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Top 10 Conditioners For Oily Hair

Conditioners That Soften Your Hair And Help Keep Oil At Bay

Conditioners That Soften Your Hair And Help Keep Oil At Bay

There is a conundrum that exists for those with oily hair: you want the glowing and bouncy locks of your dreams, but you don’t want to add excess oil in the form of a conditioner to hair that already has a tendency to easily become oily. Thankfully, our algorithm found 10 oil-combatting conditioners that are formulated to do just that—phew! A few tips: avoid massaging conditioner directly onto your scalp; instead focus on your ends, and don’t leave the product in your hair for too long. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, then give your hair (and you!) a wake-up call with a blast of cold water to seal in shine and moisture. Use in conjunction with any of our Top 10 picks of best shampoos for oil-free hair for a look you’ll love. Opening image: @livingproofinc

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July 29, 2019

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Desert Essence Lemon Tea Tree Conditioner

Our Score

USERS SAID: "After only two weeks of using it, my hair has life and bounce to it again. It feels like it stays clean for longer, and it's actually shiny and soft!" 

BEST FOR: A natural selection


Ouai Volume Conditioner

Our Score

FUN FACT: This conditioner is made in the USA.

BEST FOR: Creating volume and adding body to lifeless hair


Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Purifying Conditioner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its clarifying properties and refreshing mint scent

USERS SAID: "This conditioner, paired with the shampoo works really good on my frizzy, fuzzy, hard to manage hair. An added plus is that it doesn't smell like apples or a basket of fruit!" 


IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Conditioner

Our Score

BEST FOR: This volumizing formula is ideal for fine to normal hair types that seek a thicker, fuller mane. 

FUN FACT: IGK's 30,000 Feet Volume Conditioner is safe to use on color-treated hair and provides UV protection. 


Lush Cosmetics Veganese Conditioner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The use of lemon oil and juice will leave your hair smelling and looking fresh and clean.

USER SAID: "This is very good for an everyday conditioner! My hair is thick, but it's very straight and has a tendency to look a bit lifeless. But this conditioner manages to make my hair super soft, without weighing it down, or making it greasy. I generally have oily hair, and this is a lifesaver for soft locks, without build-up or weighing me down!"


Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The peppermint and lavender scent

USERS SAID: "I love the tingle of the tea tree and that it is a natural product. Paul Mitchell is always quality, but this one fits my needs well."


Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Not only does this product smell incredible, but it also makes my ends smooth and freshens my blow dry or style like I just did it.”

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Pair it with Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo at the roots to absorb excess oil and refresh hair from roots to ends.


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Conditioner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Improving the texture and appearance of your hair over time

USERS SAID: "I use both the shampoo and conditioner. Since using these products I can go longer between washes. My hair feels so light and has volume! My hair does feel a little dryer than it did before but it's because it not weighed down with product buildup. It looks so much better!"


Bumble and Bumble Thickening Conditioner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Giving you silky, soft tresses

USERS SAID: "This stuff makes my hair feel great and it still retains moisture while adding bounce. I lost a lot of my hair after having my baby in October and this product makes it look thick and shiny again!"


Living Proof Full Conditioner

Our Score

BEST FOR: This lightweight conditioner will help boost the natural shine and volume of your hair without weighing it down. 

USERS SAID: "This is the ONLY conditioner (specialty or mass market) that DETANGLES my long, wavy, and sometimes crunchy hair. I can run a comb in the shower, and my hair is full, feels weightless and tangle-free all day. It's lightweight enough to use as a leave-in treatment for me, and love the clean smell."

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