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Shampoos For Oily Hair




Nothing puts a damper on a good hair day like grease—literally. In the morning, you feel like the star of a shampoo commercial but by the end of the day, your locks have seriously lost their bounce.

The reason? Oily hair can be caused by many things. Constantly coloring or styling your locks with heat is a big culprit, since dirt and oil tend to get trapped in your damaged hair cuticles.

Your hormones may also cause unwanted shine. Producing too many androgens—a sex hormone that has also been linked to acne—can overstimulate your sebaceous glands (the ones that pump out the oil). That oil then deposits into your hair, causing that greasy look/

Finally, you simply may not be washing your hair enough and the shampoo you cleanse with can make all the difference. Keep reading to learn what to look for in a shampoo, plus the products dermatologists recommend to their patients.

When you’re dealing with oily strands, hair washing is a daily activity. But, if you’re super lucky and load up on tons (and we mean tons) of dry shampoo, you can get away with skipping a day. Maybe. While there’s some debate as to whether or not daily sudsing is a good move, or if you should try to stretch out washes in order to ‘retrain’ your scalp, one thing is for certain: Whenever you do wash, it’s in your best interest to use a shampoo specially formulated for oily hair.

Typically lighter and containing a lower concentration of rich, hydrating ingredients, these instead focus on removing excess grease—and product residue, from all that dry shampoo—to leave your mane looking and feeling so fresh and so clean.

Keep reading to see the best shampoos for oily hair we can’t get enough of. But first let us know how to choose the best shampoo first for your hair. Try a clarifying formula: Clarifying shampoos—which contain ingredients like hydroxy acid, ethanoic acid (found in vinegar), and sulfates—can effectively remove oil from the scalp and hair. Just note that they’ll be drying on brittle or color-treated hair. “These could also be too harsh to use daily for a few people, but are perfect for others,” says Dr. Krant. If you discover your clarifying shampoo is just too drying for daily use, try using it just one occasion or twice per week to work out how your hair reacts.

Go for sulfates: They aren’t necessarily the enemy. Sulfates are a sort of chemical cleanser that lather up to get rid of dirt and oil from the hair thoroughly. Some people avoid them completely, since they’ll be harsh on sensitive skin and reduce the longevity of hair color or relaxers. But while sulfate-free shampoos are certainly gentler, they don’t always leave your scalp squeaky clean, which may cause oil to create up over time.

Wash regularly: you will have heard that washing your an excessive amount of can actually make the matter worse—but that’s a myth. “Physically removing excess oil is really the simplest thanks to counter oiliness and supply much needed relief for those that suffer from oily skin, as long because the removal doesn’t lead to excess irritation to the skin,” says Julia Tzu, MD, founder and medical director of Wall Street Dermatology.


The bottom line? Wash your hair regularly, but no over once per day, with one amongst these grease-fighting shampoos for greasy hair.

Here is the list:

Best Overall: L’Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo

You’ve likely seen clay in face masks geared toward oily skin, but the ingredient can have similar benefits in haircare. More specifically, this shampoo relies on three different types of clay to absorb oil and purify roots. We know, that kind of sounds like a recipe for ending up with dry, stripped strands, but on the contrary—it’s specially formulated to keep the lengths of your hair nice and hydrated.

Best for Preventative: Paul Mitchell Deep Cleaning Shampoo Two

This pick earns our vote for working in two different ways. Not only does it remove unwanted oil pretty much right away (credit jojoba leaf extract and white ginger), but it also helps to minimize future oil production to tamp down greasiness over time. It’s color-safe, too, and leaves hair super shiny and voluminous.

Best for Clarifying: WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Is there anything apple cider vinegar (ACV) can’t do? When it comes to your scalp and strands, it’s choice for deeply detoxifying and balancing pH levels to help keep both healthy. It’s also a great astringent, helping to minimize excess oil. This formula uses a raw and natural apple cider vinegar to do all of the above and is also free of parabens and sulfates.


Another one, Best for Clarifying: Davines SOLU Sudsy Build Up Shampoo

This is a favorite of Karli Bendlin, Byrdie’s Email Editor. Extra foamy, those who love lather will appreciate the airy feel, and it’s that foaming action that also effectively clarifies your scalp and hair, removing every last bit of oil and product residue. So much so, that it’s even recommended to be used to prep hair before a perm.

Best for Budget: Neutrogena Clarify & Shine Shampoo With Pink Grapefruit

This newbie has a clarifying formula, and relies on grapefruit extract for an ever-so-mild exfoliating action (always a good thing if you have a greasy scalp). But don’t worry, it’s still nice and gentle, free of parabens and two of the most common sulfates found in shampoos. We’d be remiss not to mention the citrusy, grapefruit scent too, a refreshing pick-me-up on sleepy mornings.

Best for Sulfate-Free: Drunk Elephant Cocomino Glossing Shampoo

The truth of the matter is that many clarifying shampoos for oily hair rely on a good amount of sulfates; they’re the detergent-esque soaps that work to effectively de-grease. That being said, they can be very harsh and stripping (not to mention are a no-no for those with colored hair for said reason).

