The 5 Best Shampoos For Oily Hair


There are a wide variety of reasons for greasy hair, including touching it too much, over-washing, over-conditioning, and product build-up. Some people may also just have more oily hair than others due to hormones, an unbalanced scalp, or even just having thin or fine strands. Regardless of why, having greasy hair can be a huge pain. If you aren’t already, I strongly suggest using one of these dry shampoos to help with oil control, but it’s also important to use a shampoo specifically meant for detoxifying greasy hair.

Redken Clean Maniac Micellar CleanTouch Shampoo

Micellar waters, which are popular in skincare, are used in this shampoo to remove build-up, dirt, and odors from the hair. Redken explains that the micelles in the cleanser essentially act as a magnet to draw out both water-based and oil-based impurities without being too harsh on your hair. It’s also sulfate and silicone-free, making it the perfect choice if you need frequent washes to keep your hair looking fresh.

Verb Reset Clarifying Shampoo

This cleansing shampoo removes product build-up to restore balance and “reset” your scalp. Seawater intensely cleanses the scalp while restoring essential minerals to the hair, while aloe soothes scalp irritation and helps reduce flakiness. Verb is a water-based shampoo – as opposed to an oil-based – so your hair isn’t left feeling heavier than before your wash. It’s suitable for all types of hair, but many users note that it works particularly well for curly hair. After your wash a light scent of grapefruit and oatmeal remains, leaving you feeling clean and awake!

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo

Bumble and Bumble’s detoxifying shampoo works perfectly to cleanse the roots of dirt, oil, and product. Some of the key ingredients include ginseng root extract, which is used as a hair and scalp tonic; rosemary leaf extract, a scalp stimulant; and sage leaf extract, which cleans and stimulates the scalp and hair shaft. The brand is also cruelty-free, meaning none of their products are tested on animals, which is definitely a win in our books!

Kevin Murphy Maxi.Wash

This detoxifying shampoo works to remove dirt, oil, and build-up from the scalp and hair, leaving it clean, refreshed, and invigorated. Natural extracts and tea tree oil prepare the scalp and roots for a deep clean without stripping natural, essential oils (which can trigger an overproduction of oil). As an added bonus, Kevin Murphy uses 100% recycled ocean plastic for their bottles, so you don’t need to worry about your environmental impact with this hair cleanser!

Christophe Robin Purifying Shampoo for Oily or Flaky Scalp

While this shampoo may feel like a luxury item when you first buy it, it’ll soon become a shower staple to combat your oily tresses. One of the key ingredients is Jujube bark, which eliminates dandruff, regulates excess sebum, and calms itchiness. It’s been created with both oily roots and dry ends in mind since they often go hand-in-hand, providing overall balance to your hair. Plus, unlike some of the other oily hair shampoos, this formula can be used daily, need be.

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon is clean beauty-obsessed, loves a bold red lip, and is forever looking for the perfect curl product.