Head Full Of Hair
Got a head full of hair!?
I do too! Sometimes I love having this head full of hair, and sometimes, it can get quite tiring putting shampoo in my hair and washing it and caring for it.
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to washing and caring for their hair. Some people have more greasy hair than others and some don’t have hair troubles or problems at all.
One main trouble I often struggle with and hear others struggle with is greasy hair. Obviously, if you have thick hair or thin hair, your hair can get greasy depending on if you haven’t washed it enough that week or if you put certain products in your hair. Some people just naturally get greasy hair quick.
But not to worry! There are lots of natural solutions to get rid of greasy hair. There are other ways, of course, to get rid of greasy hair, like having a good wash or two or three every week. But then, you don’t want to damage your hair by ridding it of its natural oils due to washing it too much. Why not take a different approach? Try a more natural approach without harsh chemicals, without irritation, without any hassle.
Healthy Shiny Hair VS Greasy Hair
There’s definitely a huge difference when it comes to shiny hair and greasy hair. There’s something about greasy hair that gets rid of that healthy shine. It’s more like a dull puddle of oil on the ground look. It doesn’t flatter your hair whatsoever. All women know their hair is a compliment to all their pretty faces! So why not give your hair that healthy, shiny look it deserves?
Once you find the right method, products, and routine to accomplish this look, you’ll definitely be a fan of your hair being shiny. Remember, without the greasy texture, your hair will shine through! Your hair will definitely be happy and thank you.
Causes Of Greasy Hair
The greasy texture in your hair can literally happen overnight. There are solutions to fix this overnight as well, and then there are solutions to fix this over a period of days. As much as you want the solution, I feel it’s equally important to know the causes of greasy hair.
A lot of the time we maintain a pretty decent routine in keeping our hair clean. But regardless of how well we wash our hair, it seems we always end up being greasy and oily. It may seem you always get greasy hair texture no matter how clean your hair is. It’s pretty surprising on how fast your hair can become greasy and oily. It has a lot to do with the environment you’re in. If you’re in a polluted environment, your skin and hair are more likely to absorb smog or dirty air and reflect this with an oily or greasy look.
Another cause of greasy hair is the type of products you use. Maybe your shampoo and conditioner are not the best quality, or the aftercare products you put in your hair contain particular ingredients that aren’t the best for your hair. Using too much product, in general, can clog the pores in your scalp and make it over-produce sebum, resulting in a greasy look. Some products contain certain ingredients that can make your hair look too oily and greasy. So be mindful of what you use on your hair!
Another quick cause and way to get greasy hair is not washing your hair thoroughly enough and often enough. Make sure you are aware of your routine and see if you can tweak and perfect your routine to maintain healthy hair.
10 Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Greasy Hair Naturally
There are plenty of fast ways to fix your greasy hair problem. Some require simply putting shampoo in your hair. This could be less shampoo or more shampoo. Sometimes even special shampoo. Then there are other fast ways that involve more of a natural method to get rid of your greasy hair.
Here are ten home remedies to get rid of greasy hair naturally:
1. Eat A Balanced Diet Of Healthy Fats And Carbs
Eating an appropriate diet can really affect our life on both small and big scales. One benefit of a balanced diet is healthy hair and skin. Choosing the right fats and carbs can be difficult, but if you’re persistent and determined, you could have beautiful hair.
Fish, seafood, and other foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are great options to help balance out your diet. A good ratio for omegas is a 2:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega 3.
2. Deep Clean With Aloe Vera Gel
A good hair mask and a good way to deep clean your hair and scalp is Aloe Vera Gel. Get some aloe vera gel, rub it in, and massage it into your hair for a good 3 – 5 minutes. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then hop into the shower and rinse it off. Shampoo your hair, and after it has air dried, it will feel a whole lot softer and have a healthy shine to it.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV has always been a natural go-to remedy for pretty much everything, hair included.
However, too much apple cider vinegar can be too harsh on your scalp and hair due to its antiseptic properties. So when mixing your own concoction, make sure to keep it to two to three tablespoons of ACV to a cup of water.
