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    Kate

    Anyone have recos for oily hair shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo? My hair is dry so I have no experience, but my aunt who’s having some health and mobility problems asked for help with her hair. She says it got extremely oily, to the point where she washed it with Ivory and vinegar (!!!). She tried some cornstarch too, which was the original dry shampoo. I’d like to get her some decent products for next time I visit and take her for a cut. Her hair is short, and it’s not color treated or anything. Thoughts? Neutrogena? Paul Mitchell Shampoo 2? Others? And for dry shampoo? I like Living Proof’s best, but again, my hair isn’t oily. Thanks!

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    MissD
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    I have incredibly oily hair and I haven’t really found anything that helps as much as I wish it could.

    I’ve tried a shampoo called New Wash. It’s kind of like a co-wash. It does not lather and you have to massage it in and let it sit. And you don’t use any other products. https://www.hairstory.com/catalogue/new-wash_1/

    I wouldn’t give it 5 stars, but I do like how soft it makes my hair and it prevents the ends from getting dry. I think it helps a little bit with the oil, because my head no longer over-produces oil to make up for stripping it with detergent. It takes about a week or two for your hair to adjust.

    I also like using Drove dry shampoo. It’s not perfect… my hair still gets quite oily and the dry shampoo doesn’t always help. Sometimes it doesn’t help at all. But it works best out of all the dry shampoos I’ve tried. https://www.dove.com/us/en/hair-care/dry-shampoo.html

    Blow drying helps! If I just let it air dry, my hair looks limp and oily. If I blow dry it, I can manage to get a second day out of it if I use the Dove dry shampoo. A trick is to use a bit of dry shampoo at your roots at night time before you go to bed.

    Other than that… I try to only wash twice a week. I don’t use much product in it. I’ve been struggling with very oily hair all my life and haven’t yet found a miracle product. I just do my best to manage it.

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    JD

    My girlfriend loves Living Proof. They have one for more oily hair. Also washing less which seems counter productive and at fi st sucks due to oil build up but eventually your scalp calms and produces less. Much like our faces.

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    JD

    Oh Kate missed your mention of Living Proof. I also have dry and obsessed with their moisturizing one.

    #795554 Reply
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    Kate

    Yeah, I need to ask her how often she washes. Probably every day. I only do 2, maybe 3 times a week.

    That’s true, I have heard good things about Dove dry shampoo.

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    My hair gets oily at the root (second day and after) and dry at the ends. I haven’t figure out how to make my hair look *great* on the second or third day, but I’ve found that the following things work for me:
    – I take the time to style my hair well after I wash it every time, which for me includes blow drying it while pulling my hair up and away from the roots. When I don’t take the time to style it (e.g., I let it air dry, or even if I just flat iron it) it looks way greasier the second day.
    – I like Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It’s a powder dry shampoo and I feel like it does a way better job of absorbing the oil than the spray/aerosol varieties.
    – I also put dry shampoo in at night, and find it works better than just doing it in the morning.

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    Ange

    I would think co-washing could help as she’s probably overproducing. A good co-wash scrub over her scalp without the harsh shampoo chemicals couldn’t hurt.

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    MissD
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    @ange yeah that’s why I like New Wash. It’s very moisturizing and doesn’t strip the hair of natural oils, so your scalp calms down and doesn’t pump out oil to compensate. Some people think that’s bullshit, but I’ve found it helps.

    It doesn’t solve the problem… I’m still oily. But it’s an improvement.

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    MissD
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    https://www.hairstory.com/catalogue/powder_20/

    This is out of my price range considering how much dry shampoo I use but it has good reviews and I like hairstory.

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    anonymousse
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    My favorite product that is the best and lasts forever (I only use a teeny amount)…Christophe Robin volumizing paste with pure raw soul clay and rose…

    https://www.sephora.com/product/cleansing-volumizing-paste-with-pure-rassoul-clay-rose-extracts-P419022

    It’s simply delightful. I use this maybe once a week or so and co-wash most of the time otherwise. Maybe there’s a new drugstore shampoo with clay in it?

    The best is probably to get her to space out washing or just cowash in between. And condition only on the ends.

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    Kate

    So my mom and I took her to get her hair cut today – she had made an appointment. She was avoiding the hairdresser because she didn’t want them to have to lift her out of the chair, but with us there to get her in and out, she wasn’t worried. The hairdresser was really nice and sweet. She washed her hair 2-3 times and didn’t put any product in so it will stay clean longer. A woman with an injury came in just for a shampoo, and we realized that my aunt can just go in for a wash each week when her sis takes her to the supermarket next door. That made her really happy, because I think it’s hard for her to wash her hair well. I asked her earlier this week if she wanted me to bring her shampoo, but she said her sister (my other aunt) had already gotten her a new one and it seems to be working. If she’s still having oil issues, these are great ideas, so thanks again!

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    JadeY
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    Sorry to chime in late but I have oily hair and it can get flaky and itchy (dandruff), I use to wash my hair everyday since I had not heard about dry shampoo. I tried different dry shampoos priced at different ranges and finally found one that’s inexpensive and works great. Not your Mother’s in Plump for Joy, I can go 3 days without washing maybe even more. They have different ones but I prefer the plump since it does give me some volume to my thin hair.

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