Some women find themselves plagued by greasy hair during the warmer months, because sweat. Others (i.e. the majority of those with oily hair issues) are genetically predisposed to having greasy scalps year round. Still others develop #oilyhairproblems thanks to hormonal imbalances. And then there are those who exercise often (more sweat = more sebum, that light yellow, oily substance secreted by your sebaceous glands…yum) and those whose hyper-affinity for styling products leads to gunked-up hair.
Women with greasy hair or oily scalps, listen up. Regardless of the root of your follicle problems (har, har) or how often you’re washing your hair, when you do wash, you’re going to want to make it count. (And in between, you’re going to want to carry around a mini dry shampoo and resist the urge to play with your hair — your fingers are rife with oil.)
Those who choose to wash every day may prefer a gentler shampoo that de-greases hair without stripping it of all its natural defenses. Those who lather up less frequently are going to want to use a heavy-duty clarifying shampoo when they do go under the nozzle. Whatever sort of shampoo for oily hair you seek, we’ve got you covered.
Click through the slideshow below to shop 11 of the very best shampoos for oily hair, according to passionate reviewers who get the greasy-hair struggle, oily-scalp struggle, oily-scalp-but-dry-ends struggle, etc. (Note: said reviews have been edited and condensed for clarity.) Then, while you wait for your hero shampoo to arrive, try a turban or headband on for size. They’re trending, and they’ll cover up your roots.