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How to get rid of oily hair

Struggling with oily hair? You are not alone. There’s nothing more annoying than waking up the day after a long and refreshing shower only to discover that your hair is still super greasy. Oily hair can be especially annoying during the Australian summer, too.

However, there are plenty of ways to get rid of oily hair. Continue reading to learn more about the causes of oily hair, what products to use to stop oily hair and how to prevent oily hair in the future.

Why is my hair oily?

Before you learn how to combat oily hair, you first need to know why your hair is producing so much oil in the first place.

Firstly, it’s important to remember that it is perfectly natural for your hair to produce oils, and it’s actually a very important part of healthy hair. Oils are made by the sebaceous gland, which produces sebum, which is a lubricating oil. They are found all over your body and help your body function properly.

However, there is some bad news. Some people have overactive sebaceous glands, which can lead to overly oily hair and can be incredibly annoying to deal with. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can deal with extra oily hair.

The 4 best products to prevent oily hair

Now you know why your hair gets so oily, here are some of the best products we offer at RY to help combat oils and reduce the production of them in your hair.

Morrocanoil Oily Scalp Treatment
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Salt with Sea Scrub
Grow Gorgeous Balance Collection
Davines Naturaltech Purifying Shampoo


This treatment uses the world-famous Argan oil to regulate your hair’s oil production, control the scalp and revive hair. It has been made with antioxidant-rich argan oil and essential ginger oil. To use this product, separate your hair into four equal sections and apply 3-6 drops onto your scalp per session. Massage the product into the scalp and leave for 5-10 minutes before combing through and rinsing. Use this product weekly to start noticing the difference.


A pioneer of scalp concerns, Christophe Robin launched his Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt with instant success. The scrub features a formula of sea salt and a natural moisturising agent to both soothe the scalp and prevent unnecessary oils from causing greasiness.


Treat yourself to the ultimate luxurious experience with the grow gorgeous balance collection. This collection contains a shine-enhancing overnight mask, pH-Balanced Shampoo, pH-Balanced Conditioner and Fibre-Sealing Split Ends Treatment. Use all of these products together to restore balance to your oily hair with the help of Green Tea Extract, Burdock Root and Rice Extracts.


This purifying shampoo cleanses and purifies the scalp to help stop the overproduction of oils in your hair. This product also helps fight against microbial attacks to create a healthy and natural hair environment.

RY healthy hair tip

When you have oily hair, it can be really tempting to constantly touch it and play with it. If you always do this, you need to stop right away! Your hands touch so many things a day that if you put them back in your hair, you are only destined to make it oilier. If you struggle to keep your hands away from your hair, make sure you tie it up regularly so you stop playing with it.

Get rid of oily hair today

If you are looking to stop and prevent oily hair, look no further than RY’s fantastic range of oil-prevention shampoos and serums to get great-looking, non-greasy hair all year round!



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A coffee addicted, YouTube obsessed Libran, I absolutely live and breathe all things beauty! I love to try new products and find myself switching things up regularly, as I continue on my ultimate quest to find the perfect flawless base and skin-care regime.

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