The Best Shampoos & Conditioners For Every Hair Type

The Best Shampoos & Conditioners For Every Hair Type
The Best Shampoos & Conditioners For Every Hair Type

When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, you might be the type to try something new every time, or it’s possible you’ve used the same two bottles for years. Either way, it might be time to ask yourself if you’re using the right pair for your hair. From color-treated to frizz-fighting to anti-aging (yes, it’s a thing), we rounded up the must-have shampoos and conditioners to wash, rinse, and repeat for your best locks yet.

For Frizzy/Unruly Hair

Frizz is no match to this powerhouse cleansing system that leaves instantly hair silky and smooth.

Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste Shampoo, $29, and Conditioner, $40, kerastase-usa.com.

For Beating Brass

The violet tones in this shampoo and conditioner combo takes brassiness out of everything from blonde to red hues.

Sachajuan Silver Shampoo,31,andConditioner,$33, revolve.com.

For Unique-to-You Results

Prose’s philosophy is that everyone’s hair is different, so why shouldn’t their shampoo and conditioner be? With a custom blend based on a lengthy (and highly specific) questionnaire and formulas created with clean ingredients, even the most brand-loyal may be converted.

Prose Custom Shampoo & Conditioner, $35 each, prose.com

For Scalp Stimulation

This shampoo and conditioner duo promotes microcirculation on the scalp (a tingly sensation), which can help hair grow even thicker and stronger.

Keranique Stimulating Shampoo Deep Hydration for Dry Hair and Volumizing Keratin Conditioner Deep Hydration for Dry Hair, $30 each, dermstore.com.

For Extra Texture

Sea water gives this shampoo an extra dose of texturizing power so even fine strands will have some natural body and bounce.

Verb Sea Shampoo & Conditioner, $16 each, sephora.com.

For Scalp Buildup

If you’re always dealing with a dry, itchy scalp, this duo is for you. With ingredients like witch hazel water, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus oil, the formula will dissolve scalp buildup for a healthier scalp. Plus, the tri-touch applicator helps you get it to areas you might not be able to get to with your fingertips when you’re wearing weaves, braids, or other protective styles.

TPH by Taraji Master Cleanse Scalp Treatment Wash, $15, and Mint Condition Tingling Scalp Conditioner for $12, target.com

For An Itchy Scalp

If your skin is dry, there’s a good chance your scalp is, too. This quenching blend of coconut and shea butter soothes flaky patches after just one use.

Dove Dryness & Itch Relief Shampoo & Conditioner, $5 each, bedbathandbeyond.com.

For Fighting Frizz

This sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner uses light conditioning oils to soften and smooth thrashed hair.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo,31,andConditioner,$34, sephora.com.

For Type 4 Curls

To keep curls strong and healthy, you need a shampoo and conditioner that really nourishes them. This duo from SheaMoisture contains ingredients like shea butter, Jamaican black castor oil, peppermint, and apple cider vinegar to lock in moisture and keep your scalp healthy and residue-free.

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner Pack, $21, amazon.com

For UV Protection

Living in an environment prone to pollution can wreak havoc on hair. This shampoo and conditioner help purify and shield strands from the damaging effects of urban elements.

Nexxus City Shield Shampoo, $10, & Conditioner, $12, amazon.com.

For Dry, Brittle Hair

Dry hair needs TLC, which this rich, deliciously scented shampoo and conditioner provide plenty of, courtesy of silky, smoothing mango butter.

Klorane Nutrition Shampoo with Mango Butter, $20 each, dermstore.com.

For Strengthening

Hair feels silky smooth (and appear extra shiny) thanks to a highly moisturizing blend of essential oils like bergamot, coconut, and vanilla in this wash and rinse duo. Oh, and did we mention the scent is like the beach in a bottle?

Kusco-Murphy Beach Wash and Rinse, $36, amazon.com.

For Dry Hair

Thanks to ingredients like matura butter and Kalahari melon seed oil, your hair will keep its moisture and any damage will be restored. You’ll also notice more body and shine.

Ouidad Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil,26,andUltra-NourishingIntenseHydratingMaskfor$32, ulta.com

For a Longer-Lasting Blowout

This shampoo and conditioner set is designed to help you squeeze another day or two in between washes thanks to the patented OFPMA molecule.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conditioner, $28 each,ulta.com.

For Hot Tools Junkies

If your hair is feeling less-than-perfect after too many blowouts or visits with a flat iron, reach for this shampoo and conditioner. It leaves hair looking glossier and feeling softer after just one use.

L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo and Conditioner, $4.99 each, lorealparisusa.com.

For Oily Hair

Healthy hair starts at the scalp. This shampoo and conditioner has ingredients like willow bark and black pepper to rebalance scalp sebum and calm any irritation.

Marc Anthony True Professional Hair & Scalp Detox Purify & Refresh Shampoo and Conditioner, $8 each, walgreens.com

For Water-Savers

Save some shower time with the special formula in this shampoo-conditioner duo that makes it rinse out extra fast.

Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Shampoo and Conditioner, $7 each, ulta.com.

For Dull Hair

This shampoo and conditioner set is spiked with purifying apple cider vinegar to leave all hair types impeccably glossy.

René Furterer Lumicia Shampoo,22,andConditioner,$24, dermstore.com.

For Softness

Ingredients like argan oil and soy protein help provide that silky, run-your-fingers-through-it feeling.

Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, $17 each, lovelyskin.com

For Color-Treated Hair

Not only does this duo help lock-in your dye job, but it makes your hair look healthier and shinier with every wash.

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Shampoo,49,andConditioner,$59, sephora.com.

For Boosting Body

Fine-haired types can get extra oomph from this volumizing shampoo and conditioner set.

Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, $24 each, sephora.com.

For Deep Cleaning

This gritty paste is actually a clarifying shampoo. Spiked with exfoliating sea salt, it deeply cleans hair to the point that it actually squeaks. Use it once a week to counteract any product build-up.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, $53, verishop.com.

For Thinning/Aging Hair

Aging hair is more prone to dryness and breakage. This set helps gives strands a thicker and fuller appearance by helping to rebond and reinforce the surface of the hair itself.

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, $34 each, skinstore.com

For Curly/Coarse Hair

Spiked with intense moisturizers, this shampoo and conditioner duo will leave curls softer right out of the shower than you ever thought possible.

Oribe Shampoo for Moisture and Control, 45 and Intense Conditioner for Moisture & Control, $$46, dermstore.com.

For Making Color Last

When it comes to keeping that dye job where it belongs (read: not washed down the drain) this colorist favorite combo can’t be beaten.

Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner, $28 each, saksfifthavenue.com

For Blonde Hair

This shampoo and conditioner duo keeps blonde hair as light and bright as the day you left the salon.

Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Shampoo and Brightening Conditioner, $28 each, ulta.com

For Natural Textures

Tracee Ellis Ross’ haircare line Pattern was 10 years in the making when it launched in 2019. Specifically formulated for “curlies, coilies and tight textures,” Pattern has one gentle, hydrating shampoo and three conditioners to pair alongside it depending on your curl type.

Pattern Hydration Shampoo, 20,andMediumConditionerforCurlies,$25, ulta.com