Home Remedies for Oily Scalp During Rainy Season by Dr. Blossom Kochhar

Keeping your hair in good condition just like your skin is extremely important. Taking good care of your hair needs is a combination of caring it from outside and nurturing it from within with a well-balanced diet and use of the right products that suit your hair type.

Oily hair in monsoon can be very difficult to maintain, you are always busy scheduling your hair wash and thinking if you are over-shampooing your hair. Oiling becomes impossible, hair masks make hair oilier and you just wish you had dry hair. But worry not, where there is oily hair there is a silky solution.

Let’s try these natural remedies to combat oily hair and let their locks shine:

  • Coconut milk is the healthiest natural ingredient for healthy hair. The remedy you should try, mix freshly extracted coconut milk with a squeezed lemon and 4-5 drops of lavender essential oils. Leave it on for 4-5 hours and then rinse it off.
  • A big myth that I would like to rule out is, people with oily hair don’t need conditioner. They need a conditioner as much as those with dry scalp; they just have to apply it on the tresses and not take it to the scalp. Use a light conditioner; avoid using hair masks. A Conditioner that you can make at home for shine and sheen. Grate a few onions and some cabbage together and leave in a copper utensil overnight.  In the morning, add a few drops of ylang ylang essential oil to remove the onion smell.  Add a few drops of herbal oil and then apply.  Shampoo after 30 minutes.  Your hair will gain a superb gloss and color.  You may follow this routine once a week.
  • A Dandruff Cleanser for oily hair. Soak two spoonfuls of fenugreek (methi) seeds in water overnight.  In the morning, make a paste of the seeds and add a squeeze of lemon juice and apply on the head.  Leave it on for half an hour.  Then wash the hair with soapnut ( Reetha) or Shikakai and water.  You may use an herbal shampoo instead to wash your hair.  Do this routine twice a week.
  • Before you shampoo your hair, take 1 tablespoon of water, and 10 drops of patchouli essential oil. With your fingers apply this all over your scalp and hair. Shampoo your hair as you normally do.
  • To cut down oil from your hair, yet keeping it shiny, use apple cider vinegar as your last rinse. Take 1 teaspoon for 1 mug of water. In case you get hair fall after regular use, do not worry, just reduce the quantity of apple cider vinegar in your last rinse.
  • Stop running your hand or hairbrush through your hair frequently. This increases the sebum of your hair and causes oiliness. I am not saying to let them get tangled, just try brushing a lot and just run your fingers through your tresses and enjoy the natural flow of your hair.

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