About Oily Hair

Oily hair becomes shiny and oily within minutes or hours of washing. According to medicineonline.com, oily hair is caused by high levels of androgens, or male hormones. These hormones control the production of oil. The higher the level of androgens, the oilier your hair or skin will become. Other causes of oily hair are heredity, time of year, weather, humidity and stress in the air. To reduce the amount of oil, mothernature.com recommends you shampoo your hair everyday or even twice a day. When you shampoo, give yourself a scalp massage and leave the shampoo in for at least 5 minutes. Only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair. Avoid over brushing because it carries oil from your scalp to the ends. Stress also produces more androids, which boost oil production. Therefore, relaxing can reduce the amount of oil build-up in your hair.

Simple recipes for oily hair from the site www.mothernature.com:

Astringent Recipe:

Mix an equal amount of mouthwash with witch hazel, and apply to the scalp with cotton pads. If your scalp is extremely oily, you can do this every day after you shampoo your hair.

Beer Recipe:

Find a beer that does not have a strong odor, and store it in a closed, plastic container in your shower. After shampooing your hair as usual, pour the beer in your hair and massage it into your scalp. Rinse with lukewarm water. Only do this once a month.

Lemon Recipe:

Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a quart of water. Apply it to your scalp, massage, and then rinse.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe

Mix a teaspoon of vinegar with a pint of water. After shampooing, apply the rinse to your hair. You can either leave it in or rinse it off after a few minutes. If you leave it in, the vinegar will not smell once it dries. This recipe can be applied to your hair every other day.