20 Best Shampoos for Every Hair Type

Shampoing : les 20 meilleurs choix de 2023

Good hair starts in the shower with the shampoo that brings out the best in your unique hair type. But that’s the million-dollar question: What is the best shampoo if your hair is oily or dry, curly or straight, fine or thick? Choose your biggest concern (dryness, for example) and find the best shampoo for you from this roundup of well-reviewed, effective formulas that are easy on the wallet, too. Have multiple concerns that are equally important to you? Alternate shampoos each time you get a few sweet minutes to lather up.

In this guide
1. Best shampoos overall
$ 11.47

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo

Whether your hair is dull, dry, dehydrated or dyed, this L’Oréal Paris shampoo can work wonders. It’s designed to gently cleanse hair without stripping colour and also contains antioxidants from rosemary extract, which promote hair growth, encourage blood circulation in the scalp and protect against UV and pollution. All Ever products (EverPure, EverStrong, EverCurl) are also free of sulfates and parabens.

$ 4.47

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo with Avocado and Australian Jojoba Oil

It’s hard to beat the price of Aussie Miracle Moist, a shampoo that works on just about any hair type—but especially dry, thirsty strands. The paraben-free, cruelty-free formula has a citrus-y scent, is packed with avocado and jojoba oils and leaves hair feeling clean and soft. Though it’s one of the best drugstore shampoos, it does contain sulfates, but that’s also the reason for the rich lather it produces.

2. Best shampoo for normal hair
$ 12.98

Nexxus Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox Shampoo

If your hair texture is pretty standard—not too thin or thick, not too dry or too oily, not too curly but not super straight either—then Nexxus Clean & Pure is a great choice for optimal cleansing. It’s gentle, moisturizing and has no silicones, dyes and parabens for hair that feels clean, soft and free of buildup.

$ 8.26

Herbal Essences Sulfate-Free Jojoba Oil Shampoo

Want a shampoo that will make your hair smell amazing? You can’t go wrong with any Herbal Essences formula, but the Jojoba Oil Shampoo has a particularly delicious scent with a blend of coconut, chai spice and citrus. The shampoo is also designed for air-drying, so you can wash your hair and skip the blow dry.

3. Best shampoo for fine and thin hair
$ 8.97

Monday Volume Shampoo

The best volumizing shampoo on a budget, Monday’s formula nourishes hair with coconut oil, gingerols from ginger root and glycerine—a lightweight hydrator that won’t bog down fine hair. It gently removes buildup and lifts the strands for a fuller look that stays even if you can’t wash your mane daily. Just keep in mind: If your hair is fine but super dry, you might want to choose a shampoo that targets dryness instead.

$ 7.68

OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Shampoo

Thanks to its biotin, collagen and wheat proteins, this shampoo helps to create the appearance of thicker hair. It’s lightweight, so it won’t weigh down ultra-fine strands and instead encourages bounce, body and shine. It’s the best shampoo for fine hair, especially if you’re looking for a sulfate-free shampoo that’s ultra-affordable.

4. Best shampoo for thick hair
$ 8.47

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo

Have thick, unmanageable hair? Turn to Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo for extra moisture and nourishment. It keeps hair soft for up to 72 hours so you only need to shampoo it every three days—which is key for thicker hair types that can become dry and unruly with too much washing.

$ 8.26

Herbal Essences bio:renew Hemp + Potent Aloe Sulfate-Free Shampoo

This plant-based shampoo is another great choice for thick hair. It contains sustainably sourced aloe for hydration and frizz control, which leaves hair smooth and easy to manage. It’s also a smart choice if you’re looking for greener beauty products, as it’s free of sulfates, parabens and colourants, is verified by the Environmental Working Group and has a bottle that’s made of recycled plastic.

5. Best shampoo for straight hair
$ 9.97

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo

Lean into the perks of straight hair with a shampoo that emphasizes shine. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine is the perfect choice for sealing the cuticle with argan oil from Morocco (which may also reduce hair damage and split ends). It even promises 72 hours of frizz control in up to 97 percent humidity.

