Greasy hair is a common problem that is faced by a number of people around the world. The hair does not look good when it is oily, it also does not smell good. There are several ways to be able to free of greasy looking hair, here are some quick tips that can help you solve this problem.


Astringent is found in several products in common households. To get rid of greasy hair mix equal proportions of mouthwash and witch hazel, apply the combination on your scalp for 15 minutes. Then rinse the mix of with warm water.

Aloe Vera Shampoo

Make your own combination of aloe vera shampoo to reduce the effects of greasy hair. To a cup of the shampoo you use add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and lemon juice. Try to use this mixture by one week’s time. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it for a few minutes. Rinse the mixture off with warm water. Make sure you select your shampoos perfectly, try not to buy shampoo with oils.

Oily hair is believed to be caused by shampooing too often, hence do not shampoo too many times if you have oily hair. Also, make sure you apply conditioners only to the last part of your hair, this is to ensure that conditioner does not touch the scalp and make it dry.

Baby Powder

A very popular technique in removing greasy hair is applying baby powder on parts of the hair that is greasy. It is a very simple process, one has to just apply baby powder on your hair after a few minutes comb your hair. I have had a lot of success using this technique. Any other fragranced body powder can be used, but make sure that the roots of the hair is blotted by the powder, the powder will help absorb the excess oil, also it can help the smell.

If you have dark hair which is oily, then apply cocoa powder, this has a similar effect as that of the baby powder.

Lemon and Egg Yolks

Egg too contains fair amounts of astringent in it. To 2 egg yolks add 5 drops of lemon juice, this mixture is then applied to the hair and left alone for ten minutes. Then wash the mixture off the hair with water. Lemon juice is one of the best substances to combat oily hair, this is because the solution is acidic, they can also be used to solve problems with the skin like acne.


Rinsing hair with vinegar can help reduce oily hair, initially one has to rinse with vinegar then to remove the smell of vinegar apply some shampoo. Vinegar contains tannic acid, which is astringent.