9 Natural Remedies for Oily Hair and Oily Scalp

Oily hair and scalp can be extremely annoying as due to this your hair look flat, dull and low on volume. Moreover, oily hair attracts dirt easily which further requires a lot of maintenance. Oily scalp and hair may also lead to hair fall and hair loss even in young age. Hence, this problem should be treated on time.There can be several methods to deal with oily hair though in my opinion home remedies or natural methods are the best to go for. Natural methods to treat the oily hair and scalp works quite well but do you know that the oily scalp and hair is caused by the over active sebaceous glands. These glands secrete sebum and because of that, scalp gets oily leading to oily hair. All oils are not bad necessarily, just like for your skin, oils protect the skin but when their secretion gets over the normal amount then there can be a problem which we come across as oily facial skin, oily hair and scalp. 


Top Reasons for Oily scalp and Greasy Hair

Oily scalp can be due to poor hair hygiene like not washing the hair when needed etc.

Using certain hair care products etc may also lead to oily scalp condition.

Chemical based shampoos can dry the scalp excessively at first then they will stimulate the glands to secrete more oils.

Hormones during puberty and pregnancy are also to be blamed for the greasy scalp condition.

High sugar loaded diet or poor diet can also cause this situation where the hair gets too oily.

The best tips and way to treat oily scalp or hair condition is with the herbal remedies.

Easy and Effective Ways to treat oily Scalp and Hair 

1. Lemon juice Rinse

  • Lemon is undoubtedly one of the best ingredients that can cure skin and hair woes.
  • All you have to do is to cut a lemon into half, take a mug or bowl and squeeze out the lemon juice into it.
  • Using this as a last rinse will helps rinse off the excessive oils and makes hair shinier.
  • Vitamin C in the lemon is good for healthy hair.

Read: 6 Vitamins for hair growth and healthy hair

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2. Tea as Last Rinse

This has been tried and tested by me and this is one of the best ways to cure oily scalp and oily hair. Tea contains tannic acid that removes excessive oils from the scalp and from the hair.

You will need:

A tea bag or one teaspoonful of tea.

One cup of water


  • Put the tea into the cup of water and wait for 5- 10 minutes you can do this before you shampoo your hair as after shampoo, you will not have to wait.
  • Put this one cup of water in one mug of water thereby diluting its concentration.
  • Use this water as a last rinse of complete your hair wash.
  • It naturally removes the oils and gives a bounce to the hair.

3. Egg white

Egg white can be used as an excellent hair mask to make hair thicker, shinier and softer. Not only this it is an ideal hair care ingredients that can remove extra oils from the scalp.

  • Take an egg and take out the egg white.
  • Use this egg white to apply on your oily hair and scalp.
  • Keep this for 20 minutes and let it dry. this hair mask will make the hair silkier, shinier and free from the extra oils from the hair and scalp.

Read: 10 Home Remedies for thicker hair naturally

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider Vinegar is again a very useful remedy for oily hair. All you have to do is to. shampoo your hair the way you do and after that take a mug of water and pour half cup of Apple cider Vinegar into it. Do the last rinse with this and it will definitely help you in getting rid of the excess oils from the scalp. All you get is oil free voluminous hair.


5. Aloe Vera treatment 

Aloe Vera is one such wonder product that is widely used in the skin care and hair care products, majorly as an hydrating and moisturizing agents but it’s soothing, healing properties will also benefit you from oily hair. But only if it is used with another ingredients like lemon juice.

  • Take 2 teaspoonful of aloe Vera and one teaspoonful of lemon juice. 
  • Mix both of them and apply on your hair and scalp.
  • Wait for 10 minutes and rinse off. Notice the shinier and oil free hair.

6. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a multipurpose product which can help in a lot of various ways including as an effective pimple cure. It works great with oily hair too.

  • You will need:
  • 3 teaspoonful of baking soda
  • one cup of water


  • Mix both the ingredients and apply that to wash off your hair.
  • This will work as a shampoo so you do not have to shampoo before that but it should not be repeated quite often.
  • Just once in 15 days would be fine.

7. Baby powder for oily hair

  • Talcum powders can absorb oils quite easily this is why this quick remedy is an instant fix for the oily hair.
  • Dab some baby powder, as they are milder, on the roots dabbing and then dusting off some so that the roots should not look as if you’re suffering from severe dandruff.
  • Brush off your hair and see the lesser oily hair instantly!

8. Henna and Egg

Henna can color your hair, make them thicker though it has a drying effects but here that can be utilized so take off the excess oils.

  • Take half a cup of henna powder and mix it with some water.
  • Take an egg and pour the egg white into it. Apply this mixture on the hair.
  • Wait for half and hour and rinse off to get oil free and shinier hair.

9. Rinse with Beer/ Alcohol

Do you know rinsing the hair with beer can lift up the roots and makes the hair oil free with volume.

  • You can try this remedy for your oily hair of you don’t the smell afterwards, if not go ahead with the remedies shared above.
  • Take a tablespoonful of beer in a cup of water. Mix this and use it to rinse your hair! See the oil free hair shine and bounce.

Read: 10 Great Tips for oily hair

Other than these natural remedies for oily hair it’s also very important to drink lots of water, exercise to stay fit and eat a balanced diet for healthy and beautiful hair.

Stay stress free and take care of your hair.

All these steps will undoubtedly lead to great looking hair that will make you love your hair even more!

About Niesha

Hi, I am Niesha. A beauty blogger, who's been in Blogging world for the past 9 years and started my first blog Indianbeautyforever.com which is an Indian makeup and beauty blog while Tips and Beauty.com is mostly dedicated to natural ways and treatments to achieve good skin, hair and health. :) Allow me 2-3 days to reply to your mails or comments. xoxo