How to Get Rid of Oily Hair

How to Get Rid of Oily HairOily hair can be both frustrating and embarrassing, and can lead to greater health problems such as lice and even scalp infection. Oily hair is due to overactive oil glands and genetic predisposition.  Stress, diet, hormonal imbalance, puberty, menopause, and other similar factors may also lead to oily hair. Using harsh shampoos and hair serums or treatments that are not suitable for your hair type and cleaning your hair with hard water can cause oily hair

Over 25% women suffer from this problem, but with special products for oily hair and natural treatments your hair can regain its brilliance and naturalness.

What you SHOULDN’T DO when you have oily hair:

  • Wash your hair by massaging the roots using your nails. You will only help the glands to produce even more sebum.
  • Wash you hair several times, at the same wash. You will destroy the balance that is created on the scalp.
  • Wash your hair with very hot water. It is not recommended regardless any hair type.
  • Use baby shampoo. It is very gentle and will have a greasy effect.
  • Drying your hair at high temperatures.

What to DO when you have oily hair:

  • Choose a suitable shampoo for your hair type, with a neutral pH.
  • Use small amounts of shampoo at every wash to prevent oily hair and dandruff.
  • Before washing, massage your scalp to activate microcirculation.
  • Before drying, keep your hair for 10-15 minutes in a towel.
  • Finally rinse your hair with cold water to restore brightness.
  • Hair ends should be cared with moisturizing oils and masks.

Natural Treatments

Best natural treatments that I highly recommend are the ones that contain vinegar, lemon and mint.

Vinegar. This is a natural degreaser because of its astringent properties. Rinse with vinegar after or before washing your hair with shampoo and you’ll see that sebum is removed, leaving the hair silky and shiny.
Use a mix from 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of warm water to rinse. If the smell is too pungent you can add a drop of essential oil. Apply the mixture on your hair, leave it for several minutes then rinse well with water. You can do this treatment once a week. Instead of vinegar, you can use lemon.

Mint tea. Mint contains theine, which stimulates the circular system. Theine has a refreshing and energizing effect on dull hair
Put 1-2 tea bags in ½ cup of boiling water. Leave it for a few minutes and remove the tea bags. Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and leave the tea to cool well. Easily massage your scalp and hair with this treatment. There is no need to rinse the hair with water.