Hormonal changes, the number of glands your scalp contains and hair texture all play a role in how oily your hair is, according to Health Services at Columbia. If you have oily hair, the last thing you want to do is use a cleanser that contains harsh chemicals that will leave a greasy residue on your scalp and may dry out your hair. Mixing up your own homemade oily-hair cleanser can help balance your oily scalp and clean your hair using natural ingredients.
Scoop 2 tbsp. of baking soda into a small plastic bowl. Add just enough warm water to the baking soda to make a thin paste.
Step into the shower and bring your homemade cleanser with you. Rinse your hair with warm water, saturating it completely.
Rub the baking soda paste into your wet hair and scalp, using your fingers. Let the baking soda cleanser sit on your head for three minutes.
Wait three minutes, then give your hair a good rinse with warm water. Rinse out all traces of the baking soda paste.
Combine 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water in a plastic spray bottle. Spritz the mixture throughout your wet hair. After five to 10 minutes of conditioning time, rinse the vinegar out of your hair with cold water. Dry and style as usual.
How to Make a Volumizing Shampoo
How to Control Frizzy Hair for ...
How to Remove Dandruff With Baking ...
How to Make a Homemade Water-Based Hair ...
How to Get Rid of Built Up Soap & ...
How to Fix Dry Hair Ends
Recipe for a Coconut Oil & Olive Oil ...
Benefits of Soybean Oil for Hair
Uses for Mayonnaise, Egg & Vinegar in ...
How to Make Hair Conditioner Using Aloe ...
How to Condition Hair with Coconut Oil ...
Hair Tips for Super Dry Hair
How to Reduce Frizz in Permed Hair
Homemade Treatments to Make Hair Thicker
How to Naturally Darken Hair Color With ...
How to Use Motions Hair Relaxer
How to Keep a Ponytail in All Day
How to Condition Hair After Using a ...
How to Make Hair Extensions Wavy
How to Make Homemade Hair Mists
- Substitute the baking soda for your regular daily shampoo. Wash your hair every day, or at least every other day, to remove oils.
- The ends are often where your hair needs the most conditioning.
- Baking soda can be drying to your hair, so don’t skip the conditioner.
- Do not apply the conditioner to your scalp or roots. You will only be adding unnecessary oils to your scalp.
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.