Top Hair Products for Oily Hair (And How to Add Volume)

Top Hair Products for Oily Hair (And How to Add Volume)

Oily hair is a common hair type that is caused by the excessive production of sebum, a natural oil produced by the scalp. Sebum keeps the hair and scalp healthy, but too much of it can lead to greasy, limp, and heavy hair. 

One of the best ways to manage oily hair is to use hair care products that are specially formulated for oily hair. These products help to remove excess oil and buildup without stripping the hair of its natural oils.

Below are the top hair products you should use if you have oily hair but also want to increase your hair volume. 

Why Oily Hair Can Cause Concerns

While greasy strands may not be considered attractive, people with naturally oily hair may find that it is easier to style and maintain than other hair types. For example, a person with naturally curly hair might find that the added moisture from their oily scalp helps to enhance the curls, making them more defined and bouncier.

Several factors can contribute to oily hair, including genetics and hormonal changes. Certain hair care products can also contribute to oily hair. Products that are heavy or oily, such as pomades or waxes, can build up on the scalp and cause the hair to look greasy.

Similarly, using too much conditioner or leaving it on the hair for too long can also lead to oily hair.

1. Volumizing Shampoos

One of the most important products you need to manage oily hair is a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo specifically formulated for oily hair. For instance, our volumizing shampoo has zero parabens and sulfates.

It is loaded with healthy hair ingredients such as biotin and provitamin B5. So, it delicately removes surface impurities from your hair and scalp while adding shine and thickness.

2. Dry Shampoos

Another product you must add to your cabinet if you have oily hair is dry shampoo. Greasy strands may force you to wash your hair too frequently, stripping your hair of its natural oils. To avoid this, you can use a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and refresh your hair between washes.

The best dry shampoos absorb oil without weighing your strands down, resulting in fuller, voluminous hair. They must also be safe for treated hair while easily blending in with your natural hair color

3. Hair Mousses

Another essential tip to manage oily hair is to avoid using heavy or oily hair products, such as pomades or waxes. Instead, opt for lightweight styling products, such as mousses or gels, that will not weigh your hair down.

A great mousse for oily hair is L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin extra strong hold volume mousse. This is a volumizing product that provides a strong hold and volume for oily hair.

4. Hair Sprays

Hair sprays can be used on oily hair, but you must choose the right type of hair spray and use it correctly. “Light hold” or flexible hold hair sprays are better for oily hair as they are less likely to weigh down hair or make it greasy.

Our very airy low residue-dry texturizing spray is perfect for oily hair. It provides instant volume, shape, and texture without weighing your hair down. 

Remember to apply your hair spray to dry hair and avoid applying it directly to the roots, as this can make the hair appear greasier.

Instead, apply the hair spray to the ends of the hair and then brush through to distribute it evenly. It's also important to use hair spray in moderation, as too much can weigh down the hair and make it appear greasier.

5. Hair Accessories

Another must-have product for oily hair is a collection of hair accessories, such as headbands or clips. Not only will accessories improve your hair’s appearance, but they can help keep your hair away from your face. This helps to reduce the amount of oil that reaches your hair, hence reducing greasiness. 

The type of hair accessory you choose will depend on your hair type. For example, if you have thick, curly hair, you may want to choose a larger accessory. This might be a wide headband to help tame and control your hair.

If you have fine, straight hair, a smaller accessory, such as a barrette or hairpin, may be more suitable. When choosing accessories, you should also consider the occasion, your outfit, your face shape, and your personal style.

6. Home Remedies

Some home remedies work great on oily hair. For example, you can try using apple cider vinegar as a natural hair rinse. Mixing equal parts water and apple cider vinegar and using it as a final rinse after shampooing your hair can help to remove buildup and balance the pH of your scalp.

Another great tip is to use baby powder to absorb excess oil in your hair. If you want to extend your style between washes, sprinkling baby powder can refresh it. The powder works similarly to dry shampoo.

7. Volumizing Products

Flat irons are a great tool for styling hair but they can be both a blessing and a curse for oily hair. Oily hair can be more prone to damage and breakage, and flat irons can dry out the hair and scalp, making the hair appear greasier.

Our VOLOOM iron helps maintain the health of your hair because it keeps hair straight and voluminous for longer periods. This means that you don’t need to flat iron your hair as often yet you can still maintain perfect-looking hair. 

Try These Products to Add Volume to Oily Hair

Products for oily hair that also add volume include dry shampoos, volumizing mousses, and texturizing sprays. These types of products absorb excess oil and provide a matte finish while also lifting and adding volume to the hair.

It's important to note that everyone's hair is different, so it's always good to try different products and see which one works best for you. Check out our shop for many great products suitable for managing oily hair.