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Oily Hair Care: How To Get Rid Of Oily Scalp & Greasy Hair- Reader’s Query+My Solution!

Hey Guys,

Struggling with oily hair?

Looking for a solution to get rid of oily scalp and greasy hair?

While going through Reader’s Queries last night, I found this one to be a common complaint. A lot of you were asking for the right way to treat your oily hair. That’s when I thought I should definitely share some hair care tips and home remedies that will help you work for your oily hair.

how to get rid of Oily scalp and greasy hair

Reader’s Query: How to Get Rid of Oily Scalp and Greasy Hair

Hi Nimisha,

How are you? I have been a regular reader of HCS for over a year now. Love the hard work you put in. I am looking for a solution and was hoping you could help. I have a big problem with my oily hair. My hair gets greasy just the next day after I wash my hair. My scalp feels so oily that it looks like I heavily oiled my hair(even though I didn’t). I just can’t imagine going out with such amount of oil in my hair. My hair feels like they don’t have the volume at all because of this greasiness. Is there a hair care routine I can follow or some hair mask. I just can’t wash my hair daily and can’t stay like this, Please help!



My Solution for Oily Hair Care

Hi Ashima,

I am good. Thank you so much for writing in!

I know how hard it is if you have oily hair. Even though your hair is clean they appear dirty. My sister used to have the same problem and we dealt with it in the following ways.

1.Go for Hair Detox

Hair Detox is basically deep cleansing of your hair and scalp to remove toxins and the layer that is build-up on your hair and scalp. This will help you remove the greasiness that is caused by the buildup. Hair detox is a must for everyone and you should do it at least once every two months.

How to do hair detox?

You can read more about hair detox here.

2.Using the Right Shampoo for Oily Hair is the Key

Using the right shampoo is the key to getting rid of the oily scalp. But more important than that, is the hair washing routine. I know this may sound a little odd to you but if you have oily scalp than you need to wash your hair less, just once or twice a week. Reason being the more you wash, the more natural oils are produced by your scalp. Once you limit washing, your body will naturally start producing fewer oils. It takes a while but this will be most beneficial in the long run.

Which Shampoo should you use for oily hair?

My personal favorite shampoos for oily hair are Iha Biospume Shampoo, Himalaya Protein Shampoo, Biotique Bio Green Apple Shampoo, Divine Love’s Herbal Shampoo and Iles Formula Shampoo.

But if you have your heart set out on a particular shampoo that you are already using, then you can simply add few drops of Sage essential oil to your shampoo before washing. Check out more about it here.

Use Clarifying Shampoo Once a Month

Besides these, you need to use a good clarifying shampoo like Halo once a month. This will ensure that no more build up is formed on your hair and scalp.

Ditch Shampoo That Says “To Add Moisture or Shine”

Usually, shampoos that are meant to add moisture or shine to your hair contains products that are creamy or oil based. These, in turn, weighs down your hair even further. Make sure you don’t use these shampoos.

3.Dry Shampoo is Your Hair’s BFFhow to get rid of Oily scalp and greasy hair

Since you need to limit washing your hair, you can use dry shampoo to keep the oil and greasiness in control. I personally use baby powder instead of dry shampoo but have had good experience with Batiste.

4.Minimize Conditioner or Rather Ditch it Altogether

Conditioners usually add to greasiness. So you can either use a very small amount of it or ditch it altogether. Also, make sure you never apply conditioner on your scalp and always use a silicone free conditioner.

5.Use Lemons For Treating Your Hair

how to get rid of Oily scalp and greasy hair

Lemons are well known to help maintain the PH level of your scalp. You can find the recipe of lemon hair rinse here.

6.Go for ACV Rinse

ACV also helps in maintaining PH and ACV rinse after every hair wash will definitely make sure that your scalp does not get oily quickly enough.You can find the recipe of ACV hair rinse here.

7.Egg Masks Should be a Definite Way To Go

Eggs Masks actually helps you achieve you healthy hair inside out. Plus using egg yolk mask will help in keeping the oil production in control. You can check out the recipe of egg hair mask for oily hair here.

8.Don’t Brush too Often

Brushing your hair too often actually creates a friction on your scalp which in turn distributes the natural oils on your scalp and creates new oils on your scalp. So limiting brushing your hair to once or twice a day is a good way to go if you have an oily scalp.

9.Use Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil helps in controlling the production of natural oils on your scalp. You can either use it by diluting it with coconut or use it a detangling spray.

10.Eat Healthy

Eating a balanced diet will help you achieve not only healthy hair but a healthy scalp too. Eat a lot of proteins, fibers, and carbs and eat lots of fluids. This will definitely be most beneficial in the long run.

11.Don’t Skip Oiling Your Hair

I know oiling your oily hair sounds like a nightmare. But skipping oiling altogether will result in unhealthy hair which will lead to dull hair, split ends and hair loss. You can actually use the oils that are on lighter sides and that gets absorbed by your hair without leaving its traces. Oil at least once a week only for an hour but please don’t skip oiling your hair.

My favorite oils that are really light weight are Argan oil, Rosehip oil, Jojoba oil and you can check out this post to find out other lighter oils.

To sum up you need to use a good shampoo that is meant for oily hair, minimize or ditch the conditioner, take a lemon or ACV rinse and don’t forget to do hair detox, hot oil treatment and eat healthily. That’s it.

Hope this hair care routine for oily hair helps you get rid of oily scalp and greasy hair. Do try these and flaunt your beautiful hair.

Have a lovely day!

Happy little birdie who is obsessed with online gaming, natural hacks, gorgeous hair and her warm cup of tea.


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