What absorbs oil the best?
ANSWER: Believe it or not, human hair absorbs more oil than any other found material. It is used in webbing mesh used for tanker oil spills. The problem with this application is human hair in the quantities needed are limited. For smaller, non-industrial purposes, oil absorbing granules such as cat litter or other mineral or clay based absorbents are used.
I avoid shampooing and conditioning my hair everyday because the more I shampoo, the more oil my scalp produces. To clean my hair and reduce the oil, I use cornstarch. Rub a small amount of cornstarch to the root; leave it for a few minutes to absorbs oil; brush it out. There are some alternatives to cornstarch: Baby powder, best for lighter hair. Cocoa powder, best for darker hair.