Greasy hair is not all that uncommon when we live in a climate that's sunny and humid most of the year, but it's made lots worse when you've also got a naturally oily scalp.
An oily scalp tends to produce excessive sebum which travels down hair shafts, leaving your locks feeling greasy, dirty and weighed down. So if you think you've got unusually oily hair, you've got to deal with the issue starting with your scalp.
These haircare products, ranging from shampoos to serums and scrubs, will tackle the root cause. Whether you're hoping to refresh, balance or deep-cleanse your scalp, these picks are for you.
#1 Kiehl's Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, $41
Targetting normal to oily scalps, the shampoo contains herbal extracts like ivy and lavendar and provides an astringent and yet invigorating effect while soothing the scalp.
#2 Orbis Scalp and Hair Essence, $28
This contains vitamin B6 to restore sebum and balance as well as golden chamomile and royal jelly extracts, which condition and protect the scalp from environmental stresses like active oxygen.
#3 Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo, $48
Wintergreen-derived salicylic acid in this shampoo helps to exfoliate the scalp, removing build-up of sebum and product residue that may clog pores in hair.
#4 Leonor Greyl Bain TS Balancing Shampoo, US$47
This purifies and cleanses oiliness at your hair roots, and also nourisehs and repairs dry ends. Available from Net-a-Porter.
#5 Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, US$52
This grainy paste cleanses and rebalances oily scalps with its main ingredient, sea salt. Bonus: It also improves blood circulation and encourages hair growth. Available from Net-a-Porter.
#6 Innisfree Green Tea Mint Fresh Scalp Scaler, $25
This non-sticky, liquid-based scalp treatment contains star ingredients Jeju green tea and mint, and aid in controlling the production of excessive sebum while removing product residue thoroughly. Plus, bergamot, lemon and orange essential oils also treat the scalp and leave it feeling fresh and clean.
This article was first published by www.femalemag.com.sg.