Best products for thick, wavy and oily hair?

    Best products for thick, wavy and oily hair?

    post #1 of 6
    Thread Starter 

    I haven't had my hair longer than an inch since I was a kid, but decided to try something different after my last cut.  My hair is thick, wavy and oily, and I have grown it to a little over two inches so far.  My problem is that many of the products I have tried (gels, pomades, most waxes) leave my oily hair looking greasy, and while the greaser look is great and all, it is not really what I am after.  Was hoping for recommendations that have great hold as the wavy hair tends to destroy a style if the product can't hold combined with a matte finish in hopes that my hair won't look greased.  Also, I don't shampoo, so water solubility is a must.  I would prefer $20 and under, but will consider others if travel/sample sizes are available to try first.  Thanks for any help, it is appreciated.  

    post #2 of 6

    If your hair is oily, why do you choose not to shampoo? 

    post #3 of 6
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RoaringMice View Post

    If your hair is oily, why do you choose not to shampoo? 

    I was wondering the same thing.
    post #4 of 6
    Thread Starter 

    Shampoo tends to strip the oils out leaving it feeling dry, then the oil jumps in to hyper drive and my hair gets greasy.  I feel like not shampooing provides a better balance between the two extremes.  I also developed an allergy to SLS about a year ago, and it is pretty much in every typical shower/soap/hygiene product with the exception of "natural" or organic shampoos, and to be frank the ones I have tried were pretty terrible.  I have been using the baking soda "shampoo" and apple cider vinegar rinse for about eight months now, and have been satisfied enough with the results. I however don't have confidence that non-water soluble products could be removed with baking soda. 

    post #5 of 6

    It's difficult to recommend something, then. The products I know of that won't make your hair oilier tend to make it dryer, and if you don't like what a shampoo does to your hair, I don't think you'll like the products I'm thinking of, either. I wish I could do more to help. 

    post #6 of 6

    I don't know myself, but my cousin in Italy had me buy for him pomades and gels from Aveda, which apparently he likes a lot. Aveda is supposed to be natural, so that would solve a problem. however, it is also expensive. But if you stop by one of their stores, you can probably get a sample to try for free.

     

    (If I use anything at all, it's oils, the oilier the better, the opposite of what you're looking for).

     

    cacio

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    8/16/13 at 1:38pm

    MuskOx said:



    I haven't had my hair longer than an inch since I was a kid, but decided to try something different after my last cut.  My hair is thick, wavy and oily, and I have grown it to a little over two inches so far.  My problem is that many of the products I have tried (gels, pomades, most waxes) leave my oily hair looking greasy, and while the greaser look is great and all, it is not really what I am after.  Was hoping for recommendations that have great hold as the wavy hair tends to destroy a style if the product can't hold combined with a matte finish in hopes that my hair won't look greased.  Also, I don't shampoo, so water solubility is a must.  I would prefer $20 and under, but will consider others if travel/sample sizes are available to try first.  Thanks for any help, it is appreciated.  

    8/23/13 at 6:16pm

    RoaringMice said:



    If your hair is oily, why do you choose not to shampoo? 

    8/23/13 at 6:18pm

    CapriDog said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RoaringMice View Post

    If your hair is oily, why do you choose not to shampoo? 

    I was wondering the same thing.

    8/23/13 at 11:01pm

    MuskOx said:



    Shampoo tends to strip the oils out leaving it feeling dry, then the oil jumps in to hyper drive and my hair gets greasy.  I feel like not shampooing provides a better balance between the two extremes.  I also developed an allergy to SLS about a year ago, and it is pretty much in every typical shower/soap/hygiene product with the exception of "natural" or organic shampoos, and to be frank the ones I have tried were pretty terrible.  I have been using the baking soda "shampoo" and apple cider vinegar rinse for about eight months now, and have been satisfied enough with the results. I however don't have confidence that non-water soluble products could be removed with baking soda. 

    8/24/13 at 5:44pm

    RoaringMice said:



    It's difficult to recommend something, then. The products I know of that won't make your hair oilier tend to make it dryer, and if you don't like what a shampoo does to your hair, I don't think you'll like the products I'm thinking of, either. I wish I could do more to help. 

    8/24/13 at 6:41pm

    cacio said:



    I don't know myself, but my cousin in Italy had me buy for him pomades and gels from Aveda, which apparently he likes a lot. Aveda is supposed to be natural, so that would solve a problem. however, it is also expensive. But if you stop by one of their stores, you can probably get a sample to try for free.

     

    (If I use anything at all, it's oils, the oilier the better, the opposite of what you're looking for).

     

    cacio