Your oily hair sabotages any chance of wearing a style for more than 24 hours. Skip a wash day? Don't even think about. Wear your hair down? Expect a breakout by the morning. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place. To help you avoid the sebum slippery slope, we curated a list of products for oily hair types that remedy oily scalp, refresh greasy locks, and more so you can live your best oily-free life.
Scalp & Body Scrub
The root of all evil oily: your scalp. Sebum production starts there and the resulting oil is transferred from the roots to the length of your hair, making any style appear flat or not-cute shiny. The solution: Incorporate Scalp & Body Scrub into your shower routine for a weekly scalp detox that keeps oil in check without drying out your hair. Our deep-cleansing foaming scrub is made with sugar crystals to exfoliate and cut through oil, and a probiotic blend that leaves your skin's natural defenses on high alert. Simply section your wet hair and massage Scalp & Body Scrub in circular motions. Use it alone or mix it in with Clean Shampoo for an extra-refreshing scalp detox. You'll begin to notice less oil and start smelling like you're from LA thanks to the scrub's Melrose Place scent (think Rose, Bergamot, Lychee, Cedar-wood, and White Musk).
Dry Shampoo Foam
Imagine being able to cleanse your oily hair and scalp without having to shower. Dry Shampoo Foam makes that sorcery a reality. Our unique foaming dry shampoo works without water to refresh hair and absorb oil, making it ideal for super oily hair types. The cool thing about Dry Shampoo Foam is that it won't ruin your blowout or existing style. Instead, it'll add instant volume and make it look like you just washed your hair. Use it on dry hair and massage it in then wait 60 seconds for it to fully absorb. One minute you're oily, the next you're anything but.
Oily Hair Supplements
One of the principles on which Jen Atkin created OUAI was the fact that healthy hair starts from the inside so, naturally she developed a range of Supplements for Oily, Dry, and Thinning hair. For a longterm solution to oily scalp and hair, look no further than Oily Hair Supplements. Our scalp balance supplement utilizes a dose of green tea extract and niacin to regulate the functioning of oil glands and sebum production. After just 90 days on Oily Hair Supplements you'll be able to skip a wash.
Clean Shampoo & Clean Conditioner
Did you know that the more you wash your hair, the more oil your scalp produces? By washing everyday, you're sending a signal to your follicles to produce oil. But when you do wash your hair, it's important to find a formula that will keep oil levels in check without stripping away the cuticle. That's where our Clean Shampoo comes in. A a creamy, sulfate-free cleanser. Clean Shampoo strips away oil, dirt and residue while infusing the hair with smart keratin, oat protein, and natural reparative ingredients. It leaves hair oil-free, feeling soft, and looking clean. Follow with its counterpart, Clean Conditioner, a weightless detoxifying hydrator that nourishes overworked locks.
If your hair struggles to absorb any styling product because of oily conditions, call on Wave Spray to change the tide in your non-oily favor. Use the weightless texture mist to prep your hair before any tousled style, be it a wash-and-go or a heat-applied look. The rice protein-infused formula adds hold and memory while enhancing your texture's natural wave so you can spritz over damp hair, scrunch and go. It dries to a slightly textured wave making it the perfect canvas for a flat iron or curler to enhance the look. Take Wave Spray Mini wherever you go for a fast wavy style.
The most obvious but effective of the oily hair hero bunch: Dry Shampoo. Infused with volcanic minerals, Dry Shampoo neutralizes oil and product buildup making it the go-to for refreshing a first, second, third, or even fourth day style. It goes on completely invisible so it'll never leave a white or powdery cast on the hair, not even on black and brunette colors. Oh, and it smells like our babes from down under because it's infused with North Bondi Fragrance AKA notes of Bergamot, Italian Lemon, Rose De Mai, Magnolia, Lily, Blackberry, Violet, Cedar-wood, Amber, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and White Musk.
Dry Texture Foam
Oily hair is a buzz kill for lived-in looks. If your hair doesn't respond well to texturizing powders or sprays, Dry Texture Foam is for you. It's infused with wheat protein to give hair a gritty, re-workable texture that lasts all day. If you're confused about the difference between Dry Shampoo Foam and Dry Texture Foam: Dry Texture Foam is more like a matte pomade without the weight whereas Dry Shampoo Foam cleanses hair while adding instant volume and shine. Work Dry Texture Foam from the ends up for workable, lived-in looking texture. Stash Dry Texture Foam Mini in your purse for midday texture pick-me-ups, courtesy of texture co-polymers.
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