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How to Stop Oily Hair

How to Stop Oily Hair

When it comes to haircare concerns, one of our most frequently asked questions is ‘How can I stop oily hair?’. The answer lies in rethinking your haircare routine and considering some changes to your diet. To learn more about our top tips and product recommendations, explore our ultimate guide.

What causes oily hair?

Oily hair is caused by excess sebum production on the scalp. This can result from genetics, pregnancy, or hormones.

Don’t wash your hair every day

One of the first steps to reducing the appearance of oily hair is ensuring that you have a healthy haircare routine. Whilst it might be tempting to wash your hair every day, this can trigger further overproduction of oil. Experts advise washing your hair two or three times a week. On the days where you don’t wash your hair, use a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil.

Use a gentle shampoo & conditioner

When you have oily hair, it’s important not to rely on harsh, stripping haircare products, as these can do more harm than good. For best results, use gentle purifying haircare formulas which are specifically formulated for your hair type. Use only a small amount of conditioner, and only on the mid-lengths to ends of the hair.

Can diet cause oily hair?

Certain foods can exacerbate oil production, so it’s best to avoid fatty foods and keep up a healthy diet including fresh fruit and vegetables.

What are the best products for oily hair?

You’ll love our curated edit to keep your hair looking healthy and shine-free. For a wider selection of brands and formulas, explore our full range of haircare for Oily hair.

  1. Grow Gorgeous Balance PH-Balanced Shampoo
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    Grow Gorgeous Balance PH-Balanced Shampoo

    The Grow Gorgeous Balance range is all about keeping your hair and scalp at optimum health. Formulated with gentle but purifying ingredients such as Caffeine and Amino Acids, enjoy hair that feels deeply cleansed and revitalised.

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  2. Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
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    Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo

    Formulated with 98% naturally derived ingredients, Aveda’s Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo ensures that impurities and product build-up are eliminated in a gentle but effective way. The ingredients help to maintain moisture balance and a smooth scalp surface. The hair feels instantly refreshed and boosted with hydration.

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  3. Living Proof Exclusive Perfect Hair Day Jumbo Dry Shampoo
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    Living Proof Exclusive Perfect Hair Day Jumbo Dry Shampoo

    On the days in between washes, dry shampoo can really save the day. The Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo uses MIT Technology to clean the hair and instantly improve the appearance of oiliness. The new Jumbo size is exclusive to lookfantastic, allowing you to have clean hair days for months on end. For best results, use alongside the Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner.

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  4. Klorane Nettle Shampoo
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    Klorane Nettle Shampoo

    The Klorane Nettle Shampoo is a high-performance formula that regulates the production of sebum and also leaves the hair feeling beautifully soft. The Nettle range also includes a matching dry shampoo to take with you on the go.

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  5. Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-in Mist with Aloe Vera
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    Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-in Mist with Aloe Vera

    If you prefer not to use conditioner on oily hair, opt for a hydrating mist such as the incredible Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-in Mist with Aloe Vera. This can be used in replacement or in conjunction with conditioner, it’s the perfect daily dose of moisture. Simply spray on towel-dried hair, avoiding the scalp area.

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