We all have some or the other problem with our tresses and oily hair is one such problem. It is very important to know what causes oily hair in the first place. The oil secretion on our scalp results in oily hair. Where as in some individuals it is a genetic tendency, on the other hand in some people rich diet consisting of more fats, is the culprit for this condition.
More fat in the diet increases the production of sebum resulting in oily scalp and thus oily hair. There are number of natural ways to get rid of oily scalp. Fuller earth is an age old remedy to cure oily scalp. You should take sufficient amount of fuller’s earth and mix it with water to make a smooth paste. Keep the paste for 10 to 15 minutes, and then apply this paste on your hair and scalp. Keep this paste for half an hour and then rinse thoroughly.
Lemon juice is also an effective remedy to get rid of oily hair. Squeeze the juice of lemon and apply on your scalp with cotton swab. The acidic properties of lemon make your hair oil-free.
Vinegar also does wonders to your oily hair. Mix 10-15 milliliters of vinegar in a liter of water. Wash your hair with your usual shampoo and do the last rinse with diluted vinegar. This method would not only give you relief from oily hair but gives your hair a beautiful shine as well.
The astringent properties of eucalyptus and lemon oils also make them ideal to cure problems associated with oily scalp. You can use any of these oils to make your scalp and hair oil-free.
It is a myth that in order to ward off oily scalp you should wash your hair everyday; this would lead to dry and itchy scalp. The scalp would secrete more oil, making the condition worst. It is also recommended to use various herbal shampoos available in the market as the chemical shampoos can cause harm not only to your hair but to your scalp also. It is very important to pay attention on what you eat. Reduce excessive fats from your diet.
The above mentioned remedies would help you to have beautiful oil-free hair.