If you’re searching for a sulfate-free option, try this guy, a go-to for Byrdie Editorial Director Faith Xue. Rather than using sulfates, it relies on coconut-based surfactants to do the hard-hitting cleansing, removing dirt, products, and oil, while imparting plenty of softness and shine. Plus, unlike many other sulfate-free shampoos, this still lathers beautifully.

Best for Natural: Reverie Shampoo

Xue says this sudser is a good pick for those with oily hair, not to mention that it also boasts a squeaky clean ingredient list. Even the fragrance is completely natural, derived from essential oils. It’s cleansing yet hydrating, gentle enough for daily use, and works well on all hair textures. In short, it’s a universally foolproof pick.

Best for Cleansing Oil: Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo

Don’t be put off by the word ‘oil’ in the name of this shampoo; according to Byrdie Senior Editor Hallie Gould, it is in fact a top pick for those dealing with oily hair. The featherweight formula boasts volcanic-derived ingredients, known for their purifying properties. Despite the fact that it starts out as an oil, it quickly transforms into a luscious foam that’s choice for any and all hair textures, from stick straight to crazy curly.

Best for Fine Hair: Pantene Pro-V Blends Micellar Shampoo

Fine hair and oily hair go hand-in-hand, and, adding insult to injury, fine hair is also more likely to get weighed down by the heavy moisturizing ingredients in many shampoos. If you’re dealing with greasy, limp locks, seeking out formulas that are lighter and clearer (versus thicker and milkier looking) is a good move.


This one in particular fits the bill. It’s insanely lightweight, relying on purifying micelles—small molecules that act like magnets and attach to dirt, oil, and anything else you want to go—to leave your strands clean and with plenty of volume.

Best for Dandruff: Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Dandruff is a complicated condition with a variety of factors that come into play. But to put it simply, oil is one of the major factors, and those dealing with dandruff often tend to have an oilier scalp and hair as well. Enter this shampoo, which uses pyrithione zinc (one of the best flake-fighting ingredients there is) and is specially formulated to also minimize excess oil. Plus, it smells fruity and citrusy, rather than medicinal like so many other dandruff shampoos out there.

Best for a Combination Scalp: SheaMoisture Bamboo Charcoal Deep Cleansing Shampoo

Just like you can have combination skin, you can also have a combination scalp. (Telltale signs included both oily and dry patches, or having either one at different times of the year.) When that’s the case, you want a shampoo that’s going to effectively remove the excess oil, but not make any dryness worse—this one does exactly that. Along with detoxifying charcoal, it also contains willow bark extract, a natural precursor to oil-dissolving salicylic acid. And for the dry parts, there’s balancing and skin-soothing tea tree oil.

Best Shampoo Alternative: Girl+Hair Clear+ Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse

If you’re trying to stretch out the time in between shampoos, but dry shampoo just isn’t cutting it, try this rinse instead. You use it like you would a shampoo, though rather than being detergent-based, it instead relies on purifying ACV to remove oil and product build-up. It balances the pH of both your hair and scalp, contains rice water with strengthening proteins, and works as an effective detangler, too.

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Quarantine Skin Care Routine: What You Need




With the increasing amount of time spent at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, your body is now adjusting to a new routine and sometimes your skin is affected. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, might also have a hard time figuring out what is happening and freak out in one way or another.

There are big chances you are exposed to less harsh sun and use less makeup–or even no makeup at all, which is good for your skin. However, you might also expose yourself to more air conditioning, eat less healthy food and consume more alcoholic beverages to cope with the quarantine blues.

Get enough sleep

Sleeping is imperative for your overall healthy life. According to, healthy sleeping behavior includes falling asleep easily within 15-20 minutes of lying down to sleep; regularly sleeping for a total of seven to nine hours in a 24-hour period; having continuous sleep and not having long periods of lying awake when you wish to be sleeping; and waking up feeling fresh and alert.

Remember that if you don’t get enough sleep, your body will release more cortisol, the stress hormone that can cause acne or psoriasis.

Work out routinely

Working out will help your body to burn cortisone, which is a good way to reduce stress and help keep your skin clear. However, remember to immediately take a shower after exercising.

Wear moisturizer

It says that people would sit around in air-conditioned rooms more often than in pre-coronavirus times. This can cause your skin to be exposed to dry air for a longer time. She suggested using a humidifier in the room where you sit most often in the house. Also, try not to take too many long, hot showers as hot water sucks the moisture out of your skin.

Don’t go too far with skincare

You should brace yourself with an experimental skin care routine now that you have so much time on your hands. Use skin masks, peels and exfoliators only with caution. Be mindful that all of that exfoliating and peeling affects your skin’s acid mantle. You have good bacteria and bad bacteria. You don’t want to get rid of all your good stuff.

