De-Grease Your Locks with Shampoo for Oily Hair

Serena Norr | 05 May 2016

Oily locks begone with some of our favorite shampoos.

The consensus is out that natural hair oils can make your locks look shiny and soft. However, those who suffer from the production of too much oil can have strands that looks greasy and weighed down, leading to challenges with styling and daily maintenance. This can be especially annoying during the summer, or if you have an active lifestyle, as you may always seem to be fighting with your hair to look fresh and put-together instead of greasy like an oil slick. While a lot of these causes are hereditary, there are certain things you can do to ensure that the oils in your hair are balanced and controlled. One thing that you can do is use the right shampoo for oily hair. Read on to discover more about oily hair, plus some of our favorite shampoos for oily hair.

What Causes Oily Hair?

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Treat your oily hair with some of our favorite shampoos.

Oils in your hair are caused by having overactive sebaceous glands in your scalp. This can be due to genetics, environmental issues, stress, diet, hormonal imbalances or even over-washing. It can also be caused by life, in general: Our environment, work and daily stresses can all play a part in causing havoc to our locks.

How to Prevent Greasy Locks

1. Use less conditioner.

Using too much conditioner can weigh hair down. If your locks are already naturally oily, you may find that you only need a weekly deep conditioner or a two-in-one formula to maintain daily moisture without piling on the hair grease.

2. Wash your hair less.

Over-washing may dry out the natural oils in your scalp. This is because hair tries to replace lost oils and overcompensates by producing more than you need. Make sure to use warm water (definitely not hot!), which can balance out your strands.

3. Use a dry shampoo. 

When you’re feeling especially oily or greasy, use a dry shampoo, like the Suave Moroccan Infusion Weightless Dry Shampoowhose formula works to soak up your natural oils while also reviving and refreshing your hair.

SUAVE MOROCCAN INFUSION WEIGHTLESS DRY SHAMPOO

4. Get the right brushing technique.

Brushing or combing your hair too hard can cause your follicles to produce more oils, whereas if you don’t brush enough you’re natural oils aren’t won’t be distributed properly. Find your proper balance and be sure to use a boar-bristle brush, which is believed to deliver overall moisture and sheen from root-to-tip.

5. Go easy with product.

Those with oily hair have to think that less is more when it comes to product. Overuse can cause more sebum in the hair, thus weight down your locks and create a greasy build-up.

6. Don’t touch your hair (that much)

We know that it’s hard not to touch your tresses after a fresh blowout, but you risk transferring the oil from your hands onto your tresses, weighing them down. Plus, the more you touch, the more you’re actually ruining your fresh new style.

Best Shampoo for Oily Hair

While it is important not to over-wash, you’ll also have to make sure that you’re using the right shampoo for your hair. Those with oily strands should try the following shampoos:

1. Rebalancing Shampoo

The Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Rebalancing Shampoo formula works to clean your strands while also ensuring less buildup. Those with oily hair should use it every other day or even more seldom and don’t forget to pair it with the Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Restoring Conditioner for optimal results.

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NEXXUS DIAMETRESS REBALANCING SHAMPOO

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NEXXUS DIAMETRESS RESTORING CONDITIONER

2. Dry Shampoo

As we mentioned, dry shampoo is your BFF when you have oily hair. And trust us: we have all been there! It works to remove any buildup or oil in your hair as it refreshes your locks. Use it in between washing for optimal benefits.

3. Daily Clarifying Shampoo

Since those with oily hair wash their hair less, they also have to make sure that when they do rinse that they’re using a formula that’s strong and replenishing. Try the Suave Essentials Clarifying Shampoo whose formula works to remove residue without stripping your hair.

SUAVE ESSENTIALS DAILY CLARIFYING SHAMPOO

4. Daily Moisture Shampoo

Greasy locks need balance in their sebum glands. Try the Suave Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo and the Suave Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner whose formulas works to provide your hair with deep moisture . We particularly love two-in-one formulas that supply the smoothness of conditioners without weighing down your locks.

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SUAVE COCONUT MILK INFUSION DEEP MOISTURE SHAMPOO

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SUAVE PROFESSIONALS COCONUT MILK INFUSION DEEP MOISTURE CONDITIONER

 

Looking for more info on shampoos? Check out shampoos to try for greasy hair.