Even after washing and styling your hair well in the morning, does your scalp look greasy by the end of the day? Even after investing in bottles of baby powder and dry shampoo, does the horror of an oily scalp keep plaguing you? Fret not. You don’t need to let those oily roots keep you from nailing your hair game. Here are some natural ways to keep that grease in check:
Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
As ACV is an acetic acid, it can help detoxify the scalp, curbing the production of oil. Besides, it also helps in unclogging hair follicles and prevents excess hairÃ¢Â€Â‹-Ã¢Â€Â‹lossÃ¢Â€Â‹, Ã¢Â€Â‹leaving you with softÃ¢Â€Â‹, Ã¢Â€Â‹shiny hair. To use as a hair rinser, mix two tablespoons of ACV in a cup of warm water. Shampoo your hair as you would normally, and then pour this mixture all over your hair, from root to tip. Massage gently for a few minutes and wash later with water. It’s best to do this this twice a week.
Another method to tackle greasiness is with the help of baking soda. Not only does it help control oil production, but also absorbs the excess. Ensure that you use baking soda in diluted form. Mix two to three tablespoons of baking soda in one litre of water. Wet your hair using this mixture and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Follow with your normal shampoo. Follow this treatment thrice every week.
Aloe vera gel
The vitamins and minerals present in aloe vera help detoxify the scalp, thereby getting rid of impurities. Besides, aloe vera also helps keep a check on oil secretion, while nourishing and moisturising your hair roots. Mix one teaspoon of freshly extracted aloe vera gel along with a few drops of lemon juice and apply generously all over your scalp. Leave on for at least 10 to 15 minutes before washing off with your regular shampoo. If you do not have time and want a quick fix for your hair, mix one teaspoon of aloe vera gel with your shampoo, and wash as you normally would. This will not only help clean but also moisturise your hair at the same time.
Its thick consistency helps absorb any oil and other impurities from the scalp. Additionally, it also provides immediate relief from itchiness or dandruff, thanks to its soothing properties. To get started, make a thick oatmeal paste and apply all over your scalp and hair. After 15 to 20 minutes, wash off with cold water. Do this twice a week for better results.
These seeds help rid the scalp rid of extra oils, without disturbing the normal pH levels. They are also known for their lustre rendering property and act as a natural conditioner, providing the scalp with essential nutrients. Mix two tablespoons each of besan (gram flour) and ground methi (fenugreek) seeds in coconut milk. Massage this into your scalp and leave on for an hour. Shampoo and condition as usual. Do this once every week.