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My hair used to be massively oily, as in I'd wash it in the morning, every morning, and it'd be lank and greasy by the afternoon, a couple of inches down. I just bit the bullet and stopped the shampoo (didn't have dreads tho). Went with water only washing. Detachable showerhead helped. I would make it as hot as I could stand, get my fingers in there, and scritch (I can't explain it properly, if you google water only washing scritch and preen it will describe it well). You couldn't preen with dreads (preen the oil down the hair shaft) but could def scritch. I'd do this for five mins sometimes. It sucked for the first...well, two months were bloody awful. It got good after six. Then it goes up and down with hormones, diet etc but I was fine water only. But that's how I cut down the grease, coz my scalp realised I wasn't going to keep dehydrating it and trying to overcompensate. And now I wash once a week and it's just fine. So I don't know - stop and scritch, or cut down drastically and use water only and scritching between times? Your scalp will eventually stop freaking out, all of a sudden.