If you want a simple blend using essential oils for oily hair, add 8 drops lemon essential oil and 8 drops geranium essential oil to an 8-ounce bottle of unscented, nondetergent shampoo. Wash your hair as usual.
If that doesn't work for you, try any of the other essential oils that Aromatherapy for Dummies lists as the best ones to use for oily hair:
Essential oils suggested by The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness are bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), West Indian bay (Pimental racemosa), clary sage, cypress, lavender, lemon, and rosemary.
Tip: Washing your hair too often with a harsh shampoo usually only makes oily hair worse.
Here are two oily hair shampoo blends from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.
Blend the essential oils. Add the blend to 3.5 ounces (100 ml) of natural, unscented shampoo. (For an 8-ounce bottle of shampoo, double this blend.)
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Mix the ingredients together. Add the blend to 3.5 ounces (100 ml) of natural, unscented shampoo. (For an 8-ounce bottle of shampoo, double this blend.)
To make an after-shampoo rinse for oily hair, combine:
Here are three ways to nourish hair that has too much oil.
Use the following hair treatment by massaging one teaspoon of the blend into your hair and scalp. Leaving the blend on your hair for at least several hours. You can also use the blend at bedtime and leave it on overnight by wrapping your head in a towel.
Source: 500 Formulas For Aromatherapy
Massage the following blend into your scalp for two to three minutes. Leave it for 60 to 90 minutes, and then wash your hair:
Source: Essential Oils Desk Reference
Apply the mask to your hair and leave it for about 20 minutes. Shampoo as usual.
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