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5 Best Ways to Get Rid of Oily Hair and Scalp

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There are a lot of factors that causes oily hair and a greasy scalp. Even sometimes, we all just want to trim off our hair and leave with it because of the irritating and itching scalp. In some cases, the production of excess oil in hair follicles also leads to dandruff and itchiness. It can be caused by several reasons which I’ll be discussing in a minute. A lot of people don’t know what causing them oily hair and scalp. Mostly, we all know it occurs in the summer when sweat produces easily due to hotness. Although, let’s see what you can do to get rid of oily hair and scalp.

There are several reasons why we’re getting oily hair and scalp. One of the common reasons is shampoo and conditioner. Even other things could also prompt excess oil on the scalp. We’ve discussed a few amazing tips that can save your day.

1. Don’t Oil Often

One of the common and biggest mistakes people do is oiling their hair too often. Especially, I’m talking about oily hair persons who should stay away from essential oils. Oiling may have tons of benefits for hair. It could fix your hair issues and gives strength, nourishment, shiny, smooth, and what not it encourages blood flow throughout your scalp to promote new hair growth. Yes, oiling has amazing benefits as long as you aren’t an oily hair person.

Usually, people who have oily hair tend to wash their hair frequently on alternate days. Why because your hair becomes more greasy on the second day so you have no option but washing it. Here’s what you need to know. If you have hair which becomes oily the next day. Then, you should definitely avoid oiling your hair. You may think oiling give good benefits. But, not for this kind of hair. Instead, it backfires and contributes more oil to your scalp and worsens your condition. In other words, your scalp would likely become more oily and hence it results in greasy itch scalp.

For that reason, you should stop oiling your hair often. As an oily hair guy, I would suggest you to oil your hair every second week. It’s enough for our type. In this way, you can control and get rid of oily hair and scalp.

2. Shampoos for Oily Hair and Wash properly

There are numerous amount of shampoos available in the market. You could buy whatever you want by seeing it’s a description and it’s benefits for the hair. However, in this particular aspect, you really gotta be cautious while purchasing it. As I’ve told you over oiling aggravates your hair condition. Some shampoos could also trigger oil production on the scalp. So, you gotta make sure if the shampoo is formulated for oily hair. Especially, you should look out for clarifying shampoos that help to get rid of product build-up and cleanse all your scalp without residue. They are effective whoever is trying to get rid of oily hair and scalp. Moreover, shampoos that contain silicone ingredient damages your hair shafts and prompts greasy hair. So, you would have to buy shampoos that don’t contain silicone.

Meanwhile, there is another aspect which you also have to realize that not shampooing your hair properly also contributes to greasy hair. You have to make sure whether you washed your hair with water deep into the roots of your hair without debris. Sometimes, we may not realize some oil still lingers at the bottom, and hence, it would lead to more oil production. So for the reason, rinse your hair with water so much as possible till you get rid of buildup. However, whenever you’re going to head bath, make sure you don’t wash with excessively hot water. It’s not healthy for hair, it would trigger breakage and dryness. Either you use lukewarm or cool water.

3. Heating Products

Using Heating products such as blow dryer and hair straightener is also one of the biggest negative effects for your hair. It not only causes oily hair and scalp but also leads to hair fall adversely. Lot of people despite its negative impact still using them for the sake of their hairstyle. But believe me, you gotta stop using them as soon as possible. So, you could able to get rid of oily hair and scalp.

Due to the excess heat releases from them, our hair becomes more weak and prone to oil breakout. Our hair would also get damaged and becomes vulnerable. So, you have to stop using heating products to achieve healthy hair.


4. Over Conditioning and How to Apply it?

Sometimes, we may apply the conditioner to our hair too much. In those conditions, our hair becomes more oily and triggers a greasy scalp. Over-conditioning is one of the common mistakes people do in a hair bath.

Here’s how to apply conditioner properly on hair?

Once you rinse out all the shampoo from hair :

  • Take some adequate amount of conditioner on your palm depends on your hair size
  • Apply it at the ends of your hair strands only
  • This is where most of the people commit mistake: DO NOT APPLY IT ON SCALP. Otherwise, you’ll see the negative effects of the conditioner
  • Leave it about 3-5 mins
  • Rinse out with water properly without residue

Some conditioner tends to remain in amidst of your hairs shafts. So, make sure you cleanse out all the product buildup. If not, as I said you’re gonna have to face oily scalp and oily hair. If you did correctly and follow all the steps, you can able to get rid of oily hair and scalp. Do things as they’re supposed to or else things will boomerang.

5. Hard Water leads to Oily Hair

In few conditions, some people had no choice but to sustain hard water in their area. Hard water contains a lavish amount of minerals that lead to breakage and hair fall. It mostly contains salts like (calcium carbonate) and( magnesium sulfate) which are responsible for damaging your hair health. It doesn’t help to remove buildup from the scalp and hence you end up getting oily hair and scalp.

However, there are lots of negative effects on hair when you’re getting hard water. It causes :

  • Hair Thinning and Hair Fall
  • Grey Hair
  • Leads to Breakage and Frizzy
  • Damages your hair texture and gets dull
  • Mineral Build up leads to a greasy and oily scalp and dandruff

If you don’t know if your water is hard. You can feel the difference between soft water and hardwater. Whenever you use hard water, your skin gets itchy and your hair becomes greasy and dull.

In those conditions, it’s really important to install a water filter. It’s affordable and available in a wide range of markets. Alternatively, you could also set up a softener which is a bit pricey and expensive which means only a wealthy person could afford it. Though, in regards towater filters, it helps to eradicate chlorine and chloramine from the water making it favorable to the hair as well as skin. So, if you could able to buy a shower filter, you can get rid of oily hair and scalp and in the same way, you could able to reduce hair fall to some extent.

If you’re itching what are benefits of the shower filter, Don’t scratch: 5 Benefits Of Using Shower Filters


Therefore, these are the 5 best ways to get rid of oily hair and scalp. You’d probably see the difference once you apply my tips. So, Let me know what you think and let me know if you want home remedies for oily hair.

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Britt K
4 months ago

It’s incredible how much of a difference your choice of shampoo can make! I used to really struggle with oily hair until I started experimenting with new products. It was really important for me to find something that allowed me to go longer between washing my hair as I dye with semi-permanent dye, meaning that it fades a little with each wash. My colour lasts SO much longer now!

3 months ago

I have oily hair and oily skin and I have to be really careful with the cosmetics I choose. It turns out that I didn’t know how to use my conditioner. Thanks!

Emelina Rosa
3 months ago

Shampoo and conditioner is a game changer. I always use a natural brand. Love all the tips here ๐Ÿ™‚

Alison Wolf
2 months ago

This is great advice for me as I get oily hair all the time. Trying various methods over the years. But never came across any of these, so will give them a try.

2 months ago

Wow these are really helpful thank you for sharing.

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