How To Get Rid Of Oily And Greased Hair?


If you are worried about having oily and greased hair then by following these simple homemade remedies you can get rid of them.

Let us start with this small imagination. You get up in the morning very happy.You wash your hair nicely, brush them up beautifully.

But to your surprise after few hours when you look yourself in the mirror your hair looks oily and all  messed up. It’s looks like as if you haven’t washed your hair.

Don’t worry. We have a solution to this.First let us understand how this oil is produced.

This oil is produced naturally in the scalp to keep hair healthy, but when the secretion is more, the hair becomes oily.

It looks heavy and unmanageable, it further makes the scalp prone to dandruff and itchiness. To protect your hair from oil, you need to keep the scalp free from grease.

However, having a head bath daily is not always a good idea. Some chemicals in shampoos can further aggravate the problem.

The Causes of Oily Hair:

To prevent and remove the grease from hair, it is important to look at the root causes.

Excess secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands leads to the accumulation of sebum/oil causing greasy scalp. It is necessary to avoid the spread of sebum into scalp to prevent any hair damage.

Moreover, sebum blocks the hair follicle and disturbs the blood circulation, resulting in weak hair. This condition can be caused due to the following factors:

Easy And Effective Home Remedies

Here below are some quick and easy home remedies that you can try at home to get rid of oily and greasy hair.

1. Shampoo


Everyday washing your hair will help you get rid of excess oil from the scalp.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera

One of the best home remedies to treat oily hair is the use of aloe Vera gel. Steps to be followed are:

3. Egg Yolk

Egg Smoothen Hair

Egg Smoothen Hair

Egg yolk is an easily available item that you can use on your hair as it helps to condition your hair and to remove excess oils. Steps to use egg yolk for oily hair are:

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

This can do wonders in removing hair grease from the scalp. You need to make sure that you use only diluted apple cider vinegar on your hair. Steps to be followed are:

5. Witch Hazel Oil

Steps to use Witch hazel oil in removing oil from the hair are:

6. Occasional Usage of Bath Soap


This is a pretty easy solution and does not require many items.

7. Black Tea

Black Tea

Black Tea

Tea contains tannic acid that helps in making your hair dry, thus preventing oiliness.

8. Alcohol


Vodka is the ideal hair tonic to treat oily hair.

9. Honey



Honey can also be used in the following way:

10. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice.

Lemon Juice.

Lemon juice, which has so many nutritional qualities can also be used for treating oily and greasy hair.

11. Follow a Healthy and Routine Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet helps to get rid of excess oil from your hair.

12. Henna and Olive Oil

13. Diluted Beer

Diluted Beer
Diluted Beer

Beer is acidic in nature and thus helps in removing the excess oil from your hair and makes it look flawless.  Make sure that you use only diluted beer on your hair.

14. Baking Soda

Baking Soda
Baking Soda

Steps to use baking soda to treat oily hair are:

15. Henna Powder

Henna powder makes the hair smooth and shiny and also helps in removing the excess oil.

16. Say No to Scratching

17. Fuller’s Earth

Being a natural absorbent, fuller’s earth can be used to solve the problem of oily hair. Steps to be followed are:

Note: Use this treatment once a week or a few times in a month.

Getting Rid Of Greasy Hair Overnight

Getting Rid Of Greasy Hair Fast At Home

1. Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day:

In the process of washing your hair, natural moisturizing oils are also gets removed. So wash your hair with a good oil removal shampoo not more than three times a week to get rid of the excess oil from your hair.

Note: During the first couple of weeks your hair may look oily in between each hair wash, as your scalp is still used to producing more oil. But with time, it will balance out.

2. Ditch the Hair Conditioner:

Some hair experts advise skipping the conditioner altogether. If you still want to use it then limit it only to the tips of the hair.

Using more conditioner can make your hair get oily faster, so the frequency of washing your hair would increase which will unnecessarily harm your hair.

3. Use Good Quality Shampoos, Conditioners, and Hair Products:

Go for Natural products, which will lead to a less build-up of oil and you won’t have to wash your hair too often. Prefer to use oil controlling shampoos.

4. Rinse Your Hair Thoroughly To Avoid Residue on Your Hair:

After shampooing, rinse your hair thoroughly so that no residue is left behind which can otherwise make your hair attract more dirt and oil. The mantra is to rinse for at least 30 seconds to avoid any leftover residue.

5. Minimize Contact With Hot Temperature:

When your hair comes in contact with hot temperature, oil production increases, and the hair looks more greasy.

Hot temperature not only makes your hair oily but also causes premature graying of your hair and early hair loss. So you can follow three simple tips to protect your hair from hot temperatures:

6. Avoid Stress And Depression:

Stress and depression cause the hormonal imbalance that can result in more production of oil on your skin and hair. Stress and depression can be tackled by exercising, doing yoga or meditation.

This will help you to get rid of the oily hair and other skin and hair problems.

The Oil production on the scalp is a natural and healthy secretion by the scalp. When this flow exceeds a certain limit and makes your hair look stringy and greasy all the time then it’s high time that you check on your hair.

By using the above-stated tips and home remedies, you can get rid of excess oil easily.

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