What To Look for in a Shampoo for Oily Hair and Sensitive Scalp

It can be really annoying when you have oily hair and sensitive scalp. Check this recommendation list for shampoos you may need.
Juliet_WilcoxJuliet_Wilcox
Mar. 1, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!If you've got a sensitive scalp, it's highly likely you've got sensitive skin as well, so washing your hair in the shower can be a nightmare because it affects the rest of your skin also. So just what should you look for in a shampoo if you've got oily hair?Shampoo with Sulfates? NO!If you've got oily hair, caring for it can be a vicious circle. You may wash your hair frequently to get rid of the greasy feeling, but in doing so, you might actually be making it worse. The problem is, the more you use a harsh shampoo to wash your hair to rid it of the oil, the more your scalp will produce oil. So what is the solution? Many shampoos use sulfates to create a lather to wash the hair. However, these sulfates can sometimes strip or irritate the scalp and cause it to dry out. This, in turn, stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil leading to oily hair. Using a gentler shampoo that does not contain sulfates can help to calm your scalp and break the cycle of washing and sebum production. This allows your scalp and hair to recover and return to a healthy state. A hydrating shampoo can help smooth the hair cuticle leaving your hair looking glossier, shinier, and much healthier. These sulfate-free shampoos are an excellent option for oily sensitive hair and scalps.Argan Oil Sulfate-free ShampooArgan oil sulfate-free shampoo is a wonderful shampoo that does not contain sulfates. Rich in Morrocan argan oil and botanicals which hydrate and soothe the hair and scalp, this shampoo will leave your hair shiny and silky and sparkling clean. It's great for curly hair, and the argan oil helps reduce frizz and give the hair a silky sheen as it contains silk extracts also. The range also has a matching argan conditioner, which will further help restore treated and damaged hair to its glossy glory. At $14.99 for 400 ml, it's a little more expensive than regular shampoos, but it's definitely worth it, and your hair will thank you for it.Natural Shampoo and Conditioner: Paraben and Sulfate-freePerfect Hair Focus is a shampoo and conditioner pack that is paraben and sulfate-free. If you're struggling to keep your hair healthy and grow it longer, this is the shampoo conditioning formula for you. It's perfect if your hair is colored as it protects your color and doesn't strip the hair. Containing lots of nourishing ingredients like fractionated coconut oil, which is packed full of antioxidants. Coconut oil helps to hydrate hair and scalp and promote growth. So if your hair feels a little lackluster and you're struggling to grow it, this is definitely a shampoo and conditioning formula that will help you. With its gentle ingredients and ginseng root extract, it is designed for dry hair, but often oily hair can be dry and damaged at the ends, so using this shampoo and conditioner combo once or twice a month will help to balance your hair and scalp and stop your skin getting used to one product. At $28.99, it's an investment product but one which your hair and scalp will really benefit from.Balance Your Scalp's pH with Essential OilsDegrease by Maple holistics is an excellent product for oily hair and scalp. It also helps with dandruff prone scalps and uses essential oils such as lemon, basil, and cypress, to rebalance the pH of your scalp, helping to restore healthy sebum levels. As a sulfate and paraben-free shampoo, its gentle formula helps to rebalance your scalp and regulate sebum production. With rosemary and jojoba to help soothe the scalp, this is definitely a good option if you've got an itchy scalp that is prone to dandruff.Natural Cider Vinegar to Rejuvenate and Remove Toxins from Your ScalpCider vinegar has long been a tried and tested natural remedy for a range of hair and scalp problems, so it's no surprise that it's now used in shampoos. Wow, skin science is sulfate and paraben-free and helps to clarify and stimulate the scalp gently, leading to a stronger, thicker, and healthier growth of hair follicles. It contains DHT blockers, which helps to thicken hair and promote growth. It also reduces scalp flaking and frizz, moisturizes the scalp and removing dead skin cells gently. Raw apple cider vinegar helps to remove toxins and promote shiny glossy hair. This is definitely the product for you if your scalp needs rejuvenation and calm.Douse Your Hair in Herbal Essences and Smell DeliciousWith no minerals, sulfates, or parabens, Herbal Essences have really brought healthy haircare to the masses. They've also layered on the scents of honey jasmine and vanilla to make your hair smell good enough to eat. If your hair and scalp are begging for a shampoo, which is gentle and cleansing, smells delicious and is free of all the nasties, this is definitely the hair care shampoo and conditioning set for you. Reasonably priced, it's an everyday hair care product for sensitive, oily scalps that are prone to dandruff and irritation.PureZero to Give Your Hair and Scalp a Super Healthy FeedKale has often been known for its superfood properties due to its wealth of vitamins and minerals. So what better way to help a damaged scalp than lather on some natural goodness to nourish your hair. 100% vegan, PureZero has never been tested on animals and is a member of PETA's beauty without bunnies program. Beautiful hair comes from a beautifully healthy scalp, and with antioxidants and all-natural ingredients, your tired tresses will feel rejuvenated with this gentle shampoo.Puracy Developed by DoctorsIf you suffer from scalp irritation, puracy is a product that has been formulated by chemists and doctors to hydrate and strengthen your luscious locks. With citrus, eucalyptus, and mint essential oils, this olive-based shampoo contains beet sugar extract and olive-based squalene to hydrate the scalp and smooth the hair leaving it frizz-free and shiny. There are no nasty harsh chemicals, parabens, or sulfates in this all-natural shampoo, and it's also environmentally conscious in both its packaging and ingredients. It's also cruelty-free and vegan, which is a sure sign its definitely good for your scalp also. With a mid-price range of $20.99 for 16 fl oz, this is definitely a good option for your sensitive scalp and will be that secret weapon to help you keep your tresses in tip-top condition with minimal effort or scalp irritation. So if your scalp has a sensitive issue, is too oily or prone to dandruff, why not check out some of the products above which can really promote your hair and scalp's health and beauty.
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