Having oily hair is a nightmare!
Just as some people battle with dry hair, having oily hair
is a nightmare. It seems that no matter what you do, the
type of shampoo and conditioner used or how often you wash
your hair, it still looks and feels oily. This problem is
one experienced by many people and although frustrating,
you can do some things to resolve the problem. We have put
together some proven hair styling tips so your hair can
look healthy and clean.
If you were to ask people with oily hair the types of
things they have used to combat this problem, you would
be amazed. For instance, just a few of the things admitted
Amazingly, some of these actually work while others are
simply gross. Although trying home remedies for oily hair
does come with an “at your own risk” sign,
these are things you could try that other people swear
by. Just remember that if you have any open sores, scrapes,
or bumps on your scalp, you would do best to allow these
time to heal prior to trying anything. Better hair styling
tips would include the following.
Watercress is a great solution for oily hair in that it
is very rich in iron and phosphorous, along with Vitamins
A, C, and E. If you want to try watercress for your own
hair, take one large handful of watercress and with one
cup of water, mixing well in a blender. If your hair is
extra long or thick, you might need to double this amount.
Then, bring this mixture to a soft boil for about 10 minutes.
Strain the watercress, setting the liquid aside. Once
this liquid is cool, apply it to clean hair with a cotton
ball. Once your hair is completely covered with the liquid,
allow it to sit for about 25 to 30 minutes. At that point,
rinse your hair with cool water and then blot your hair
dry with a towel. Then use a non-oily product for detangling
and allow your hair to dry naturally.
Other things you can do to help battle oily hair is avoid
washing your hair every day. Although you would think
that would make it better, it can actually work against
you. The reason is that the cleaner your hair, more oil
can seep into the glands, making it a challenge to eliminate.
A great hair styling tip is that instead, wash your hair
once every two to three days, using a deep-cleaning shampoo.
The key is to find a shampoo that has a good balanced
pH level. If you do use a conditioner, make sure it is
designed for oily hair, never applying at the roots. Instead,
add the conditioner to the middle of your hair and work
it down to the ends of the hair. You also want to avoid
shampoos that are advertised as “two in one”
shampoo and conditioner, along with any type of frizz
Additionally, cut down on the types of foods you eat
that are high in oil content. Add more fruits and vegetables
to your daily diet and avoid drugs and alcohol. While
it might be tastier to eat the big, juicy quarter pounder,
consider a grilled chicken sandwich in its place. Then
another hair styling tip is that if you are in a hurry
to get out the door but fighting a head of oil, you can
sprinkle baby or talcum powder on your hair, starting
at the roots. Then with a soft, bristle brush, brush downward.
While this solution is just temporary, it will work.
In fact, you can still buy spray in shampoos, which is
simply a pressured can of powder! If you find that none
of these solutions helps the excessive oil, then it might
be time to talk to your doctor. Sometimes, an underlying
problem might exist that goes beyond what you or your
hairdresser can do. This way, you will know if medication
or some other type of intervention is needed to control
Most of all, do not feel alone since people around the
globe deal with oily hair, just like you. You might need
to try a variety of things to find what works best for
your hair but know that there are viable options. Once
you find the solution that works, you will notice your
hair looking healthier and fuller.