If You Have Oily Hair, Try These Leave-In Treatments

The beauty world is the equivalent of going down the rabbit hole. One simple search for "best haircare products" and you can be overwhelmed with products, reviews, and trying to figure out your specific hair type. Honestly, it's a full-time job to be up-to-date on beauty items. Narrow that down to haircare, and you've got just as many options. Thankfully, oily hair problems just got a little easier, because we've found the best hair treatments for oily hair.

First off, let's break down the "greasy hair problem," because finding the root of the problem is the only way to solve it. We're not just talking about hair that's dirty from not washing it for a while, but hair that has an overly-oily production. 

It turns out that your greasy hair actually stems back to your scalp's sebum production, according to Real Simple. "Most common scalp issues stem from an imbalance in the pH of the skin on the scalp," Gretchen Friese, a certified trichologist at BosleyMD, tells the publication. "Depending on the number the pH is, it can result in a dry or oily scalp, etc."

That means while your shampoo and conditioner are important in your haircare routine, a hair treatment is a better option. These products fix you pH instead of just managing the day-to-day look of hair. It's time to stop piling on the dry shampoo and add one of these top treatments into your routine.

The best treatment for oily scalps

While the Moroccanoil brand has a ton of really highly-rated products for oily hair, the Oily Scalp Treatment ($38) seems to be one of the brand's best kept secrets. There might only be 200 reviews on the Sephora website, as compared to the 1,200 reviews of other standout products from the brand, but this treatment seems to be one that can really transform your hair.

The idea is pretty simple. You part your hair in a few places, drop a few drops onto your scalp. After waiting about 10 minutes, you wash and conditioner your hair as normal. This little oil is said to rebalance an oily scalp. Bonus points is that it's also made for every hair type and thickness. 

According to the reviews, this product really does work. "Just the perfect treatment for my fine and oily scalp," one review says. "Love that it leaves my hair silky, healthy, shiny and full of life. This treatment really transformed my hair and love the changes."

The certified clean scalp treatment

When it comes to combatting an oily scalp, there's one ingredient that should be on your radar — tea tree. According to Byrdie, tea tree oil is one of the best ingredients out there to regulate oil production. On top of that, the oil also helps with dandruff, inflammation, and can be used for all hair types and scalp types. It's a little miracle in a bottle.

If you're looking specifically to regulate the oil and pH of your scalp, the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Serum ($32) is for you. The treatment is said to be soothing for the scalp and balance oil out. 

The best part is how easy this oil is to use. Just shower, shampoo, and condition as normal. Then, when you get out of the shower, part your hair and put a few drops onto your scalp. After that, go on with your typical post-shower and getting ready routine. There truly is nothing better than a product that fits smoothly into your everyday routine and actually works.

The cleanser and oil reducer

Hair products are great for getting the look you want, but it always tends to leave a build-up. That's especially so if you have an oily scalp. Dry shampoo is an oily-scalps best friend — until it's not. All that build up can sit on the scalp. If you're looking to cleanse the scalp and maintain oil, then the Sunday Riley Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum ($48) is for you. 

This product cleanses your scalp of all the built-up product while simultaneously regulating oil production. People seem to be a fan of the product, too. "I used this on both myself and my 10 yo daughter, both of us having oily hair and build up/flaking," one Ulta review says. "Not only that, our hair was far less oily in between washes for the next week or two (which is a big deal for us). I didn't even need to use my detox shampoo as much. Even our hair seemed to feel healthier, not as weighed down. I've never had any product do what this one did for EITHER of us."

The do-it-all for beginners kit

Getting into scalp care can be intimidating. Heck, spending a lot of money on any one product can be intimidating. If you're looking to try out a bunch of different products to ease your way in, then a set is a great way to do that. Briogeo, who makes some of the best scalp care products out there, according to reviews, put together an entire set for scalp-care beginners. The Scalp Revival Set ($90) comes with four different products and a brush designed to really get those products onto the scalp.

The products include the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-exfoliating Scalp Scrub Shampoo, Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp MaskScalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment, and even the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo. It's basically a little sampler of all the scalp-care products you could possibly need. All of these clean beauty products have rave reviews on the website as well, so this really is quite the set.

Ultimately, these are the best of the best if you're looking to regulate an oily scalp, and you can't go wrong with any of the products on this list.