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Dandruff and oily hair remedies

My problem is that when I shampoo my hair gets too dry and within 2 days my hair gets oily. It gets so oily that people feel I have applied kg of Oil on my head. I have dandruff too.
(18 Apr 2008)

Alternative Treatment for Oily Hair

The dryness and dandruff in hair occurs due to the lack nourishment and care. If your hair does not get enough nutrition, it is possible that it will get dry and dandruff will generate of your scalp. This problem can be dangerous for the overall look of your hair; therefore, it is always better to seek better treatment for that. You can use different types of hair tonic gels or hair oils that have all the ingredients required to hair. If your hair gets too dry after shampooing, stop using shampoo for few months. In spite of using synthetic shampoo, you can try natural shampoo and hair gel that have enough nutrients. The natural hair tonics can really help you make your hair strong and stylish. You can also use herbal creams to make your hair healthy and shiny. The herbal hair tonic products provide better results if they are applied at night. The problem of dandruff is related to blood circulation, so take the medicines that help to supply sufficient blood to the hair roots. The dry hair needs additional care and proper nourishment, because the overall look of hair becomes dull and it becomes difficult to manage the dry hair. You can use several natural hair care homemade remedies for dry and oily hair.
answered by P W on 22 May 2008, 6:09:03


Oily hair and dandruff cures 

Your problem is a fairly common one, and it most probably has very little to do with oil. The kin d of problem you describe affects people who live on the coast, or in densely populated and over polluted areas. The “oiliness” you suffer from is actually an accumulation of dust, dirt, moisture and humidity. This will generally tend to leave your hair greasy and sticky, sometimes even in a day after washing it. The point is that if you are facing the problem of very dry hair just after a wash, it is likely that your hair is not well conditioned.

You should first make certain that you condition your hair properly and that it does not reach this state, otherwise, it will lose quantity and quality over a period of time. Try to use a shampoo that has been specially formulated fro dry scalp if you do not wish to use a conditioner separately. These kinds of shampoos will most likely already have conditioner added to them. Also, choose an herbal and mild one, because you must switch to washing your hair every alternate day to avoid excessive oiliness from accumulating on your scalp. You should also make it a point to apply oil to your hair roots and strands for at least an hour before washing, as this will prevent dryness, and at the same time condition your hair very well.

answered by G D on 20 Apr 2008, 11:16:03


Dandruff and oily hair remedies

Excessive secretion of oil by the sebaceous glands makes the hair look oily. Oily hair is also more susceptible to dust and dirt, and thus often looks unkept and dirty. It is recommended to wash oily hair regularly. Since strong shampoos completely strip the hair of its natural oils and moisture, the hair will look dry after shampooing. Thus it is advisable to use a mild shampoo that does not dry the hair and can be used daily. Other remedies for an oily scalp include application of astringent on the scalp to absorb the excess oil or application of carrot puree for 15 minutes before washing the hair. You can also rinse your hair with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/4th tablespoon of shampoo. You can rinse your hair on alternate days with a mixture made by boiling 2 tablespoons of mint in half a glass of water, straining this and adding it to your regular shampoo.  

Oily hair is also more prone to dandruff, so it is crucial to wash your hair daily to prevent dandruff. Apart from that avoid using harsh chemical products in your hair since they increase the chances of dandruff and maintain a healthy diet rich with zinc, carotene and Vitamin B to promote general healthy of your hair. Massage your hair with coconut oil and lemon juice and let it stay for at least two hours before washing your hair. Rinsing your hair with a mixture, made by soaking fenugreek seeds overnight in water helps to combat dandruff. You can also apply a mixture of yoghurt, lime juice cider vinegar and Indian gooseberry juice to your hair for some time before washing your hair. You can also try mixing a few drops of natural oils like tea-tree, patchouli, and rosemary in the coconut oil to reduce dandruff and oiliness.

answered by G S on 18 Apr 2008, 6:09:00


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