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    18 Products For Anyone Who Hates Dealing With Oily Hair

    Manage and eliminate unwanted oily hair with these products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Ethique Wonderbar is a conditioning bar for oily hair that's made of coconut oil, cocoa butter, and vanilla to hydrate your hair without added excess oil or weighing it down. It's also 100% soap-free, pH balanced, and can even be used on your body.


    This is cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly, and compostable!

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this product. I was a little skeptical about a bar-soap-shaped conditioner, but as someone who tries to be eco-friendly, I wanted to give it a go. I have very fine, thin hair that gets oily quickly. This little bar works wonders. It's easy to use and leaves my hair soft and tangle-free, but not weighed down. I will definitely continue to use this product as my conditioner from now on!" —Emily O.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.10 (available in two scents).

    2. Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder absorbs unwanted oil at your roots and gives you unlimited volume to extend your hairstyles beyond wash day.


    Bumble and Bumble products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or formaldehyde, and they're also cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have long, fine, dark hair, and an oily scalp. As I've gotten older, I've needed to wash my hair pretty much every day. Otherwise, it looks greasy. I've tried several dry shampoos and colored hair powders and this is the first one that has actually worked. It is white in color, but with a vigorous massage into my scalp, it blends in well without making my hair look gray. I love how it makes a blowout last longer and adds volume at the roots. Overall, a very good product and one I will never be without." —sacbeez

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    3. Degrease Moisture Control Shampoo mitigates grease and oil build-up by restoring your hair and scalp's natural pH balance and sebum levels for overall healthy hair.,

    Promising review: "Great! I have very oily hair, I think it's hormonal. Before using this shampoo, I would either have to wash my hair every other day or on day two put tons of dry shampoo. Now I can go two days without washing or without using any dry shampoo, and on day three using dry shampoo or washing my hair! It's great! Smells great too! My hair feels so clean after using!" —Christina Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $17.05 (available in two sizes).

    4. Verb Sea Texture Spray gives your flat, oily hair that natural, beachy texture and body without the crunchy feeling. And it has a light hold to keep the volume in place., Amazon

    This was formulated without parabens, sulfates, or gluten, and is cruelty-free!

    Promising review "I have been searching for a product like this. I have bought a dozen others that leave my hair either flat or greasy-too-soon or with no change at all. I am a woman and have short, thin hair. I put this on after my hair dries and it gives it a little body without looking stiff or forced. By days end, it still looked like it did when I fixed it that morning. The next day, my hair wasn't greasy, which never happens with other products. " —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    5. R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner softens, hydrates, and smooths your hair without making it any more oily. Great to use if you have oily roots and dry ends. And it has UV protection!


    This was formulated without parabens, sulfates, or gluten. It's also vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Not to be dramatic, but I think this stuff is my hair's soul mate. I have lower back-length hair that I've been bleaching for years. It's never been particularly unhealthy, but the issue is that my roots get very oily very rapidly, so going a day without washing it doesn't work very well. This stuff keeps my ends from getting super dry without leaving my roots greasy (as has been the issue with other cleansing conditioners). The smell is a little different, but not bad. Would absolutely recommend this product to others!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    6. SheaMoisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Hair Mud exfoliates your scalp by lifting impurities and build up, leaving it hydrated, refreshed, and clean.

    SheaMoisture products are cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "This is definitely something for people with a more oily scalp, and I only recommend using it once or twice a week, but it is a beautiful scalp exfoliating mask. If you have longer hair, the best way is to part your hair into different (small) sections and apply. It takes a while, but it really takes away that buildup, and it feels soooooooo good. If you have shorter hair, it isn't a problem. My fiancé loves this so much he doesn't normal shampoo anymore." —Chrissydee03

    Get it from Ulta for $11.49.

    7. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo gently removes built-up products and grease from your hair. It's non-irritating, clarifying, and you only have to use it once a week to finally get oil-free hair.


    Promising review: "I love this clarifying shampoo. I have naturally oily hair and this stuff really cleans my hair/scalp, I have also found it to be gentle enough to use daily. My hair does not feel brittle after shampooing which I was afraid of really leaves it pretty soft. Though I do follow up with conditioner still." —robin a

    Get it from Amazon for $8.34 (available in three sizes).

    8. Moroccanoil Root Boost eliminates oil, adds long-lasting volume at your roots, all while nourising your hair with a healthy finish.


    Promising review: "Love love love this product!! Gives me volume and works better than dry shampoo! It keeps me from getting oily days after use. Has been a huge help in styling my hair and washing it less to protect the color." —Kourtney

    Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in two sizes).

    9. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo gives you an instant clean feeling like you just got a blowout. And best of all, it won't damage your hair and there's no leftover white residue.,

    Promising review: "I normally wash my hair every day because by the end of the first day I am starting to look quite oily, but when I wake up the next morning my hair is downright limp, greasy, and dirty looking. I spray this on my head per the instructions and then give my hair a quick brush and blow dry and I look ready to take on the day! This stuff lasts all day. It doesn't leave any white powder residue. It smells great. And best of doesn't take much and it really works. I will be investing in a can of this as soon as my current can gets low." —Oates Family

    Get it from Amazon $22+ (available in two sizes).

