No More Oily and Greasy Hair: these Brands and Products are for You
It’s no secret that tonnes of us struggle with oil control. Finding effective hair care products for oil control can be challenging to say the least. It all comes down to a hair care item that washes away clean, prevents scalp irritation, and saturates your locks with moisture. Thankfully, there are solutions. The best options tend towards cleansers, since you have to wash away existing oil (and prevent it from returning). You want something that won’t aggravate your scalp, and restores your hair to good health. These leading options are a great starting point for ridding yourself of oily hair.
Nexxus Weightless Moisture Solution
Based on the premise that damaged hair can indeed be restored, Nexxus uses innovative approaches to handling oily locks. Focusing on keratin (the natural protein found in hair) and black rice, the brand is unique to say the least. Offering a range of hair care products for oil control, the company knows that stressed hair leads to oiliness and grease. Basically, if you dye, bleach, or otherwise harm your locks through styling, it can lead to a really oily look. Due to the fact that your body produces oils as a defense - a way to moisturize your hair naturally - you need a solution to address damage. If you supply your hair with artificial moisture, your body becomes less inclined to create oils. With that in mind, the Nexxus Weightless Moisture solution sets the bar for oil control products. It restores balance to your locks, rinsing out cleanly to keep your hair light and silky. Use it either daily or merely every once in a while. You can keep this item on hand for after you stress your hair with styling or bleaching. After application, it leaves behind soft hair that doesn’t feel inclined towards oiliness.
Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo For Greasy Hair
Bumble and bumble.Sunday Clarifying Shampoo
A favorite option for many, Bumble and Bumble is a popular brand for its way of offering conditioning without adding weight. The brand focuses on lifting your hair - providing it with volume that doesn’t bog down your look. While some brands strip away the natural oils of your hair in efforts to limit greasiness, this brand takes a different approach. Unique amongst hair care products for oil control, it conditions without removing your hair's organic essence. When your locks lose their natural oils, your body reads this as a command to produce more. This leads to greasiness (the exact thing we’re trying to avoid). So, to address this concern, many opt for Sunday Shampoo For Greasy Hair. It moisturizes your hair from the top down, ridding you of the need to create oils. It leaves behind light and vibrant hair consistently making it ideal for daily use.
Sachajuan Normalizing Shampoo
SACHAJUANSachajuan Normalizing Shampoo
Understanding that hair care is complicated, Sachajuan focuses on using high-quality ingredients and minimalist solutions to reduce oiliness. Since they know that hair care is complex enough, the cleaners and conditioners remain simple and straightforward. This is ideal for greasy hair since extra chemicals which don’t wash away easily just serve to bog down your hair. While it may seem like the best way to rid your hair of grease is to strip it of oils with tonnes of chemicals, this is actually counterintuitive. Instead of healing your locks, it actually adds to stress. So, if you want something to address the real problem, Sachajuan Normalizing Shampoo is a great option. By restoring balance to your locks, it keeps your hair in good condition for the long term.
OGX Tea Tree & Mint Cleanser
Sourcing exotic ingredients from across the globe, OGX Beauty provides innovative solutions to a wide range of hair issues. Instead of sticking to the basics, it approaches hair care in a unique manner. Since every scalp and each head of hair is different, it helps to find the exact ingredients that work for you specifically. OGX uses a wide range of products to address hair concerns. For oily hair, a great option is the Tea Tree and Mint Cleanser. The tea tree oil (native to Australia) keeps your scalp healthy while the naturally astringent properties of mint refresh your scalp. This option returns your hair to its healthiest state. By focusing on your scalp, it helps prevent your body from creating excessive oils in between applications.
Some Final Thoughts
The key message is that your hair is unique. When you want a solution to oily hair issues, it is critical to find the proper products for your needs. These brands each approach oil control in a different way. So, to get the best results, consider what the root of your greasiness issues actually is. Whether it is stress, damage, or a concern with your scalp, there is a cleanser to meet your needs.
AM I DOING THIS WRONG ?! 🥴
Along with everyone else, I’ve been gushing about Selena Gomez’ Rare Beauty line. The packaging, colours and purpose behind the products is all beautiful. I was so excited to get my hands on the soft-pinch blush, for me fall is the perfect time to switch over from a glowy bronzer to a soft pretty blush. I got the matte finish in ‘Love’ which is described as a warm terracotta colour. I hate to be this person, but I’m not quite sold on this liquid blush. 💪🏼 |PERFORMANCE| I honestly found this so difficult to apply, when following the website instructions to remove the excess from the applicator then apply one dot to either cheek I legit had clown cheeks. It’s truly SO pigmented. Also I have a lot of texture in my skin so I found that the product sometimes sat very obviously in my pores and it wasn’t easy to buff out. I started applying it by removing as much from the applicator as possible then lightly brushing a powder brush across it to pick up as little product as possible and THEN applied that to my cheeks. 🤲🏻 |TEXTURE| Creamy texture that buffs out to a lightweight powdery feel 👃🏻|SCENT| Normal cosmetic scent 💦 |INGREDIENTS| This formula contains a blend of lotus, gardenia, and white water lily to help soothe, calm and nourish skin. Its vegan and cruelty free and is also free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban 💸 |VALUE| This blush goes for $26 CAD for 7.5ml, with the amount of pigment in this blush 7.5ml will last you forever. I would like to try this blush again in a softer colour, and give it another chance. But for me right now, it’s not worth it for how challenging it is to apply evenly. Have any of you tried the blush ? What did you like/dislike about it? Rare Beauty - Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
Wishful Rose Oil by HUDA -Review & Dupe for $24?
