(Riya Singh, Intern Journalist): No one wants their hair to feel oily. But for some, the scalp is perpetually greasy, no matter how many times it has been washed. This causes bad hair days, which is irritating even if you are at home. Besides, the whole purpose of washing the hair and then conditioning it is that the scalp becomes oil and dirt-free.

This weekend, while you sit down to wash your hair, read up on the many different and natural ways with which you can keep the grease away. You had no idea your regular kitchen items can do wonders for the scalp; find out.

Lemon juice: Just squeeze a little piece of lemon when you wash your hair. The juice adds a natural shine to the tresses and keeps the scalp clean. It is a great remedy for dandruff, too. You can also mix the juice with a cup of water and apply directly on the scalp. Wash your hair after 15 minutes with tap water.

Tomato hair mask: Tomato is not just great for the skin, but for the hair, too. It is acidic in nature which means it can benefit the scalp. Make a paste of a tomato and then apply on the scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with regular water. Do this at least twice every week.

Aloe vera: Aloe vera is the best thing that you can feed your hair. The gel in its leaves is best known to help with itchiness of the scalp and also promotes hair growth. Just add a few spoons of the gel and tea tree oil and massage this mixture on the scalp. Wash it off after at least 30 minutes. The difference will be immediately felt.

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