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Is there any sort of organic shampoo that works especially well if you're prone to oily hair?

I recently bought some Avalon Organics that was supposed to be for all hair types, but I feel like the shampoo and conditioner have done nothing for keeping my hair relatively clean..... My hair dries looking oily and awful, like it hasn't been washed at all.

This is the first time I've ever used organic shampoo, is this par the course? Or did I just pick the wrong one?
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Try the Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo from Aubrey Organics

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I've tried several, and the ones with tea tree oil work the best. I particularly like the Desert Essence tea tree shampoo.

I did no-poo for about six months and then just got lazy and switched back to shampoo, but my hair was the best it's ever been when I was doing that. It wasn't as oily, and my itchy scalp went away. I usually added a drop each of rosemary, lavender and tea tree oil to my vinegar rinse.

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I was going to suggest the No-poo baking soda/honey with Apple cider vinegar rinse.

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Try the Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo from Aubrey Organics
I second this~ try this.
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Your scalp is probably oily due to drying shampoos. When your scalp's oil is stripped off, it produces more oil to compensate for the loss. So the less oil you strip off, the less oil your scalp produces.

I would stick with whatever natural shampoo that's not drying (I've found all to be semi-drying, IMO), and give it at least a month to see if you see any improvement. Use a natural-bristle brush to move the oil down the hair shaft. You can try sprinkling just a little bit of cornstarch too.

No-poo cured my oily scalp and dry ends. You might want to try washing with just baking soda/water mixture once, and let that sit in your hair for several minutes, and use regular conditioner.

ACV and honey made my hair feel greasy, so I would avoid those too.

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