oily hair and scalp

12 Shampoos That will Solve your Oily Hair and Scalp Problems

Categories : Hair, Hair Tips

You wash your hair every day, but you still have greasy hair! Maybe it’s time to switch shampoos, or add these hair treatments to your routine. Made especially for oily hair and scalp, They detox your scalp, and help keep your hair fresh and full of volume.

Vichy Dercos Oil Control Shampoo

$25, Watsons

It has a special anti-sebum complex to treat super oily hair and scalp! It also has Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water that gently cleanses each strand, UV filters to protect your hair from sun damage, and refreshing marine and mint fragrance! It has no parabens or colourants.

“Before, my hair gets greasy by the end of the day. Now it feels squeaky clean!” says Akasha in her shampoo review. Another customer, Victoria, swears that “My hair remains clean and bouncy for a full two days after washing!”

Kerasys Scalp Cooling Clinic

$9.90, Lazada

This shampoo for oily hair and scalp was developed by Aekyung Scalp Science Research Center in Korea. It controls dandruff and grease with hydrolyzed green pea proteins, pine extracts, and other botanical. It’s safe for coloured hair, and leaves a fresh cooling sensation!

Tanya says that unlike other dandruff shampoos, this doesn’t make her hair feel stiff or has a weird chemical smell. “I really love this!”

Kao Essential Deep Cleansing Care

$11.50, Guardian and Watsons

The Essential range uses a special Smart Cuticle Care & Sebum Cleansing Technology that deep-cleans your scalp while moisturizing your hair tips. It’s perfect if your scalp and roots get greasy, but you still have split ends or hair breakage.

“I often colour my hair. I just recently bleached it too! My hair has become very fragile and dry, but my scalp gets oily. Sometimes the oily roots make my hair look very flat and limp. This shampoo saved my hair! My hair feels fresh but not dry, and it has more volume too,” says Lisa.

Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo

$15, major supermarkets

One of the best-smelling shampoos for oily hair and scalp! It has a fresh fruity-floral fragrance from melon, apple, peach, muguet, rose and jasmine. We seriously can’t stop smelling our hair!

Aside from its addicting scent, this shampoo gently removes product build-up and oils with grapefruit and lemon extracts. Your hair will be soft, squeaky clean, and shiny!

Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo

$16.90, Redmart

Looking for an oil-control shampoo that’s safe for coloured hair? “Hask” and you shall receive! This purifying shampoo removes all the grease and dirt with a natural formula made of coconut, lemon and grapefruit, and charcoal.

This shampoo is also perfect for anyone with sensitive skin and scalp. “Definitely leaves my hair cleaner than other shampoos. It gets rid of that gunky build up you can get from a lot of hair products. I have delicate skin and hair and I’ve never had any negative reaction to this product!” says one Amazon review.

Innisfree Green Tea Mint Fresh Scalp Shampoo

$20, Innisfree

This is one of the most popular Korean shampoos for oily hair and scalp! “My hair doesn’t get greasy and smells good all day. It rinses off really easy too, which is great because I’m always rushing in the shower every morning!” says Katie.

The green tea scent is also a great way to layer your fragrances! Use with a green tea perfume, or green tea soap.

Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Clean-Touch Shampoo

$32, Strawberry.net

You’ve heard about micellar water cleansers for the face, but micellar water shampoos are just as great for the hair! It gently breaks down the dirt, oil and pollution of the day. And if your scalp has gotten stinky from sweat or smoke, the Neofresh Technology helps neutralize the odours.

This shampoo for oily hair and scalp is free of silicones and sulfates. Since it has a light formula, it won’weigh down fine or thin hair. You get lots of volume and shine!

Daeng Gi Meo Ri Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

$28.95, Daeng Gi Meo Ri

This is a great shampoo for thick and coarse hair. The formula taps ancient Korean beauty wisdom, using natural herbs like ginseng and Siberian chrysanthemum which are then fermented to get more potent results.

If you’re a fan of natural haircare (and Kbeauty!) try this shampoo for oily hair and scalp! Be sure to check out the other Daeng Gi Meo Ri haircare products which have won in the Beauty Insider awards!

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

$38, Sephora

Do you have a greasy scalp but dry hair tips? (Yes, the worst of both worlds.) This shampoo can help! Its special formula gets rid of dandruff while soothing your scalp and hydrating your hair. So your hair isn’t greasy, bu tit’s soft and healthy — from roots to tips!

Sachajuan shampoo also uses a patented Ocean Silk Technology that contains potent algae and marine extracts. After a few weeks, these nutrients will make hair strong and shiny!

Use this twice a weak to help get rid of grease. It can get too drying if you use it every day. Concentrate it on the scalp, and massage well before rinsing with lukewarm water.

L’Oreal Paris Elseve Phytoclear 1 Min Pre-shampoo Purifying Scrub

$15.90, Watsons and Guardian

Guaranteed to keep your hair clean and dandruff-free for four weeks! It contains essential oils that gently remove impurities that make your hair greasy and eventually lead to scalp irritation and flakes. (Read more about purifying shampoos that protect hair from pollution.)

Since it uses natural plant extracts instead of chemicals, this won’t irritate sensitive scalps. For best results, use it with the rest of the Phytoclear anti-dandruff range: the shampoo ($9.90), conditioner ($11.90) and scalp rebalancing spray ($17.90).

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Refreshingly Purifying Cleansing Hair Scrub

$29, The Body Shop

We love how this gets rid of the grease and the stress! It has purifying Japanese green tea, refreshing mint menthol, detoxing salt crystals and moisturizing Ethiopian honey.

Give yourself a soothing scalp massage to boost blood flow and purge away product build up, dust, smoke and sweat. Not only will you feel so much more relaxed, but your hair will be super clean and shiny!