Beauty Tips: Homemade Natural Hair Masks For Oily Hair
Nature's Answer to Oily Hair!
Oily hair is a common problem among many of us and between you and me, it is a very annoying one. Our daily lives expose our hair to lots of dirt and dust, which alongside our sebaceous (oily) glands are number 1 causes for oily, dull hair. Luckily, nature has a way around this problem and you can easily make homemade natural hair masks for oily hair to treat your greasy hair and get back that healthy-looking hair you once had, or…have been dreaming about!
Phase 1: Prepare your scalp with a Parsley Mask
Parsley, besides being a delicious addition to our dishes, is also a nutritious ingredient for your hair. The following hair mask can help you reduce oil and stimulate the growth of your hair, so we kill 2 birds with one stone!
100 grams of parsley (strained and roughly chopped)
1teaspoon of vodka
2 tsp of castor oil
Mix all the ingredients and apply as close as you can to the roots of your hair. Leave for 30 mins and rinse with vinegar. Since it is a pre-shampoo phase, there is nothing to worry about the vivid smell of vinegar at this point (Vinegar also makes our hair look so shiny!). Complete the procedure by washing your hair with a gentle shampoo.
After you are done with Phase 1, you can pick any of the following masks and apply them at least once a week. Some treatments need a couple of months to show results, so just be patient and persistent! I am sure you will be rewarded!
Phase 2: Homemade Natural Hair Masks for Oily Hair
You will find out that egg, yoghurt and honey play an important role and are core ingredients for many masks, due to their multiple benefits to our hair. For example, yoghurt moisturizes our hair, egg yolk makes our hair look luscious, thanks to its conditioning properties, among others, and finally honey (especially organic or pure) nourishes and enriches our hair. And these are just a few of the benefits one can get from the triad.
1. Yogurt & Egg Hair Mask
50 grams of yoghurt
Apply to already washed hair and leave for about 30 mins. Then, rinse off well with warm water. It can't get any easier and results will astonish you!
2. Honey & Egg Yolk Hair Mask
I remember my grandmother using this mask and while digging some more I found out that it is a widely spread remedy all across Europe! It is great for oily hair and is said to have exceptional results in hair loss as well. The sure thing is that you will give your hair a breeze of regeneration that you won’t regret!
1-2 egg yolks (if you have long hair you will need 2; for shorter hair just use 1).
2 tea spoons of honey (the purest the better)
Mix well the 2 ingredients and apply on your hair, making sure the whole scalp is covered well. Leave for about 30 mins and then rinse off thoroughly. It might need to rinse your hair a couple of times, though. Proceed with washing your hair (no conditioner is allowed) and it would be best if you had a nettle shampoo. In case you also need to treat hair loss, you need to go for soap water, instead. The final stage asks you to use lemon water to rinse your hair. You can easily make lemon water by squeezing 1-2 lemons in 3-4 liters of water.
It is a procedure that it would be best if repeated more than once per week and remember not to give up if you don’t see results at once. Let time do its job!
3. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda can be part of many remedies, due to its multiple properties. When it comes to hair treatments the following procedure can be applied once a week, in order to regulate the PH of your scalp’s skin and help reduce oily hair.
4 table spoons of baking soda
2 table spoons of vinegar
First remove oil and all other impurities from your hair by putting the baking soda in a bowl and adding water until it becomes a paste you can easily apply to your hair. Leave for a few minutes and then rinse off. There is no reason to use shampoo at this phase. Prepare your next phase by adding the vinegar in 1-2 liters of water and rinse your hair with it.
Useful Tip: If you are about to go out and your hair looks oily, you can take a simple suggestion and get your hair looking great instantly! Corn flour can do miracles in cases like this. All you need to do is put some corn flour in a salt (or pepper) container, so that it runs freely (and more controlled, so that you don’t overdo). Sprinkle the flour on all areas of your scalp, leave for a few minutes, so that the flour absorbs the excessive oil, and then carefully comb your hair over a sink or a tub and get rid of the corn flour. You will be amazed by how oil-free your hair will be!
You can keep lavender water, which is very easy to prepare, stored in your house. Lavender, not only gives out a dazzling aroma but is also used to treat various conditions, such as depression, migraines, rheumatic problems and cases when one needs an effective anti-bacterial remedy. Imagine what it can do to your hair!
You can get your hands at lavender flowers either at flower shops/markets or your front yard! You just need about 15 lavender flowers in a bottle of water (1-2 liters). After you leave them for approx. 10 hours (or over the night), you filter the water because you want to take the lavender flowers and boil them in a new liter of water. Don’t throw the old water as you will need to mix the 2 waters and rinse your hair with this new concoction every time you wash your hair.
Note: You may hear about others applying lavender oil on their scalp. However, this is not a very good idea if the skin of your scalp is oily.
Enjoy your homemade natural hair masks and feel free to add your own remedy or natural herbal or make any comments that can make this article even more effective and better!