I was extremely intrigued with the rose oil as I already use a daily oil by Pixi Beauty and saw a significant difference. But after three days testing the Wishful Rose Oil, I’m truly dissatisfied with the product. For $63.00 this oil doesn’t do enough and the smell is not amazing either! I can get past it because of the listed ingredients “Damascus, Carrot, Rosehip. The product claims to give you a more even, bright and smooth appearance appropriate for all skin types, but actually just sits on your face and doesn’t absorb. This was my first negative view of the product, but what i can say that i like is the claim for brighter skin does come to light. I felt rejuvenated. The Dupe product mentioned by Pixi Beauty is just a .03 fl oz difference with the same main ingredient Rosehip. Ultimately I will stick to my $24.00 Pixi rose oil as I can trust it will melt into my skin overnight and truly keep it’s claims under my skin! xx
✨New Beauty Buys-Ole Henriksen PHAT: Worth it?
I recently got this new face mask that works like a facial, with potent PHAs and Nordic birch sap to exfoliate by @olehenriksen ✨OLE HENRIKSEN - PHAT Glow Facial Mask It's really an interesting mask that works similar to @theordinary's AHA BHA peeling solution, but has Polyhydroxy Acid in it. It's an exfoliating mask that works instantly without causing any irritation or burning at all. I really liked this mask because you can keep it on for 15-20 mins and watch the pink color turn into white then wash it off. This mask doesn't sting or burn but does that exfoliation and gives a glow. It works amazing for my any skin type, I have oily/combination and Acne prone skin and it works great for me. The texture is of this mask very unique. It's goopy and stringy. Unlike clay masks, it's a thick creamy texture that glides on face like gum and washes off without any mess. I am enjoying using this because it gives me results instantly. It is great for dull skin, uneven skin tone and texture, Dark Spots, Fine lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Dryness. ✨It has : Highlighted Ingredients: - Polyhydroxy Acids (PHAs): A gentler alternative to AHAs that help even skin tone and texture through chemical exfoliation. - Nordic Birch Sap: Helps hydrate and nourish skin. - Pink Bentonite Clay: Helps clarify and renew. My experience: -Instantly brightens skin and makes it feel smooth and soft -Improves dark spots / hyperpigmentation -Doesn't irritate skin, doesn't sting or burn -Very gentle on Sensitive skin and works similar to AHA BHA masks. The only downside of this product is the price, It's 50$ for 1.7 fl.oz / 50 mL of product which in my opinion is quite expensive. The amount we get is very minimum and it's not going to last you more than 10 uses. You can get better exfoliating masks or solutions at quarter of the price and they work the exact same. Although I truly liked this product I won't be repurchasing it frequently.
RENTINOIDs: the BEST super ingredient
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I just tried OLAPLEX Nº 0 & Nº 3 🤷🏻♀️
☁️This 2-part treatment system takes 20+ minutes. You do it on dry hair before you shampoo & condition. First you saturate your hair with Nº 0, wait 10 minutes, don’t rinse, then add Nº 3 & leave on for an additional 10+ minutes. Nº 3 can be used alone, but Nº 0 is meant to be used only as a precursor for Nº 3. I originally bought this for my bf’s heavily damaged hair, but he’s so lazy about using anything😑 So finally we made it happen. My hair isn’t currently damaged from bleach like it used to be, however, because I have a neurological disease, some days I’m in so much pain, tossing & turning in bed all day, I pull my hoodie over my head & use a heating pad on it. Days like this my thick hair becomes a wreck. Swipe for photos. I definitely get a lot of breakage around my hairline, I’m so over it lol, I’ve got silk pillowcases coming in the mail💤💌 I picked a “bad hair day” like this from the other day after my flareup calmed down to try this 2-part treatment system for you guys. I’m aware that no hair treatment can make a strand of hair full length again once it’s snapped short... I was more curious to see what this treatment could do for my bf’s hair. He washes it waaay too much because he thinks it’s dirty due to his job, which gives his hair tons of sun damage. I was mortified when he told me he washes it twice a day! Don’t do this! It strips away your natural oils! His hair is so brittle & dry! OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit $28/5.2 of Nº 0 + 1 oz of Nº 3 Everyone seems to be raving about Olaplex products, so I had my hopes set pretty high. This may be an unpopular opinion, but this treatment didn’t impress me much. I have to use sooo much product for my hair & it’s only shoulder length. My hair is extremely thick, I’m no stranger to using extra product, but this was a little ridiculous. I used almost the entire full size Nº 0 & every last drop of the sample size Nº 3. The amount I used on my bf was quite little. His hair is very thin & only like 4-5” long. OLAPLEX - No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment $28/5.2 oz He thought I was using a lot, because the nozzle dispenses so slowly (which is good I guess because the consistency is like water) but the level only went down about a half inch. Not really any scent. I found it so time consuming to do this step myself. The applicator made me feel like I was in highschool using box dye. I actually transferred it to an empty (& clean) Briogeo spray bottle because I was so frustrated. It dispensed it a lot faster, but still be very careful. I had a cut on finger & it burned really bad, so don’t get it in your eyes! OLAPLEX - No. 3 Hair Perfector $28/3.3 oz Similar to typical hair conditioner in texture/consistency/scent-easy to apply. THE RESULTS: His hair: still fried This just wouldn’t be feasible for my hair considering I emptied a $28 bottle for 1 use. Hair was soft after nothin special.
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