Keep grease at bay — even in the summer heat — using our favorite products for oily hair.
With the summer almost here, many of us are searching for the perfect hair care products for those of us with oily hair. If you struggle with oily hair, you know how difficult it can be to keep your tresses grease-free — especially in the summer heat. Humidity and sweat only weigh your hair down more, making it nearly impossible to go more than a few hours without looking like an oil slick. That is, unless you arm yourself with the right hair care products.
Since hair oil tends to build up fast, you might be wanting to wash your hair every day (or even more than once a day) to get rid of excess grease. However, washing your hair too frequently with stripping shampoos can damage the rest of your hair, leading to bone-dry ends in desperate need of nourishment.
Instead, you'll want to opt for a gentle clarifying shampoo that's free of harsh sulfates and use dry shampoo to extend the length of time between washes. Because oil is produced by the scalp, adding a detoxifying scalp scrub to your routine can also keep your hair oil-free for longer. And though it might sound counter-intuitive, using a lightweight oil on the very ends of your hair will ensure your tresses are healthy from root to tip.
To help maintain your hairstyles even during the sweatiest days of summer, we've found the best hair care products to keep oil at bay without causing damage. Below, shop our favorite hair care products for oily hair at every price point.
Aveeno Apple Cider Vinegar Sulfate-Free Shampoo
For a more budget-friendly option, we love Aveeno's apple cider vinegar-infused clarifying shampoo.
Sndyi Silicone Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush
Make your cleansing routine more effective by working in your shampoo with a scalp scrubber brush.
OUAI Detox Shampoo
A clarifying shampoo is a must for cleansing your hair and scalp of product build-up, oil and debris. OUAI's top-rated hair detox is made with apple cider vinegar and keratin for a weightless, silky feeling.
Biolage Volume Bloom Conditioner
Oily hair needs moisture, too, and this lightweight conditioner from Biolage nourishes your hair without weighing it down.
Neutrogena Exfoliating Healthy Scalp Clarify & Shine Conditioner
Neutrogena's clarifying conditioner is perfect for oily hair thanks to its anti-residue formula that exfoliates while adding shine.
Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Deep Clean Scalp Scrub
Once or twice a week, add a scalp scrub to your cleansing routine. Coco and Eve's pre-shampoo treatment is made with fruit enzyme AHAs and BHAs from salycilic acid to keep oil at bay.
The Beachwaver Co. Second Chance Dry Shampoo
Extend the time between your wash days using a dry shampoo, such as The Beachwaver Co.'s rice starch-based formula.
R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist
If you hate the feeling of traditional dry shampoo, opt for this liquid option from R+Co that uses micellar technology to cleanse your strands, sans residue.
VERB Ghost Oil
If you struggle with an oily scalp and dry ends, apply this weightless oil to the very ends of your hair to keep them hydrated.
Redken Root Lifter Volumizing Spray Foam
Add volume to flat, weighed-down roots with this affordable spray-in foam from Redken.