We all wish we could wash our hair less frequently. For many of us, the thought of being able to leave a couple of days between washes seems unrealistic as our hair can become greasy and oily very quickly.
Excess oil production, dirt, impurities and product build-up can all leave our hair looking greasy and weighed down.
To help you combat oil and keep your hair fresh for longer, we have gathered together an edit of our favourite shampoos for oily, greasy hair. Each product promises to cleanse and clarify your roots and scalp without drying out your hair for beautiful, fresh results.
The best clarifying shampoos for super soft and silky hair
Discover which clarifying shampoo is best for your hair type as we look at 10 of the best for super soft, healthy and revitalised hair.
What shampoo should I use to stop greasy hair?
- System Professional Purify Shampoo
- Sukin Oil Balancing Shampoo;
- Shu Uemura Art of Hair Anti-Oil Astringent Cleanser
- Grow Gorgeous Repair Rescue Shampoo
- KMS Head Remedy Deep Cleanse Shampoo
- Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo
- Vichy Dercos Ultra Soothing Shampoo for Oily Hair
- Aveda Scalp Benefits Shampoo
- Wella Professional INVIGO Balance Aqua Pure Purifying Shampoo
- Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo
10 of the best shampoos for greasy hair
Find the perfect product for your hair type and texture in our edit of the best shampoos for oily and greasy hair.
System Professional Purify Shampoo
Perfect for those who suffer from an oily scalp and dandruff, System Professional Purify Shampoo works to minimise oils and impurities to deeply cleanse your locks. With a high performance Dermapure Complex, the shampoo eliminates dandruff causing micro-organisms and banishes excess sebum to leave your scalp cleansed and refreshed.
Sukin Oil Balancing Shampoo
Gently cleanse away impurities and refresh your scalp with Sukin Oil Balancing Shampoo; a rejuvenating formula containing active ingredients to smooth and purify your tresses from root to tip. Infused with Jojoba Oil, Moringa Extract and Wheat Protein, the weightless shampoo nourishes and refreshes, whilst helping to balance excess sebum, without drying out your scalp.
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Anti-Oil Astringent Cleanser
Silicone and paraben-free, Shu Uemura Art of Hair Anti-Oil Astringent Cleanser is a super-lighweight shampoo which works to effectively cleanse and refresh your locks. Working to rebalance the sebaceous glands to slow future oil production, the luxurious formula ensures your hair stays clean and free of grease for longer.
Grow Gorgeous Repair Rescue Shampoo
Cleanse and revitalise your hair and scalp with the Grow Gorgeous Repair Rescue Shampoo. This restorative formula helps to repair damaged hair, while forming a protective barrier to defend against further damage. Ideal for dry, fragile hair that has been over-processed or regularly heat styled, the shampoo gently washes away impurities, excess oils and product build up. The invigorating shampoo is infused with Caffeine to stimulate the roots for healthy hair growth.
KMS Head Remedy Deep Cleanse Shampoo
Gentle and light enough for daily use, KMS Head Remedy Deep Cleanse Shampoo effectively lifts away the daily build-up of oil and impurities to leave your locks cleansed, refreshed and ready for styling. Utilising Alpha Hydroxyl Acids including Lactic Acid and Malic Acid, the formula works to cleanse the scalp and eliminate impurities and pollutants which may cause or increase oil production.
Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo
Treat oily roots and dry ends with Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo an intensely purifying formula which removes excess sebum from the scalp whilst smoothing and hydrated damaged, frizzy ends. Harnessing the powers of Glycine and Vitamin B6, the shampoo rebalances moisture at the roots and repairs dehydrated, damaged locks for hair that feels clean and looks shiny and revitalised.
VICHY Dercos Oil Control Corrector Shampoo
Straight from the French Pharmacy, Vichy Dercos Oil Control Corrector Shampoo has been expertly formulated to refresh and cleanse weak, oily hair. Delivering up to 48 hours of scalp soothing benefits, the mild shampoo relieves itching and discomfort whilst eliminating dirt and impurities for hair that feels soft, strong and more manageable.
Aveda Scalp Benefits Shampoo
If your love using pure and organic products on your hair, Aveda Scalp Benefits Shampoo is the perfect product for oily, overworked locks. With a calming blend of flower and plant essences, the shampoo creates a beautiful hair cleansing experience and works to eliminate impurities and strengthen all hair types.
Wella Professionals INVIGO Balance Aqua Pure Purifying Shampoo
Cleanse your scalp whilst addressing your hair's needs with Wella Professionals INVIGO Balance Aqua Pure Purifying Shampoo. Enriched with Lotus Extract for a revitalising effect, the shampoo lifts away dirt, impurities and excess oils to leave your locks refreshed and purified. Formulated with Balance-Blend, the shampoo also hydrates to create the optimal scalp condition and smooths the mid-lengths and ends of your hair.
Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo
Product build-up can often be the reason your hair looks and feels greasy. Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo gently dissolves impurities, dirt and product build-up to absolve your hair of sins and completely refresh your locks. With Ginseng, Rosemary and Sage, the clarifying formula invigorates and stimulates your hair and scalp, acting as a weekly detox. Hair will be left refreshed and thoroughly cleansed with a beautiful shine.