Is your hair limp and greasy-looking by lunchtime even though you just washed it in the morning? If the answer is yes, you have an oily scalp condition that needs to be cared for properly, ASAP! That’s because if left untreated, oily scalp can lead to bigger problems, including follicle blockage, dandruff or even hair loss.
Here are 5 remedies for oily scalp you can try at home!
1. Virgin Coconut Oil
Use virgin coconut oil as a leave-on mask before shampooing. The lightweight oil conditions hair strands and leaves your tresses shiny without weighing them down. Simply warm a small amount of virgin coconut oil by rubbing it between your palms, then apply to your hair and scalp. Leave on for an hour and shampoo as usual.
2. Baking Soda
Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 4 tablespoons of water and use it as a rinse for oily hair. All you have to do is apply the mixture to wet hair, and rinse off after a few minutes. Besides absorbing excess oil, baking soda is alkaline and helps to balance scalp pH.
3. Pure Argan Oil
Massage pure argan oil into your scalp and hair to help redistribute oil, stimulate blood circulation and manage oil secretion. Then, wrap your head with a towel and leave on for 30 minutes to 1 hour before shampooing as usual.
4. B Vitamins
It is extremely important to get a balanced, nutritious diet, in order to meet the scalp and hair’s nutritional needs. Vitamins, especially vitamins B2 and B6, are helpful in regulating scalp secretion and maintaining scalp health. Find them in eggs, shellfish and some dairy products. Many people find it hard to fulfil their daily nutrition needs through food intake alone. If you are one of them, consider adding Nutri-Hair jelly supplements as a daily hair and scalp multivitamin.
5. Best Shampoo for Oily Scalp
If you don’t fancy messing around with baking soda or coconut oil in your hair, but love the benefits of natural ingredients (and good science), opt for ADV Purify Shampoo as your go-to correcting shampoo for oily scalp. Singapore’s hot, humid weather can exacerbate an oily scalp problem. The ADV Purify range uses a high concentration plant stem cells, Korean botanical essences and other active ingredients to control scalp oiliness and prevent dandruff.