Tired of having an oily scalp? Well sometimes maintaining it can get difficult, unless you use a good shampoo for oily hair. Well, let’s look at the best men’s shampoo for oily hair.

Oily scalp secretes higher amounts of sebum oils leaving the scalp with greasy or oily hair. Sebum is a gland which secretes natural oils in your scalp for the growth and maintenance of your hair. Your scalp secretes higher proportions of natural oils if you have an oily scalp.

If you want to know the 7 best shampoos you can generally use make sure to read my previous article

However, this article is specific to oily greasy hair and scalp. In this post, we will be looking at the shampoos dedicated towards oily hair and scalp.

Although these shampoos will eliminate the excess oils however these shampoos do not damage the scalp in the process which is vital.

Introduction – Best men’s shampoo for oily hair

Most men are not able to select a shampoo as per their scalp.  They either buy the shampoo on sale or the shampoo bought by their sibling’s parents and so on.

It is important to know your scalp type and buy a shampoo accordingly. Men with oily scalps need to wash their hair from time to time depending on how oily their scalp is. 

While purchasing a shampoo for oily hair avoid shampoos which label themselves as moisturizing, hydrating, smooth or soothing. These shampoos contain moisturizers which infuse the scalp with additional oils and worsen the scalp.

However look for shampoos which label themselves with terms such as strengthening, volumizing and balancing. These types of shampoos are designed to strip off the excess oils and contain low moisturising ingredients which make the scalp oily.

Now that you are aware of shampoos meant for your scalp, let’s look at some of the best men’s shampoo for men.


Best men's shampoo for oily hair

This natural shampoo creates stronger hair with its natural ingredients. The natural ingredients present in the shampoo not only treat oily hair but also promotes hair growth and prevents dandruff. 

It contains hydrolyzed protein which strengthens hair and the underlying hair structure as well. Apart from that, the vitamin E present in it stimulates the hair follicles and scalp which enhances hair growth and prevents hair loss.

This shampoo does not contain any sulfate parabens and the shampoo will last for 45 days easily if used every day.

Overall considering the ingredients and its benefits, this shampoo makes it to the top for the best men’s shampoo for oily hair. The peppermint and tea tree oil ingredients in it provide an invigorating scent.

American Crew Daily Shampoo

Best men's shampoo for oily hair

One of the popular shampoos for oily hair. American crew daily shampoo works great with oily hair due to its Sage Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and other natural ingredients that eliminate the excessive build-up.

The shampoo adds moisture and shine to the hair. It cleans and stimulates the hair scalp with its natural ingredients. 

Apart from all the benefits mentioned above it doesn’t dehydrate or flaking skin which makes it an ideal shampoo for oily hair scalps for men of all ages.

Desert Essence Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo

Best men's shampoo for oily hair

Desert essence does not test their products on animals and all of their products are vegetarian. The shampoo consists of Lemon Peel Extract and Australian Tea Tree Oil which eliminates the excessive oil and dirt on the scalp while leaving the natural moisture of the hair.

Although the product eliminates excessive oils however it still protects the scalp. The Ingredients present such as jojoba oil penetrate the scalp providing additional moisture. 

The tea tree oil ingredient unclogs hair follicles and contains antimicrobial properties. The product has a lemon refreshing scent to it.

Although the shampoo is fairly priced it does leave the scalp smelling nice and clean.

 Maple Holistics Shampoo for Oily Hair

Best men's shampoo for oily hair

This shampoo removes grease and oil build up on your scalp.  This natural treatment restores the pH balance and sebum in your scalp and hair.

The pure ingredients present in it alleviate any itch caused on your scalp by germs. The rosemary jojoba formula protects your hair from outside pollutants. Apart from that it also hydrates hair follicles strengthening and improving the overall quality of the hair.

Maple holistic shampoo minimises pores and cleans them as well, improving the overall circulation of the scalp. Basil and cypress ingredients present in it promote healthy hair reducing hair loss.

This natural shampoo is ideal for men and women with oily hair and sensitive skin being paraben and sulfate-free.

Kerastase Homme Bain Capital Force Anti-Oiliness Shampoo

Best men's shampoo for oily hair

Keratese has been a luxurious hair product company since 1964. Although recently they have moved towards more natural products. 

This shampoo contains Taurine, an amino acid that helps in reducing premature greying or balding. They fight against the hardening of the collagen network around the base of the hair.

They also contain vitamins such as D- Biotin which inhibits enzymes responsible to hair loss. Ceramide and arginine present in it add depth to the hair and protect it as well. It consists of a pleasant minty citrus fragrance.

Although the product is high end or premium priced, it is ideal for oily hair or scalp.


These were the 5 best men’s shampoo for oily hair. There were many other shampoos as well however these shampoos are specialised for oily hair It will eliminate the excess oils and build-up while protecting the scalp.

By using the shampoos mentioned above you will notice your scalp less greasy however the moisture or softness of your hair will still remain maintained.

If I have missed out on your best men’s shampoo for oily hair, let me know in the comment section.

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