    For more options, check out our picks for best dry shampoos at three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    10. Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion thickens your hair, especially the roots, where oils and other products can make it flat and stringy.


    Promising review: "I couldn't live without this item... a little goes a long way. It thickens my hair, my hair appears fuller and just a little fluffing up during the day reactivates it. I have thin hair and applying it to my roots from underneath gives me the fullness I want. It is a must-have in every hair regiment." —NJH

    Get it from Nordstrom for $25.

    11. Whamisa Organic Seeds Hair Shampoo is made with Vulgare seed extract and soybean that'll not only refresh your scalp by exfoliating dead skin cells, but will also control the excess sebum on your scalp so you hair will feel clean and light.


    This is formulated without parabens, silicone, or dyes.

    Promising review: "I really love this shampoo! It smells really good, very herbal, and almost medicinal but in a nice way. My hair feels very clean and hydrated after washing. I have dry scalp, but because my hair is so fine and thin, it gets very oily looking very quickly. This shampoo is hydrating to my scalp, but does not feel greasy throughout my hair. I only need to wash and condition my hair once per week using these products. My hair looks clean throughout the week, I just use a dry shampoo on around the fourth or fifth day." —phaedra

    Get it from Amazon for $38 (available in dry scalp option).

    12. Pantene Charcoal Shampoo gets rid of scalp impurities that cause oil and grease, leaving your hair refreshed and voluminous like you just left the salon.

    This was formulated without parabens, dyes, or silicones!

    Promising review: "This is a good shampoo. I have an oily scalp and sweat a lot so I shampoo daily, this stuff doesn't dry my scalp out too much but does clean well. No overpowering scents and no leftover residue. My girlfriend had me order her a bottle too." —CDA

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six types).

    13. Molivera Organics Bentonite Clay is not only good for oily skin but also for oily hair. Use this mask to cleanse your hair follicles from inside out and eliminate grease.


    Promising review: "Love this stuff!! I'm no poo and my hair gets oily quickly and this makes my hair shiny and soft! It worked wonders for my husband as a face mask, he has oily acne prone skin and it made his skin look and feel soft. will definitely buy again." —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $12.67.

    14. Head and Shoulders Oil Control Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner controls scalp and hair oils while also soothing and calming scalp itch and dryness.


    Promising review: "This is the ONLY shampoo I have found to control my oily hair! It works on hair that may have an oily film. It has kept any dry flakes at due too. I would only suggest it for those with a naturally oily hair/scalp because it will definitely dry you out if you don't need it!" —Jennifer Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94.

    15. IGK First Class Charcoal Dry Shampoo not only absorbs oils but also soothes your scalp so you don't have to wash your hair if you're not ready to.

    This product is forumlated without sulfates, parabens, or phthalates.

    Promising review: "I've tried so many different dry shampoos and this is by far the best one for my hair! My second-day hair can get super greasy and this formula absorbs the oil better than any of the other brands I've tried I have black hair, and I love that there isn't a white powder residue. An added bonus is the scent isn't overpowering at all! Definitely will purchase again." —aims210

    Get it from Sephora for $27.

    16. Christophe Robin Detox Hair Ritual Kit is a three-step process to regulate scalp oil, exfoliate build-up and eliminate dandruff, and hydrate dry and damaged hair.

    This is formulated without parabens, phthalates, or silicones! The kit includes a purifying shampoo with jujube bark extract, a cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt, and a moisturizing hair cream.

    Promising review: "I have really long hair with super oily roots and dry ends so this is perfect for me. The value is overall decent for the sizes of all three products. I will definitely be repurchasing." —boriqua510

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    17. Ogx Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Extra Strength Penetrating Oil is great to use when your hair needs a boost of hydration and shine. It won't make your hair more any more oily than it naturally is.,

    Promising review: "I just bought this product a few days ago and very happy with it! My scalp is oily, but the ends are overdried, unmanageable, hard to comb through. After towel-drying I rub a small amount between my palms and smooth into my hair from mid-length down, concentrating on the ends mostly. It makes them so soft, silky, I love to touch them. Now I love to sweep my hair over one shoulder and just play with the ends — they feel so soft! Really happy with the product!" —marinavor

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22 (available in nine different product options).

    18. And Lemon Sage Oily Hair Shampoo is great when you have dandruff but also oily hair. It works all together to deep clean and nourish your scalp while eliminating excess oil — leaving your hair flowy, healthy, and bouncy.


    This is formulated without parabens and is cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have greasy hair and it gets oily very fast. Therefore, I need to wash my hair every morning in order to keep it clean and fresh. I tried many brands and types of shampoo, but the results were not so satisfactory. I started to use Lemon Sage’s Oily Hair shampoo four months ago and found this product really helpful. It has effectively mitigated the oiliness of my hair and made it look pretty neat and healthy. Besides, I love the refreshing scent of the shampoo as well as the bottle design, which is very convenient to carry when I travel for work or leisure. I will continue to use this excellent shampoo and will definitely recommend it to other customers who have a similar problem of greasy hair." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

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