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Shampoo Recommendation for Oily/Greasy Hair?? Hol??

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: Shampoo Recommendation for Oily/Greasy Hair?? Hol??
By Kate on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 09:08 am:

I have a pre-teen DD who is now getting that oily/greasy hair no matter how often she shampoos. I searched high and low yesterday for shampoo specifically formulated for oily hair and there were none! My DH said they don't have those anymore, or if they do, they are not 'labeled' as such because announcing your hair issues to the world, or at least the cashier, was not in the interest of good advertising.

Any suggestions? And what about conditioner? She really needs it because otherwise her hair is very hard to comb, but does conditioner just exacerbate the problem? And even the combo shampoo/conditioner 2 in 1 products aren't enough conditioner to make her hair tangle free. IS there a good 'drying' shampoo out there for her?? Is it under some secret name?? The best I can do is shampoo/conditioner for 'normal' hair as everything else seems to be for 'dry' hair and I know that's the last thing she'd need! Help! Please!!

By Marcia on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 09:15 am:

My hair dresser told me to get a clarifying shampoo for my daughter. She also said she should only put conditioner on the ends of her hair, because it does make it greasier. She has quite long hair, and was using far too much. She told me to never buy the 2 in one, because it couldn't clean properly when it had the conditioner built in.
Hope this helps.

By Tink on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 09:45 am:

Well, I'll announce my issues to the world because I never outgrew my semi-greasy hair. I MUST wash my hair every day unless I'm not leaving the house because my hair gets greasy around the hairline quickly. I alternate a clarifying shampoo with a lightweight normal shampoo (look for one for fine hair so it won't weigh it down) and use a VERY light conditioner only from the ears down, never up on my scalp. I also have fine hair so I have to be careful of heat damage since I can't protect against it very well with a heavyduty conditioner and get regular trims to get rid of any damage from the blowdryer or flat iron. HTH

By Kate on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 09:48 am:

Hmmmm, thanks Ladies. I've never heard of a clarifying shampoo. Are the bottles clearly labeled? Is that the fancy euphemism for 'for oily hair' now??

By Vicki on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 09:57 am:

A clarifying shampoo is designed to take off "build up" on your hair from styling products etc. I would think it would be good for oily hair. Panteen makes a nice one that shouldn't break the bank! I would also look for either a light conditioner (for fine hair) or perhaps try a spray in detangler. Try keeping the conritioner/detangle only on the bottom 1/2 to 1/3 of the hair. I have heard shampoos with mint in them are good for greasy hair also, but I don't know of any off the top of my head.

By Kernkate on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 10:08 am:

I have used the Suave clarifying shampoo and conditioner and I really like it. It is labeled and its a clear shampoo.

By Tunnia on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 10:53 am:

I recently tried Aussie Cleanse & Mend. It says it's for "greasy roots" and "frazzled ends". Well, I have oily roots and long hair that tangles easily and the shampoo and conditioner worked alright. I did quit using them though because they bothered the skin on my scalp. I have ultra sensitive skin though and a lot of things bother my skin, so chances are it won't bother your dd at all.

Also, does your dd brush her hair a lot or run her hands through her hair? Both of those tend to make hair oilier.

By Crystal915 on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 12:31 pm:

Use a clarifying, possibly a volumizing shampoo, because volumizing shampoos don't weigh hair down. A conditioner for fine hair, only on the ends, for the same reason. Dusting cornstarch through hair can dry up excess oil, there are also dry shampoos that you can use between regular washings.

By Sandysmom on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 12:47 pm:

Kate, my hair needs to be washed every day or else it looks terrible. It's greasy at the roots and dry on the ends. Here are a few suggestions. Herbal Essence Drama Clean (I buy both the shampoo and conditioner because I wash twice and then use the conditioner only on my ends.) Prell - I know, it's almost as bad as putting dish detergent on your hair, but for as greasy as my hair can get, it seems to be strong enough to do the trick. Pantene Ice, I've heard from a friend, is very good but I haven't tried it yet but plan to when my current shampoo runs out. Suave Clarifying shampoo also works well.

Ditto Marcia regarding the 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner. It's never done a thing for me except when I had new highlights put in and then it seemed to work for a while.

If this is an option, highlights really helped my hair. It took care of the excess greasiness at the roots and gave me a little volume. I need to have them re-done soon. :)

By Annie2 on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 01:35 pm:

Since my dd can not get her head wet because of her ear, I bought her a can of PSSST dry shampoo spray. It works wonders. It's like a fine powder mist. Maybe your dd can use this for a quick fix between washings or when she has to be somewhere to make it look/feel/smell less greasy. :)

By Shann on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 01:46 pm:

Paul mithchel makes a really good shampoo. Its tea tree. my hair is very oily and I use it and love it. my dd is the same way and she uses it.

By Rayelle on Monday, October 1, 2007 - 07:02 pm:

Oh I can relate! My hair is still pretty greasy but no where near as bad as when I was a teen. They quit making this but if you can somehow get a hold of Regis shampoo for oily hair, my it was a wonder product so of course they quit making it. I alternate between clarifying/volumizing shampoos. I used to brush in a little baby powder because my hair got greasy throughout the school day. Thanks Shann about the Paul Mitchell. I was wondering how that was.

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