Proper care for oily scalp and hair starts with choosing a shampoo that meets your hair needs. For those with very oily hair, the best advice is to look for a shampoo that meets the following requirements:
Lasting Solution: If you wish to have a healthy and bouncy hair, be sure to use a shampoo formulated especially for oily hair. The product you pick should offer a lasting solution, instead of covering up the problem. Look for labels that say “sebum control”, “oil control”,”for oily hair“, “clarifying”, or “volumizing”. Stay away from shampoos that are advertised as moisturizing, conditioning, or smoothing. Your hair is already oily and doesn’t need additional moisture.
Don’t choose the cheapest shampoo you can find, but you don’t have to select the most expensive one either. There are plenty of quality products with a reasonable price attached. You need to make an extra effort to educate yourself and understand the ingredients label on your hair shampoo. To find a lower price go online and try to find money-saving offers and discounts.
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Our list of suggested shampoos for oily hair type is at the end of this post.
Sulfate-Free: Shampoo for greasy hair should be effective in balancing sebum secretion levels without causing any harm to your scalp and hair with regular use. A mild, sulfate-free shampoo enriched with essential oils of tea tree, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, or lemongrass will help control sebum production in your scalp and increase the time span between hair washes.
Natural Ingredients: The best shampoo for oily scalp and hair needs to be formulated with natural ingredients. Chemicals in hair shampoos are inevitably absorbed by your skin and can accumulate in your body over time. There are many reports of eye irritation, scalp irritation, and skin dryness by users of hair shampoos containing synthetic detergents. Chemical free hair shampoos are a better option for your hair and scalp and for your overall health. Chemicals you should avoid include Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, formaldehyde, parabens, Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Monoethanolamine (MEA), Propylene Glycol, and synthetic fragrances.
PH Balanced: The label should indicate that shampoo is “pH balanced”, as an improperly balanced shampoo will strip away the natural oils from your scalp. This will force your scalp to produce even more oils. A shampoo that is pH-balanced respects the balance created by nature which makes the product suitable for frequent use. The pH level of human hair is between 4.5 and 5.5.
Translucence: Opt for a clear or translucent shampoo and avoid creamy and rich shampoo formulas as these contain conditioning ingredients and additives which can cause product build-up thus contributing to greasy hair. Also make sure to select a silicone free-shampoo, because the silicone coating can make hair look flat and greasy.
Natural Shampoos for Oily Hair
Maple Holistics Degrease Shampoo for Oily Hair uses natural ingredients to offer relief to the oily/itchy scalp. The product comes in a handy bottle and has the clean, refreshing scent of rosemary. It foams up above average for sulfate-free shampoo while causing a mild tingling sensation in the scalp. It usually takes about 10 days to fix the imbalance in sebum production that causes greasy hair.
The formula contains 100% botanical ingredients certified by QAI & the United States Department of Agriculture for Organics Processing. These botanical ingredients include rosemary, French cypress, lemon, basil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and botanical keratin.
This product doesn’t contain sulfates or other harmful ingredients that have damaging effects on your hair. It is parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances free.
You have to make sure to follow directions and let it sit on your scalp for a few minutes before rinsing to maximize the absorption of active ingredients. To gain the maximum effects massage the shampoo into your scalp with the pads of your fingers. If you need to condition, apply conditioner on your ends only.
Tri Design Jojoba Shampoo is advertised to balance excessive scalp oils and provide fine hair with exceptional volume and intense shine. The formula includes jojoba extract, marine collagen, neutral henna and vitamin B5. Jojoba oil has naturally non-greasy and non-irritating properties. Its chemical formula is similar to human sebum, making it completely safe for use on the skin. When used as a scalp treatment or added to hair shampoos jojoba oil has sebum balancing properties. Neutral henna conditions your hair and scalp while adding shine to hair. The marine collagen maintains the scalp hydrated, strengthens the hair, giving it a smooth effect. Panthenol helps hair retain moisture and restores elasticity to your strands
Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Shampoo for Oily Hair is a gentle, all-natural cleansing system formulated with sustainable, organic ingredients that work to get the oil out of your hair. The shampoo utilizes coconut oil and sugar cleansers. Organic oils and Lemon Peel Extract help to remove excess sebum and buildup without stripping the natural moisture. 100 % Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil is known for its antiseptic properties which help control excessive sebum production.
This shampoo is formulated without sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates, petroleum, and artificial fragrances. It’s also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and biodegradable.
The formula is very concentrated and it takes very little to create a glorious lather. It doesn’t cause hair color to fade. This shampoo has a light, refreshing scent.
Moroccan Oil Organic Shampoo by Tru Moroccan is a mild, clarifying shampoo, made to combat greasy hair, itchy scalp, and dandruff caused by the overproduction of sebum. The shampoo contains herbal extracts, vitamin B5, natural oils of tea tree, rosemary, jojoba, rose hip, wheat germ, and pure organic argan oil. It doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens or artificial additives. The product is safe to use on colored or chemically processed hair. It has a very light citrus scent. It is completely vegan and cruelty-free.
Pure Mauve Invigorating Tea Tree Shampoo has a clear gel-like consistency. A small amount works it into a pleasant lathering. It gently cleans oily scalp and hair without stripping beneficial natural oils. It soothes the scalp and leaves hair refreshed, soft, and bouncy. The high content of pure Australian Tea Tree Oil gives you tingling and cooling sensation. The pretty strong scent of tea tree oil doesn’t linger in your hair.
Tea Tree Oil is a natural healing agent that can be used for various scalp and hair problems. It is widely used as a remedy for itchy scalp, dandruff, and seborrheic dermatitis.
This product is cruelty-free and free of SLS, SLES, DEA, alcohol, parabens, artificial fragrance, and colors.
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