Oily scalp is very problematic. If not treated, it can lead to oily hair, dandruff or a skin syndrome, known as seborrheic dermatitis. Too much oiliness, also known as seborrhea, is one of the most common scalp disorders. An oily scalp can make your hair look greasy, flat and limp, in other words life-less. Treatment of oily scalp is generally possible using home remedies and some over-the-counter medicated products, while in acute cases; the prescription-strength medications may be required.

What Causes Oily Scalp And Its Symptoms?

One of the main causes of the oily scalp is the excess production of natural oils or sebum.  Occasionally, a fungus on your scalp may also cause excessive oil production. Excessive oil production can make your hair and scalp to feel greasy and dirty, even if you have recently washed your hair. The main problem is that oily scalp can result into acne and dandruff. Treatments for oily scalp aim at balancing the quantity of sebum your scalp emits while cleaning and getting rid of dead skin cells and other impurities from your scalp.

Oily Scalp Remedies

Here are some home remedies for the oily scalp that treats oily scalp in natural ways:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar: It’s a natural remedy for oily scalp. Use it as an acidic rinse. Mix apple cider vinegar and warm water in equal parts, and 20 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional). Rinse your hair with this mixture after your regular shampooing. The acidic properties of apple cider vinegar will reduce oil from roots, scalp, remove dandruff and alleviate residue and buildup on your scalp that has accumulated due to use of styling products.

2. Aloe Vera Gel: It’s an ancient time natural remedy for oily scalp. Extract fresh aloe vera gel and apply it on your scalp and strands thoroughly to regulate oil production and nourish your hair roots. Allow it to stay for 15 minutes and then shampoo your hair as usual. Do it every time before washing your hair. Alternatively, mix 1 pint of water, 1/2 pint of aloe vera gel and 20 drops of an essential oil of your choice to prepare a soothing tonic that will work to cut down oiliness and itching of your scalp.

3. Tea Tree Oil: As a regular scalp-care regimen, you can use tea tree oil to treat oily scalp and dandruff caused by an oily scalp. Add a few drops of tea tree oil in your regular shampoo while you wash your hair. Another option is to massage your scalp with 5 to 10 drops of tea tree essential oil directly to treat oily scalp and dandruff.

4. Black Tea: It’s an effective home remedy for reducing oil from scalp and hair without rendering your hair dry. Brew 2 tea bags in 3 cups of warm water and use the mixture as a last rinse after shampooing your hair. It will get rid of excess oil from your scalp, and make your hair look soft and shiny.

5. Beer: Washing your hair with beer is an effective treatment for oily scalp and greasy hair. It removes extra oil from scalp and hair that is why it’s very widely used by women. Take beer and spread it on your scalp, leaving it there for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off using warm water, and you will straight away observe a luster, softness, and smoothness in your hair texture. Beer is well known for its drying effect on scalp and hair.

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