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How to Make a Homemade Cleanser for Oily Hair

author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Make a Homemade Cleanser for Oily Hair
Cleanse oily hair with baking soda. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

Hormonal changes, the number of glands your scalp contains and hair texture all play a role in how oily your hair is, according to Health Services at Columbia. If you have oily hair, the last thing you want to do is use a cleanser that contains harsh chemicals that will leave a greasy residue on your scalp and may dry out your hair. Mixing up your own homemade oily-hair cleanser can help balance your oily scalp and clean your hair using natural ingredients.

Step 1

Scoop 2 tbsp. of baking soda into a small plastic bowl. Add just enough warm water to the baking soda to make a thin paste.

Step 2

Step into the shower and bring your homemade cleanser with you. Rinse your hair with warm water, saturating it completely.

Step 3

Rub the baking soda paste into your wet hair and scalp, using your fingers. Let the baking soda cleanser sit on your head for three minutes.

Step 4

Wait three minutes, then give your hair a good rinse with warm water. Rinse out all traces of the baking soda paste.

Step 5

Combine 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water in a plastic spray bottle. Spritz the mixture throughout your wet hair. After five to 10 minutes of conditioning time, rinse the vinegar out of your hair with cold water. Dry and style as usual.

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