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How to Make Oily Hair Less Oily





By Tiffany Moore


If you have excessively oily hair and scalp, you probably need daily shampoos to keep it from looking greasy or stringy. But what if you are running short on time for a hair wash or simply need a quick lift in the middle of the day? This brilliantly simple “make oily hair roots less oily” home remedy will leave your over-slick locks looking less greasy and smelling fresh as a daisy, all in less than 5 minutes!



Make Greasy Hair Roots Less Oily Quick Fix

1. Pour some talcum powder or baby powder out onto a dish and dip your powder puff into it.



2. Don’t pour the powder directly onto your hair because it is difficult to gauge the amount you need and if you are not careful, you will probably end up making a big mess afterwards.



3. With a comb, part your hair in the center and puff the talc onto your scalp and roots. Make another part half an inch off-center and repeat this down one side of your head, then from the center and  down the other till your whole head is done.



4. Leave it for about 5 to 10 minutes while the talc soaks up the excess oils in your hair. After that, brush your hair the normal way.



Want something more swanky in between shampoos? Try “no-water” Keratin Complex Lock Launder Strengthening Dry Shampoo. It magically zaps away excess buildup and stringiness caused by week-old oily strands, leaving you with oh-so-gorgeous bouncy locks. And don’t forget to finish off with the super lightweight, antioxidant-rich Lock Luster Nourishing Spray Conditioner, which is simply perfect for days when you are not in the mood to heat-style.



You will also love the handy purse-sized Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder that comes with a retractable brush for easy application. Great as a midday pick-me-up on heavily greasy hair.



Speaking of hair shampooing, did you know that over washing can actually cause the hair to become oily? When you regularly use lower-end shampoos that contain harsh chemical ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, diethanolamine (DEA)or triethonalamine (TEA), they can strip your scalp of its natural oils and trigger your sebaceous glands to start producing more oils to counteract the situation.



My best advice to naturally control oily hair is, wash every 2-3 days, or whenever your hair feels particularly greasy and sticky. More impotantly, never wash twice and use a good quality gentle shampoo with a neutral pH so that you can wash your hair as often as you want without worrying about worsening it.



Also, avoid brushing your hair too frequently since hair brushing stimulates the production of scalp oils. Furthermore, brushing carry oil from your scalp to the ends, which will result in hopelessly limp and flat-looking mane.



You can try dabbing witch hazel, which is a natural astrigent that helps slow down sebum production, all over your scalp.



The other cheap and cherry option is use a lemon and vinegar solution. Combine 3 tablespoons organic vinegar and the juice of 1 lemon with 1 cup warm water. Gently massage onto hair and scalp, rinse off after 20-30 minutes. Not only will it bring the luster back to your locks, it will also prevent them from getting oily for a period of long time.



Essential oils also work wonders to keep oily hair under control and not to mention, leave your crowning glory with a lovely fragrance. Add 8 drops rose geranium essential oil and 8 drops of lemongrass essential oil to an 8-ounce bottle of your regular shampoo. Orange, lavender and sage esential oil are also great alternatives as they have powerful antiseptic properties.



Another very effective home remedy to get rid of excess hair oil is a bentonite clay hair mask. Mix a handful of green powdered clay, vinegar and 50% water until you get a nice creamy paste. Apply to your scalp and hair, and wait for 10 minutes before shampoo.  



If your hair is oily at the roots but super dry at the ends, then nourish it with a banana-avocado hair mask at least once a week. Mash ½ avocado and 1 medium sized ripe banana with a fork to get a smooth paste. Add 1 egg yolk, honey and olive oil (1 tablespoon each). Mix all ingredients until well combined and apply onto hair ends. Leave to act for about 30 minutes or so, then wash out with a gentle shampoo.







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