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Greasy haired 10yo what shampoo?

(20 Posts)
mayaknew Sat 01-Aug-15 22:49:37

Dds hair is getting increasingly greasier .

Can anyone recommend a good shampoo for greasy hair?

mayaknew Sat 01-Aug-15 22:50:16

And when I say greasy I mean washed in morning and by afternoon it looks like she's not washed it in days sad

FastWindow Sat 01-Aug-15 22:54:56

Cheap as possible. I was super greasy and curly at teen stage. Used coop apple shampoo.
It's also possible you are using too much/wrong conditioner, or nor rinsing well enough.
I also find chopping and changing shampoos every bottle keeps the buildup of product down.
Does she use anything else? Mousse, gel?

mrsmeerkat Sat 01-Aug-15 22:57:37

I would apply the shampoo onto the hair dry and rub into the roots and then wash.

Previous greasy haired teen here

FastWindow Sat 01-Aug-15 23:09:14

It's a difficult one and a vicious circle, as over stimulating the scalp makes the oil go mad, but you can't leave it, either.
I wash my hair every day, at 42. I have to. I hate the flat look. But I do make sure I don't overload it, and don't blow dry in summer if I can avoid it.

DonkeyOaty Sat 01-Aug-15 23:10:48

Double check her technique. Is she lathering efficiently and rinsing well.

whenlifegivesyoulemons15 Sat 01-Aug-15 23:12:32

Superdrug have one of their own brand lines of shampoo/conditioner that contains apple and tea tree - two ingredients which are great for greasy hair (much better than any higher end products I've tried). Give it a little while to kick in and only use the conditioner on the very ends of the hair. Also try using a baby powder on the roots - burts bees one is very good as it contains corn starch.

suze28 Sat 01-Aug-15 23:13:18

You need a really good clarifying shampoo and make sure conditioner is only applied to the ends of the hair, not the scalp.
I use Paul Mitchell Shampoo 2 and it cleans oily hair really well.

ephemeralfairy Sat 01-Aug-15 23:15:35

Yes to Co-op apple shampoo! I spent my childhood/teenage years with my very greasy hair stuffed under a riding hat and this was my saviour!

ouryve Sat 01-Aug-15 23:17:57

I'm finding that the solid Lush Honey I washed the Kids shampoo has counteracted greasiness in DS1, even though he only remembers to use it properly (ie lets an adult in the bathroom with him) about once a week.

I use it on my own hair when I feel like I have a bit of a product build up and it leaves it feeling properly squeaky clean without drying it out.

FastWindow Sat 01-Aug-15 23:18:18

Neutrogena Clean was great, but I haven't seen it for a while.

Second avoiding conditioner on anything but ends of hair.

In the olden days (!) we shampooed twice until you squeak.

Might be worth going back to baby shampoo. Very mild, good stuff. Avoid Asda though. Dreadful.

ouryve Sat 01-Aug-15 23:20:47

And, at 45 I still can't go more than every other day without greasy stinky hair. So no better or worse than when I was 10. Just better balanced than with the horrible green or brown and very drying "greasy hair" shampoo I had to use 35 years ago.

WhoisLucasHood Sat 01-Aug-15 23:28:26

Lush squeaky green shampoo bar is fab for my greasy hair, it's fairly natural so would be good for a 10yr old. Yes to condition only the ends, I ended up not conditioning my hair and it got so poor I had to cut it short.

Bluecheese22 Sun 02-Aug-15 10:12:46

Alberto Balsam apple shampoo has cured my greasy hair. On offer at Tesco 4 bottles for £3!! Make sure you/she only conditions hair a good 2-3 inches away from scalp.

Bonsoir Sun 02-Aug-15 10:19:21

John Frieda volumising shampoo for blondes
Aussie Mega volumising shampoo

Most important is to wash hair under a nice strong shower so that it gets properly rinsed.

Childintime Sun 02-Aug-15 10:41:41

I find neutrogena T gel shampoo good for my poor DD (13) who has inherited my tendency to greasy hair, it gives her 2 days as opposed to having to wash daily.

Bonsoir Sun 02-Aug-15 10:55:17

Why the resistance to washing hair daily?

Coconuticetea Sun 02-Aug-15 15:02:59

Alberto bahlsam

hazeyjane Sun 02-Aug-15 15:06:59

Head and Shoulders apple seems to have sorted dd1's greasy locks

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sun 02-Aug-15 15:28:47

Is she definitely washing it properly? We had a similar problem with ds that turned out to be a lack of using shampoo grin

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