If you have oily hair or oily skin (which, as we know too well, often come together), you are most likely reluctant to the idea of experimenting with homemade products. You stick to your standard hair care products, which you know work well, and just accept that it’s just the way your hair is. But do they really work well? And should you accept that there’s no better way? Well, while the no poo method might not necessarily be the best option for you, introducing natural products into your hair care routine can make a huge difference. Standard shampoos are often too harsh on your scalp and can throw you into a vicious cycle: you wash your hair often because it gets greasy fast and the more you wash it, the faster it gets greasy. Your sebaceous glands start working in overdrive and by that point you absolutely have to find a way out of it. And using a homemade shampoo can be the solution. If you’re not yet ready to completely give upon regular shampoos, find a 100% natural product from an organic cosmetics store and use it as a base for your recipes. Here is what you can try:
Homemade shampoo for oily hair with lemon and aloe vera
To 50 ml of natural shampoo add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply the shampoo on your hair and scalp, massage gently and wait for 5 minutes before you rinse. Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory and can help treat various skin conditions, while lemon helps regulate sebum production.
Homemade shampoo for oily hair with green clay and tea tree essential oil
This is a recipe you’ll make from scratch. Mix 1 tablespoon of green clay with 1 tablespoon of castile soap base, 2 tablespoons of very concentrated green tea and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil. Apply the paste on your hair, gently massage the scalp and leave it on for 10 minutes before your rinse. The green tea and the tea tree essential oil help regulate sebum production, the green clay absorbs excess sebum and the castile soap will remove all the greasy build-up from your hair and scalp.
Homemade shampoo for oily hair with peppermint and rosemary
Put 100 ml of water in a pot and bring to boil. Add a few leaves of rosemary and a few leaves of peppermint chopped finely. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes, then remove the pot from the heat and add 50 ml of organic shampoo. Mix well, then wait for 30 minutes before you strain and pour your homemade shampoo into a clean glass recipient. This is a gentle formula that will leave your hair soft and manageable and will refresh your scalp.