Bridal Beauty Basics: Best Products for Oily Hair

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Oily, greasy hair is a strict no-no during your bridal celebrations. Typical reasons behind oily hair are: overactive glands that produce excess sebum, weather conditions, dietary factors and overall health condition. Hair tends to get oilier in monsoon and under humid conditions. Also brides with hormonal imbalances or those who drink little water are likelier to have dandruff along with an oily scalp. Stress can also aggravate the condition.

So today, we are recommending top products for oily hair.

Best Products for Oily Hair

  1. Clarifying Shampoo


Always look for a clarifying shampoo that can help remove oily buildup on scalp. In India, many companies have manufactured shampoos specifically for oily hair. We recommend L’Oreal Professional Pure Resource Shampoo from their Expert series as it not only removes excess oil, it is perfect for removing buildup caused by with hard water. It is also gentle enough for daily use and contains Natural Vitamin E antioxidant to reduce dandruff and scalp itchiness.

  1. Dry Shampoo

Hallelujah! This is finally available in India for those of you with extremely greasy hair, though some users have complained that it leaves behind a residue. However, we have tried it and found it to be perfect for those between-wash days and it leaves hair smelling great too. Many other companies including Suave and Garnier have also brought their dry shampoos in the country. Do let us know if you have tried them in the comments section below.


  1. Conditioners for oily hair

Oily hair does not need conditioning, right? Wrong! If you are like most people with oily hair you probably suffer from frizziness after washing. The scalp might be oily but the hair is exceedingly dry or ‘flyaway’. So we recommend a mild hair conditioner which does not weigh down the hair. Use this only on the hair and not the scalp.

  1. Volumizing hair products

Experts generally recommend staying away from styling products especially when you have oily hair. However, since wedding is a special occasion, brides with thin and greasy hair might require help in managing their tresses, especially in adding volume and body to their limp hair. Volumizing hair products like this one can be applied in very small quantities to help do the trick. Look for non-heavy styling mousses/creams that can give 24 hour holding support and volume. Stay away from styling gels that can enhance the greasy look.

 Some more tips to reduce greasiness of hair:

  • Avoid touching your hair too much
  • Keep your hair away from your face, since the oil on the skin can add to the hair’s greasiness
  • Wash your hair every other day.
  • Use some natural remedies like apple cider vinegar in the final rinse to remove product buildup. Alternatively, sprinkle some baking soda in the hair to cut excess grease.
  • Stay away from styling gels and products as far as possible.


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