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Home Remedies & Top Tips to Get Rid Of Oily Hair

Home Remedies & Top Tips to Get Rid Of Oily Hair

Often we face the problem of oily or greasy hair just a day after washing it. Although oil is good for the hair, excess of it isn’t. This condition could be due to several factors such as hereditary, hormonal fluctuations, stress, poor hair care, faulty eating habits and natural hair texture. Oily hair becomes heavy and unmanageable, attracting more dirt and dandruff. To avoid this most tend to wash their hair every alternate day leading to more damage than repair. ‘How to get rid of oily hair’ is the question we keep asking ourselves. Read on to find out simple home remedies for oily hair and other tips that keep your hair healthy looking.  

Home remedies for Oily Hair:

Lemon Juice:

It is known for being one of the best home remedies to treat any hair and beauty conditions. It contains certain minerals that contribute to healthy hair. Squeeze two lemons into two cups of water and add three tablespoons of honey to it. Put the mixture on the scalp and massage the head. Let it soak into the scalp for about 10 minutes and wash off with warm water. The acidity in the lemon balances out the secretion of oil on the scalp. For best results, repeat at least thrice a week.  

Aloe Vera:

The aloe vera plant is best known for its many benefits it has to treat skin and hair conditions. Mix together a teaspoon of aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of lemon juice and some shampoo. Use the revised shampoo on wet hair and let it sit on the hair for a while. The aloe gel purifies the scalp of dirt and sweat and controls oil secretion. It brings back the shine and relieves you of any headache.  


Whisk half a cup of eggs and smear it on wet hair. Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo and warm water. You can use this mask every twice week. It is a great hair mask for oily hair. The egg acts as a great natural conditioner and the proteins in it fights excess oil secretion.  

Bananas & Honey:

Mash or bland a banana with about 2-3 tablespoon of honey. Massage this paste from the roots to the tip of the hair. After 20 minutes, wash it off with warm water and a mild shampoo. This combination is a perfect conditioner that prevents excess oil secretion that is sometimes caused by harsh shampoos and conditioners.  

While following these home remedies can control the excess oil secretion, a few tips for oily hair will also help you in the long run and strengthens your hair.  

Tips for Oily Hair:

Don’t Wash too Often:

A common mistake we make is wash our hair every day or alternate day to prevent it from turning greasy or oily. The chemicals present in shampoos and conditioners only aggravate the problem than solving it.

Avoid Rubbing:

Vigorously rubbing a towel on your head can cause damage to the hair follicles and pores. Constantly scratching the head can lead to abrasions.

Natural Dry your Hair:

The best way to let your hair dry is naturally. Artificially drying your hair enhances the secretion of oil from the pores.

Slow Down on the Styling:

However good your hair may look for a few hours, think of the aftermath. Styling and using products are one of the main reasons of greasy hair. Besides this, it also makes the hair brittle and limp.

Switch to Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoo comes in the form of a spray or powder. Besides soaking up the oil, it leaves your hair smelling fresh and loose.

Let it Breathe:

Tying your hair in a ponytail or a bun pulls the roots and stresses the hair. This stimulates the pores to secrete more oil. Keep your hair open and loose to avoid this.  

Treatment for Oily Hair

Sometimes remedies for oily hair and other oily hair care tips don’t work. You can use Kaya's hair products & experience Kaya ultimate 360° elixir hair care treatment to manage various hair problems. The results are always satisfying and fulfilling. The Elixir Therapy solves several hair problems. The services include hair volumizing, frizz control and reduces breakage. It strengthens the roots and shrinks the pores. The Purifying Cleanser gently cleans the pores from deep within removing excess oil, dirt and impurities. The Tri-Active Oil-Control Cleanser is a product especially for men that has three benefits giving you a matt look.

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