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Best Shampoos For Oily Hair (And Oily Scalp) In India – Our Top 10

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Best Shampoos For Oily Hair (And Oily Scalp) In India – Our Top 10 March 12, 2018

An oily scalp can be so extremely frustrating to deal with. Washing your hair every alternate day becomes a routine because of the rate at which your scalp secretes oil. Your hair tends to look weighed down and greasy within a day of shampooing, and for anyone who isn’t a big fan of the slicked look, this is not good news. Shampooing too often can have detrimental effects on your hair. To help prevent this, I’ve put together a list of the 10 best shampoos for oily hair. But first, let’s look at what kind of shampoo for oily hair you should choose.

How To Choose A Shampoo For Oily Hair?

When choosing a shampoo, people make the common mistake of going by their hair type. If you really want a shampoo to work, you need to find a match for your scalp rather than your hair. If you have an oily scalp with dry hair, you still need to get a shampoo that will cleanse your scalp rather than hydrate your hair. Just invest in a good conditioner that will take care of the latter. Following I’ve put together a list of tips to keep in mind when choosing a shampoo.

  • Do not buy shampoos with “hydrating”, “smoothing”, “moisturizing”, or “curl defining” on the label. These shampoos tend to be a tad too hydrating for oily hair.
  • Go for shampoos with labels that read “strengthening,” “volumizing,” or “balancing.” These shampoos do not add too much moisture to your scalp and help remove excess oils.
  • If your hair is extremely oily, a daily clarifying shampoo will be able to get rid of the oils while being gentle on your scalp. However, you need to invest in a product that is gentle as drying out your scalp will only stimulate more oil production.
  • Investing in a super clarifying treatment is also a good idea for extremely oily scalps. Using these shampoos once every couple of weeks will help keep your scalp clean.
  • Look for shampoos with salicylic acid as this helps break down and remove any buildup that might have settled on your scalp.

Top 10 Shampoos For Oily Hair

1. Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Shampoo For Oily Hair

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Pantene’s Pro-V Total Damage Care Shampoo is, no doubt, one of the best of the shampoos available in the market. What sets this shampoo apart is its Pro-V formulation that helps repair damage and maintain hair health. The shampoo works on a cellular level (at the core of your hair shaft) to strengthen your hair and keep it healthy. It cleans effectively, banishing damaging impurities while being gentle enough to be used on a daily basis. This shampoo does not strip away the natural oils that are needed to keep your hair nourished. However, at the same time, it helps control oiliness. It helps repair and prevent the 10 signs of damage while protecting your hair from future damage and leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

Pros

  • Efficiently cleans the scalp.
  • Has a pleasant fragrance.
  • Controls oiliness.
  • Does not dry out your hair.
  • Lathers extremely well.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Sturdy packaging.

Cons

Rating

5/5

2. Neutrogena Shampoo The Anti-Residue Formula For Oily Hair

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Neutrogena’s Anti-Residue Formula Shampoo is formulated for all hair types but it is especially beneficial for people with curly hair. While this shampoo is not meant for regular use, replacing one of your weekly shampoos with this one will go a long way in improving your hair’s health. Oily hair tends to collect a lot of buildup. This clarifying shampoo by Neutrogena can help eliminate up to 95% of this buildup with just one wash. This helps keep your scalp clean and your follicles healthy. Keep in mind that using this shampoo more than once a week can dry out your scalp and push your sebaceous (oil-producing) glands into overdrive.

Pros

  • Boosts your hair’s volume.
  • Eliminates up to 95% of the buildup that settles in your hair.
  • Suits all hair types and especially benefits oily hair.
  • Controls oiliness.
  • Unclogs your hair follicles.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Adds a silky shine to your hair.

Cons

  • Not easy on the budget.

Rating

4.75/5

3. Schwarzkopf BC Volume Boost Shampoo For Oily Hair

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Schwarzkopf’s BC Volume Boost Shampoo is one of the best oil control shampoos available in the market. The shampoo helps boost your hair’s volume by eliminating the oils and buildup that has been weighing it down. The shampoo’s formula is enriched with Amino Cell Rebuild Technology which helps strengthen your hair and improve its elasticity, all while thoroughly cleansing your scalp.

Pros

  • Leaves your hair feeling extremely light.
  • Controls oiliness.
  • Boosts hair volume.
  • Sturdy packaging.
  • Efficiently cleans the scalp.

Cons

  • Not very budget-friendly.

