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The best shampoos and conditioners for every hair type

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Everyone’s hair is different and should receive the TLC it deserves!

Figuring out which shampoo and conditioner to invest in can be tricky with so many options to choose from. But the first step tp finding your holy grail hair care product is working out what your hair actually needs. Whether you have colored, oily or damaged hair, everyone is a bit different. Despite our differences, we all have one thing in common: the pursuit of perfect, glossy locks.

Lucky for you, we’ve gathered together all the best shampoos and conditioners for all kinds of hair and budgets. With this great guide, you’ll never need to worry about what to wash your hair with again! Say goodbye to frustration in the shampoo aisle: here are our favorite tried and tested shampoos.


Best shampoos and conditioners for damaged hair

Paul Mitchell Original Awapuhi Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: Ulta

Average cost: $22.00 each

Awapuhi is a miracle ingredient for dry and damaged hair. It can restore even the roughest hair to silky softness in no time. We love Paul Mitchell because we can trust the brand, plus this duo smells amazing.


Redken All Soft Shampoo

Where to buy: Ulta

Average cost: $17.00–$34.00 each

Bring your hair back to its original shine with Redken’s All Soft duo. It smells just like being at the salon and feels great in your hair. Pro tip: Rinse with cold water for best results. And don’t forget to buy a jumbo sized bottle for the best deal.


OUAI REPAIR shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Sephora

Average cost: $28.00 each

This shampoo is perfect for all hair types, whether you have curly locks or a sleek straight look. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates to avoid being too harsh on your hair or the environment. It works to repair your chemically damaged hair without harming your color.


Best shampoos and conditioners for blonde hair

TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Violet Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: Ulta

Average cost: $19.00-$36.00 each

This shampoo is for seriously cool blondes only. If you want any warm tones in your hair, I wouldn’t recommend it. It will obliterate anything that could be described as autumn or brassy into cool, silvery blonde. Don’t leave it in too long unless you want your hair to take on a purple hue.


AMIKA Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde

Where to buy: Sephora

Average cost: $12.00–$20.00

Perfect for the blonde who’s serious about everything, but especially her hair, this punny option from AMIKA has platinum babes raving. Everything from the artsy modern bottle to the amazing results screams cool girl aesthetic.


Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: bluemercury

Average cost: $17.00–$46.00

Don’t be fooled by the pink packaging, this shampoo and conditioner are as purple as they come with the optimum pigment of violet. This shampoo and conditioner are high-class and great for colored hair. They will give you some of the best results for hair that’s suffering from overbleaching.


Best shampoos and conditioners for curly/frizzy hair

Maui Moisture Coconut Milk

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $7.00 each

Avoid a heavy build-up of product with the Maui Moisture Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner. With a unique blend of aloe vera and coconut milk, these products will hydrate thick frizzy hair and give it a healthy shine, all while mending your split ends. Plus, they’re totally affordable and available straight from Amazon.

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L’Oreal Paris Elvive Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: CVS Pharmacy

Average cost: $4.99 each

This is definitely one of the best bargain finds on the list. Those who use this shampoo absolutely swear by it and love its scent. At less than $5.00, it’s definitely worth trying it to see if it works for your hair.


Living Proof No Frizz shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: bluemercury

Average cost: $26.00 each

These products are on the higher end of the hair care spectrum and they really feel like they do it all. They weightlessly block humidity, smooth hair texture so that strands are polished and smooth and nourish and condition your hair leaving it feeling hydrated and healthy. Perfect features for any girl with a head full of frizz.

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Best shampoos and conditioners for a dry scalp

Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

Where to buy: Sephora

Average cost: $28.00

According to the brand, this shampoo will have immediate effects on your hair and scalp. It cares for your itchy, irritated scalp while moisturizing your hair. It also doesn’t smell like other scalp shampoos that often have a medicinal or chemical-like scent. If you have a dry scalp and are sensitive to smells, this is the shampoo for you.

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Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: CVS Pharmacy

Average cost: $9.00 each

Probably one of the most famous anti-dandruff shampoo brands for a very important reason: it actually works! Head and Shoulders is renowned for rescuing you from an itchy or flaking scalp, and with a number of different scents and products available, you’ll be able to find a shampoo and conditioner that suits your unique hair’s needs perfectly.


The Body Shop Ginger scalp care shampoo

Where to buy: The Body Shop

Average cost: $11.00

This is the best selling shampoo from The Body Shop for a pretty important reason. It works. Enriched with the powerful ingredient ginger, this shampoo effectively aims to cleanse, refresh and smooth your scalp. That helps control that annoying itching and flaking.


Best shampoos and conditioners for oily hair

Aveda Scalp Benefits Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $22.00 each

This luxury shampoo and conditioner duo gently cleanses your dirty, oily hair using burdock root, echinacea and sage. It smells great without being overpowering, featuring Aveda’s signature blend of vetiver, rosemary, cinnamon and other pure flower and plant essences. A great choice for fans of natural ingredients.


KEVIN.MURPHY BALANCING.WASH

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $30.00

We adore everything Kevin Murphy, and this bad boy won the best shampoo award at the 2009 Australian Beauty Awards, so of course it has made the cut. The green tea extract gently cleanses and balances your hair, while the oil blends and lavender help to generate growth.

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Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner

Where to buy: Neiman Marcus

Average cost: $38.00

This conditioner is intelligently formulated to balance moisture throughout your hair with less on the roots and more on the ends. It’s ideal for those with fine or processed hair. If you’re trying to avoid damage and repair existing problems, this conditioner will be your hair savior.

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Best cheap and affordable shampoos and conditioners

OGX Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: CVS Pharmacy

Average cost: $8.49 each

This shampoo and conditioner is kind of like a jack of all trades. The whipped egg white proteins work to add strength and elasticity back into your hair, while the coconut milk and coconut oil replace lost hydration, leaving your hair with a healthy shine.


TRESemmé Botanique Restore & Shine

Where to buy: CVS Pharmacy

Average cost: $6.19 each

A blend of coconut and aloe vera allows this shampoo and conditioner to restore hair to a smoother and stronger state. These also contain no parabens and no dye, and they’re silicone free. Plus, they’re safe for colored hair.


Aussie Moist Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $6.00 each

A jumbo sized bottle only Average costs $6.00 and will add lots of shine and moisture to your hair. This duo works great and smells amazing, leaving you with clean locks that can’t wait to be touched.


Best shampoos and conditioners for thin/fine hair

O&M Fine Intellect shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $33.00 each

These hair products are specifically developed for those with fine hair. They will cleanse and volumise your hair without weighing it down. This shampoo and conditioner duo aims to plump up hair right from the roots with the help of the regenerating properties of jojoba seed oil.


Evo Gluttony volume shampoo

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $20.00

This shampoo is like a trip to the gym for your hair. It’s formulated with proteins and film formers to penetrate and coat your hair, allowing you to get the volume you need immediately. You can use this on any type of hair but it’s mostly intended for those with thin or fine hair.


Essano Ocean Minerals Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Where to buy: Amazon

Average cost: $15.99 each

Take care of fine and limp hair with this blend of ocean minerals, aloe vera and plant proteins. It aims to deliver a nourished scalp for thicker hair that won’t be weighed down by product. This plant-based formula is perfect for those who prefer natural ingredients in their hair products.


These prices were checked on April 21, 2018 and may have changed since the date of writing.

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