Oily hair is no fun. It’s difficult to keep under control, hanging limply under its own weight. However with the right hair care products, oily hair can be easily managed. What are the best products for someone with oily hair?
First, let’s talk about why your hair is oily. Many people have the misconception that oily hair results from oily scalp. Exactly the opposite is true; the oil glands in a dry scalp overproduce oil in an attempt to self-moisturize.
Using a mild, gentle shampoo made for dry scalp will help cut down your oiliness a lot. Believe it or not, baby shampoo is one of the best products for you if you suffer from oily hair! All-natural products, like California Baby Shampoo and Body Wash, have the added bonus of also being environmentally friendly. California Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is also made for people with super-sensitive skin and is free of any fragrances. (Their ingredients are also organic and sustainably grown!)
I really like using baby shampoo because I have extremely sensitive eyes. Even the smallest drop of slightly-soapy water will make them burn for what seems an eternity. I don’t have this problem with baby shampoo – a great added bonus to curing my oily hair!
A shampoo and conditioner containing tea tree oil is also helpful to dry scalp. The tea tree oil not only helps to moisturize, it may also help remove dead skin sells, unblock clogged follicles, stop any itchiness, and promote healing of the scalp. Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree line is widely available at salons. It smells fabulous and leaves your scalp feeling tingly and invigorated.
Some people, especially those with sensitive skin, may have a reaction to tea tree oil, so you should always test new products like this on a small area first to make sure you aren’t sensitive to the ingredients. A burning scalp is no solution to your problem!
Now that your hair is clean, you need to style it!
If you want a structured, piecey look to your locks, try a small amount of a non-oily product like Tressa Texturizing Paste. You can use these types of products to sculpt your hair into funky, chunky styles that frame your face.
Mousse is a good choice for styling oily hair because it is nice and light so it won’t weigh your hair down. Make sure you get one that is lightweight and non-sticky, like Pantene Classic In Control Mousse. And remember, a little bit goes a long ways! Don’t use too much or you have sticky hair and it will leave a reside that will keep your hair from shining!
For finishing touches, use a non-oily hairspray like K Style Polish Sheen Spray. Look for a formula that will lock your hair in place without compromising volume. K Style Polish Sheen Spray will also give your hair a glossy shine and leave it soft and silky to the touch.
Be sure to use styling products specifically formulated for oily hair, and remember not to use too much of your styling products. Using less mousse will help your hair stay oil-free throughout the day!
And remember, these are just a few of the products available for people with oily hair. Everyone’s body chemistry and hair needs are different, so don’t be afraid to try out some different products and see what works best for you!