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Sometimes you might find that your hair gets greasy way too quickly. You might wash it in the morning and by the evening it’s already greasy! Oil build up can occur on the scalp when your sebaceous glands are over active, which produce too much sebum. Build up can also occur when you have a flakey scalp.
Here are tips to break down the oily build up and help get rid of oily hair
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Mask
Apple cider vinegar can balance the pH of the scalp, which helps to break down oily build up.
Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar with warm water and apply to your scalp and hair for 15 minutes.
Wash with your usual shampoo after.
Repeat this 2-3 times a week and you should notice a difference quickly.
Yogurt and Honey Hair Mask
Mix 1 cup of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of honey.
Apply this paste from your roots to tips for 30 minutes.
Wash your hair with your usual shampoo.
Repeat this 2-3 times a week.
Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
Apply this to the scalp. Keep the paste on your scalp for 40 minutes.
Wash your hair with your usual shampoo. Repeat this 2-3 times a week to notice a difference.
Whether you’ve got dry and dull hair or want that sleek and shiny feeling, we’ve got a fab range of DIY hair masks for you to try out!
Avocado, Honey & Olive Oil
The fat from avocados helps to moisturise the hair and scalp. It’s a great source of protein, amino acids and vitamins, which helps to keep hair strong and healthy. The olive oil is very hydrating and helps to protect hair from becoming damaged. This is good if you use heat on your hair regularly. Honey is great for hair strengthening and locking in vitamins and moisture too.
Mash 1 ripe avocado. Mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. (Recipe for shoulder length hair)
Spread the mask onto damp hair for 30 minutes, then wash off.
Coconut oil is amazing for so many things! It nourishes the hair to make it grow faster and thicker. If you have dry and damaged hair, definitely apply coconut oil to your hair and keep it in overnight. Use a few tablespoons of coconut oil depending on how long or thick your hair is. Apply to damp hair and keep it in for at least 30 minutes – the longer, the better!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar helps to exfoliate the dry and dead skin cells from the scalp, whilst removing residue and also boosting shine! If you use hair products such as hair spray, gel, mousse and dry shampoo, there can be small residues of product build up left on your scalp. The vinegar is perfect for getting rid of this build up, however if you have dry and damaged hair it’s best to avoid using the vinegar in case it dries out the hair further.
Mix half a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 cup of warm water. You can pour this into a spray bottle or old shampoo bottle and apply to damp hair. After 5 minutes, rinse it out with warm water and condition the hair.
Egg and Banana
This mask is perfect for dry hair. Not only will the egg nourish the hair with protein, but combined with the banana, it will hydrate and add moisture to the hair and scalp.
Mash 1 banana and mix it with 1 egg. Apply to damp hair for 30 minutes, then wash off
Egg and Castor Oil
Castor oil is amazing for hair growth and combined with the egg, it nourishes the hair and scalp and also prevents balding.
Beat 2 eggs and add 1 tablespoon of castor oil. Apply this to your scalp and hair for a least 30 minutes, then rinse off. Don’t use any conditioner after.