We review and rate shampoos for oily hair. Our goal is to help you find a healthier set of ingredients which still fit your needs and circumstances. See how some the top sellers do when we apply the toxic magnifying glass to their ingredients.
Amazon Rating (5 / 5)
Amazon Ratings – 20 #87 in Beauty > Hair Care > Shampoo > Shampoo Plus Conditioner
BHBM Rating (4.5 / 5)
BHBM Health Rating – 9.1 Low Health Risk
Tips for Managing Oily Hair
Find the right shampoo for oily hair.
Try a Dry Shampoo
Of all the shampoos for oily hair, find the right one for you. Typically, start with a dry Shampoo. While this tip may seem obvious to most, you will gain two advantages with this type of shampoo.
1. Dry types of shampoo not only suck up oil from your roots making your hair look less oily.
2.You will not need to shampoo as often so your hair will look better for a longer time.
Keep in mind that shampoo does not have to say “Dry Shampoo,” but if you see that in the product title, and it fits your healthy ingredients requirements, then give it a test and try it.
Try a Clarifying Shampoo
What is a Clarifying Shampoo?
Clarifying shampoos are shampoos on steroids. They cut through product buildup and oils leaving your hair squeaky clean. But be aware, but they can also strip strands.
You may want to consider to use a clarifying shampoo as part of your hair washing routine. You can use it whenever you think it necessary, leaving normal washing to more gentle shampoos.
If you need to condition, only condition the ends of the hair and not the scalp area. Conditioning can make hair look oily sooner.
Wash More or Wash Less?
Wash less often argument
Some assert washing your hair more often will stimulate the production of sebum, the oily or waxy matter at the base of the hair. So it seems that taking the sebum away only encourages more to be produced as a reaction of the body.
This argument supports finding the longest period before the next washing
Wash more Often Argument
This argument does not accept the assertion that washing away the sebum will trigger more to be made. So the more you wash away, the better the oily condition will be.
Bottom line here? Find the washing frequency best for you. The shampoo you choose will affect the time between washes.
Watch Which Hair Products You Use
Mousses and gels can cause a buildup. Products that make hair “shiny,” can make oily-prone hair just look greasier.
Consider cutting out styling products altogether.
Hot water stimulates the sebum production. Try to use lukewarm water for hair washing.
And of course, try to avoid as much toxicity as you can in whatever shampoo or combinations of shampoos you choose. Be sure to check out our ingredient scores and try the less toxic first.
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