If you have greasy hair that sticks together even after washing, making it look unwashed and dirty, oily hair may very well be your nightmare. Oily hair is the result of your sebaceous glands (oil glands), secreting more sebum (oil), same as your skin. It is prone to dandruff, itchiness and subsequent hair fall. This can be the result of hormones, stress, or your genetic makeup.
However, if your hair is oily, it indicates that it’s healthy, as oil is vital in maintaining healthy hair. All you need is to keep the scalp clean, but frequent use of shampoo and washing is not the solution. Washing your hair too often makes your hair thin and weak, while, chemicals in some shampoos can excessively dry your hair. Therefore, shampoo your hair only every other day and ensure that you wash off the shampoo properly. With the aid of some simple home remedies, you could clean your hair effectively leaving it healthy and shiny.
It is important that you avoid conditioner and hair styling products as much as possible. Also, it is a good idea not to comb your hair too often, as combing stimulates secretion of more oil. Most importantly, avoid scratching your scalp in all cases.
Lime juice with honey
The citric acid in lime is effective in balancing the pH level of the scalp, regulating oil secretion and eliminating dandruff. Honey has many nutrients that would promote healthy hair. Extract juice from one lime and mix this with one cup of distilled water. Add three teaspoons of honey. Wet your hair and apply the mixture all over your hair and scalp, massage for five minutes, and wash off using lukewarm water and shampoo.
Repeat once a week.
Lime juice with aloe vera
With all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in aloe, it’s one of the healthiest substances that could be used for hair treatment. It would detoxify your scalp, nourish your hair roots and control oil secretion. Mix one tea spoon of fresh aloe vera gel with one tablespoon of lime juice. Mix this with one cup of any mild shampoo. Apply in the shower, leave for two or three minutes and wash off thoroughly. You could store the rest of the shampoo in your fridge for about a week.
Oil free banana and honey conditioner
This combination would nourish your hair and leave it grease free, at the same time. Make thick pulp out of one small banana. Add two tablespoons of honey and mix well. Wet your hair, and then apply the paste, from roots to the tips. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water. For best results, repeat twice a week.