There is no feeling more frustrating that scrubbing your scalp clean every morning, only to have it lank and oily by mid-day. Not only does it look unkempt, all that extra oil can travel down from your scalp and cause breakouts on your face and back.
If you’ve been struggling with an oily scalp, get to the root of the problem with these 10 products that will help you manage all that excess grease.
This hair scrub purifies with plant-based vinegar and sea salt, and lifts your senses with essential oils like mint, grapefruit and thyme.
This detox treatment uses 100% plant ingredients to cleanse, purify, detox and soothe your scalp. Over time, it helps to restore a natural balance to oily scalps, thanks to the mineral salts in the formula. Tip: you can also use this as a post-colour treatment to soothe tingling or itching scalps caused by chemical residue. #bonus
Promising review: I have a sensitive & oily scalp, and I must wash my hair daily. This sea salt really cleanses the scalp and feels so refreshing! I did not experience any itchiness for more than 2 days after my first use, despite only using dry shampoo since.
Get the cleanest scalp of your life with this deep-cleanse shampoo. The unique formula actually minimises oil production, so hair gets less oily over time. We love that it’s also colour-safe and gives hair volume after use!
Promising review: I have fine oily hair that typically needs daily washing, and I also dye it frequently so it can be dry too. Since it is dry, I try to only wash every other day but the oil in my hair after 2 days of no washing is unbearable. I also have oily skin so I guess that is why my scalp is also oily?? Anyway, this shampoo cleans so well I went 3 days without washing and the only part of my hair that was greasy were my bangs! The rest still looked great.
Formulated with a powerful anti-sebum complex, this shampoo helps to carefully re-balance overactive glands and limit the spread of sebum along the hair shaft while preserving the scalp’s natural balance and delaying oiliness. The formula is hypoallergenic, paraben and silicone-free and is enriched with a UV filter.
Promising review: I have fine oily hair. I used to wash daily but was told that would make the oiliness worse, so I tried to wash every second or third day using dry shampoo in between, but my hair looked terrible. So I ditched my regular high street brands and looked for something more specific. Been using for a couple of weeks now and have noticed a difference. I wash my hair at night and in the morning it still feels fresh and light.
It might seem counter-intuitive to add more oil, but Argan oil actually helps to re-balance sebum production overtime. This formula contains natural vitamin E and antioxidants that renews hair’s cell structure while protecting your scalp from environmental damage.
Promising review: I thought my hairstylist was crazy to suggest putting even more oil on my greasier-than-thou scalp, but I was so desperate I gave it a shot anyway. To my amazement, after 1-2 months of consistent use, I’ve finally switched from “oily” to “normal” type shampoo!
While you wait for your new holy grail supplement or shampoo to start kicking in, these cool blotting sheets designed specially for your hair will help get you through the day. Simply blot your hair and scalp (like you would your face) to refresh your hairstyle and absorb any excess sebum. It’s a lot handier than a bottle of dry shampoo!
Promising review: I’ve been pleased with the dry shampoo sheets. After rubbing over my hair, there is visible oil on the paper and my hair has more of a matte appearance. The packaging is small and convenient to stick in my purse to have on hand for touch ups while I’m out.
Packed with antioxidants, this shampoo helps to strengthen hair and protect against colour fade while re-balancing the scalp’s sebum protection over time. Formulated with a fresh blend of botanicals, hair is clean and fresh after use.
Promising review: This shampoo leaves my hair soft and clean for several days and has notably improved my scalp health. I colour my hair frequently so it’s great there’s a product that helps the colour last longer and doesn’t dehydrate my oily scalp!
You already know and love Neutrogena for their effective skin care products, so why not hair too? Their anti-residue treatment shampoo is a favourite around the world for its powerful formula that effectively removes any follicle-clogging residue from your styling products or shampoos and conditioners. Just use once a week, and switch back to your regular shampoo after.
Promising review: I use this once a week to get rid of grease and product build-up. I had not realised how much gunk my regular shampoo wasn’t cleansing out until I started using this. My scalp used to be oily and itchy like, 1 hour after my shower but not anymore!
Containing the same world-famous Micellar technology found in your make-up remover, this shampoo helps to gently but effectively remove product build up, dirt and impurities that could be causing your scalp to produce excess sebum. It also contains Neofresh Technology, a patented odour neutralising formulation that actually repels unpleasant smells.
Promising review: I’ve tried SO many different types of clarifying shampoo for my oily scalp and none of them even come close to this product! Unlike other brands, this thoroughly cleanses my scalp without leaving my hair feeling like straw. I’m buying this for the rest of my life.
Specially formulated for a range of hair care concerns, this orally-ingested treatment for oily scalps contains a blend of green tea extracts, niacin and vitamin A that help to re-balance sebum production in your scalp. Do note that results will only be seen through consistent use, so use this as a supplement with other targeted shampoos and conditioners.
Promising review: I was super doubtful of consuming a supplement created by a haircare brand, but I’m so glad I decided to try it anyway! It took a while for me to see results (4 months or so) but my scalp is no longer oily anymore! I think it’s better to try to treat an oily scalp from within as opposed to just using shampoos and conditioners – it’s for the long term.
Chances are, there are going to be mornings where you overslept by accident and you don’t have time to wash your hair. This dry shampoo exists purely for those days – it’s formula is powered by a patented Healthy Hair Molecule and Triple-Action Cleaning Technology to cleanse your hair and scalp without clogging your hair follicles.
Promising review: I use it whenever I forget or when I am too lazy to wash my hair the night before. With a few spritz, I am able to achieve clean and voluminous beautiful hair 🙂 I have a very oily scalp so I find it hard to achieve this result when I skip shampoo. Love this!