Top 10 Best Shampoo for Greasy Hair

Oily and greasy hair is often limp and unmanageable and sometimes downright embarrassing. If you need wash your hair daily to control the grease, then you need a good clarifying shampoo in your routine.best shampoo for greasy hairA shampoo designed for greasy hair not only helps remove dirt and grease but help you go longer between washing. Choosing the best shampoo for greasy hair can be tricky as there are so many available, but the wrong one can make the problem worse.

We’ve researched over 65 shampoos available and come up with our top 10 favourites. Check out which ones made the cut.

Top 10 Best Shampoo for Greasy Hair

TRESemmé Cleanse and Renew Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Price: Around £9 for 900ml
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Our Verdict

This shampoo is a great choice if your hair gets greasy quickly due to using numerous products. Its gentle enough for daily use but also as a weekly deep cleanse too. The bottle is huge so it lasts a long time and is available at a decent price. It has a fresh, musky scent so can be used by males and females. The formula makes it easy to lather, but you may need to give it two good rinses to get rid of excessive gunk.

Australian Tea Tree Organic Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Price: Around £6 for 250ml
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Our Verdict

Tea Tree formulas are well known for working wonders with oily hair types. This shampoo is the real deal with 100% tea tree oil, paraben and SLS free making is the best choice for sensitive scalps. The shampoo is powerful enough to remove suborn grim, but leaves enough moisture so your hair doesn’t go into overdrive to compensate for the lack of oil. A big thumbs up for this gentle and fresh shampoo.

Redken Hair Cleansing Cream

Price: Around £13.50 for 300ml
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Our Verdict

If you’re a swimmer who tends to suffer from oily roots and dry ends then this is the shampoo for you. The cleansing cream is on the pricey side, but you only need a small amount as it lathers really easy. This cream really strips the hair of build up so we recommend using it once a week to ensure your hair doesn’t dry out with frequent use. It smells lovely like a top quality product and will leave your hair soft and manageable.

Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two

Price: Around £24 for 1000ml
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Our Verdict

The Shampoo Two is a great splurge option for oily hair and sensitive scalps. With its lovely zesty scent it leaves your hair feeling clean and fresh. It’s quite a runny consistency but it lathers well and helps to apply all over the hair easily. It’s a bit pricey so we recommend buying the bigger bottle as it can last months before needing replaced. A highly recommended shampoo in the hair industry.

Neutrogena T/Gel Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair

Price: Around £9 for 250ml
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Our Verdict

If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer from dry, itchy, dandruff prone scalp and greasy ends then you need to try out this T/Gel shampoo. A small bottle seams pricey but it can last around 2-3 months as you only need a little which lather to a lot. It leaves your hair feeling clean and fresh, and the medicated formula keeps dandruff at bay.

L’Oreal Professionnel Expert Serie – Pure Resource Purifying Shampoo

Price: Around £18 for 1.5L
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Our Verdict

This shampoo is our professional pick. Hairdressers love this stuff, and it will give you hair a polished look after every wash. The shampoo itself has a thick consistency and a slight tea tree scent. It really adds bounce and shine to your hair, making it the perfect foundation for a conditioner or other styling products.

Tisserand Tea Tree + Deep Cleansing Shampoo

teatree +Price: Around £4.50 for 150ml
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Our Verdict

If you’re after an eco-friendly option then this is the choice for you. Its ingredients a vegan friendly, organic and free from chemical such as parabens and sulphates. Again a tea tree based shampoo which keeps both oil and dandruff at bay, and it easy on sensitive scalps. Remember it won’t lather much as sulphate shampoos, but very easy to apply and leaves a fresh tea-tree scent.

Sebamed 200ml Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Price: Around £6 for 200ml
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Our Verdict

For super sensitive scalps this Sebamed shampoo is the best option. It’s a perfectly balanced pH suitable for skin and soap free to prevent the scalp drying out and producing more oil to compensate. It also adds volume and makes hair more manageable, shiny, soft and smooth. We love that it doesn’t have that typical medicated shampoo smell but a light fresh fragrance.

Phyto PhytoCedrat Sebo-Regulating Shampoo

Phyto Phytocedrat ShampooPrice: Around £13.50 for 200ml
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Our Verdict

This shampoo is specifically designed for oily scalps, with plant extracts to help maintain natural moisture and remove excess sebum. It leaves hair with a lovely lemon scent and a moisturised finished rather than stripped hair. We found this shampoo one of the best for helping give an extra day between washing.

Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent

Kérastase Bain DivalentPrice: Around £15 for 250ml
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Our Verdict

Another great option for those with a combination of oily roots and dry tips. It leaves your scalp feeling clean and your hair ends feeling moisturised. It’s suitable for damaged and coloured hair too. Gentle enough for daily use, but we found this shampoo allowed you to skip a day between washes. It also leaves a lovely clean scent on your hair.

5 Tips for Coping with Oily Hair

1. Learn the technique – Your hair always feel amazing after leaving the hairdressers right? That’s because they know the proper technique to washing your hair. Check out the video below. For hair products make sure you only apply them where they are needed i.e. if they are only for the roots don’t apply to the whole head.

2. Don’t wash daily – It’s so tempting to wash your greasy hair every day to remove the oil, but it makes the situation worse. Every time you wash you strip the natural oils from the hair, so your head goes into overdrive making more oil, and the cycle continues.

3. Use a dry shampoo – A combination of a good shampoo and a dry shampoo can help you to skip a day or two between washes. Just try it, and you’ll be amazed at how your hair improves.

4. Be a product scrooge – If you ready the instructions for most of your styling products they will recommend only pea size amounts. Be aware of how much product you’re using as liberal amounts can be the cause of your grease ball.

5. Mind your hands – If you touch you hair a lot, you’re going to make it greasy quickly. Any dirt or grim on your hands is instantly transferred to your hair. If you want to keep the oil at bay, keep your hand off!

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