7 Household Remedies for Greasy Hair
Greasy hair is a distressingly common problem which can make styling a nightmare! While it's not something you just have to accept, you don’t need to spend a fortune on salon treatments which often promise more than they deliver either. These 7 household remedies for greasy hair use natural, ordinary household ingredients to bring greasiness under control, making your hair your own to enjoy again. As a bonus, unlike many hair care products, HCG Dieters are all allowed to use these while on the HCG Diet Protocol since they contain no fats or oils.
It may sound strange to douse your hair in beer, but there's a method behind the madness. The yeasty residues in the beer slow down oil production, while also dissolving it from your hair itself. Then, the alcohol content works to add shine and manageability.
Simply massage a small glass of lukewarm beer into your hair and scalp, then leave for a few minutes. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with warm water to avoid stale aromas in the morning.
If you can't stand the smell of beer, you can get a similar effect using an alcohol-based mouthwash. However, you need to take care to massage the liquid directly into your scalp rather than your hair, or the powerful menthol flavorings can cause your hair to be dry and frizzy.
3) Apple Cider Vinegar
As a natural astringent, apple cider vinegar works to remove excess oils from your scalp and hair. However, it may also reset your scalp's pH balance, to stop the buildup of unneeded oils in the future.
To use it, mix three tablespoons of vinegar with a cup of warm water and apply after rinsing out your shampoo. Then rinse with cold water for about five minutes.
Don't use this treatment more than three times a week, or more than once every two days, or you risk a dry scalp and dandruff.
4) Lemon Juice
If the odor of vinegar in your hair is too off-putting, try lemon juice instead for a fresh and vibrant smell. Dilute the juice of one lemon with a cup of warm water, then use in exactly the same way as apple cider vinegar.
5) Aloe Vera
Available as a gel, lotion, or cream, aloe vera is most often used to treat sunburn, allergic rashes, or other minor skin ailments. However, its powerful antibacterial properties will also clean out the pores of your scalp. This leads to lower levels of natural oils being produced, which in turn reduces the greasiness of your hair.
6) Chamomile Tea
Most often used as a traditional remedy for colds, chamomile tea also has powerful benefits for your hair. Its astringent qualities help rinse out high oil levels, while its wide range of nutrients strengthen your hair follicles to promote healthier growth without greasiness or straggling.
7) Corn Flour
Weird as it may seem, you can use corn flour as a kind of dry shampoo to soak up the grease from your scalp. Use the finest-grained flour you can find and sift it to remove any lumps. Dab it gently into your dry scalp using a soft makeup brush and leave it to sit for half an hour. Rinse well with cold-to-lukewarm water before shampooing as normal.
Your hair won't be immediately grease-free, but a less greasy scalp means less oil in your hair over the long term.
Strong and healthy hair makes styling easier for a great, natural look. If you're having problems with greasiness, try these all-natural remedies to restore body and shine within weeks.