Do you remember the time when your mum used to massage your hair in the night with coconut oil and the next morning you wake up with the oily hair?
Well, we’ve all encountered that. So, here are some secrets which will tell you various methods of removing coconut oil from your hair. You can use simple kitchen ingredients to get rid of coconut oil without harming your hair.
Coconut oil – one of the most advertised product in the media. You all must have heard about it. Coconut oil is beneficial for your hair. It has a lot of health benefits too.
Well, we’ve all encountered that. So, here in this articles, I will tell you about various methods of removing oil from your hair.
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How Is Coconut Oil Applied?
Coconut oil is used in hair care, primarily to reduce dandruff and dry hair. A tablespoon of oil is mixed with 10 drops of rosemary oil. This mixture can now be applied to your scalp and massaged for 3 minutes. For promising results, allow it to remain for 30 minutes.
A tablespoon of oil is mixed with 10 drops of rosemary oil. This mixture can be applied to your scalp and massaged for 3 minutes. For promising results, allow it to remain for 30 minutes.
Besides that, the following are other benefits of the oil.
- Coconut oil helps in the balancing of hormones, because of the lauric acid present in it.
- The medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) present in coconut are used for both burning fats, as well as for building muscles.
- Using coconut oil for oil pulling has been proven effective because of its antibacterial properties.
- Coconut oil has been linked with the treatment of a number of diseases like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, high BP, kidney infection, arthritis, etc.
What’s Wrong With Oily Hair?
Firstly, it looks terrible. It looks unclean, unhealthy and unprofessional to go out with that kind of a hairstyle.
On the other hand, too much oil on your scalp can block all your pores and might result in scratching and itching.
This leads to dandruff, hair loss, and follicle breakage. If untreated for a long time, this might result in hair thinning or might even lead to baldness.
How To Deal With It?
The following points will rescue you when you face the problem. Do note that each method has been categorized by two things.
· If the various products used in the process are natural or chemical or both(mix).
· If the method being discussed is moderately lengthy(medium).
This categorization will help you to look for the best solution, as per your requirements. Read on to find the various methods to get rid of that coconut oil from your hair.
How To Get Rid Of Coconut Oil Out Of Hair?
1. Soak It Up Using Paper Towels
When there’s nothing at all near you to save your hair from embarrassment, grab a few paper towels and press it on your hair. It’ll soak up any excess oil.
However, this is a very crude method.
2. Use Your Shampoo
One of the simple and most common methods to tackle this problem is by shampooing your hair. Rinsing your hair with shampoo and suitable conditioner will make it look clean, and help in removing oil from it. Also, try to use shampoos that are made for oily hair.
3. Use Clarifying Shampoo
If the usual combination of Shampoo and conditioners doesn’t work out for you, try using shampoos that are manufactured to remove any buildup in the hair.
4. Detergents And Baking Soda
Liquid dishwashing detergents have been designed to remove the toughest of stains/dirt from your utensils. However, when used in small quantities, this liquid can be applied to damp hair to remove coconut oil from it.Use it as less as possible and when other stuff doesn’t work.Because it is not suitable for your hair.
If your hair feels greasy, then you can also use the baking soda from your kitchen, add sufficient water in it to make a paste, and apply it all over your hair. The paste should be appropriately applied so that it reaches the bottom of the hair and cover the whole head. Rinse with warm water, after 15 – 20 minutes.
6. Use Dry Shampoo
For an immediate effect, you can use any store bought dry shampoo or use a homemade alternative for soaking up excess oil from hair.
To Make A Pure Homemade Dry Shampoo
Dry Shampoo is just like a body talc, except it is supposed to be used on your hair (scalp).Mix rice flour, baking flour, uncooked oatmeal, and corn
Mix rice flour, baking flour, uncooked oatmeal, and corn starch. Sprinkle the dry shampoo onto your scalp, wait for 5 minutes and then brush it off.
However, it is better to wash your hair later, so that the dry shampoo doesn’t collect on your scalp and block your pores!
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known for its anti-oxidant properties. The various minerals, enzymes, and vitamins present are pivotal in removing oil from the hair. Given below are the steps to use aloe Vera that’ll help detox your scalp of dirt and oil secretions.
a) Take one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, and mix it thoroughly with your regular shampoo
b) Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture.
c) Apply this mixture and let it remain for about 15 minutes, after which, you can wash your hair with lukewarm water.
Another simple way of using Aloe Vera gel is to simply apply the gel to your hair, and wash it off after 15 minutes.
