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Natural Home Remedies For Oily Scalp

By: Archana Mukherji

"Scalp Problem" - This very term makes us think of only dry scalp which results in dandruff and causes discomfort and irritation. But how many of us know that an oily scalp is not good as well? Home remedies for oily scalp go a long way in treating this issue.

Oily scalp makes your hair turn greasy and you feel dirty. When the sebaceous glands in your scalp produce excess sebum that travels down your hair shaft, you end up with an oily scalp.

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Sebum is the natural oil produced by your scalp and causes of excess sebum could be because of your genes, hormonal imbalances, humidity or your diet, etc. Do you know how to get rid of oily scalp at home?

Oily scalp can be treated with easy home remedies; however, for severe scalp diseases such as seborrheic dermatitis, it's essential that you consult your dermatologist.

Oily scalp makes your hair sticky, causes severe itching and scratching of the scalp, which in turn results in hair loss.

Also Read: 8 Natural Ways To Relax Your Hair With Love & Care

If your scalp produces so much oil that it blocks follicles from producing hair, then it is essential for you to ensure you have a clean scalp and use best ingredients to get rid of oily scalp.

A mom always knows what is best for her children. Thereby, this article brings to your attention a few home remedies for oily scalp, as recommended by moms. Have a look.



Apply white vinegar solution on to your scalp and leave it on, until it dries naturally. Then, wash off with a mild shampoo.


Aloe Vera:

Be it an oily scalp or dry scalp, Aloe vera is a great rescuer. Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a few drops of lemon juice and massage it on the scalp. Leave it for about 10 minutes and wash it off.


Apple Cider Vinegar:

Mix 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and use it as a final rinse after shampooing your hair. Wash off with cold water and repeat at least twice a week.


Green Tea:

Rich in antioxidants, green tea is a great remedy for oily skin. Brew a liqueur with water and green tea, strain and cool it completely. Use this for the final rinse after mild shampooing. Towel dry ensuring not to wash off the tea from your hair.



Henna, a deep-conditioner for the hair, is a great natural remedy for oily hair. Soak henna with some tea liqueur overnight and apply the mixture next morning on the scalp and hair. Leave it on for 2-3 hours and wash away with a mild shampoo.


Egg Yolk:

Take 2 egg yolks, beat well, add in a few drops of lemon juice and mix well. Apply this on the wet scalp, leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse it off thoroughly. Use this 2-3 times in a week to get rid of oily hair.


Table Salt:

Sprinkle some table salt on your scalp, wet your hands and start massaging gently for about 10 minutes. Now rinse off, this helps remove excess oil from your scalp.



Rosemary is an excellent home remedy for oily scalp, provided you use it in the right proportion. Mix quarter teaspoon of rosemary oil with 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil and massage this evenly all over your scalp for at least ten minutes.


Snake Gourd Juice:

Applying snake gourd juice all over the scalp also reduces excess oil from the scalp. It is the best ingredient you can try to get rid of oily scalp.



If you are wondering how to get rid of oily scalp, mix 2 tbsp each of brandy, honey, olive oil with 1 egg yolk, massage, leave on for 30 mins and wash with a mild shampoo using warm water.

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Story first published: Monday, August 22, 2016, 7:00 [IST]
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