Hair Care Tips for Oily Hair

Some people have naturally oily hair as a result of genetics, while others have oily hair from using products that leave too much residue on the scalp and on the hair shafts. Whether you’re the former or the latter, you can treat your oily hair using homemade remedies. You can cut the expensive costs of using harsh products, and you’ll know what you’re putting in them!

1/2 – 1 c. baking soda
lukewarm water
1 t. lemon juice
Make a soft paste by mixing enough lukewarm water with the baking soda. Don’t make it too thick or too runny. Add the lemon juice if your hair is especially oily. Apply the mixture directly to your scalp, massaging gently with your fingertips. Wash thoroughly. You don’t need to shampoo after this, but if you want to, try using a shampoo which has decyl glucose or decyl glucoside instead of sodium laurel sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate. The sodium laureth sulfate is too harsh for the hair.

Never, ever put conditioner on the scalp. It just leaves residue there, and you’ll get clogged hair follicles or dandruff. Instead, apply the conditioner to the tips of the hair only. You can go as far as the halfway length of the hair, but no further. I suggest that you use some of the homemade recipes here, or some of your own that you can come up with. Try not to use the harsh conditioners out there!

2 T. jojoba oil
1 T. virgin coconut oil
1 T. almond seed oil
1 T. castor oil
1 T. tea tree oil
Mix the oils together. Apply directly to the scalp, massaging vigorously. Wash out using the “Ultimate Cleanser” or the gentle shampoo that has decyl glucose/glucoside in it. You can also heat up the oil to the point where it is still comfortable to the touch, and use as a hot oil treatment. Don’t forget to wash out as well as you can, however, because if you leave too much oil on, you’ll make your hair look greasy.

1 c. aloe vera gel
1 T. avocado
You can get the aloe vera from a real aloe vera plant (which are fun to take care of, actually). Just cut the “leaf” in half, then using a knife or a spoon, scrape out the gel. The yellowish ooze that follows after a cut is also good for the hair, so include that as well. Mix in the avocado to form a paste, then apply directly to the scalp. Massage vigorously, then leave on for at least thirty minutes. Wash out completely.

1 – 2 c. apple cider vinegar
1 T. tea tree oil
Combine ingredients together, as if emulsifying. Then, apply directly to the scalp and wash out the rest of the length of hair. Rinse thoroughly. Use one of the conditioning solutions above, then rinse again.

Try all of these tips, and you will agree that your hair is shiny, healthy, and naturally beautiful. You’ll be proud to wear your head of hair!