Readers Share Their Oily Hair Tips

If that oil slick on your head just isn't working for you, check out these 13 easy, expert-approved ways to treat oily hair

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Tip No. 2: Rinse with vinegar

“I rinse my hair with vinegar to get rid of oil and residue, and then apply a fruity shampoo to get rid of the smell.” — Grass (Yes, that’s her real name)

Here’s why it works: Applying things like vinegar, tea, and diluted lemon juice to your scalp definitely helps cut the oil, say hairstylist Sherri Jessee of Sherri Jessee Salon. That’s because these products contain tannic acid, a natural astringent, which leaves the hair clean but doesn’t completely strip it (you do need a little oil after all).