Guys, Here’s What To Do About Your Greasy Hair (Spoiler: It’s Not a Good Look)

Guys, Here’s What To Do About

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If you suffer from greasy and oily hair, you know that getting rid of the problem can be expensive and at times feel hopeless. No matter how much you wash your hair, it still looks slicked with grease, giving off the visual that you’ve been sweating or worse, not bathing. We get it. Greasy hair is no fun and only about 1 per cent of Hollywood heartthrobs can actually make it look cool. Thanks for trying, Robert Pattinson.

The list of causes for greasy hair is about a long as the shampoo aisle at your local drug store. Not washing your hair can cause grease, but on the flip side, over-washing your hair can strip your scalp of its natural oils, causing your scalp to overproduce oil and make your hair look greasy. Yup, being too clean can make you look dirty. One of the easiest ways to treat greasy hair is by cutting down on hair washes each week and washing your hair only 2 to 3 times every 7 days. But that’s not all. Using shampoo and products that specifically address grease is also important.

Over-washing your hair can cause grease, but it’s not the only activity that when done too often can make your hair look dirty. Touching your hair throughout the day can cause grease, with the oils from your fingers easily transferred to your scalp. Over conditioning your hair can make it look and feel greasy, with many conditioners including a long list of chemicals that can make your hair heavy and weigh it down. Other products, like hair spray, gel, pomade and mousse and can also block the pores on the scalp and cause buildup that results in grease.

Using an old hair brush or one that’s full of hair can be a culprit, with the brush transferring grease from the hairbrush back to your scalp.

There are also environmental factors that cause greasy hair, like humidity. Genetics can play a role too, with thin hair often accompanied by grease.

We may have painted a grim picture, but don’t start investing in baseball hats just yet. There are lots of products that can help cover up and treat the causes of greasy hair. Here are five we recommend.


1. Floyd’s 99 Texture Powder

If you’ve got 99 problems and greasy hair is one, Floyd’s 99 Texture Powder can help. The versatile and weightless powder is a fix-all for hair, absorbing excess oil from the scalp that can make hair look and feel greasy. The powder adds volume and definition, while also making hair more pliable and easy to style. A dry shampoo, scalp moisturizer, grease diffuser, and volumizer, Floyd’s 99 Texture Powder may be the only hair product you need.

Floyd's 99 Texture Powder

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2. Maple Holistics Shampoo for Oily Hair and Scalp

If you suffer from greasy, oily hair, dry and itchy scalp or dandruff, it’s time to add Maple Holistics Shampoo for Oily Hair and Scalp to your daily regime. The moisture control shampoo tackles some of the  biggest hair and scalp issues, using a combination of ingredients that are safe enough for use on all hair types, including color treated hair. Customers love that they can use the shampoo every day without stripping their hair of natural oils or color, but note that it’s still necessary to use a conditioner to soften and hydrate hair.

Maple Holistics Shampoo for Oily Hair and Scalp

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3. Garnier Pure Clean Dry Shampoo

Want to look like you just washed your hair but don’t have time? Garnier Pure Clean Dry Shampoo is your not-so-dirty little secret. The silicone-free dry shampoo makes your hair feel light and adds volume, while soaking up grease and oil that can make hair look wet and dirty between washes. Ideal for customers with normal to oily hair, the citrus extract absorbs oil and leaves hair smelling fresh. Customers note that it’s important to work the dry shampoo through the hair after spraying it to ensure there is no white residue left on the hair.

Garnier Pure Clean Dry Shampoo

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4. American Crew Boost Powder

Combat greasy, oily hair that looks weighed down with American Crew Boost Powder. By sprinkling the powder on your roots and working it through the strands, your hair will be restored with a voluminous lift and matte finish. Customers rave about how well the powder makes thinning hair appear thicker, with thin hair often looking greasy and oily between washes.

American Crew Boost Powder

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5. Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder is a lightweight powder that adds volume and thickness to thinning hair, helping to combat the signs of oil and grease. The powder works similar to the Garnier Dry Shampoo and the American Crew Boost Powder, but offers more control and pliability when styling your hair. The powder has a matte finish, so if you’re looking for something shiny, this isn’t it. That being said, a matte look is a better cover for grease and oil. Customers note that the sticky powder makes it difficult to run their fingers through their hair after it has been styled, but the powder does help hair keep its shape all day.

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder

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