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Easy & Effective Tricks To Treat Oily Scalp!

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If your scalp gets greasy, two days from hair wash, chances are you have the dreaded oily hair! Oily hair invariantly leads to greasy scalp, limp hair and, the worst of all, breakouts! To avoid all this, we have curated home remedies for oily scalp.

However, before we go any further with the herbal masks to treat oily hair, let us understand the possible reasons that can trigger the condition.

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Hormonal changes, excess stress, mindless binging on oily food, exposing your scalp to harsh chemicals, etc., can all make your scalp oily.

And when you wash your hair too much, it depletes your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn sends the sebaceous glands on an overdrive, producing twice as much oil to compensate for the oils lost.

Tweaking your hair care regimen a bit, cutting down on the junk food, giving your hair some breathing space and of course, drinking ample amount of H2O can overtime control the problem.

Add to it, here are some herbal masks to treat oily scalp condition that work like a charm!

Mint Leaves

Mint leaves can control excess oil, plus soothe your irritated scalp.

Step 1:

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Take a handful of mint leaves. Boil them in hot water. Let the solution cool in room temperature. Strain it.

Step 2:

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Use the solution to rinse your hair after a wash. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it clean with plain water.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains aloesin and antioxidants, both of which can cleanse and restore the pH balance of your scalp.

Step 1:

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Take a teaspoon of aloe vera and add in a few drops of lemon juice. Using a fork, blend it well.

Step 2:

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Add your regular shampoo to the concoction and wash your hair as you do regularly.

Lemon Juice


Citric acid present in lemon can breakdown sebum buildup in your scalp, while removing the excess oil.

Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a glass of water. After shampooing, give your hair a last rinse with this solution. Let it saturate for 5 minutes and then rinse it out with cold water.

If you have any more tips on how to treat oily scalp, do share with us in the comment section below.

Read more about: oily hair, hair fall, lemon, mint
Story first published: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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