Another Best of Beauty-winner is the beloved hair-care brand Olaplex which finally cooked up a Clarifying Shampoo infused with the brand’s signature bond-building technology, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Use this one how you might use a hair mask; work into wet hair and let it sit for up to five minutes before rinsing out for a weekly reset — a.k.a. deeply clean and baby-soft hair.
According to New York City-based hairstylist, Mia Santiago, oil helps remove oil. “Shu Uemura’s Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo is a lightweight shampoo that uses a delicate neroli essential oil to help remove oil and buildup from the scalp,” she says. Plus, it smells amazing, like that fresh-out-the-salon smell.
Santiago also loves Philip B’s Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo because it has “the perfect combination of refreshing and cleansing,” she says, adding that its peppermint-based formula leaves the scalp feeling tingly and refreshed for days.
Add a few drops of water to Klorane’s 2-in-1 Mask Shampoo Powder and watch it magically transform into a thick, creamy foam. And, as its name aptly suggests, its nourishing formula is packed with oil-absorbing ingredients like nettle and clay — the latter of which can “minimize the appearance of greasy hair,” Dr. Zeichner previously told Allure.
This Best of Beauty Award-winning Wash Day Delight Shampoo from Carol’s Daughter gently removes oil and build-up without stripping your scalp of moisture. Star ingredients include cleansing micellar water, moisturizing glycerin, exfoliating salicylic acid, and soothing aloe.
This Best of Beauty Award-winning shampoo is an Allure editor favorite — and for good reason. The creamy formula inside L’Oréal Paris’s Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo is well-suited for oily-hair types since it’s enriched with kaolin clay to eliminate excess oil and salicylic acid to exfoliate your scalp. According to Allure‘s associate beauty director Sarah Kinonen, “after using it once a day, I found my hair loved the stuff — no easy feat for my thin, flat, color-treated hair.”
This hydrating, moisture-attracting Ethique St. Clements Shampoo Bar was designed specifically with oily hair in mind. That’s because it’s formulated with nourishing ingredients like castor oil and cocoa butter — and without harsh foaming agents, which can strip your scalp of natural moisture. To use, simply slide the shampoo bar from the roots to the ends of hair. Massage the cleanser into your scalp as it foams up, and then easily rinse away to reveal clean, refreshed hair.
New York City-based hairstylist Devin Toth recommends this Kérastase shampoo since it helps treat the overproduction of sebum — a crucial component of your skin barrier — along with your scalp. The shampoo is also enhanced with glycine, a protein that helps regulate oil production, and according to Toth, “prolongs the amount of time your hair can go without becoming greasy.”