Options For Treating At-Home Oily Hair


  • Intense heat and humidity can cause as they accelerate oil production.
  • Hormonal changed can also cause them as these changes can activate the sebaceous glands.
  • Excess sebum on the scalp is the main cause.
  • Puberty can cause – during adolescence the sebaceous glands may become overactive.
  • Some medications that affect the hormones may cause.
  • Improper diet – eating greasy foods can contribute.
  • Chemical hair treatments can cause oily hair.
  • Genetics – if your mother or father have oily hair you are more likely to have it too.
  • Touching and playing with your hair frequently
  • Pollution
  • Frequent grooming
  • Stress

Often it is an issue only during puberty because of the hormonal changes and with the time the problem fades.

Shampoo regularly
If your hair is oily it’s essential to keep it clean but that doesn’t mean that you have to shampoo your hair daily. The myth that it should be washed every day is a big misconception – on the contrary it can cause it to become even oilier as your sebaceous glands will produce more oil. So don’t shampoo every day. Wash your hair twice a week. Look for a shampoo designed for oily hair – it should be mild and see-through formula as it will clean away oil better. Look for a shampoo with amino acids, natural cleansing agents / vinegar, lemon juice/. The shampoo must cleanse your hair from the oils and the impurities, and at the same time it must be appropriate for a daily use.Always rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Apply a conditioner
Although applying a conditioner isn’t a must for those people with oily hair there are some conditioners designed especially for oily hair that may help you. Look for a product that containing the least amount of oils. It should be oil-free and a light conditioner. Apply the conditioner only to the ends of the hair, not to the roots and scalp. It will coat the hair shaft with a thin film that smooths down the roughened cells and fills in the uneven surface

Do a deep-conditioning-treatment
Give yourself a deep-conditioning treatment once a mouth done by a professional. This will help replenish lost moisture and keep locks shiny and resilient.


  • Don’t use two-in-one products.
  • Apply witch hazel to the scalp once or twice a week since it acts as an astringent and helps slow down oil production.
  • If your hair is oily don’t brush too often as you may carry oil from the scalp to the end of your hair.
  • Rinse your hair with an apple cider vinegar – it will remove any soap residue.
  • Never use too greasy hair products to style your hair.
  • Leave shampoo on for a three minutes and then rinse.
  • Avoid eating greasy foods.
  • Always use hair products designed for this type of hair.
  • Comb wet hair with a wide-toothed, smooth-edged comb, but never brush wet hair, it may snap with pulling.
  • Those with oily hair, who live or work in dirty and smoky environments may need to shampoo daily. For the others once or twice a week is usually sufficient.
  • Don’t use too much styling products, instead coat just the ends of the hair.
  • Try not to touch your hair too often.
  • Don’t worry to change your shampoo even after the first usage if you are not satisfied with the result.
  • Don’t wash your hair with too hot water.
  • If your hair is oily only at the roots and the ends are dry apply a nourishing mask only to the ends.
  • Once a week do a hair mask with earth’s fuller. Apply it to the entire hair and leave it on for approximately 15 minutes.

What do you think about this post?

    • ml wrote:
      Your information provided is very resourceful. My hairs belong to "normal to oily" type. I need to wash my hairs daily - one before sleep and the other one in the morning. I have kept this practice for quite a number of years. The one before sleep is remove dirt and any oily / greasy feeling. The one in the morning makes sure that the hairs are managable, no greasy / oily feeling - that makes me feel happier for the rest of the day. ml http://2oilyhairtreatment.blogspot.com

    • alley wrote:
      I've had oily hair since I was in Middle School/Junior High. For 20+ years, I used the same over-the-counter oily hair formula shampoo. Then, about 2 years ago, I tried using a variety of regular shampoos, but my hair would get oily and stringy by the end of the day. I had to wash my hair every day. Then, my hair-stylist suggested the Tea + Protein Shampoo from the Made from Earth line. I was hesitant at first because I didnt think organic shampoos were anything special, but I decided to try it. It took a few tries, but now I only have to wash my hair every other day! Hooray! Its a thick shampoos so it doesnt run through my fingers and down the drain before I can even get it onto my hair! I saw a HUGE improvement on my oily hair - highly recommended if you are trying to have normal hair. To avoid overdrying, I use their conditioner also.

    • ranjit wrote:
      please give some instruction to redue my oily hair fall. I am 30 yrs boy and my hair gradualy fall after my deases (TV) some medicine was creates problem for me, so please help me. I am regulary wash my hair in shampoo but anothe day same oil arise.

    • Nkem wrote:
      I have an oily hair, pls what will i do in order to improve the texture of my air, and make it grow faster

    Please, leave your comment for this post bellow:

    Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Get Our Tips Right To Your Email For Free! subscribe
Enter your email: