25 Apr 2012

The best shampoo I've found for greasy hair - Redken Scalp Detox Oil Control - it works!

More than likely if you read my blog often, you'll have seen me moaning at some point about my hair. I have dry ends / lengths but roots that get greasy ridiculously quickly, forcing me to be an every day hair washer whether I like it or not.

I'm constantly on a mission to find a shampoo that will control or reduce the greasies, and don't usually have much luck, but lately I've been using one that's actually worth blogging about - Redken Scalp Control Oil Detox.


Hmmm not great photo quality there - must be all this gloomy weather!

This shampoo is the best I've tried for my hair. For a change, it's one that actually does what it says on the label. It's not turned me into an every-other-day hair washer just yet, but I've noticed a huge difference in the level of oiliness the next day.

The instructions recommend that you put the shampoo on your dry hair for a bit before washing. Although it's a pain to do this, it does enhance the power of the product. I tend to work a blob into the front and sides of my scalp and I leave it on while cleansing my face and brushing my teeth. I then wet my hair, add more shampoo and wash as normal.

It doesn't create a massive lather, and what with the double treatment each day I did get through my first bottle very quickly. Although, I was so pleased with the results I got from this that I ordered another two bottles straight away.

I'm hoping that with continued use this shampoo will become even more effective for me. It hasn't been able to give me 'normal' hair over night, so it's not a miracle product, but it's certainly the best I've ever tried.

Unlike some other oil control shampoos I've used in the past, it has a nice fresh smell and it doesn't strip the rest of my hair making the ends even drier. I've continued to use my normal conditioners on the ends of my hair and haven't noticed any extra dryness.

Overall I'm a little bit in love with this shampoo and I hope it continues to work for me.

You can buy this shampoo from Look Fantastic here - it costs £10.60 for a 300ml bottle.

Do you have any other recommendation for curing greasy hair woes?

19 comments:

  1. Awesome! I need something like this, I wish a cruelty-free company would create products like these x

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  2. sounds odd that you put it on dry hair first! But if it works I suppose you just have to keep doing it!


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  3. This sounds amazing - I'm in the greasy root camp as well so think I need this in my life! x

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  4. You defo need to try Herbal Essences new Clarifying shampoo!! Trust me your hair will stay squeaky clean for at least 2 days after washing with that.. and it smells amazing!!!!

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    1. Really? I have tried Herbal Essences before, but not that one I don't think. I'm a sucker for all these shampoos, so I will try that - thanks hun xx

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  5. Yesss, finally one that works. I am always sucked in by new products, but never really notice much of a difference between products!
    Any tips for the dry ends? I suffer from this, too and have tried lots of things, including coconut and argon oils, all to no avail!
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! I can't say I've found a perfect solution for the dry ends yet - I did like Moroccan Oil, but had to be very careful of getting it near the roots or front of my hair. Intensive conditioners are probably the best way, I've tried some good ones from John Frieda (full repair) and Dove (nourishing oil care express treatment conditioner) but to get them to really work I think you have to put the effort in (which I don't always have time to do). You should probably use them a couple of times a week and leave them on longer than recommended. Wrapping your hair in a towel, or even cling film (yes really!) is supposed to really enhance the treatment as it traps heat at the same time, but it is a lot of extra faffing!

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  6. Have some highlights put through your hair, that dries it out like a mofo! I got a sample of one by Loreal which smelt like Rosemary that was quite good xxx

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    1. I used to have hi-lights actually, until a bad experience when I frazzled my hair and turned it orange. The less said about that the better... I don't remember it stopping my hair from being greasy though - my hair fights any attacks against the greasies usually! xx

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  7. Thanks for posting about this product. I've been thinking about trying this for a while so your post has been really useful xx

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  8. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
    Petit Chatons

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  9. Do you ned to use a conditioner with this product, if so which one?

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    1. For my hair I always need a conditioner for the ends. I didn't buy anything specific, I just used whatever conditioner I had to hand.

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