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I know the title just sounds horrid, but in all honesty, everyone doesn’t have dry, frizzy hair. Some people have hair that is always damp, always oily or always flat and weighted down from natural perspiration or oil production. It really is true. So often we see questions and comments about someone having dry hair and you can find any and every remedy for dry hair, but not as much for oily hair.

Typically, hair that is oily requires more frequent shampooing. You can wash once or twice a week, some even 3 times a week, if needed. Also, using a more clarifying shampoo would help strip some of the excess oils from the hair and scalp and make your hair experiences more pleasant. Other remedies for oil hair include:

  • Adding Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to your shampoo. This simple ingredient will help to clarify product build up and remove excessive oil from your hair. You can also use regular vinegar
  • Add dishwashing liquid to your shampoo. Long advertised for cutting grease, this is a remedy you can use, if you don’t mind that it is dish washing liquid.
  • Use a leave in conditioner instead of a regular, creamy one. Since the purpose is to add moisture, this would be counterproductive for already oily hair.
  • Lemons can help remove oils from the hair, just take the juice of a lemon and add it to water and spray it on the scalp before washing to help remove some excessive oils.
  • Lavendar water or lavendar added to shampoo can help to remove oil from the hair.
  • Baking Soda added to shampoo can also help minimize oily hair.

Finally, you can thin out your shampoo for each wash by taking a spray bottle and adding some shampoo, baking soda, apple cider vinegar and lemon then filling the rest of the bottle with water. Shake well and apply to the hair as usual.  You only need a small amount of the ACV, baking soda and lemon to create this oil removing shampoo.