Oil in our scalp is normal to help keep our hair naturally moisturised and healthy. However, an excessively oily scalp can lead to greasy and dirty-feeling hair that’s sometimes itchy. A couple of the causes an overly oily scalp are dry hair due to overwashing and using shampoos with too many artificial chemicals. These factors cause the scalp to be stripped of moisture, causing it to overcompensate with extra sebum production.
The solution? Using haircare products that help deal with an oily scalp while keeping your locks soft and shiny and keeps the scalp moisturised to prevent overproduction of sebum. Below, 15 best shampoos for oily scalp you can get in Singapore.
This shampoo for oily hair (SGD15.20 for 500ml) uses Micellar technology developed in Japan to make sure your scalp and hair are clean from grease and dirt without stripping them of any moisture.
Why it's great: It’s infused with a Pro-V blend of pro vitamin B5 and antioxidants that keep the hair strong and protected from external damage, too.
Formulated with natural ingredients like ginger and green tea, this shampoo deeply cleanses the scalp from the build up of excess oil, dirt, and other impurities that affect hair growth and health.
Why it's great: This also helps rebalance the scalp’s pH, which manages excessive sebum production. Get it for SGD11.90 for 620ml.
Unhealthy hair due to an excessively oily scalp is prone to damage and breakage. Hit two birds (and more) with one stone with this oily scalp shampoo from RYO (SGD13.93 for 400ml). It helps improve root strength with whole ginseng extract. It deals with excess sebum with pine needles and mint extract.
Why it's great: It also addresses itchiness, breakage, and dryness with its special Ginsen9EX™ formula.
This oily scalp shampoo pick from Kiehl’s (SGD61 for 500ml) may be on the pricier side but it’s constantly sold out thanks to its impeccable efficacy in dealing with an oily scalp. It uses herbal extracts like lavender, ivy, and yarrow that are rich in nutrients that help soothe the scalp and condition the hair. It also contains pro-vitamin B5 that helps with hair strength.
Why it's great: Its natural ingredients make sure that you're not putting bad chemical ingredients onto your beauty routine.
This shampoo (SGD22 for 250ml) uses “organically grown Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya” to refresh your scalp from impurities and damage caused by too much sebum and dirt. Enriched with Vegan Silk Protein, it helps repair the strands from inside out and leaves it clean while still locking-in moisture.
Why it's great: Apart from the good 'inside' stuff, its packaging is made from recycled plastic. Talk about supporting a greener initiative at every purchase.
This strengthening shampoo (SGD43 for 250ml) is formulated to remove intense oil build-up and reduce hair brittleness. The potent combination of Edelweiss native cells and ginger root also helps lock-in moisture and nutrients in each strand for longer-lasting effects.
Why it's great: Amazing results? Check. Salon-fresh scent? Check.
This soap-free, pH 5.5 shampoo (SGD47.65 for 1 litre) ensures that your scalp is well-balanced to treat the overproduction of sebum. It also has piroctone olamine which helps deal with dandruff build-up and itch.
Why it's great: We all know how pH balance is important in ensuring the skin is healthy — the scalp is skin, after all — so this is a must.
This shampoo regulates excess sebum production and purifies the scalp using zinc gluconate concentrate. Its anti-static cleansing agents also ensure effective but gentle deep cleansing that doesn’t harm the scalp. Get it for SGD23.92 for 400ml.
Why it's great: This product has a scientific patent proving its formula is gentle and perfect even for those with most sensitive skins.
One of the best shampoos for oily scalp, this one from Sukin (SGD15.75 for 500ml) contains native Australian river mint and apple cider vinegar that clears the scalp from impurities. It's balanced with algae and native Australian lemon myrtle which keeps the formula gentle and protects the scalp from damage.
Why it's great: On top of all the goodies mentioned above, it has a cooling effect too! Perfect for humid Singapore.
This clarifying shampoo (SGD25.33 for 440ml) that's infused with rosemary, chamomile, lavender, and other natural herbal extracts has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and repairing properties that help bring back the scalp’s natural health.
Why it's great: It gives the hair a nice, lightweight feel and fresh scent all day.
Dealing with itchy, irritated scalp? This shampoo (SGD32.90 for 926ml) cleanses, balances, and soothes your scalp for stronger and healthier hair by harnessing the power of tea tree extract combined with aloe, quinoa protein, and vitamin E.
Why it's great: It's certified to have all organic ingredients, is vegan, and has a biodegradable formula that makes it good for you and the environment.
This NaturVital pick (SGD23 for 300ml) has liquorice extract which is great for soothing irritation while keeping excess sebum at bay. It doesn't contain parabens, silicons, colourants, and other harmful ingredients, and comes at a pretty good price point too. What's not to love?
Why it's great: Apart from helping deal with your oily scalp, it also contains caffeine that helps strengthen hair and prevent hair loss.
Dandruff is one major sign of an oily and irritated scalp and this Clear shampoo (SGD10.50 for 480ml) helps deal with it, stat. Its Triple-Zero technology helps strengthen the scalp's defence against harsh pollutants and impurities with its gentle yet deep cleansing.
Why it's great: It also includes menthol and peony extracts that deliver a cooling sensation.
This deeply cleansing shampoo (SGD23.90 per 700ML for a pack of two) helps remove excess oil from the scalp while not fully stripping it of needed sebum for balanced scalp health.
Why it's great: Its Japan-formulated cuticle care technology creates a natural protective barrier on the scalp and hair cuticles to protect them against environmental impurities.
Aesop's Equalising Shampoo (SGD67 per 500ML) is formulated with gently astringent botanical ingredients — fennel fruit, eucalyptus leaf, and mistletoe leaf — that remove the excess sebum on the scalp.
Why it's great: It has a refreshing herbal scent thanks to the botanical ingredients in its formula.
This gentle treatment scalp cleanser (SGD102.24 per 250ML) is formulated with salicylic acid that removes excess oil and helps rebalance the scalp.
Why it's great: It also helps remove dry dandruff flakes and keep your scalp (and hair) moisturised.
If you want to gently remove excess sebum from your scalp and hair without compromising your mane's strength, softness, and shine, this shampoo is the one to try. It (SGD48 per 300ML) contains apple cider vinegar for gentle scalp exfoliation and hydrolysed keratin for defrizzing and added softness.
Why it's great: It's formulated with chelating ingredients that remove hard water deposits and impurities which can weaken your hair.
Feel like your scalp needs a deep cleanse so it stops acting up? This Briogeo shampoo (SGD76 per 248ML) is formulated with salicylic and lactic acids that exfoliate the scalp and purify the hair follicles without stripping them of needed moisture and nutrients.
Why it's great: It also has Binchotan Charcoal which is said to help detoxify the scalp and draw out impurities that clog the hair follicle and cause buildup on the scalp.
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