Hair masks for oily hair

These Hair Masks for Oily Hair are a Must try to get rid of Oily Scalp

Oily Hair and scalp is such overwhelming thing to maintain. But not with some of these amazing natural hair masks for oily hair at home that are so easy to make and also removes excess sebum from scalp effectively.

I always use any hair mask once a week, specially on Wednesdays as It is convenient to me. choose any day in a week and pamper your hair with a DIY hair mask. Though the results are not as fast as we expect them to be, but eventually you’ll realize that worth of these hair masks after seeing your quality of the hair. You’ll be amazed to see the health and shine that your hair has obtained after being using these hair masks.

These are some of the Best Hair masks for oily hair to balance the sebum production of Oil on your scalp without making it too dry and dehydrated.

Hair Masks for Oily Hair

1. “Cleanse the oil” Hair Mask

Curd and Fenugreek Hair Mask for Oily Hair

Curd is an excellent conditioner to your hair. It smothens out the dry and unmanageable hair to give you a good hair day. It helps to cleanse the scalp well to remove the excess oil, dirt and product buildup too. the lactic acid in the curd acts as a mild scrubbing agent to the scalp and thus cleanses your scalp thoroughly. Her’s how you can make a Curd hair mask for oily hair.

curd mask for frizzy hair

If you ask me to choose only one hair mask that you can use for the rest of your life, I would choose this :D. I cant say enough about this mask how much I love this. It’s my all time favourite. This was the one hair mask I would use during my damaged hair days. It would leave my hair super smooth and silky, and  good hair days till my next hair wash. On research I have found that Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, an emulsifying substance. When soaked in water, the seeds produce a slippery substance that imparts shine to your hair. So this is why It makes your hair so silky and shiny.

Preparing this hair mask takes a little of your time, but its worth it. Trust me. 🙂

You can also use Fenugreek seeds instead of powder for this hair mask, The only difference is you need to blend the seeds after you soak them . Using powder reduces a little of your effort and time.

  • Soak overnight half cup of fenugreek powder in a cup of water.
  • The next morning, add a cup of curd to it and mix them well till it forms a nice paste.
  • Apply all over your hair and wrap it up to a bun. Cover it with a shower cap so the mask doesn’t dry quickly.
  • Wash off with cold water using a mild shampoo. I bet you’ll have no need to apply conditioner. 😉


2. “Remove the excess Oil” Hair mask

It is very common that people with oily skin will have oily scalp as well, which leads to oily hair. Oily scalp have overactive oil glands which secrets oil more than required. Egg is an excellent pore minimiser which in turn regulates and controls the amount of oil that gets secreted on your scalp. This egg and Coconut oil hair mask will help you achieve that.

Egg and Coconut oil Hair mask for Oily Hair

This is one of those common hair masks that most of Us might have already heard or read somewhere. Or you probably got bored of this mask again here? Egg has many nutritious benefits that  keep your hair shiny, nourished as well as helps to grow your hair faster.  An yeah..! This stuff will stink. So be careful. 😛

Take two fresh eggs, or depending upon your length of your hair. Break them and add it in a bowl.
>> Stir it well. Add 2 tablespoon of pure coconut oil to the mixture. Mix them well.
>>Work in sections and apply all over hair from roots to tips.
>> Massage gently for 2 minutes and use a wide tooth comb to comb and to spread it evenly all over the scalp.
>> Wait for 45 minutes and shampoo with a mild shampoo and condition as usual.


Tip: Use few drops of Essential oils in shampoo or else few tablespoons of rose water in the water with which you wash your hair to avoid the smell of egg in your hair.




3. “Kill the bacteria” Hair Mask

Oily scalp encourages to attract bacteria and fungus which in turn causes many scalp problems like dandruff too.

Aloe Vera has some of the most beneficial antiviral and antibacterial properties that makes it prominent to treat many scalp infections including flaky dandruff and itchy scalp.

Aloe Vera has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage. It  exfoliates the scalp to remove dead skin cells and radiate healthy looking hair naturally.

Aloe Vera with essential oils for Oily Hair

This mask is listed on top here for a reason. Essential oils are one of the most potent things available on earth. Once you start using them, you cant live without them. These concentrated oils are much more than just “awesome smelling oils”.

While the aroma of the essential oils clams and relives you from within, the potency of these will cure some of the common problems we have where our commercial products are failed to do so.

Some of the best essential oils for treating dandruff are Rosemary essential oil, Tea tree essential oil and Lemon essential oil. .

Rosemary essential oil has some of the powerful anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties that can eliminate dandruff causing bacteria. This herbaceous smelling essential oils is a must have if you are suffering with itchy dandruff.

Tea tree essential oil contains powerful antiseptic, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that kills bacteria, yeast and germs that accumulate on the scalp and cause dandruff.

Lemon essential oil is a blessing for oily scalp beauties. The acidic properties in the Lemon helps control the sebum production on your scalp and prevents dandruff that is formed from dirt, grim and buildup.

Peppermint Essential oil is one of the highly concentrated and potent essential oil in the world. It is acclaimed for its menthol benefits for both skin and hair. I have already said enough of How peppermint essential is better than tea tree essential oil for my acne

How to use :

  • Extract some Aloe Vera gel from fresh leaves and blend them well. Collect the juice in cup.
  • Add 2 drops of Rosemary essential oil, 4 drops of tea tree essential oil and 6 drops of lemon essential oil in the cup containing Aloe Vera and mix them well. This ratio of essential oil is for 30ml of Aloe Vera gel. (If you want the exact proportion for the amount you are using, just comment below. I will answer them)
  • Apply all over scalp and massage for 5 minutes. Tie your hair up in a bun and wash off after 30 minutes with a mild shampoo.

Aloe Vera hair mask for dandruff


Aloe Vera hair mask for dandruff



Note: Remember that, essentials oils should never be used directly. It should be diluted to a maximum of 2% in whatever oils or mask you are using. Direct use of these essential oils may cause skin sensitization and irritation. Pregnant women should not use essential oils.


As I prefer minimalist routines in hair and skin care, I would like to follow only few hair masks that are truly worth. So, instead of recommending you a huge list of hair mask for the name sake, I only prefer to write about those thinks that works for me and may also help you too.

Hope this helps to understand and take care of your hair in a much more better way, Happy Hair to your all 🙂

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