5-Minute Solution: Use Lemon Juice To Fix Greasy Hair

by Charlene Flanagan

If you've woken up with limp, greasy hair, don't blame your shampooing routine; it could just as easily be about weather change, environmental factors, over-brushing and a host of other things. All you need to know is that greasy hair is the outcome of excess sebum production in the scalp, and it’s completely natural but totally fixable.

Right off the bat, check these things off the list:

  • If you have greasy hair, don’t over-wash your strands. Your scalp will secrete excess oil to make up for the loss of natural oils.
  • Don’t condition your roots.
  • Wash thoroughly. Make sure you get every last bit of conditioner out. The residue will throw your natural sebum levels off balance, resulting in greasy hair.
  • Stop touching your hair. As much as you may love running your fingers through it, condition yourself to stop. The dirt and grime on your hands get entangled in your strands and roots, clogging your pores and causing your scalp to secrete an excess in natural oils.

Now while these are tips that will help you in the long run, here's a quick fix for when you're in a rush:

DIY Lemon Juice Hair Wash
In 2 cups water, add 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice. After you have shampooed your hair, pour the mixture over your scalp and down to your tips. Gently massage the mixture into your scalp and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before you wash it out with room temperature water. The lemon will add a natural shine and bounce to your hair, while the astringent qualities will tighten the pores and balance the scalp’s oil production. Use this rinse twice a week and no more; overdoing it will dry the scalp.

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