How to Get Rid of Oily Hair Naturally and Fast – Best Home Remedies
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https://99remedies.com/ - While sometimes it might be the case, the majority of people who tend to have greasy hair wash it even more often that the persons who always seem to have fresh and full-looking hair.
Luckily, once you know what the cause of greasy hair is, you will be able to diminish the symptoms of the problem and use some home remedies and quick to make your hair look healthy and full.

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How to Get Rid of Oily Hair Naturally & Fast Best Home Remedies
The market of haircare products is full of shampoos and conditioners for greasy
hair. This shows the scale of the problem, so if youre one of the people who
struggle with dull, limp and lifeless hair, you are not alone. Excess oil on the hair
makes it look like its not taken care of or washed often enough.
While sometimes it might be the case, the majority of people who tend to have greasy hair
wash it even more often that the persons who always seem to have fresh and full-looking
hair. Luckily, once you know what the cause of greasy hair is, you will be able to diminish
the symptoms of the problem and use some home remedies and quick fixed to make your
hair look healthy and full.
What Causes Greasy Hair?
The skin on the whole body, including the scalp, has pores with sebaceous glands. Normally,
those glands produce sebum, which is a natural way of protection for your skin. While a
small amount of sebum on the skin and scalp surface is healthy and desirable (otherwise we
would have dry and flaky skin all the time), its excess production may cause various
problems, from acne on the face, cleavage and back to dandruff and greasy hair. The
overproduction of sebum may occur due to various reasons, some of them unknown to
physicians, but in the majority of the cases, it is ascribed to hormonal imbalance, improper
diet, genetic predispositions or some skin diseases, like seborrheic dermatitis.
Your haircare routine also has a huge influence on the activity of the sebaceous glands in
the scalp. Washing your hair not frequently enough may be as bad as washing it too often.
In the first case, the oil accumulates on the hair and makes it look heavy and lifeless. In the
second case, remove the protective layer off your hair and scalp, which stimulates the
sebaceous glands to produce more oil. There is a solution for these problems if you are
ready to introduce some changes to your haircare routine and use some simple home
remedies.
Haircare Tricks To Prevent Oily Hair
The way you treat your hair directly affects the way it looks. It all matters, from the
products you use to wash and style your hair, to your hairstyle, lifestyle and diet.
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Shampoo Schedule
If you wash your hair on a daily basis, you remove the oil that protects your hair from
damage caused by UV radiation, pollution, chemicals, hair dryers and flat irons. Your scalp
and hair want to restore that protection as fast as possible and thats when the sebaceous
glands come to the rescue. They start producing more oil than is actually necessary and that
oil get spread along the strands. Very often it accumulates at the roots and gives the effect
of greasy hair closer to the scalp, but with very dry endings. This happens when the sebum
doesnt even have a chance to spread along the strands, which is a sign that you wash your
hair way too often. While it may be understandable if you work out every day and have to
remove the sweat from your body or if you spend a lot of time in a highly polluted place, you
shouldnt force your hair to have to restore the protection with this frequency.
In normal conditions, you should be able to wash your hair every two to four days and still
manage to keep it looking fresh. If you are currently washing your hair daily, reduce the
process to every second day. You might not feel 100 percent comfortable every other day,
especially at the beginning, but with time, your sebaceous glands will adjust to the new
haircare routine. Also, below you will find some quick fixes that may help you manage your
hair better on the greasy days.
Choose the Right Shampoo
Stick to the shampoos designed for greasy hair. Any kind of product that adds shine or
makes the hair super smooth is based on oils, which may only make your hair even heavier.
Be careful, however, with the shampoos containing sulphates. They do remove the grease
very effectively, but can also irritate the scalp and damage the hair by making it very dry
and susceptible to breakage and split ends. Always watch the reaction of your hair to a new
shampoo. It is a good idea to have two, tested shampoos, and to use them interchangeably.
Why two and not just one? Because your hair gets accustomed to the shampoo that you use
for a longer time and the product starts to be less effective in terms of removing the
remains of hairspray and mousse or the dust and other particles that get stuck to your hair
throughout the day. Use one shampoo for three to four weeks, then switch to the other one
for the following three weeks.
Use the Hair Products with Care
It is important to condition you hair, even when its greasy, but you need to know what kind
of products to use and how to apply them. First of all, choose the conditioner that you apply
after shampooing and that are designed to be washed off. Apply it only on the endings,
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rather than on the whole length of the hair, as the part closer to the roots get enough
moisturising from the oil produced by the sebaceous glands. Alternatively, opt for light,
spray, leave-in conditioners that are not based on oils.
As for the styling products, use them sparingly and they add weight to your hair. Instead of
hair mousse, use a texturizing spray to give your hair extra volume. Fix the hair-do with a
bit of hairspray, but dont apply too much of it. And remember to clean your styling brush
and combs regularly to make sure you remove the residue from the hair styling products.
Otherwise, you will spread it along your hair again and your hair will look greasy and flat.
Dont Touch Your Hair
Easier said than done, especially for those who tend to get nervous. The more you touch
your hair throughout the day, the more you stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce the
oil. You also spread the sebum along the strands. If you find it difficult to avoid touching
your hair because of the hairstyle you have, for example with the fringe or single strands
that keep falling on your face, consider changing the hairstyle or attach those strands with
hair pins. If you touch your hair just because you have nothing to do with your hands and
its your reaction to boredom or a stressful situation, make sure you have a stress ball on
your desk or in the place, where you spend the majority of the day. Your hands will stay
busy, your hair will look fresh and you will feel more self-confident.
