Get rid of oily hair with Herbal Essences shampoo

If you’re struggling with oily, greasy hair, it’s important that you wash your hair with the right shampoo - one that cleans your hair without stripping it and leaves it feeling fresh.

Washing your hair daily isn’t always enough to stop greasy hair, and that’s because you need to ensure you’re using a shampoo that is gentle enough! It needs to remove the right amount of dirty oils without triggering your body to produce more to compensate - designed to fight oil. The main benefit of oily hair shampoo is getting rid of greasy hair, but Herbal Essences shampoos come with other benefits too!

How to get rid of oily hair?

Avoid very hot water

Warm water is fine for rinsing your hair, but really hot water can dry your hair out. Washing and rinsing your hair with hot water can lead to drying out your scalp and hair. This will most likely lead to struggles with split ends, dandruff, and frizz.

The colder the water, the better it is for your hair.

The lukewarm or cold water helps to close your cuticles after washing, which adds protection to your hair and scalp, preventing dirt from penetrating your pores.

Regardless of your hair type, using cold to lukewarm water to rinse your hair is considered a benefit and good practice for healthy hair!

Hands off

Your whole body produces natural oils, including your hands. Touching your hair at the roots or scratching your scalp often can cause your hair to get oilier. If your body thinks your skin needs protection it will produce excess sebum. It’s that excess of sebum that makes hair look and feel greasy.

In an ideal world, you should avoid touching your roots and scalp to help transfer this sebum all over. But this isn’t to say you can’t touch your hair at all - but avoid touching it when you can and try not to play with it too much.

Clean your combs and brushes

Most people forget that brushes and combs should be cleaned. Did you know that this is important because cleaning your comb and brushes removes hair styling products from them! We often see combs and bushes sitting in that blue solution in salons - this isn’t just for cleaning between different clients, but also for the general benefit of always using a clean comb or brush. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it?

If you ensure that they’re always clean, you don’t transmit dirt to your scalp while brushing – or removing natural oils which ensures that your scalp is cleaner and healthier, producing less oil to counterbalance the missing ones. Remember, excess sebum production means more grease and oil in your hair.

Avoid excess heat while styling hair

It’s often thought that using a hairdryer on high heat can cause dandruff, by drying out your scalp. Indeed, a dry scalp can also be the cause of oily hair.

The excess heat causes extreme dryness of the scalp. That dryness stimulates the production of sebum or oil - your body’s natural way of trying to combat the dryness.

It’s easy to say “just let your hair dry naturally” but depending on your hair type and time of year (curly hair in the winter, for example), not using a hair dryer may not be an option. It’s best to gently towel dry your hair (using a microfiber towel) to remove a maximum of water, and then if you must use a hairdryer, try using a lower heat, and try not to keep it on your hair for too long.

Shampoo twice

For very oily hair, it's recommended to shampoo your hair twice, in one wash. Washing once might not be enough for a few reasons. You may not be massaging your head effectively enough, or you could have buildup from styling products that one wash just can’t remove.

Gently shampooing twice, with the right shampoo for oily hair, can help to remove buildup from styling products or pollutants that are in our everyday environments - while also ensuring you have massaged your scalp thoroughly.

Of course, if you’re going to shampoo twice, you should also be using shampoos that are designed to combat oily hair. Using the right shampoo will make all the difference in the world - and you’ll see and feel that difference.

Choose the best Herbal Essences shampoo for oily hair

Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint shampoo

This daily cleanse shampoo purifies roots and hydrates the length of your strands. If you’re looking for less oily, softer and smoother hair, this is the shampoo for you. Volumising White Strawberry & Sweet Mint shampoo contains antioxidants, is vegan and cruelty-free, and PETA certified.

Herbal Essences Uplifting Volume shampoo

Turn up the volume, and avoid dull days, while getting rid of grease. Enjoy this shampoo, for normal hair with a bright citrus smell. For the best results, use Uplifting Volume shampoo that helps to maintain your volume whilst keeping your hair delightfully luscious.

Herbal Essences Daily Detox Shine shampoo

Every day, your hair is exposed to pollutants. Give it a good detox with Herbal Essences Daily Detox Shine shampoo for greasy hair. This gentle shampoo is for daily use and washes away all daily impurities. Refresh your locks and leave them shiny but not oily!

Herbal Essences Daily Detox Clean shampoo

If grease-free clean hair is what you’re after, our gentle Herbal Essences Daily Detox Clean shampoo for oily hair is the best choice. Get rid of greasy hair and enjoy fresh, shiny hair. Experience notes of golden raspberry and mint too.

Other hair treatments for greasy hair

Start enjoying fresh feeling scalp and hair by checking out the full selection of Herbal Essences detoxifying shampoos and conditioners. Battling greasy, oily hair is a combination of both your hairstyling practices and the hair products you use. Make sure you get the right combination, make sure you use Herbal Essences!