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DIY Natural Hair Mask Recipes for Oily Hair

Natural Hair Mask for Oily Hair

People with oily scalp often witness the hair going oily, limp, and dull. Nobody likes oily hair, especially around the festive season or special occasions. Many women take expensive treatments and purchase oil-free hair products to treat oily hair, but these things often include side effects and harmful ingredients. To cope with oily hair, nature has many beneficial ingredients that can be used on oily hair to treat them and eliminate all the grease and sebum on the scalp. 

There are numerous wonderful organic ingredients that can be either used alone on oily hair or mixed to create a healthy homemade hair mask for oily hair and scalp. These natural homemade hair masks for oily hair and scalp are easy to make with ingredients available at home, are affordable, and have no side effects or harmful chemicals such as sulphates, parabens, etc.

Causes of Oily Hair and Scalp

Though natural oil and sebum present in the scalp help grow hair longer and stronger due to the moisture, excessive oil and sebum production in the scalp leads to oily, greasy, and sticky hair that looks like a mess. There are many causes of oily scalp and hair like Seborrheic Dermatitis, oily skin type, eczema, psoriasis, genetics, changing weather, hot and humid climate, wrong hair care products, etc.

DIY Natural Hair Masks for Oily Hair

Oily hair problems are prevalent and can be treated easily with natural hair masks using the ingredients easily found in your kitchen. They are very affordable and easy to make. Let’s look at some of the best natural DIY hair masks for oily hair!

apple cider vinegar for oily hair
  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Lavender Oil Hair Mask

    Apple cider vinegar is one of the most beneficial natural ingredients for hair. It works as a natural astringent by maintaining the PH level of the scalp and soothing it from itchiness and redness. It regulates the oil and sebum production in the scalp, treats dandruff, prevents head acne and scalp irritation.

    To make the apple cider vinegar hair mask for oily scalp, take one tablespoon of the liquid and water and add a few drops of lavender essential oil. Lavender oil is also great to soothe and calm the inflamed and irritated skin. It also refreshes the scalp and mind with its aroma.

Tip: If you want to make this mask effective, you can even add neem oil. Neem oil has various properties, but in this mixture, neem’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties would help restore the health of the oily scalp and hair. 

hair mask for oily hair and scalp
  • Baking Soda and Tea Tree Oil Hair Mask

    Baking soda is an ingredient known for its oil-absorbing and skin cleansing properties. It works very well to clean the scalp's extra oil build-up, grease, and sebum. Tea-tree oil is a very popular ingredient for fighting acne as it is loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

    To make this hair mask for oily scalp, take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and add a few drops of the tea tree oil. Mix it well to make a paste and massage this onto your scalp. This would remove the excess oil and dirt and prevent the scalp's acne and inflammation.
  • Lemon Juice Hair Mask

    Lemon is a citrus fruit with the goodness of vitamin C and other antioxidants that fight hair problems like dandruff, excess oil production, and dirty scalp. Lemon is a natural astringent that manages the oil and sebum production in the scalp. Vitamin C in lemon makes the hair shiny, glossy, and healthy.

    To make the lemon homemade hair mask for oily hair, just squeeze the juice of one or two lemons and mix it with some water to dilute it. Massage it onto the scalp and apply it over the hair length. Wait for 20-25 minutes, and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
homemade hair mask for oily hair
  • Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth Hair Mask

    Multani Mitti or Fuller’s Earth is known by every Indian lady. We all have used it in some or the other way to enhance our beauty at home. It is a great ingredient to soak up all the excess sebum and oil from the scalp, extract oil from the hair shafts. It also removes toxins from the scalp.

 To make this homemade hair mask for oily hair:

  1. Take one or two tablespoons of the powdered Multani Mitti and mix it with water.
  2. Make a paste and apply it to your hair. You can also add a few lemon drops or honey if your hair needs that gloss.
  3. Keep the mask on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  • Green Tea Hair Rinse

    Green tea is beneficial for our skin as it has a lot of anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It removes the toxins from the scalp, cleans the debris stuck on the surface of the hair roots and follicles, and prevents germ build-up in the scalp.

    Prepare the green tea hair rinse by making a cup of green tea and straining the leaves leftover from it. Let it cool down, and once cooled, rinse your hair thoroughly with the liquid. You can also take this final rinse to keep the scalp clean and fresh. And condition with a conditioner with ingredients that revitalise the health of the hair and scalp, respectively. 


  1. Which hair mask is suitable for extremely oily hair?

    You can apply the Multani Mitti hair mask for extremely oily hair as it soaks up all the extra oil and sebum produced by the scalp.

  2. What is a natural remedy to get rid of the oily scalp?

    There are plenty of DIY hair masks, oils, and rinse remedies to clean up your oily scalp and prevent excess sebum production.

  3. How do I make my greasy hair look clean?

    You can apply DIY hair masks with apple cider vinegar, and lemon as both of the ingredients are natural astringents that maintain the PH level of the scalp and make the hair look oil-free, shiny, and healthy. 


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