If you quickly suffer from oily hair, finding the right shampoo can be a difficult task. Many products contain silicone or other chemical ingredients to provide your hair with extra oils, making your hair look heavier and less clean, even right after a wash.
In this article we’ll give you some tips on choosing the right shampoo.
What do you need to look out for?
With an infinite number of hair care products on the market, sometimes you can’t make sense if it all. What are the most important properties to look out for, if you want to tackle oily hair effectively?
Firstly, it is important to understand the chemical properties of hair care products. Products made from natural ingredients can be particularly beneficial for people with oily hair or a greasy scalp.
The use of aggressive soaps and sulphate components can disrupt the natural balance of sebum production in hair follicles and on the scalp, leading to increased oil production. If you suffer from oily hair, products free of sulfates, silicones and parabens are well worth a try.
Also, get familiar with the ingredients that clean your hair and scalp without damaging the hair. Peppermint, rosemary and tea tree oil are examples of ingredients that improve the texture of your hair and also purify your hair from excess oil and residues of hair care products.
Prepare for trial and error. Some products may be too aggressive for your hair, so it may take a while to find the most suitable product.
Determine what is important to you
As soon as you know which chemical ingredients you want to avoid and which useful ingredients you are looking for, you can ask yourself what other requirements the product has to meet.
The sustainability of the packaging, environmentally friendly production methods and vegan or animal-friendly aspects can play a role in finding the shampoo and conditioner of your dreams.
There are an infinite number of products that promise to eliminate excess oil without reducing the natural shine of your hair. Try not to shop too impulsive when considering new products. Remember that you may need to try a number of different products before you find the perfect shampoo and conditioner for your hair. Products with natural ingredients, such as apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil are certainly a great option to start with.