After mixing well, you can then put it on your hair. Pouring the liquid into a spray bottle may make it easier for application. Just make sure you get it into the roots and scalp. Let it sit for two to three minutes, then rinse. Apply this mixture two or three times a week.
4. DIY Dry Shampoo
DIY is sometimes the cheapest and most natural way to go. I mean, you’ll know everything you put into your DIY dry shampoo so no need to worry about all the harsh chemicals damaging your hair. Dry shampoo is for those moments when you don’t have time to shower, but you want to look at least somewhat clean and presentable.
A good DIY for dry shampoo is arrowroot. Sprinkle a little bit into your hair and rub it through. It will take the greasy look away from your hair. Make sure to wash this out as soon as you have a chance.
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5. Witch Hazel As Scalp Astringent
Witch Hazel, just like ACV, is an astringent. It helps keep fungus and bacteria at bay. Mixing a few drops of witch hazel and water together and rubbing it in your hair before you shower is a great natural way to get rid of greasy hair. Doing this will give your hair the boost you need.
Because this is an astringent, it contracts body tissues, making them close up to other natural oils. So make sure not to do this every day as it will strip your scalp of the natural oils it needs to produce healthy hair.
6. Egg Yolk Hair Mask
Egg yolk masks have always been very popular in the beauty scene. They’re not only known for clearing up acne but due to the high sulfur content, they also relieve the scalp of dandruff and greasy hair symptoms.
Egg yolks also contain a lot of lecithin and protein so not only will they strengthen your hair but the other benefits include softer and healthy shiny hair.
To do an egg yolk hair mask, you simply beat the egg yolks into a thin liquid mixture, or you can add additional items to your DIY hair mask. For example, you can add honey, tea tree oil or olive oil. Once you have it all mixed together, apply to dry hair and let the mask sit for about 5 to 20 minutes. Make sure to rinse hair thoroughly and then shampoo.
7. Tea Tree Oil
Essential oils are very popular for natural home remedies to cure skin and other ailments. One popular essential oil is Tea Tree oil. It is known for regulating and clearing acne, but it can also control sebum production.
Tea tree oil is also known for its antimicrobial properties and its ability to reduce bacteria. This helps minimize or eliminate fungus on the scalp, leaving your hair looking more healthy and shiny.
8. Coconut Oil
Deep conditioning your hair with coconut oil is one of the most natural ways to get rid of greasy hair. Just get a good scoop or two if you have solid cold pressed coconut oil. Or if you have a liquid form, pour enough into your palms and rub thoroughly in your hair. Leave on for 15 mins and then rinse thoroughly.
Oh, honey! What would we ever do without this natural sweetener? Honey is known for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is said that in one study, a simple mixture of 90% raw honey and 10% water reduced symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis-like flakiness, redness, itching, and other irritating symptoms like overproduction of sebum.
10. Green Tea
Green tea extract has always been popular due to it being able to reduce sebum production and nourish and heal skin when applied topically. You could collect the actual tea and wash your hair with the tea – of course when it’s warm or chill! You can make a DIY shampoo with green tea leaves, etc. Or you can take it easy on yourself and find a shampoo that already has green tea extract in it.
Let’s Rid Ourselves Of Greasy Hair
Okay, ladies and gents, I know you’re with me when I say let’s get rid of this greasy hair! No, we don’t have to cut all of our hair off, nor do we need to get some crazy product to regulate our sebum from our scalp to get rid of the greasy texture. We are going all natural!
The natural way to rid ourselves of greasy, oily hair is the healthiest for our body. Not only is it healthy, it’s also the easiest and fastest alternative to regulating our sebum. It could happen overnight, just have to try it out for yourself!
We Love Our Hair!
We love our hair! It’s a love-hate relationship actually, but more love of course!
From when we were kids we have always struggled with the idea of our hair. Some people had great hair days, and some had bad hair days. Don’t let greasy hair make you have a bad hair day. Don’t let greasy hair rid you of your joy of loving and being confident of your hair. Be sure to be quick and fix the greasy hair problem so you can continue loving your hair.
Remember, getting rid of your greasy hair requires you to be persistent. If you love your hair, pamper yourself and your hair overnight and shampoo it regularly. If you love your hair, you love yourself! It definitely shows!
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé