Oily hair control – how to naturally fight sebum
Greasy hair loses its volume and looks dull and weighed down; natural remedies can address this problem with no concerns over hair and scalp health
Thin hair texture, heredity, hormonal fluctuations or hair products residue can trigger excessive production of sebum in the scalp glands that leads to oily hair.
Oil is a natural secretion that protects the hair from external aggressions. However, if your hair doesn’t look fresh and you need to wash it every other day to keep it clean, it means you have greasy hair type.
To cope with this problem, here are a few natural home remedies.
An excellent source of vitamins and minerals, lemon juice promotes healthy hair and clears off excessive oiliness. Mix the juice from one lemon with a cup of water and apply it on your hair at every wash, before using shampoo.
Tea contains tannic acid, a natural astringent that tightns the pores of your sebborheic glands. Wash your hair with warm tea rinse every day to keep the oil away.
Mix three tbsp of baking soda into one litre of warm water and apply the mix on your scalp before washing.
Apple cider vinegar
The astringent effect helps minimizing the oil build-up on your hair and scalp. Dilute 20 ml of vinegar into a litre of water and spray it abundantly all over your hair. Leave on for 5 minutes then rinse and wash normally.
Henna and egg yolks mask
Mix one or two egg yolks with 3 tbsp of henna powder. Add 2 tbsp of raw honey and some olive oil drops. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on to action for 2 hours. Wash normally with a natural mild shampoo, as strong shampoo can leave residues on the hair.