Change the Hairstyle
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Loose strands of hair not only provoke you to touch them more often but also result in the
excessive production of sebum in the sebaceous glands. Thats why you should consider
changing your haircut or hairdo to one that will help you keep all the hair tight and
together. Many hairdressers recommend buns, braids and ponytails to girls who struggle
with greasy hair. If you feel that your hair is exceptionally flat, you can curl it and make a
messy bun or a ponytail. This will make your hair look fresh and full of volume, even on the
second day after washing.
Revisit Your Diet and Lifestyle
If you have a problem with greasy hair and you notice that your complexion also tends to be
covered with excess sebum, you might want to take a closer look at your diet and lifestyle.
Certain foods, like fatty meats, fried products and sweets may have a negative influence on
the condition of your skin and your hair. Make sure you eat a lot of fresh fruit and
vegetables and drink a lot of water in order to keep all the body cells well hydrated.
Remember that dry scalp has a higher tendency to develop dandruff. It may also try to make
up for the lack of hydration by increasing the activity of sebaceous glands.
Also, try to reduce the level of stress in your life. Prolonged stress slows down the
regeneration processes in the whole body and negatively affects the blood circulation, so
your scalp doesnt get enough nutrients to keep the hair healthy and fresh-looking.
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Home Remedies For Oily Hair
You dont have to spend a lot of money on the haircare products of you want to get rid of the
oily look on your hair. There is a wide range of home remedies that can help you forget
about the flat, heavy hair-do.
Egg Mask
This method, tested already by our grandmothers, is great for removing excess oil both from
the hair and the face. Depending on the length of your hair, take two to four egg yolks,
squeeze the juice from half a lemon and beat the ingredients well. Wash your hair with the
regular shampoo, rinse it and apply the mask liberally over the wet hair. Leave it on for 10
to 20 minutes. You can put a shower cap if you want, but dont wrap your hair with the mask
in a towel, as it will absorb the majority of the precious mask. Rinse the hair well with
lukewarm water. Finish the treatment off with cold water in order to close the hair cuticles
and will make your hair smoother, shinier and less prone do damage.
Honey
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The list of health problems that can be solved or prevented by using honey is never ending.
And it obviously can be used as a haircare product both by those who have greasy and dry
hair. Honey absorbs the oil accumulated on the hair, it helps regulate the functioning of
sebaceous glands and nourishes the strands. Mix two to three tablespoons of organic honey
with two egg yolks. Apply the mixture on freshly washed, wet hair and leave it on for up to
half an hour. Rinse it with warm water. Both honey and egg yolk can form hard clusters on
your head while they are drying up, but dont worry, they will all get removed with water.
Use this treatment two to three times a week.
Lemon Juice
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Lemon juice also helps remove the excess oil from the hair. It also stimulates the
regeneration process of the cells in the scalp and improves its functioning. Be careful,
however, if you recently dyed your hair, as lemon juice can make the colour fade a little bit,
especially if you repeat the treatment regularly. Squeeze the juice of one lemon and dilute it
in half a cup of water. You can also add a tablespoon of honey for better results. Apply the
solution on the hair and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Repeat two times a week, but observe your hair and check if its not getting too dry after the
treatment. In that case, reduce the frequency to once a week only.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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Apple cider vinegar has the same effect on your hair as the lemon juice rinse. It might smell
less attractive, but its easier to prepare. All you need to do is dilute two tablespoons of
apple cider vinegar in half a cup of water and use the solution as the last rinse after you
wash your hair. The smell goes after some time, but if it really bothers you, you can wash it
with a gentle shampoo after a few hours.
Oat Water
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Oat water contains natural soap that removes the dirt and oil from your hair. Boil a cup of
water with 2 tablespoons of oats for 10 minutes. Strain the oats and use the water to wash
your hair. You can shampoo the hair first and then repeat the process with oat water or you
can try to replace the shampoo with the oat water altogether. Repeat the process two to
three times a week and you will notice a major difference in the way your hair looks and
feels.
Alcohol
Rinsing your hair with alcohol diluted with water is another proven method for getting rid of
excessive oil on hair. Alcohol dries out the hair and it might cause hair dryness if used too
often, so make sure you do this treatment not more than twice a week. Its best to use
alcohol in the purest form possible, so if you want to try this method, use vodka without any
flavourings and sweeteners. Dilute half one part of vodka in four parts of water and use it as
a rinse after you have shampooed and rinsed your hair with warm water. Leave it on for five
to ten minutes and rinse again with lukewarm water.
Beer
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Beer not only removes the oil from your hair but also helps keep it smooth and shiny. A lot
of girls use this treatment regularly and claim that this is one of the best ways to keep your
hair soft and healthy-looking. Mix one part of beer with two parts of water. Shampoo your
hair, rinse it with water, then with the mixture of water and beer. Leave it on for 10 to 15
minutes and rinse off well. The difference in the condition of your hair will be noticed after
just one treatment. For best results,
repeat the process at least once a week.
Baking Soda
Using baking soda is not only a very effective, but also very simple method of getting rid of
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