Whether you’ve got straight, fine hair or big, fluffy curls, you’ve probably found yourself wondering, “What is the best shampoo for me?” With so many options, finding a formula that’s affordable and makes your hair look great can be a little overwhelming. Don’t worry—we’ve taken care of the guesswork in this guide with the best shampoo for your unique needs, from dry hair to oily scalps, colour-treated hair and more.
Hair type: Frizzy and/or coarse
Key ingredients: Coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin E deeply moisturize and help protect hair from damage.
Scent: Gardenia flowers
Size: 354 mL
The vegan formula is sulfate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free.
Some users say it may not provide enough moisture for dry hair.
Hair type: Dry, normal and fine
Key ingredients: A blend of six precious oils works to hydrate dry hair.
Scent: Warm and luxurious
Size: 385 mL
Formula nourishes without weighing hair down.
Not ideal for natural hair textures.
Hair type: Oily, coarse and thick, normal, and fine and thin
Key ingredients: Tea tree extract, mint leaf extract and witch hazel work together to clarify hair without stripping moisture.
Scent: Tea tree oil and peppermint
Size: 385 mL
Clarifying formula leaves scalp feeling tingly.
May sting if it gets in eyes.
Hair type: Curly and coily
Key ingredients: Oat peptide, yarrow extract and grapeseed oil work to make strands healthier and more manageable.
Scent: Powdery lavender
Size: 384 mL
Gently cleanses and nourishes hair.
Doesn’t lather up like regular shampoo.
Hair type: Coarse and thick, curly, and straight
Key ingredients: Coconut milk, apricot oil, milk proteins and rice proteins work to hydrate hair.
Size: 350 mL
Vegan, made-in-Canada formula.
Not ideal for fine hair.
Hair type: Colour-treated
Key ingredients: Acai berry and citrus protein along with vitamins B3 and B6 help strengthen and protect colour-treated hair.
Size: 370 mL
Helps to keep colour-treated hair vibrant.
Hair type: Fine and thin, straight, and oily
Key ingredients: Lavender oil and rosemary come together to nourish hair without weighing it down.
Size: 355 mL
Gives hair more body.
May not be suitable for dry hair.
Hair type: All
Key ingredients: Keratin works to help strengthen hair.
Scent: Coconut, jasmine and vanilla flower
Size: 200 mL
Refreshes roots without leaving behind residue.
May not be best option for brunettes.
This vegan shampoo from the ultra-buzzy Monday Haircare line is a great daily option for anyone battling frizz (and honestly, who isn’t?). Its nourishing ingredients, including coconut oil, make it an especially ideal go-to for thick, coarse and curly hair. Bonus: The signature pink bottle gives just about any shower a cute upgrade.
When it comes to finding the best moisturizing shampoo, hydrating ingredients are key. This formula from trusted brand L’Oréal Paris combines six precious oils to nourish thirsty hair, making it shinier and softer without weighing down your ’do. The best part? The affordable price point. For an intense dose of moisture, follow it up with this once-a-week rinse-out treatment.
If you’re dealing with an oily scalp or greasy roots, you’ll want to go for a formula that clarifies but still keeps locks soft. Enter this shampoo from OGX: Made with soothing tea tree oil, mint and witch hazel, it deeply cleanses and removes buildup from the scalp while maintaining hair’s hydration.
Calling all curly queens: A conditioning wash, a.k.a. a co-wash, can be a total gamechanger for your haircare routine. It looks and feels like a conditioner but acts like a shampoo, gently cleansing while nourishing hair. This shampoo is especially ideal for 2B to 4C curl types.
A leading national personal care brand, Live Clean is known for bringing some of the best sulfate-free shampoos to the masses. This moisturizing formula is 98 per cent plant-derived, making it an excellent natural option. Enriched with vitamins E, C and B, it nourishes and strengthens locks to perfection.
No matter the time of year, the sun is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to fading colour. The UV filters in this shampoo provide protection against those rays to help your hue stay vibrant longer. It’s also formulated with fruit and plant-derived extracts plus conditioners for healthier, stronger locks.
If you’re looking for the best shampoo for fine hair, this affordable formula—inspired by the beauty rituals of French women—may become your new fave. It’s made with lavender and rosemary extracts, along with Dove’s nourishing technologies, to volumize hair. The result is fuller, healthier-looking locks.
A favourite among beauty editors and hairstylists, Batiste is Canada’s top dry shampoo for a reason: This formula (ideal for second- and third-day hair) takes on oily roots while adding volume and texture. Tip: Shake the bottle really well before spraying it 12 inches from your roots, massage thoroughly and then brush.
Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.
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This article is intended as general information. Always be sure to read and follow the label(s)/instruction(s) that accompany your product(s). Walmart will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by this activity.