Professional Shampoos for Oily Hair

Shampoo your hair with a clarifying shampoo to zap oil.

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Your hair looks fab when you step out of the shower. But after a few hours, your roots are flat and greasy, and it looks like you haven't showered in weeks. Don't skip out at lunch to re-shampoo -- instead, change the way you wash your hair. Some shampoos leave an oily residue, so it won't matter how much you wash, you'll still be fighting the greasies. Choose a shampoo that strips away oil so you'll have voluminous, fluffy hair that lasts for days.

Paul Mitchell Shampoo One Gentle Cleansing

When your hair looks like a greasy mess, it's time to break out the clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos are gentle but powerful; they remove all the old conditioner and styling product residue that's been building up in your tresses. "Cosmopolitan" magazine recommends using Paul Mitchell Shampoo One Gentle Cleansing every other day to cut oil and remove greasy residue from your hair. You probably won't find it at your drugstore, but hair salons and beauty supply stores carry it.

Rene Furterer Curbicia Purifying Shampoo

"In Style" magazine voted Rene Furterer Curbicia Purifying Shampoo the best shampoo for oily hair. Lather up as often as you want -- but chances are, you won't need to as often. This Parisian shampoo removes excess oil from your hair, giving it more lift and bounce, especially at the roots.

Terax Latte

When your hair starts looking greasy and dull, "Marie Claire" magazine recommends brushing the hair all over with a boar-bristle brush to evenly distribute the oil and keep it from hiding out in your scalp. Then, suds up with Terax Latte, a professional clarifying shampoo that restores your hair's pH balance and clears away buildup from those hair products you love so much.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray

Even if you don't have the time to wash your hair, you don't have to suffer a head full of grease. Stash a dry shampoo in your purse. "Redbook" recommends Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray. Spray your hair, focusing on the roots and scalp, with the starch-based dry shampoo, then use a brush or your fingers to work the product through your hair. Some dry shampoos are white and powdery, but Oscar Blandi blends into the hair, so no one will know you're skipping a shower.

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