Greasy Hair: 8 Natural Remedies

Greasy Hair

How to solve the problem of oily hair? Cross of a woman out of 4, the greasy hair – greasy and greasy at the root and, jokes of fate, dried and strassecchi on the rest of the length and sometimes even smelly – can be treated effectively also with natural remedies.

In the first place, what must certainly be avoided in order not to look like a monkey just licked tenderly in the head by his mother, is to wash the filthy hair with aggressive shampoos. What causes oily hair, in fact, is the excess of sebum and being there to rub daily with non-specific products would mean imposing the sebaceous glands to work harder and produce more sebum. And every day is a new battle.

So, if you want to avoid the (chemical) trichological solutions on the market, here are some remedies to be done directly at home:


Lemon is a must for those who want to solve the problem of oily hair. Apply the juice of two lemons to wet hair, massage the scalp and rinse. You will see your hair more shiny and shiny.

Apple vinegar

Used as lemon, apple vinegar has cleansing and degreasing properties and restores brightness and vigor to the hair making it bright and clean.


What you need are a handful of fresh mint leaves and a small saucepan in which to boil them once pounded for good. You will get a mush to be cooled and to which you will add two tablespoons of apple vinegar. Apply everything on the clean and rinsed head.

Flour or cornstarch

Corn flour or cornstarch can be an excellent natural remedy to remove fat from the scalp. Pour a tablespoon of cornmeal or cornstarch into a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper and apply the mixture to dry hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and remove the mask with a brush. Treatment can be applied every other day.


A good degreasing shampoo is obtained by preparing an infusion of rocket, whose leaves are rich in vitamin C, and mixing it with a tablespoon of bicarbonate and half a teaspoon of sulfur.


Dear old clay mask: pour in a bowl a handful of green clay powder (which you can buy in herbal medicine), mix it with vinegar diluted in water to 50% and apply the mask on the hair, leaving for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Essential oils

You could add 3 or 4 drops of orange, lavender or sage essential oil to your shampoo, which have excellent tonic and antiseptic properties for oily hair. Thyme oil is also good: mix 2 drops of thyme or rosemary oil with a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Dilute the mixture in a liter of mineral or spring water, with which you will rinse your hair.

Do-it-yourself natural shampoo

Make a nice shopping at the herbalist and boil 2 grams of thyme leaves in the water, 2 grams of lavender, 3 grams of sage and 2 of nettle. Or pour boiling water in a cup with 15 grams of rosemary and let it rest for about 15 minutes. At this point, then filter and add half a glass of grated or white soap. Let the mixture melt and cool. Finally add the juice of a lemon and put it in a bottle.

The care of oily hair also requires a series of simple measures ranging from shampoo to a series of good eating habits. It is good then to keep in mind a list of things to do and not do:

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Definitely no:

  • rub the head with too much force when washing
  • make two successive washes
  • use too hot water
  • use the hot hair dryer at close range
  • use metal combs and combs or thin and narrow toothbrushes
  • spread gel and oils on the hair

Definitely yes:

  • a small massage on the scalp before shampooing to activate the microcirculation
  • rinse with cold water
  • lightly rub your hair with a towel before using the hair dryer
  • follow a correct diet, rich in fruit and vegetables.


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