Experts recommend washing hair two to three times a week because shampooing daily can lead to dry, brittle and unhealthy hair. However, what do you do if your scalp is oily? Skipping shampoo even for a day can make your hair look flat and greasy. The excess oil production in your scalp needs to be controlled, and while dry shampoo may offer temporary relief, you need to use hair care products that will tackle this problem.
The type of shampoo you use plays a vital role in determining the health of your hair and scalp. Here are a few things you need to look for in a shampoo if your scalp is oily.
- Avoid nourishing formulas
- Look for volumising or balancing shampoos
- Sulphate free shampoos
- Use two different formulas
Avoid nourishing formulas
Shampoos that contain oils or other nourishing ingredients may be great for your hair, but they will add excess moisture to your scalp, making it oilier. Pick a shampoo that contains detoxifying ingredients instead. The Tresemme Botanique Detox & Restore Shampoo contains a blend of ginseng and neem that remove oil, dirt, product build-up and other impurities from the scalp, thereby controlling excess oil production.
Look for volumising or balancing shampoos
If you don’t know a lot about shampoo ingredients, read the front label for terms like ‘volumising’ or ‘balancing’. These shampoos are perfect for those with an oily scalp as they won’t add extra moisture to the scalp and remove excess sebum. The Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Aroma Volume and Bounty Shampoo will tackle excess oil, add volume at the root and give your hair a lifted appearance.
Sulphate free shampoos
Shampoos that contain more natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals like sulphates are excellent for anyone with an oily scalp. Sulphates can cause a pH imbalance on your scalp and lead to an increase in sebum production. To avoid this, opt for a sulphate-free formula like the Tresemme Pro Protect Sulphate Free Shampoo. It will tackle excess oil while also maintaining the bounce and shine of your tresses.
Use two different formulas
Sometimes, using two different shampoos for your hair can also be beneficial, especially if you are dealing with an oily scalp and dry ends. You can either use two different shampoos — one on the scalp and another on the lengths or alternate between the two variants. This way, your scalp won’t look oily, and your tips won’t appear dry too.