8 Ways to Get Rid of Oily Hair Naturally

Dr. Khushbu Jain    06-09-2020 Consult

1. Only Condition The Ends

Conditioner can cause oils to build up more quickly, contributing to the greasy look of a person's hair. Instead of conditioning all over, try just applying to on the ends of the hair to keep them from drying out. Make sure to rinse thoroughly after application.

2. Use Baby Powder

If you prefer to go the old-fashioned route, opt for baby powder instead of dry shampoo. It will work the same way if you sprinkle some on your roots and rub it in. If you have dark hair and the baby powder causes too much of a white cast, just brush some bronzer onto your roots instead or mix the baby powder with cocoa.

3. Clean the hairbrush

A hairbrush benefits from regular cleaning, as it can pick up products, dead skin, and other debris. If the brush is not cleaned, dirt and debris will spread through the hair the next time a person uses it. This can make freshly-washed hair immediately look dirty and greasy again.

4. Wash with tea tree oil

One study found that using a shampoo containing 5 percent tea tree oil improved dandruff, helped to soothe an itchy scalp, and reduced greasiness compared with a placebo.

5. Tackle with tea

Green tea could help keep hair looking healthy and grease-free, according to small-scale studies. It works by reducing oil production and also nourishes skin when applied to it.

6. Try coconut oil

While adding oil to the hair may not sound like a remedy for oily hair, coconut oil could help. Coconut oil works by lifting oil from the scalp and nourishes and conditions dry ends at the same time.

7. Use dry shampoo

Dry shampoo may help, as its effects occur instantly. Dry shampoo works by soaking up excess oil from the hair. 

8. Improve washing technique

It is easy for people to get into bad hair-washing habits that cause their hair to become oily and damage their scalp. The correct way to wash the hair is to massage a small amount of shampoo into the roots and scalp.