In yesterday’s post, we talked about some of the best natural remedies for dry and damaged hair. Dry and damaged hair can be managed ithe short-term with any one of the remedies we posted, and in the long-term a change to your beauty regimen can go a long way. (For example, damaged hair is most often caused by harsh treatment, such as curling irons and hair dryers).

Oily hair, on the other hand, can be be more complicated. Oily hair is caused b one of two things. Either you inherited it from your parents (in which case, it’s a harder problem to solve), or you just need to be more stringent with your washing routine.

If you’re in the category of people who do wash regularly (those without oily hair can wash less frequently, but people with oily hair probably need to wash daily) and you’re still not seeing an improvement, then all hope is not lost.

Just like with dry hair, there are also plenty of natural remedies to manage your oily hair. Just try out some from this list by Mother Nature Network:

Home Remedies for Oily Hair

  1. Rinse hair with a mixture of two tablespoons vinegar to one cup water, or one-quarter cup of lemon juice and one cup of water.
  2. Use an alcoholic drink to create a drying effect on the hair. Mix a few tablespoons of alcohol with a cup of water, use to cleanse hair, and then rinse with water.
  3. One-quarter cup of cider vinegar mixed with water can be used to create a spray that targets product build up.
  4. Use diluted tea, which contains an astringent, to rinse your hair.
Healthy diet, healthy hair
Basic nutrition advice goes a long way in keeping hair and skin healthy. To target hair health, be sure to include salmon and walnuts in your diet for omega-3s, and spinach and carrots for vitamin A. High protein foods are also a staple in a healthy hair diet, as insufficient protein can lead to hair thinning and hair loss.
Another important similarity between dry hair and oily hair? Though these challenges may seem like complete opposites (and in many ways, they are), both are a problem of hair that is not quite at its healthiest state. An extravagant hairstyle done with dry hair will be all frizz, and with oily hair will appear dirty even on a person who washed that morning. Remember: you absolutely do not need to be aiming for complicated when it comes to your daily hair routine. Just shoot for simple, natural, and healthy, and you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes.