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Combination hair is almost as annoying as combination skin in that you’re never quite sure which products to use. Sure, a serum would really help your dry ends but it’s just going to add to the greasiness on top of your head. Combat that with dry shampoo and it’ll work its way down and zap your ends of moisture. The struggle is real.

However, it turns out your combination hair might be more to do with your habits than you think. For example, if you’re using a harsh clarifying shampoo then this can make your scalp dry causing it to overcompensate and produce even more oil. At the same time, the shampoo is stripping away the moisture from the lengths of your hair leaving them dry and brittle. If you’re washing regularly then the oils won’t have time to work their way down your strands meaning you’re constantly adding to the problem.

That’s why it’s worth leaving a bigger gap between washes so that your natural oils can nourish your hair. It’s also a good tip to keep your conditioner or hair mask away from your roots and to only use it on the lengths and ends. These are quite heavy products and can make your hair more prone to grease so it’s worth keeping them away from your scalp. Combination hair types should also switch to a boar bristle brush as the natural bristles will shift the oils from your scalp down the lengths of your hair. This helps to make your roots a little less greasy while giving the lengths and ends of your hair some much needed moisture.

The dry shampoo you use is also really important if you have combination hair. Anything that’s too heavy or drying will weigh down your roots even more while zapping much needed moisture from your ends. You need something that’s light and that will gently remove excess sebum without being too stripping. Klorane have a seboregulating dry shampoo with nettle extract that would be a great option. Also, if you’re dry shampooing your roots then you’ll definitely need to compensate by applying some moisture to your ends. A lightweight oil is perfect for this and you can use a little bit every day to keep your hair nourished.

The Best Products For Combination Hair?

Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Combination Shampoo

Philip Kingsley is the king of haircare and for good reason, he has a product for every hair concern imaginable, including oily roots and dry ends. This shampoo and conditioner duo is made with Wheat Protein and Guar which help to cleanse your hair while regulating oil production.

Balmain All Purpose Spa Brush

This brush is made specifically to work the oils from your scalp down the lengths of your hair. It’s made with 100% boar hair and nylon bristles which massage your scalp while being really gentle on your ends. Plus, it’ll look incredibly chic on your dressing table which always helps.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Treatment

Often greasy hair can be a result of irritated skin or dandruff so getting in control of your scalp health will make a big difference. Briogeo’s Scalp Revival Treatment uses tea tree and charcoal to gently cleanse your skin and remove any product buildup. It’s also formulated with witch hazel to regulate oil production and aloe to keep your skin hydrated, offering an all in one solution to your scalp care needs.

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Dry Oil Mist

Palmer’s is one of the best budget haircare brands that really works to nourish your strands. We’re big fans of their hair mask but this Dry Oil Mist will be perfect for injecting moisture into crispy ends. You can use this daily to keep your hair topped up but just make sure to keep it away from your roots.

Klorane Nettle Sebo-Regulating Dry Shampoo

As mentioned above, this is a game changer for greasy hair that will help you to prolong the gap between washes. The nettle extract is what helps regulate your sebaceous glands to keep limp roots in check without stripping your ends of moisture.