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How to Degrease Oily Hair Naturally

Make greasy, limp locks come to life with everyday ingredients.


  • Step 1: Pre-shampoo astringent Apply an astringent before you shampoo. Mix equal parts witch hazel and mouthwash and apply to the scalp with cotton pads.
  • Step 2: Make degreasing shampoo Make your own degreasing shampoo by mixing mild shampoo with aloe vera gel and lemon juice. Lather and leave shampoo on for five minutes.
  • TIP: Use transparent shampoo. It has fewer ingredients that weigh down oily hair.
  • Step 3: Rinse Use an apple cider rinse after you shampoo. Mix apple cider vinegar with a quart of distilled water. This gets rid of residue.
  • TIP: You can also mix a shot of vodka with one quart water for a degreasing rinse.
  • Step 4: Dry hair Blow-dry your hair in the opposite direction of growth to give oily hair much needed body.
  • Step 5: Freshen with baby powder Sprinkle baby powder onto your scalp between washes. Wait five minutes and comb through.
  • FACT: Did you know? 'Hopelessly Devoted to You,' from the film Grease, won an Academy Award in 1979 for Best Song.

You Will Need

  • Witch hazel
  • Mouthwash
  • Cotton pads
  • Mild shampoo
  • 0.5 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 1.0 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1.0 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Distilled water
  • A blow dryer
  • Baby powder
  • 1 shot vodka (optional)

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