Natural Ways To Treat Greasy Hair

By molly atherton 11 months ago

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar is known for its many benefits and is a popular ingredient in natural remedies to treat certain issues, including greasy hair.  It is apparently very effective if you dilute the apple cider vinegar in some lukewarm water and then use it as a rinse after shampooing your hair.

2. Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice is also said to be a good treat for greasy hair, as its acidity is said to dry your hair out a little.  This is good news if you do have a problem with grease, but be sure to only try this once a week to start with and be careful in the sun as it does have the tendency to bleach your hair when it is covered in lemon juice (which is probably a good thing if you want bleach blonde locks!)

3. Yogurt

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Plan yogurt is not only a delicious and healthy treat for your gut, but it is also said to do wonders for your greasy locks.  Simply apply plain yogurt to your scalp, as well as to the lengths of your hair, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly.

4. Peppermint tea

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If you want to give your greasy locks a makeover, then look no further than peppermint tea.  Yes, really!  It's not only great for soothing nausea, but it is also great for your hair and might just work for you!  Simply brew the tea, let it cool, and then use it as a final rinse after shampooing.

5. Cucumber juice

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Cucumber juice is an excellent treat for greasy hair due to its astringent properties, as well as its refreshing, cooling, and clarifying features.  If you use it as a final rinse after shampooing its natural astringents help to tighten the pores on the scalp, reducing excess oil production and preventing the scalp and the hair from becoming very greasy.

6. Hibiscus flowers

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Hibiscus flowers are beneficial for greasy hair because they contain natural enzymes and acids that, like cucumber juice, have astringent properties.  Not only this but the flower also has antimicrobial properties that can prevent the growth of bacteria that can contribute to greasiness.

7. Sage leaves

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Sage leaves are excellent at treating greasy hair because as well as having natural astringent and antimicrobial properties, they also contain beneficial antioxidants and nutrients that help to nourish the scalp which in turn allows for healthier hair growth.

8. Orange peel

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The high citric acid content that is present in orange peel helps to cleanse the scalp and remove any residue that is likely to cause greasy hair.  And it is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that make the scalp and hair very happy indeed.

9. Cedarwood essential oil

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Cedarwood essential oil can help control the excessive oiliness of the scalp and minimize the production of sebum.  It is also great at improving blood circulation to the scalp, ensuring that all of the good nutrients can make it to your hair follicles for maximum hair and scalp health.

10. Aloe vera

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Aloe vera is also a natural astringent and is a wonderful ingredient to add to your hair care routine as it is able to effectively remove excess oil without stripping the hair of the moisture it needs.  It also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties too.

11. Baking soda

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Baking soda is another wonder ingredient used in natural beauty care and even household cleaning!  But it is excellent for greasy hair as it is a natural absorbent that helps to remove excess oil and buildup of hair products on the hair and scalp.  That said, it can be extremely drying so use it sparingly.

12. Witch hazel

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Witch hazel can clarify the scalp and hair, as well as having anti-inflammatory effects.  So it's great for treating greasy hair.  To use it, it is usually applied by dabbing it on the scalp with a cotton ball or spray bottle.  But it can be drying so be sure to dilute it with water or add it to your usual shampoo or conditioner.

13. Rosemary essential oil

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Rosemary essential oil is said to be great for greasy hair because it can regulate oil production with its astringent properties, stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, and really promote scalp and hair health.  When using it, for best results, dilute it with a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil.

14. Green tea rinse

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Green tea is rich in polyphenols and catechins which also have antioxidant and astringent properties.  Using it as a rinse after shampooing can help your hair and scalp by balancing sebum production, and removing impurities, residue, and buildup leaving the scalp and hair feeling fresher and cleaner.

15. Neem oil

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Neem oil is typically diluted in carrier oil when used for greasy hair and can be left on the hair overnight or for a few hours before washing it out.  Regular use of neem oil can help to regulate oiliness, soothe the scalp and keep it and the hair healthy.  It does have a strong scent that isn't very popular so if you need to, you can mask it with other essential oils

16. Fuller's Earth

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You might know it as Fuller's Earth, or you might know it as Multani Mitti, but this powdery substance can actually be your BFF when it comes to treating your greasy hair.  You see, it not only has great oil-absorbing powers, but it can also be a natural cleanser for the hair and scalp, leaving it to feel clean, fresh, and soothed.

17. Tomato juice

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Tomato juice can also provide the nourishment that your greasy hair and scalp need.  As well as being delicious, and beneficial for your body, your hair and scalp can benefit from its cleansing properties, pH balance, as well as antioxidants, and nutrients like biotin!

18. Sea salt spray

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You can either make your own sea salt spray, or buy it from the store, and if you have greasy hair, it is a great addition to your hair care routine.  This is because the sea salt not only has absorbing properties, but it can also help to mask your hair's greasiness, giving it an effortlessly styled and matt finish.

19. Fenugreek seeds

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Did you know that if you soak fenugreek seeds overnight to create a paste, you can apply it to your scalp and hair to treat the grease problem?!  Well, these tiny seeds are more than just an added spice to food, they're actually wonderful at improving your hair's texture and making it appear more voluminous.

20. Lavender essential oil

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As well as its beautifully calming scent, and magical ability to help you to sleep, the essential oil that derives from the lavender flower can also help to treat your greasy hair issues.  Diluting it with carrier oil and applying it to your hair and scalp can help to create a healthy environment for your hair to grow and thrive.

21. Chamomile tea

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Chamomile tea is usually drunk for a warming, comforting, and relaxing brew.  But what if we told you that you could brew a little more and rinse your hair with it for a similar effect as well as reducing the oil?  You'd probably jump at the idea and brew some up straight away!

22. Cornstarch

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Cornstarch is something that most of us probably have in the pantry, but you might want to move it to your bathroom because it's a powerful and natural oil absorber AND dry shampoo too!  This makes it great for greasy hair but only once in a while because it can be quite drying, and you don't want to go too far the other way!

23. Jojoba oil

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Jojoba oil has been used in the hair for its lightweight and non-greasy consistency.  This makes it great for greasy hair because it can moisturize the hair and scalp without leaving it too oily.  It's also great as a carrier oil for certain suitable essential oils.

24. Mint leaves

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As well as making a delicious brew, mint leaves, when crushed can also be really beneficial for greasy hair.  Like with tea, if you apply mint leaves to your scalp and hair on a regular basis, you'll probably find that the greasiness will subside over time.

25. Clay mask

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Bentonite or kaolin clay is a great addition to your hair care routine, especially if you've got a problem with greasy hair.  Clay is a powerful oil absorber as well as having cleansing properties and benefits to blood circulation in the scalp.  And it's a real pampering treat when you need a little 'me time'.

26. Nettle tea

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Nettle tea is absolutely bursting with antioxidants and nutrients that your hair and body love.  And using it to rinse your hair after shampooing on a regular basis can really make your hair smile, and appear less greasy over time!  Just wear gloves when you're collecting them!

27. Rice water rinse

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Have you ever wondered what to do with your leftover rice water?  Why not rinse your hair with it (when it's cooled down of course!)?  And no, we aren't losing our heads, rice water is said to be really beneficial to our hair and scalps, particularly when they're greasy.  This is because rice contains vitamins minerals and amino acids that the hair and scalp just love to drink up!

28. Grapefruit essential oil

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Grapefruit is a wonderful breakfast treat that is vibrant and forever refreshing.  But apart from being a morning fruit, the essential oil that is derived from it can really give your greasy hair a needed wake-up call too!  And restores its oil balance, provides it with antioxidants, and promotes overall hair and scalp health.

29. Essential oil blend

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If you don't find one single essential oil that works for you alone, then why not mix them in a unique combination that is effective for your own hair?  Oils like lemon, lavender, tea tree, rosemary, cedarwood, and grapefruit can be really beneficial, so pick your favorite combinations and experiment with your own blends!

30. The 'No Poo Method'

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The No Poo Method isn't avoiding using the toilet when the urge calls!  No, it's actually a movement that involves completely avoiding the use of commercial shampoos and relying on more natural methods.  This can be great for greasy hair for a lot of the above reasons and allows your hair to return to its natural state.