Each hair on your head has sebaceous glands that produce natural oils (sebum) that keeps your hair healthy and shiny. But sometimes the sebaceous glands can overproduce sebum and make the hair greasy very quickly. When the hair is oily and greasy, it loses the volume and natural shine.
Oily hair is extremely annoying problem for women and men. If your hair is oily, you should start using hair products that are suitable for oily hair. But if you don’t like to use too much chemicals on your hair which can actually make you hair too dry and worsen the situation, you can DIY some natural and inexpensive homemade hair masks for oily hair. Here are few DIY homemade hair masks for oily hair that hopefully will help you to control the excess oils and have a voluminous and clean hair that won’t get greasy the next day.
Homemade hair mask for oily hair with strawberries
Strawberries can regulate the production of sebum and can also remove the excess oil from your hair. They are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for the health of your hair. Blend 1/4 or 1/2 cup of strawberries and run them through a sieve to get rid of the tiny seeds. You can make this homemade hair mask just with strawberries or you can add other ingredients of your choice. Leave it for only 10 minutes, then rinse with water. After using this homemade hair mask your hair will feel and smell amazing.
Homemade hair mask for oily hair with egg white and lemon juice
This is a simple homemade hair mask that uses products that you probably already have in your fridge and cupboard. Beat one egg white until it forms stiff peaks then add 1 tablespoon of salt and the juice of one lemon. Mix everything well and apply the mixture on your scalp. Leave it on your head for 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. When using hair masks that have egg in them, be sure to rinse the hair with lukewarm water so the egg won’t ‘cook’ in your hair. After rinsing, wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Homemade hair mask with blue or green clay
Green or blue clay is a great item that can be used for homemade hair masks for oily hair. It helps to eliminate the dead skin cells from the scalp as well to remove excess oils. Don’t be afraid to use clay in your hair, if the clay is finely powdered you can rinse it off easily with shampoo even if the clay is completely dried. If you’re still not sure about using clay in your hair, you can test the mask on one strand of hair to see how well in comes off. For this basic homemade hair mask you will need just blue or green clay and water. Mix 2-4 tablespoons of clay (blue or green) with some water until you get the desired consistency (it shouldn’t be too thick). Rub the mixture on your scalp and massage it gently. Put a shower cap on and leave the mask on your hair. If you don’t want the mask to dry completely, you can rinse it after 10-15 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Homemade hair mask for oily hair with clay and egg yolk
Green or blue clay also heals and soothes the skin. The clay contains large amount of minerals and one of them is silica, which promotes hair growth and has a positive effect on the scalp. The best clay for oily hair is green or blue clay, but generally all types of clay have absorbent properties. This homemade hair mask for oily hair takes a little bit more time to prepare , but it gives amazing results. Mix 2-4 tablespoons of clay (green or blue) with one egg yolk and a little bit of water. Rub the mixture on your scalp, put a shower cap on and leave the mask for 30 minutes. Rinse the mask well with lukewarm water (don’t use hot water so the egg won’t ‘cook’ in your hair) and wash your hair with shampoo or conditioner as usual.
Homemade hair mask for oily hair with yogurt
For this homemade hair mask you will need some plain yogurt, but the amount depends of the length of your hair (usually 1/4 to 1/2 cup is enough). Add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix everything thoroughly. To this DIY hair mask you can also add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a well beaten egg white. This hair mask can dry your hair because of the baking soda, so use it no more than once weekly and apply it only on your scalp. After you apply the mixture, leave it on your hair for about 30-40 minutes.If you add egg white in your hair mask, rinse with lukewarm water, if not you can rinse it with warm water. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.
Homemade hair mask with oily hair with egg white and salt
Beat one egg white until it forms soft peaks. Then add a teaspoon of salt and beat the egg white some more until it forms stiff peaks. Add the juice of half freshly squeezed lemon and mix everything well. Apply the homemade hair mask on the scalp and massage your head gently. Leave it for 30 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. After that wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. Don’t use this homemade hair mask if you have scratches, wounds or irritated scalp because it contains salt and it can cause burning and stinging.
Homemade hair mask for oily hair with honey, lemon and aloe
Mix one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice with one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and one egg yolk. Mix everything well and apply it on your scalp. Leave the hair mask for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water (don’t rinse with hot water). After rinsing the hair mask, wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner.