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:

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.

PS: For solutions to suit your specific hair type, head to our Haircare Section.
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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.