Oily Hair Shampoo And
Natural Cures For Your Hair
Oily hair shampoo and other natural treatment for your hair
What is oily hair
Hair requires some natural oil to give it a shine, but becomes greasy if too much is produced.
When the glands in your scalp increase sebum, it is carried through hair follicle and expands above the hair shaft.
It accumulates on the surface of the hair and causes it to look dull. You will need a special oily hair shampoo and other natural remedies to combat this.
What causes oily hair
There are many different causes for greasy hair but let us consider the very important ones.
High-fat diet: Saturated fats especially from diary products, fried foods, and red meat can cause the hair to generate excess sebum that can result in oily scalp and hair.
Those with finer hair: People with finer hair especially blondes and people with silky, baby-fine hair tend to have serious problems with oiliness. They have more hair per square inch on their scalp.
More hair produces more oil glands and more oil. It is believed that blondes with fine hair have 140,000 oil glands as compared to redheads with an average of 90,000.
Hair texture: Fine and straight hair attracts oil very easily, while wiry hair does not get oily easily.
Androgen-a male hormone: Androgen can activate the oil glands, especially a stressful condition can boost the bloodstream levels of androgen in men and women.
Home remedies for oily hair
The first and important method to decrease oil production from your scalp and lower the oiliness of the hair is to treat it internally. Lower the fried foods and saturated fat in your diet.
While doing that, you can start treating the hair externally with natural oily hair shampoo, natural rinse and other home remedies.
Stinging nettle for greasy hair
Stinging nettle is believed to help reduce oil on the hair. Add a concentrated stinging nettle which is available at the health store to a shampoo to wash away the oily condition of the hair.
Stinging nettle has some beneficial effects for treating this condition, due to compounds in the leaves such as better-sitosterol and anti inflammatory compounds known as flavonoids, such as quercetin and rutin.
Nettle rosemary shampoo
This remedy is known to help oily scalp and hair. It is also believed to prevent dandruff.
Place 2 handfuls of soapwort in a stainless steel pan and pour 1½ cup of water over it.
Let it boil for 1 or 2 minutes and reduce the heat to warm for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover it and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and pour in a bottle that closes tightly.
Add a handful of chopped nettle leaves and 1½ tablespoons of chopped rosemary to a bowl and pour 1 cup of boiling water over it.
Let it infuse for 25 minutes and strain it into the soapwort mixture. Shake the bottle and use as oily hair shampoo to wash hair.
How often to shampoo
The sebaceous glands are producing oil regularly, so you might want to shampoo once a day, but you may do that twice a day in summer, when summer heat and humidity arouse the scalp’s oil glands.
Make sure you choose a see-through shampoo, because they have less goo in them and they wash away the oil better.
You may look for an
oily hair shampoo that does not include either sodium lauryl sulfate
or NDELA (nitrosodiethanolamine). Earth Science and Aubrey Organics shampoos are two brands that are free of these detergents.
Other remedies for oily hair
Rinsing the hair with lemon rinse after shampoo, closes down the cuticle or the outer layer of the hair shaft. This reduces the oiliness of the hair and makes the hair shiny.
Sqeeze the juice from 2 lemons into 2 cups of water. Blot your hair with a towel after showering and apply the liquid evenly to the hair and scalp. Massage it into the hair and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing of with cool or tepid water.
Essential oils treatment for oily hair
Essential oils can help reduce the oil in the hair. Add 4 drops of lemon oil or rosemary to your rinse and use it to rinse your hair.
All the oils are astringent for cleaning and toning the sebaceous glands.
No conditioner remedy
If your oily hair flattens out sometime during the day, try to do without hair conditioner for a while. Conditioners may coat the hair with more oil.
If you will need to use a conditioner, go for the oil-free one, or one with the least amount of oil, and apply it to the end instead of the roots of the hair.
Witch Hazel and mouth wash astringent
Apply equal parts of witch hazel and mouth wash which act as homemade astringent and antiseptic properties, to the scalp. Use cotton pads to apply it to the scalp before each hair shampoo.
Massage your scalp before shampoo
The scalp massage will produce a little bit of extra oil on the hair before you shampoo it.
Make sure you take care of the diet problem first, then work with oily hair shampoo, rinses, and other natural home remedies to solve your greasy hair problems.
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