Top home remedies to treat oily scalp

Usually people with oily skin tone can develop oily scalp and oil deposit over the hair shaft. In order to treat this condition of hair, it will be important to remove excess oil from hair and try to make it drier. But even if you try to do this by shampooing, the oil secretion from the glands will once again create problem. Another problem of oily scalp is unpleasant smell and odor develops over your hair. This odor takes place due to secretion of fatty acids right from the hair follicles. This will be really embarrassing when you are visiting a social gathering or a vital official meeting. The odor coming out from the hair will be responsible for damaging the spirit of teamwork and enjoyment in a gathering. There are many home remedies that will help you remove oils from your scalp. You must try them to stay away from such problem.

Oily scalp is really an irritating phenomenon that makes you feel sticky and unattractive for a longer time. This is the time for you to find the remedy that makes your scalp really attractive and healthy. Most people prefer the natural remedies as it is really wonderful on your hair and skin without any side effects.

Top home remedies for oily scalp

Aloe vera gel

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Aloe Vera gel is one of the effective home remedies for variety of skin and hair problems which can be extracted right from your kitchen garden. Just plug a leave and cut it from the middle, you can get the gel like substance from it which should be extracted and applied over your hair where excessive oil secretion is taking place. You can apply it as it is or in order to make it much more effective apply lemon juice along with it. This must be kept for 20 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo.


Lemon is a natural product which is very easily available in the market. Most of the people have lemon tree with the fruit in the garden. They can easily pluck them and use it for variety of purpose. Since lemon include citric acid, removing excess oil with lemon will be really easy. This is the reason why people use lemon in hand while washing if they have consumed oily food. You can cut the lemon in two parts and slowly rub the juicy part over your hair slowly touching its scalp and root. Keep this for 10 minutes and wash with plain water. You can also use a mild shampoo after this.


Tomato also contains a mind acidic property with its sour taste. If you have oily scalp, balancing the PH level of your scalp will be important. If this is balanced, oil secretion from the glands can be restricted. You need to cut a ripe tomato and take out the juicy substance that lies in the middle of tomato. Now take that in a container and mix it with fuller earth of around one teaspoon if available in powdered form. Mix it well and apply it over your scalp without leaving a single portion of the scalp. Now you have to cover this with a shower cap and wait for 30 minutes. Once the time is over, use plain water to wash away.

Honey with banana

Home remedies to remove oily scalp

If your hair has become too much oily and greasy, some homemade beauty recipe can be effective. To make this hair treatment, you have to take a single ripe banana and blend it in a blender so that you get a thick consistency. Now add two tablespoon of honey in the mixture. Again mix it with a spoon and apply it over your hair covering every single portion of the roots.  This has to be left for 20 minutes and wash the same with the help of warm water. This will easily treat this skin condition of yours if you can go ahead with this treatment atleast twice in a day.

Henna leaves

You can get henna leaves in your garden if you have planted or get it from the market. You can also get henna in a powdered form and packed by the seller in super malls. You can dissolve such powder in warm water overnight and mix it well such that not a single lump can be seen. Now get up the next day morning and apply it over your hair covering all portions.  After covering your hair, use a shower cap and leave for 2 hours. Wash it with simple water.


Yes this is an alcoholic beverage but can prove to be a healthy consideration for your scalp and hair. Instead of using the artificial products with chemicals you can easily use this beer. Since it is about reducing oiliness over your scalp, beer has a wonderful drying property to reduce the same. This beverage is made from yeast, hops and malt that also comes with wonderful nourishing nutrients. You can use it after applying the shampoo just like rinse.

Apple cider vinegar

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This kitchen ingredient is treated as a king of vinegars that comes with the extract of apple. This can be used in variety of preparations to make it delicious. Apple cider vinegar is also used in many beauty treatment remedies. Now, even for oily scalp you can use the apple cider vinegar with an extraordinary finish. You need to take one cup each of apple cider vinegar and water. Mix both and wash your scalp with it slowly so that it reaches all portions. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water.

Reetha / Soap nut

This is a wonderful ingredient that has been used long back by our elders or the ancestors. There were no soaps and shampoo at that time. They extract reetha from nature and apply directly over their hair. This can probably be one of the reasons for their getting so attractive dark and beautiful hair. But even today that can be easily available for your long strong and healthy hair. Another positive part of reetha or soap nut is the fact that, this will treat oily scalp and hair. You have to soak 5-8 nuts in water, once it creates lather you can wash your hair with this just like a shampoo.