Fight a Greasy Scalp with these 5 Drugstore Shampoos – Part 1

An oily scalp is tough to live with. Doubly so in the monsoons whose humidity contributes to further sebum production courtesy increased sweating. Oil build-up does not only mean you’re fighting oil residues, but also all the dust and muck that oily mane tends to gather resulting in flat, greasy hair. The right shampoo can breathe life into such kind of mane, over time reducing the number of times you wash your hair.

Finding the right shampoo for oily hair is not difficult. You just have to look out for bottles with labels that read “volumizing” or “strengthening” and not “moisturizing” or “smoothening”. That said, let’s move on to what people have given their nod to:

Pantene Pro-V Lively Clean Shampoo

The formula to squeaky clean hair. The energizing Pantene Pro-V Lively eliminates product build-up, residue and impurities for a fresh and clean scalp. Remember, the key to a great blowout is fresh, full and clean hair.

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo


Its fundamental ingredient – citric acid – absorbs excess sebum, eliminating up to 90% of dulling residue caused by humidity, heat and other styling products and chemicals after just one wash. The clarifying shampoo is not meant for regular use – we suggest replacing it with your regular shampoo just one time a week. Using it more than that can dry out your scalp and stimulate your oil-producing glands. While it has been wonderfully adapted by all hair types, it is a go-to formula for curly hair.

Himalaya Daily Care Protein Shampoo


For those who live an active life, the Himalaya Protein Shampoo allows you to wash your hair as frequently as you wish. Gentle cleansing agents in the form protein-rich herb extracts result in hair that feels delightfully light. Key ingredient Amla – a natural hair tonic – is used widely in Ayurveda to treat hair and scalp conditions.

Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner

Enriched with pure green apples (known to be excellent detoxifying agents), this refreshing formula deep cleanses the scalp with natural minerals and proteins, purifying it of greasiness and dirt that oily hair easily attracts throughout the day. Because the shampoo can maintain the pH balance of your hair, it is gentle enough to be used everyday. Leaves mane full of natural body and shine.

L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Clay Shampoo

A tailor-made solution for thin and fine hair. Clay is popularly known to suck out extra oils and sebum, its effect lasting an entire three days. A fresh scalp aside, the invigorating shampoo fights dry hair ends to leave them smooth and glossy immediately.

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