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How Styling Products Affect Greasy Hair

Styling products may help you get a great hairstyle, but they can leave it looking dull and greasy too. Here’s how to keep yourhair looking shiny and smooth.

Styling products are used to enhance your hair’s overall look, whether it’s using a gel on hair, wax or mousse.

However, use them too frequently or allow them to build-up and you could find they make a greasy hair problem worse.


Styling products help you achieve a fashionable look, but most don’t have any health benefits to speak of, and some contain ingredientsthat might irritate a sensitive scalp.

Even if you’re not typically sensitive to an ingredient, allowing them to build up over time could still cause problems if they breakdown into substances that could trigger an irritating reaction.

Sometimes styling product build up can be visible too, and can be easily mistaken for dandruff.

The effect on greasy hair

Because greasy hair is already oily, adding styling products can make it appear worse by trapping dirt and oil.

So, you need to make sure to get rid of any residue and styling products left on your hair and scalp each day.


To treat greasy hair and remove the build-up left by styling products, you need a deep cleaning shampoo with oil removal ingredients that will leave your hair looking and feeling fresh.

Our Instant Oil Control Shampoo with mango and citrus essence gives your hair a deep clean you can feel from the first wash. Its formula is designed to get rid of dirt and oil build up while protecting you from dandruff.

The Citrus Fresh Shampoo is perfect for greasy hair. It leaves the hair fresh, fragrant and up to 100% dandruff free, maintaining the hair’s silky shine. Both shampoos are gentle on your hair and ideal for everyday use, even on color or chemically treated hair.

  • Cleans – with gentle cleansing agents that wash away dandruff flakes, grease and oil to leave your hair noticeably cleaner

  • Protects – the new formula contains micro-minerals which are left behind after you wash your hair to protect against dandruff damage so your hair can grow from a healthier foundation

Read more about greasy and oily hair.