Sunday, June 17, 2012

Oily hair? Problem solved!

                                                     Summer time is here! 

Okay, now here comes all the worries of dealing with oily hair, as the weather has once again shifted into a new season which leads to a need of change in our regimens. Hair is a precious beauty asset that demands special care. So why not get started by adding some of these simple masks to our regimen that will help you maintain healthy looking hair, even in the warm season? 

Whether you have naturally oily hair or it reacts to this season, this post is here to help you. 

Why does our hair tend to become so oily and unattractive? Most of the time it is simply caused by frequent exposure to dust and dirt and/or overactive oil glands. Even over brushing can be the culprit, so if you are one that always wants every hair in a specific place, try to cut down on using a brush, if possible. This specific hair type requires proper washing regularly because it not, it make your hair appear greasy and dull, which I am pretty sure nobody wants.  

Yogurt Egg Mask:

If you were to look at the list of benefits underneath "yogurt" you would be amazed on how far you would have to scroll to get to the end. It has been used in beauty care over and over, and once again, we get the chance to use it today. Yogurt has amazing benefits that when used with egg yolk it will condition and will help make your hair healthier and luscious. 

All your going to do is combine 1 egg with 1/2 a cup of yogurt and mix in a bowl. Add this mixture to already washed hair and leave it on for 40 minutes. Rinse out with lukewarm water and you are done, easy right? 

To enhance the benefits of this mask you can also add a teaspoon of baking soda to further cut down the oils in your hair.  

Lemon Yogurt Mask:

Get out your yogurt again and add 5 tablespoons in a bowl, from there add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, mix the ingredients together. 

Apply the mixture to your hair, concentrating on the roots (as this is the place it tends to be the greasiest) and leave it on for 40 minutes. Rinse the mask out and enjoy the benefits! 

Basic mask:

Beat 1 egg white until it foams, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the juice of 1 lemon. Apply it to your hair for 30 minutes, rinse and wash as normal.

Protein mask:

Beat an egg white well and add in 1 teaspoon of salt and mix until a thick foam is formed. Pour the juice of 1 lemon and beat again. Rub the mask into your scalp and massage it in well. Leave for 30 minutes then rinse with cold water.

Rosemary Rinse:

This is a simple treatment that can be used to control the oil production of your scalp and get rid of your oily hair.

Grab a small amount of rosemary and keep it handy. In a bowl pour 3 cups of hot water, set the rosemary in the water and let it steep in the water for 10 minutes. 

Strain the mixture and eliminate the rosemary from the rinse. Wash your hair with shampoo as usual and rinse off your hair with this healthy mixture, and you are done. Told you it was simple.

Vinegar rinse:

Now I know when you saw the title of this rinse it sounds very scary, and you would think "wouldn't that hurt your hair, its pretty strong?" 

This is actually one of the best rinses for oily hair. Take a glass (the larger the glass for the more hair you have) and fill 3/4 of the way up with vinegar. Fill it the rest of the way up with lemon juice. 

After you are done washing your hair in the shower, dump this rinse on your hair and massage it in. Continue conditioning as normal. 

These masks are sure to help you through this hot season and enable you to enjoy your summer that much more. Who wants to deal with oily hair? Not me, and now you don't have to either. 


  1. Will any of these interfere with hair that has already been color treated? They sound neat! Speaking of hair color, maybe one of your next articles can be on natural hair color that won't leave you running back to your hair stylist! I'll be looking!

    1. Your color treated hair should be fine, if you want to play it on the safe side you might want to avoid the vinegar and lemon. That item is on the list and I will get working on it. I look forward to writing it and sharing it with you, let me know what you think and as always if you have any further questions.

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