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Home Remedies to Deal with Oily Hair

It is said that “the one who controls the oil, controls the world”. This is true not only in the geo-political sense but also in our daily routine.

Oily hairs are difficult to maintain and do not go well with particular looks. Oily hair can also make us self-conscious and sometimes a bit low on self-confidence. Perhaps it is better to get rid of excessive oily and greasy hair. So now, let us try to understand why our hair gets oily.


Understanding Oily Hair: Causes and Challenges


As you know, our skin needs miniaturization to protect it from dryness. For this reason, water must be locked in our skin layers. Oils help to form a film on our skin to prevent this water loss which is secreted by oil glands. Oil glands are present beneath our skin surface. These glands are more abundant on the scalp and face. On the scalp, these glands are formed alongside a hair follicle. Oil glands produce oil, which imparts oiliness to the hair and scalp.

Up till now, everything looks perfect, but the problem arises when there is excessive oil production from these glands. As the scalp has more oil glands present, it can contribute to the oiliness of the scalp and hair. These glands produce a large amount of oil, giving you an oily scalp and hair. But now the question comes to our mind What can cause this excessive oil production?

There are several factors that control the secretion of oil on the scalp. So let’s try to understand some significant factors in this scenario.

  1. Age: Young adults have the maximum number of oil glands so oil secretion is the highest among the age groups 15 to 30 years.
  2. Gender: The oil production in men is more than in women.
  3. Heredity: Certain genes associated with oil production can be a major reason.
  4. Diet: A high amount of oily food could contribute to oil production.
  5. Season: Hot and humid weather increases oil production.


Oily hair can also cause hair loss, itchy scalp and dandruff. Hence it is better to prevent oiliness by means of natural solutions. Some of these remedies are mentioned below which will help to prevent oily hair.

  1. Shikakai:


shikakai powder

Shikakai is traditionally used to make herbal shampoo for hair fall. Shikakai is a natural cleanser as it cleanses excess oil from the scalp and hair. Hence Shikakai powder can be used to wash hair and remove the oil from the hair and scalp. Shikakai powder can also be used to make a hair pack. Shikakai powder can be mixed with yogurt to make a paste and applied as a hair pack. Using this hair pack once a week can give you relief from excessive oily hair. 


  1. Neem:


neem leaf powder

Neem is a common ingredient of herbal shampoo for hair fall. Neem is effective against oily scalp which can lead to problems like dandruff. Neem helps open the clogged pores on the scalp and prevents excessive oiliness. You can use neem leaves as paste to cleanse hair while washing them. You can use neem leaf powder and mix water to make a grainy paste. This can be applied on the scalp and hair and washed off using cold water. 


  1. Reetha:

Retha is an integral part of any herbal shampoo for hair fall. Reetha has good cleansing properties to make the hair and scalp healthy. It may also impart soothing effects on the hair and scalp. Reetha powder can be mixed with water to make a smooth paste. You can massage this paste on hair and scalp, leave it for some time, and then wash it with water. This will remove the dirt and oil from the scalp.


  1. Aloe vera

Aloe vera helps get rid of greasy hair. It helps to repair the scalp, reduces dandruff, and promotes hair growth. Aloe vera has nutrition-rich compounds like vitamins and minerals that nourish your scalp and soften the texture of your hair. Aloe vera gel itself can work hair repairing masks. It makes your hair smooth and shiny. Aloe vera is therefore included in herbal shampoo for hair fall.

aloe vera gel

There are many herbal shampoos for hair fall available in the market to get rid of oily hair. Charak Pharma’s moha Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is a good herbal shampoo for hair fall. It is loaded with the properties of neem, tea tree, hibiscus, and rosemary, which helps you get rid of the oiliness of the hair and scalp. It also helps fight against dandruff and infections.

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