Vinegar is a natural astringent. It can be effectively used to remove coconut oil from your hair and scalp. The acid in the vinegar aids in the balancing of the pH level of the scalp.
But beware, use only a diluted solution of either apple cider or white vinegar. This helps in reducing the buildup of the oil on your hair and also facilitates soft and shiny hair. Follow the steps given below.
This helps in reducing the buildup of the oil on your hair and also facilitates soft and shiny hair. Follow the steps given below.
a) Add 2 -3 tablespoons of vinegar in a cup of water.
b) Apply this mixture on your hair, and massage it well, so that the mixture reaches the scalp.
c) After 10 minutes, wash it off using lukewarm water
8. Use Black Tea
Black tea also, has astringent properties because of the presence of tannic acid. This aids in preventing the build-up of excess oil on the scalp. To remove coconut oil from your hair using black tea, follow these steps.
a) Add the suitable amount of black tea leaves in a cup of water.
b) After boiling it for about 10 minutes, strain the leaves and allow the decoction to cool down.
c) After it reaches the room temperature, apply it generously onto your scalp and hair.
d) Allow it to remain for 5 – 10 minutes, and then rinse it off with water.
9. Try Lemon
Lemons are also to remove the coconut oil from your hair. Its juice contains citric acid, which can be used to clean dirt and oil from your hair and skin. It aids to balance the pH level of the scalp.
a) Collect juices from two lemons and add it to 2 cups of water.
b) For better results, add 3 tablespoons of honey to this mixture.
c) Massage this mixture into your scalp and hair, and was it off after a couple of minutes with lukewarm water.
Lemons are also used to get rid of oily and greased hair.
10. Egg Wash
Eggs have been used for to remove excess oil from the hair. They are known to cut through oil and grease. They have a lot of proteins and vitamins that help to strengthen, thicken and add shine to your hair.
A) Beat 1 -2 eggs in a cup and add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water to it.
B) Massage this mixture into the hair and scalp, allow it to remain for 5 – 10 minutes.
C) Use lukewarm water to rinse it off. Please keep in mind, Using hot water will coagulate all the proteins present in the egg and will result in a mess.
D) (optional) Massage your hair with castile soap and rinse off.
11. Mint And Rosemary
Mixing a tablespoon of rosemary sprigs and mint leaves in two cups of boiling water is one of the best ways to remove coconut oil from hair.
Add lemon juice, from a single lemon into this mixture, and use this to rinse off the excess coconut oil from your hair.
12. Use Fuller’s Earth
Fuller’s earth is a clay material that has the property to absorb oils. The minerals present in this also helps in improving the blood circulation in the scalp.
a) Make a thick paste using 3 tablespoons of fuller’s earth and water.
b) Apply the paste to your hair.
c) Rinse it off with lukewarm water after 15 – 20 minutes.
The acidic content present in the tomatoes helps to balance the pH level of your scalp. They’ve also proven effective in removing foul odors from your hair, which is commonly associated with coconut oils.
A) Take the puree of one tomato, and mix it with one teaspoon of fuller’s earth.
B) Apply this mixture on your hair.
C) After, half an hour, wash it using cold water,
14. Use Alcohol
Alcohol is a very effective product that you can be used on your hair to get the instant and immediate solution to your oily hair problems. Vodka is the ideal hair tonic for oily hair, and it also aids in balancing the pH of the scalp.
A) Dilute a cup of vodka with two cups of water.
B) Use this alcoholic mixture to rinse off your hair, after shampooing it.
C) Allow it to remain for 5 – 10 minutes. Use water to rinse it off.
15. Henna Powder
A smooth paste of henna powder and water can prove to be effective in removing coconut oil from hair. Rinse your hair with water to make your hair clean, soft and shiny.
Adding olive oil to the mixture before applying it to the hair, increases its effectiveness.
16. Witch Hazel Oil
Witch Hazel is found to be an effective remedy that works wonders on your hair. It helps you to remove coconut oil from your hair.
a) Buy witch hazel oil. Take four drops of the oil, and mix it with two tablespoons of water.
B) Soak up this mixture using a cotton ball, and lightly dab it across your hair and scalp.
Care For Your Hair
You are not advised to wash your hair every day, as it washes up all the oil from the hair, which will lead to drying of hair
Also, whenever you are cleaning/rinsing your hair, it is recommended that you use cold/lukewarm water for the same. Hot water stimulates the oil-producing glands and will worsen up the situation. On the other hand, cold water will not do so, and it will help to close up the hair follicles too.
Lastly, don’t buy any random coconut oil that’s available in the market. Consult a doctor to choose the oil that suits you the most.
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