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. 3: Put oatmeal on your scalp

“I make some oatmeal (the apple cinnamon one [has] the best smell) and let it cool. Then I rub a generous amount onto my scalp and rinse it out.” — Grace M.

Here’s why it works: “Oatmeal is a great treatment for oily hair,” says David. Its thick consistency helps soak up the oil from your roots. Not to mention, it also exfoliates your scalp and soothes itchiness. If you’re in a rush and have no time to cook up some oats or hop in the shower, sprinkle dry oatmeal onto your scalp to soak up any oil, and brush it out.