Rating

4.75/5

4. Khadi Herbal Honey And Lemon Juice Natural Cleanser For Oily Hair

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Khadi Herbal’s Honey And Lemon Juice Natural cleanser contains ayurvedic ingredients that help tackle oiliness. Formulated with honey, lemon juice, shikakai, and amla, the shampoo efficiently cleans your scalp and leaves your hair feeling light, silky, and soft. Regular use of this shampoo will help tackle the dullness that comes with a greasy scalp.

Pros

  • Controls oiliness.
  • Leaves your hair feeling light.
  • Value for money.
  • Lathers well.
  • Leaves your scalp feeling fresh.

Cons

  • Might not work for people with dry ends.

Rating

4.5/5

5. Biotique Bio Walnut Bark Body Building Shampoo For Oily Hair

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Biotique’s Bio Walnut Bark Body Building Shampoo is formulated with Akhrot chal, ritha, amla, bhringrat, and himalayan water. The shampoo helps boost your hair’s volume, leaving it feeling light and healthy. It also effectively cleans your scalp and eliminates excess oils.

Pros

  • Formulated with natural ingredients.
  • Easily available.
  • Effectively cleans the scalp.
  • Lathers well.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Controls oiliness.

Cons

  • Packaging could be improved.

Rating

4.75/5

6. Himalaya Herbals Gentle Daily Care Protein Shampoo For Oily Hair

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Himalaya Herbals’ Gentle Daily Care Protein Shampoo is one of the best shampoos for oily scalps. Formulated with chickpea, amla, black myrobalan extracts, and licorice extracts, it helps nourish and strengthen your hair while leaving it feeling light and oil free.

Pros

  • Gentle on your hair.
  • Has a pleasant and mild fragrance.
  • Lathers well.
  • Leaves your hair feeling light.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Gentle enough for daily use.
  • Sturdy packaging.

Cons

Rating

5/5

7. Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo And Conditioner

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Biotique’s Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo And Conditioner is a 2-in-1 formula that can be used every day. This shampoo is perfect for those with extremely oily scalp as it helps remove excess oils without compromising the health of your hair. Formulated with sea algae, Centella, and pure green apple extract, the shampoo nourishes your hair while cleansing it.

Pros

  • Leaves your hair feeling light and silky.
  • Adds volume.
  • Gentle enough for daily use.
  • Effectively cleans the scalp.
  • Easily available.
  • Has a pleasant fragrance.
  • Not tested on animals.

Cons

  • Packaging could be improved.

Rating

4.75/5

8. Shahnaz Husain Shahenna For Normal To Oily Hair

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Shahnaz Husain’s Shahenna For Normal To Oily is an excellent scalp cleanser for oily hair. Enriched with the goodness of henna, this formula helps add volume to your hair while restoring your hair’s natural oil balance. The shampoo tones your scalp while controlling issues such as dandruff, hair fall, and premature graying. It also helps nourish your follicles while promoting healthy hair growth.

Pros

  • Adds volume to your hair.
  • Leaves your scalp extremely feeling clean.
  • Controls oiliness.
  • Contains natural ingredients.
  • Leaves your hair feeling light and silky.

Cons

  • Not too easy on the budget.

Rating

4.5/5

9. Kaya Skin Clinic Nourishing Shampoo For Oily Hair

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Kaya’s Nourishing Shampoo is formulated with almond oil and hibiscus extracts, making it ideal for people with normal to oily scalps. The shampoo helps prevent hair breakage while effectively removing dirt and grime from your scalp. It leaves your hair feeling soft and silky, and adds body and volume. The mild formula can be used frequently.

Pros

  • Has a pleasant fragrance.
  • Controls frizz.
  • Lathers well.
  • Efficiently removes dirt and oil from the scalp.
  • Improves hair texture.

Cons

Rating

4.75/5

10. L’Oreal Paris’ Professionnel Serie Expert Pure Resource Shampoo For Oily Hair

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L’Oreal Paris’ Professionnel Serie Expert Pure Resource Shampoo is yet another fantastic clarifying formula. However, unlike most clarifying shampoos, this one is mild and can be used more frequently. The shampoo is deeply purifying and helps eliminate dirt and grime from your hair, controlling oiliness and leaving your hair feeling lighter. It also helps tackle itchiness with its antioxidant content.

Pros

  • Lives up to its claims.
  • Has a refreshing citrusy fragrance.
  • Leaves your hair feeling light.
  • Adds volume.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Not as expensive as most clarifying formulas.

Cons

  • Not travel-friendly.

Rating

4.75/5

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[ Read: 10 Best Hair Conditioners For Oily Hair ]

Your choice of shampoo can make or break your hair care regimen when it comes to oily hair. However, you must keep in mind that everyone’s hair is different and it might take a few trials and errors until you find the best fit for you. Have you tried any of these shampoos? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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