Best Balancing Shampoos for Oily Hair

Best Balancing Shampoos for Oily Hair Bain Divalent Kerastase Toronto Hair Salon Opulent

If you are in the 33% of the population around the world with oily hair, your hair care routine can be a bit of an unpleasant way to start off your day.

First, we have to understand that if you never had generally oily hair and you were doing just fine using your regular colour-safe or blonde enhancer shampoo, there might be some tips for bring back your natural balanced scalp and hair.

Things to avoid doing if you find your hair to be oily and a scalp out of balance:

  • Touching your hair too often: the oil from your fingertips to your locks;

  • Over Conditioning: make sure to choose a light-weight conditioner like Densifique by Kerastase;

  • Frequent Brushing: brushing too often, stimulates the production of oil;

  • Change your hairbrush periodically: if you hairbrush is not clean of full of hair, is time to change it;

  • Product build up: make sure to wash off your hair from excessive product build up depending on how much styling product is being used with a detox shampoo like MAXXI.WASH by Kevin Murphy


Smart balancing hair wash for oily hair starts with your hair care routine.

We have selected two of the best balancing shampoos for oily hair to get rid of excessive oil in your tresses and balance your scalp over time with regular use.


Bain Divalent by Kerastase

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This luxurious shampoo from the Kerastase specifique line, it pleases your scalp beautifully, without stripping moisture which is perfect to use on already dry chemically treated hair (blonde highlights, balayage or simply hair colour).

Selectively nourishes the sensitized regions of the hair shaft and leaves your locks feeling soft and silky while looking shiny.


How to use?

Wet your hair completely and efficiently, apply an almond size of Bain Divalent.

Massage throughout the scalp and hair using only the flats of the hands and complete the gentle massage technique, emulsify and rinse thoroughly. Proceed with Blot-dry.

Re-apply again using a gentle and relaxing massage technique and leave on for a few minutes.

Lather by adding a little water and gently emulsify before rinsing thoroughly all the product out. Proceed with towel-dry.


What’s inside the bottle?

The specifically researched and tested ingredients came from the Kerastase division of advanced L’Oreal Laboratories are designed to make the most of your shampoo ensuring your hair is less oily and also your sensorial experience is great, cooling agent to ensure your scalp feels fresh.

Salacylic acid deeply cleanses the scalp, Lipacid (created by L’Oreal specifically for this shampoo) helps regulate the sebum production on your scalp, nourishing properties came from Vitamin B6, Detangling Substantive Polimer for nutrition on sensitized areas of the hair fiber.



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This paraben-free, sulphate-free and cruelty free shampoo from Australian company Kevin Murphy, it’s a strengthening daily shampoo for coloured hair.

Rich in antioxidants it’s perfect for every day washes to strengthen the hair fiber and maintain and preserve your hair colour from fading.

It’s botanical blend gives vitality back to your normal to dry hair. Perfect also to adding volume to fine hair, invigorating with a fresh formulation, gentle and safe on your hair colour.


How to Use?

Apply and massage into wet hair and scalp, then rinse completely.



Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract to clear greasy hair and flaky scalps, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract to Restore lustre and give shine to hair, Canaga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Balances the spirit and balances oily scalps, Superoxide Dismutase it’s a Protein enzyme that decomposes oxygen to prevent oxidation of colour, Pelargonium Gravelons (Geranium) Flower Oil, is perfect to give hair natural shine and manageability, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract a strengthen antioxidant that helps prevent breakage, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, protects against free radicals and inhibits UVA oxidation.