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What is the best shampoo for greasy teenage hair?

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Bomper Wed 16-Oct-13 08:03:56

Wasn't sure where to post this but, my 13 year old dd is developing really greasy hair. I bought her some shampoo for greasy hair and told her not to put conditioner on the roots just from about half way down but it still looks greasy. Even when she has just washed it you can almost see the grease building up again. I would be grateful for any suggestions/recommendations as she is getting very embarrassed about it.

GooseFriend Thu 05-Jan-17 17:13:11

Elvive oily roots dry ends and use the scalp mask too.

228agreenend Thu 05-Jan-17 17:11:03

Have you noticed how few greasy hair shampoos there are nowadays? When I was a teen, you had dry, normal,or greasy hair, and dandruff shampoos. Now, shampoos are for coloured hair, adding shine, volume, for brunette, blond or curly hair. Very few companies seem to,cater for greasy hair.

I also have a teen who,suffer from greasy hair. Not sure he'd appreciate a pink bottle,though!

NebRester Thu 05-Jan-17 17:05:54

I will have a look, thanks very much WankersHacksThieves, I will look at that range!

notagiraffe Thu 05-Jan-17 17:04:35

DS2 has greasy hair and the shampoo that works best on him is Head and Shoulders Two in One Apple. It smells fresh and his hair doesn't look lank after using it.

WankersHacksandThieves Thu 05-Jan-17 17:02:12

Neb try Halos n horns range maybe?

Bobochic Thu 05-Jan-17 16:46:52

Aussie Volume
John Frieda blonde volume

PickAChew Thu 05-Jan-17 16:45:47

DH still has greasy hair, not helped by being poker straight. It actually looks less greasy if he does condition it, as it's softer and moves better.

NebRester Thu 05-Jan-17 16:40:24


Our child, 21 months old, has lovely thick curly hair. My wife is looking at hair products to enhance the hair. I'm very cautious about using any products in a child's hair because of chemicals etc etc. Am I being paranoid or are their safe product ranges to use for very young children.


Aquamarine1029 Sun 01-Jan-17 23:32:48

Have her try a rinse of water and baking soda before she washes her hair with shampoo. It really helps to clear the oil build-up.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 28-Dec-16 15:46:34

My greasy boys also use the apple shampoo from Sainsbury's, they still have to wash it every day though. Now 50, I can get away with every 2nd day but I've had to wash it daily for most of my life since a teenager.

rubyruu Wed 28-Dec-16 09:48:00

Hi there. Just been reading through your messages and tips. Mu 11 year old girl is also the same at the minute. She washes her hair and as soon as she starts brushing it though you can see the grease starting to shine.
Pity I feel so sorry for her as she has just started comp and is more aware of fashion and hairstyles etc. Ill def try all the suggestons on here especially the washing up liquid. Thank you for all your tips. Ill let you know how I go. !!!!!!!! :D

Elderflowergranita Mon 11-Nov-13 12:38:49

Loreal has a new one out, also in a pink bottle, which is really good for greasy hair.

It's called nutri-gloss crystal.

saraloveslocks1 Mon 11-Nov-13 10:39:06

I think that Unite's "weekender" shampoo is definitely the BEST product in the market for this kind of thing- I put my life on it. Basically, it cleans it all up (banish grease!) and i feel like it makes my hair so much healthier. I have really curly and coarse hair (awful) and since using it the last 6 months it's definitely a lot healthier and less greasy. It's not terribly cheap, but it's the only thing I thought really worked.

It's a hard brand to find in the UK I must say (it's american)... BUT i have found it at this place in Chiswick: which I always travel out of my way for. Actually, the girls there are really excellent stylists and they are the ones that put me on to it. It might be worth popping in to ask them to consult for you? They don't charge for shampoo consults and it honestly changed my life (I feel so much prettier all the time now- amazing what good clean hair can do!)

Ilovefluffysheep Tue 29-Oct-13 17:27:11

Another vote for the loreal elvive pink bottle. It's all me and my 14 year old can use on our hair otherwise it's disgustingly greasy. Don't know what the magic ingredient is, but it works!

pdxevergreen Fri 25-Oct-13 18:31:08

HI....I'd say this has to do with good for you mom for helping her thru this! Follicleanse is really good because it addresses hair and scalp.....I found it at

popperdoodles Sat 19-Oct-13 15:10:06

my ds3 age 14 suffers from greasy hair. he uses cheap shower gel to wash it instead of shampoo and can get away with washing every other day as long as when he wakes up 2nd day he just doesn't comb it too much.

Cerisier Sat 19-Oct-13 14:15:21

The greasy look is often product build up. Washing up liquid or something like Redken's hair cleansing cream should do the trick.

tshirtsuntan Fri 18-Oct-13 09:51:44

Vosene every time here! Particularly the kids one that is supposed to repel lice, think that's tea tree based too, I buy trial bottles for 50p and they last ages.

sashh Fri 18-Oct-13 09:42:43

Rinse, rinse and rinse again. Rinse until the air squeaks.

Also actually wash the hair, not like on the adds where they just do the scalp, if the hair is long you need to wash from the roots down to the tips.

singaporefling Thu 17-Oct-13 21:47:06

Any washing up liquid - really, gets rid of the grease and leaves the hair full and shiny

wickedwitchNE Thu 17-Oct-13 19:33:03

Anything with tea tree oil in - my mum used to add it to normal shampoo. Vosene original is medicated and amazing. The best tip we learnt though (both still suffer!) is to rotate shampoos. I have 2/3 open at one time and use a different one each time. Also have lots of dry shampoo to hand!

A lot of people won't agree with this one, but when she gets older consider letting her dye her hair (a similar colour if necessary, and semi-permanent). I used to dye mine and my hair was always in the best condition for a couple of weeks after dying it. Even the Garnier ones with no ammonia stripped the oil from my hair.

Rosencrantz Thu 17-Oct-13 19:24:00

Christ, I spelt appearance terribly then!

Rosencrantz Thu 17-Oct-13 19:23:45

Deffo buy dry shampoo. I have greasy hair I've never grown out of, and dry shampoo is good enough to remove grease appareance until you can next get it washed.

beachedwhalesarecool Wed 16-Oct-13 15:14:43

Aussie Mega shampoo is good; my DD can get away with washing her hair every other day. Batiste dry shampoo is very handy on the dat in between washes.

valiumredhead Wed 16-Oct-13 08:34:00

Loreal, the pink bottle, use without conditioner, works really well.

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