The best shampoo for greasy hair: Our editors’ favourites

Arianna | 25 August 2016
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Say goodbye to greasy hair!

Suffer from greasy hair? We know all too well just how annoying that can be. But don’t worry, because we’re going to help you combat greasy hair with one simple hair care routine change: your shampoo. Having a greasy scalp soon after you’ve washed your tresses isn’t ideal, but using a good shampoo for greasy hair can make a tremendous difference.

So, want to know which shampoos for greasy hair made our list? Keep reading to find out!

Editors’ pick of the best: Shampoo for greasy hair

Shampoo for greasy hair: Toni&Guy Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo For Advanced Detox.
Shampoo for greasy hair: Toni&Guy Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo For Advanced Detox.

Toni&Guy Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo For Advanced Detox (£6.49*)

This advanced detox shampoo by Toni&Guy will give your hair a seriously deep clean. It’ll help to remove any unwanted product build-up, as well as dirt and grease, leaving your locks looking and feeling squeaky clean afterwards.

Note: You shouldn’t use this shampoo with every wash though, just when you need a really good cleanse!

Shampoo for greasy hair: Alberto Balsam Clear & Fresh Shampoo.
Shampoo for greasy hair: Alberto Balsam Clear & Fresh Shampoo.

Alberto Balsam Clear & Fresh Shampoo (£1.99*)

Made especially for greasy to normal hair types, Alberto Balsam‘s gentle shampoo will help to revitalise greasy, dull hair, leaving it fresh and clean. And not only that, but it smells absolutely divine, too, thanks to the fact that it’s been infused with a natural blend of organic green tea extract and fresh citrus fragrances. Just try to remember: it’s for your hair – not for eating!

Shampoo for greasy hair: TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Cleansing Shampoo.
Shampoo for greasy hair: TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Cleansing Shampoo.

TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Cleansing Shampoo (£500ml, £3.69*)

If you are an avid fan of hair sprays, hair mousses and everything else in between, you’ll know that these hair products need to be properly washed out – or they can leave your hair looking rather dull and greasy.

For a deep cleanse, try this TRESemmé Deep Cleansing shampoo, which helps to rid hair of product build-up by gently clarifying and removing any unwanted residue. The formula, which contains vitamin C, is super gentle on your hair and can be used daily. So, what are you waiting for?

Shampoo for greasy hair: Dove advanced hair series oxygen moisture shampoo
Shampoo for greasy hair: Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo.

Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo (£5.99*)

Sometimes, hair can look more greasy than it is because it’s been weighed down by a build-up of products. This is especially true for you ladies with thin, fine tresses. But don’t worry: this problem is easily solved! Simply opt for a lightweight shampoo – like this Dove one – that won’t be too heavy on your strands!

The great thing about Dove’s advanced formula is that although it’s super lightweight, and has been cleverly designed to cleanse and moisturise hair. It also helps to give it up to 95% more volume!** Girls with limp hair, this shampoo was literally made just for you!

Often when we get naturally greasy roots – which are caused by over-productive sebaceous glands – we tend to scrub harder. This simply stimulates the oil glands further, making the situation worse, not better! – Dan Lynes

Using one of these amazing shampoos for greasy hair should help solve the oily issue as you wash your tresses! But there’s one thing that could be making your greasy hair worse, even as you shower: scrubbing your head too hard!

Why, we hear you cry? Unilever’s creative director and head stylist Dan Lynes explains: “Often when we get naturally greasy roots – which are caused by over-productive sebaceous glands – we tend to scrub harder. This simply stimulates the oil glands further, making the situation worse, not better! Surfactants in the shampoo are what do the job of cleaning. They are detergents that hold on to the oil molecules and are rinsed away with water. Massaging the shampoo simply distributes it globally through the head, so rubbing harder doesn’t actually make your hair cleaner!”

So, which shampoo for greasy hair is taking your fancy?

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

** Hair freshly washed with Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen & Moisture Shampoo versus unwashed hair.

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