Published on August 29th, 2013 | by beauty international


The Best Shampoos for All Hair Types

A good shampoo is one of the most essential of all beauty products, but with hundreds of brands and products to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one. We’ve compiled a list of the ten best shampoos for every hair type, from oily to coloured to dry and damaged, to work with your hair, not against it, and make the most of its natural texture.

For Oily Hair: Phyto Phytopanama Daily Balancing Shampoo

£11.50 for 200ml

This Daily Balancing Shampoo from Phyto helps to keep sebum production in check as well as gently cleansing and refreshing oily hair. Made with quillaja bark extract, which absorbs excess sebum. The ideal shampoo for oily hair which needs frequent or daily washing.

For Dry Hair: Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo

£12.75 for 250ml

Philip Kingsley’s Balancing Shampoo provides just the right amount of moisture for the different areas of your hair: less at the roots, and more at the ends which are generally drier. Contains wheat protein, which helps provide the ideal balance of moisture; leaves hair shinier and more manageable.

For Fine Hair: Kiehl’s Ultimate Thickening Shampoo

£17.50 for 250ml

The blend of polymers, naturally-derived proteins and omega-6 essential fatty acids within Kiehl’s Thickening Shampoo help to fortify and texturise each individual hair strand, resulting in noticeably thicker hair. The gentle formula reveals healthier, thicker hair with improved scalp coverage.

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For Long Hair: Shu Uemura Prime Plenish Shampoo

£19.55 for 300ml

Long hair can become weakened over time, resulting in split ends and breakage. This Shu Uemura Shampoo utilises the healing and regenerating power of jasmine oil to leave hair looking healthier, shinier and more voluminous. Timeworn hair is reinforced and rebuilt for improved vitality and shine, whilst still feeling radiant and lightweight.

For Coloured Hair: Wella SP Color Save Shampoo

£10.95 for 250ml

Wella SP’s innovative 3D Colour Protect Technology works with hair to protect against fading, whilst removing dirt and impurities from the hair and scalp. Colour-protecting cleansing ensures long-lasting colour brilliance, whilst providing extra moisture and glossy shine.

For Curly Hair: DevaCurl No-Poo Shampoo

$19 for 12oz

DevaCurl’s lather- and sulphate-free No-Poo Shampoo contains no dehydrating ingredients which can often leave curly hair looking frizzy. No-Poo reveals bouncy, healthy and defined natural curls, as well as cleansing, stimulating and hydrating the scalp.

For Frizzy Hair: Aussie Frizz Miracle Shampoo

£3.50 for 300ml

For hair that’s prone to static, flyaways and frizz, Aussie’s Frizz Miracle Shampoo will reveal smoother, sleeker hair. Hydrates hair, and coats with a barrier to protect against humidity and other frizz-inducing elements.

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For Damaged Hair: Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo

£16.55 for 250ml

Prolonged or continuous use of heated styling tools, colourants or chemical treatments can leave weakened and damaged hair. Moroccanoil’s Moisture Repair Shampoo contains argan oil, reconstructive keratin and fatty acids to restore elasticity, moisture and manageability. Hair is left feeling softer, shinier and full of body.

For Dull Hair: Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo

£20 for 235ml

This innovative Glossing Shampoo contains encapsulated spheres of olive oil, which are gradually released through the hair throughout the day to keep it looking glossy and lustrous. Lightweight formula transforms dull hair into shiny, polished locks without leaving hair feeling greasy or weighed down.

For Flat Hair: Oribe Shampoo for Magnificent Volume

$37 for 250ml

This Oribe Shampoo contains guar gum-derived polymers, which expand each hair shaft and strand to maximise volume and detangle hair, whilst marine glycogen enhances hair’s volume and stimulates scalp and hair follicles. Keratin-derived actives create a shield on the surface of the hair to strengthen and fortify. The ideal solution for flat hair in need of plumping and uplifting.

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