The 5 Best Conditioners For Oily Hair


When you have oily hair, it’s easy to want to avoid conditioner since it may feel like it’ll just make your locks look greasy. This isn’t the case, however, and hydration is important for all hair types – you just need to find the right formula! When applying, it’s important to only apply conditioner from mid-lengths to ends so that you don’t add extra moisture to your already-oily roots. You also want to be sure to not leave the conditioner on too long and to rinse really well. To find the right conditioner for your locks, it’s important to do research before shopping to help you feel confident in your purchase.

Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Conditioner

Oily hair doesn’t stand a chance against this natural Aveda conditioner (and accompanying shampoo!). This conditioner balances the hair, cleansing the scalp and nourishing ends using burdock root, echinacea, and sage. Hair is left with a beautiful herbal scent and hydrated without being weighed down.

Desert Essence Lemon Tea Tree Oil Conditioner

This clarifying conditioner is formulated to cleanse and detoxify the hair and scalp using Provitamin B5, organic lemon peel extract and organic tea tree oil. It also hydrates hair with lightweight, non-greasy moisturizers including jojoba oil to ensure you aren’t left with dry hair (which will ultimately trigger more oil production!) and organic aloe which helps smooth the hair cuticle.

Rahua Voluminous Conditioner

This organic and vegan conditioner can be used as a traditional rinse-out conditioner or for co-washing! Regardless of how you use it, it’s sure to leave oily hair squeaky clean and full-bodied. It has been specifically formulated for those with fine or oily hair, so you don’t need to worry about this conditioner weighing hair down or adding extra oil to your roots. Plus soothing lavender and uplifting eucalyptus (which is known for its clarifying properties too!) leave your hair smelling clean and refreshing post-shower!

Seed Phytonutrients Lightweight Hair Conditioner

This vegan, silicone-free, lightweight conditioner is perfect for fine or oily hair, providing just a touch of hydration for locks. Organic sunflower seed oil and camelina seed oil leaves hair soft and smooth without any harsh ingredients while turmeric extract helps revive the scalp. Seed is also known for its packaging which uses 60% less packaging than traditional plastic bottles!

Christophe Robin Detangling Gelée Conditioner

This conditioner hydrates and re-mineralizes the hair and (you guessed it!) leaves it knot-free after use! In addition to being a conditioner, it can be used as a scalp treatment to rebalance the scalp using a blend of sea minerals that also fortify the hair fiber. One caveat is that it’s best for straight to wavy hair, so if you’ve curly oily hair, pass on this product.

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon Ball

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