespoons on your scalp and massage it with your fingertips. Repeat this two times a week will help reduce the oil on your scalp.

Another habit that may increase the appearance of oily hair is frequent grooming. Combing and brushing aid in the movement of sebum from the scalp down the hair shaft. The hair should be handled as little as possible.

Stress in other parts of your life (such as the fluctuating hormones of the female cycle) will affect the state of your hair, so be aware of your mental and emotional health and take time every day to wind down and relax. Regular exercise can also reduce stress levels and restore bodily health.