Additionally, if you over-wash, you are stripping the natural oils, so your skin will start producing more,” she said. According to Saedi, it is enough to wash your face only once or twice a day, and use benzoyl peroxide once a week.

Moisturize your hands

The number-one COVID-19 preventive measure is to wash your hands, so naturally by now you will be washing your hands more often than you used to. However, always remember to moisturize your hands after washing.

All that washing and hand sanitizer dries out the skin. We recommend to use hand lotions or petroleum jelly to avoid cracked and chapped hands.


With the lockdown being in effect, it might be harder to purchase your skincare supplies. However, you still can make your own skincare with things you may find in your kitchen.

Drink plenty of water

When you drink enough water, the cells in every part of your body get hydrated through the blood. The skin, being the largest organ in the body, also gets hydrated, even as the impurities and toxins get flushed out at the cellular level. Drinking enough water helps the body to flush out toxins while giving you healthier skin. Studies have revealed that drinking just two cups of water can increase blood flow to the skin which gives it an even tone.

Drinking ample water also balances the oil and water content on the skin of your face. This helps to prevent excess oil and sebum secretion, which means fewer clogged pores and acne.

Adult acne is getting more common these days due to busy lifestyles and lack of hydration. A study revealed that 4-6 people out of 100 in the age groups of 20-40 have adult acne.

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Black Pink Document Coming Your Way In Netflix




The hottest K-pop girl group shows no signs of slowing down and seems to only get things bigger and greater.

Netflix is now releasing a documentary about rising K-pop girl group, Blackpink. The film will chart the increase of the band and have behind-the-scenes clips of them recording their new album, culminating in their record-breaking performance at Coachella in 2019 – where they became the primary all-girl K-pop group to require the stage.

“The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and Blackpink has arguably become the most recognizable and most popular girl group in the world,” said Netflix’s Adam Del Deo in a statement (via Deadline).

“Director Caroline Suh’s trusted relationship with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa offers organic and honest moments that give viewers an authentic inside look into the lives of Blackpink, as well as the dedication and gruelling preparation each member puts into every hit song, history-making performance and sold-out arena tour.

“We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide.”

The band have recently collaborated with Selena Gomez on the track ‘Ice cream’ (which debuted at No 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart) and on July 28, the band announced on Twitter that their debut album, titled The Album, would be released on October 2, following on from their 2019 EP ‘Kill This Love’.

They also featured on the track ‘Sour Candy’ on Lady Gaga’s latest album Chromatica and now Little Mix recently teased they’d love to work with the band too, with Jade Thirlwall saying: “We’re just waiting for the DM back.”

Blackpink: Light Up The Sky will be available to stream on Netflix on October 14.

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Chadwick Boseman Dies After 4-Year Long Battle With Cancer




Chadwick Boseman, known for his role as King T’Challa in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” has died after a four-year battle with cancer, in step with a post on his Twitter account. The post said the actor, who also played Black icons like James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and ballplayer, died reception along with his wife and family.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and it progressed to stage four, the post said. He was 43 years old, according to The Associated Press.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,” the post said.

The post added that it had been “the honor of his career” to play King T’Challa in “Black Panther.” In August 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced that “Black Panther 2” would be released in May 2022.

Boseman had not publicly disclosed his battle with cancer, per AP.

On Saturday, the governor of South Carolina, where Boseman was born, said he ordered the Statehouse flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to “honor the life, contributions and memory of a very extraordinary son of South Carolina.”

Boseman graduated from Howard University and starred in various television shows in the early 2000s before getting the star role as Jackie Robinson, the first Black person to play in Major League Baseball, in the 2013 film “42,” according to IMDB.

From there, he went on to star as James Brown in the 2014 film “Get On Up,” Andre Davis in the 2019 film “21 Bridges,” and Stormin’ Norman in this year’s “Da 5 Bloods.”

His passing came on the day Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, usually celebrated on April 15. Major League Baseball tweeted that “his transcendent performance in ’42’ will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come.”

Fans all over the world and colleagues shared messages of grief online. Additionally, filmmaker Ava DuVernay posted a photo of the Wakanda ancestral plane from “Black Panther,” telling Boseman, “May you have a beautiful return, King. We will miss you so.”

Marvel Studios tweeted a photo of Boseman dressed in the costume of his iconic role, writing, “our hearts are broken. … Your legacy will live on forever.”

The company also tweeted out a series of photos of Boseman from Marvel sets and with his fellow cast members.

Chris Evans, who starred in Marvel’s “Avengers” movies alongside Boseman, tweeted that he is “absolutely devastated” and that Boseman’s death is “beyond heartbreaking.”

“Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create,” Evans said. “I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship.”

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted a photograph of her and Boseman, saying she is “heartbroken.” Boseman’s last tweet before his death was a photograph of himself and Harris, encouraging people to vote.


“My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble,” she wrote. “He left too early but his life made a difference.”


She also attended Howard University, whose mascot is that the bison.


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