The Royal Mansour Spa hairstylist Jérôme Philibert regularly shares a variety of homemade hair recipes using very simple ingredients. Today’s 5th hair treatment will help control oily hair and roots.

Oily hair solutions

Excess sebum is the main cause for oily hair and can also lead to dandruff. To successfully manage greasy hair, follow our recommendations to use before, during or after shampoo.

Pre-shampoo treatment

Applying oil on hair roots is surprisingly beneficial to control and balance greasy hair. Castor, black seed, coconut and almond oil are all very efficient to treat excess oil in hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of your chosen oil with 3 to 4 drops of lavender, orange, atlas cedar, sage or lemon essential oil and then apply on your hair roots and scalp. Leave it on for 20min and rinse off thoroughly with water before using shampoo.
 
As an oil-free alternative, infuse 2 tablespoons of black tea in 2 cups of boiling water for 10 min. Strain the tea and let it cool down before applying it on roots (ideally using a spray bottle). Leave it on for 5 to 10 min and rinse off before using shampoo. You can use this treatment 2 to 3 times per week.

Shampoo treatment

The following homemade shampoo treatments can be used 2 to 3 times per week and will thoroughly clean, purify and regulate oily hair. Mix 5 tablespoons of white clay with 2 tablespoons of water and apply on hair roots leaving it on for 30min. To add moisture on dry ends, hydrating oil can also be applied. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
 
Another efficient shampoo treatment can be made using aloe vera. Mix 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of shampoo. Apply on roots and leave it on for a few minutes before rinse off.

After-shampoo treatment

The last homemade hair recipe to treat oily hair can be used twice a week as an after-shampoo treatment. Mix 1 plain yogurt (125g) with 3 to 4 drops of lemon essential oil and apply on hair roots leaving it on for 20 min before rinse off. As a water alternative for rinse off, infuse and strain 3 tablespoons of rosemary, clove or thyme in ½ litre of warm water.

Treatment benefits

Due to the many diverse ingredients combined in the treatments, sebum excess is efficiently treated and oily hair reversed.

See you soon for the next anti-dandruff homemade recipe by Jérôme Philibert.