$ 8.47

Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Shampoo

Another shampoo that promises frizz control for up to 72 hours, Pantene’s Smooth & Sleek formula promotes soft, healthy hair that looks shiny. It’s filled to the brim with good-for-your-hair ingredients like pro-vitamin B5 (for moisture) and antioxidants (for healthy hair growth and protection against sun and pollution).

6. Best shampoo for dry hair
$ 5.97

Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Smoothing Shampoo

Designed to moisturize dry hair and reduce frizz, the best shampoo for dry hair by Whole Blends has over 6,000 five-star reviews on Walmart.ca. It’s packed with smoothing, softening ingredients like South Pacific coconut oil and African cocoa butter extract, which give it a velvety, warm fragrance. It’s gentle enough to use every day.

$ 4.97

L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Oil Shampoo

The best moisturizing shampoo in the lineup, this blend has six precious oils that transform dry, brittle hair into lush, smooth strands from root to end. It promises to eliminate dryness in one wash without leaving hair feeling heavy or oily. Many reviewers agree it’s one of the best drugstore shampoos on the market.

7. Best shampoo for oily hair
$ 10.97

Aveeno Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Clarify & Shine Shampoo

If your hair tends to get weighed down with oils and buildup, which make it look dull and stringy, a clarifying shampoo with apple cider vinegar is a smart choice. This version from Aveeno not only clears away buildup to promote shine, but also contains colloidal oatmeal extract to soothe an unbalanced, itchy scalp.

$ 5.97

Tresemmé Clean & Replenish 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, Detangler

Another one of the best shampoos for oily hair, Tresemmé Clean & Replenish uses amino acids and ceramides to strengthen hair, as well as pro-vitamin C and green tea to nourish without weighing down the hair. Your strands will feel soft and refreshed, not greasy, and you can skip conditioner because this 3-in-1 shampoo also conditions and detangles.

8. Best shampoo for curly hair
$ 12.97

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Luscious Moisture Shampoo

Curly hair is prone to frizz, dryness and breakage. Carol’s Daughter’s Black Vanilla will restore natural moisture and relieve brittleness with aloe leaf juice, calendula, sweet clover and rose extract. It will also help them maintain the shape of your curls thanks to its lightweight, sulfate-free formula.

$ 10.96

SheaMoisture Mongongo & Jojoba Oils High Porosity Moisture Replenish Shampoo

If you have naturally curly hair that you’ve damaged with hot tools, chemical processing or hair dye, it’s likely highly porous. This SheaMoisture formula is the best shampoo for curly hair that’s also damaged because it cleanses the hair without over-drying and includes highly nourishing ingredients like mongongo and jojoba oils, baobab, aloe vera and raw shea butter (and none of the stuff that can dry out hair like sulfates and parabens).

9. Best shampoo for colour-treated hair
$ 36

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

Vibrant colour-treated hair can be beautiful, but it often comes with side effects like dryness, breakage and fading. The best shampoo for coloured hair combats these issues with deep moisture and anti-fade technology. Pureology’s Hydrate Shampoo checks all the boxes with proteins that repair and strengthen, plus antioxidants and sunscreen that protect colour from the sun. Plus, it’s free of sulfates, which can sometimes cause dullness.

$ 11.47

John Frieda Violet Crush for Blondes Intense Purple Shampoo

If your hair is highlighted or dyed blonde, you may be familiar with the brassiness that can come from the minerals in your shower water and time spent in the sun. Want to counteract it? Violet Crush is the best purple shampoo for combatting yellow tones in just one wash. It’s completely free of peroxide, ammonia and phthalates so it won’t damage already-fragile hair.

10. Best dry shampoo
$ 5.47

Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo

Specifically designed to boost volume at the root, this dry shampoo is a smart choice for anyone with fine hair that tends to look limp or oily. Not only will the starch soak up oil and add body, but the shampoo will also mask odours with its fresh scent. It’s lightweight and is ideal for light to medium hair colours.

$ 11.78

Batiste Plus Divine Dark Dry Shampoo

If you’re looking for an affordable dry shampoo that never fails, you can’t go wrong with any formula by Batiste. But if you have deep brown or black hair, opt for Divine Dark. It will absorb oil to make blowouts last longer and will even help with colour fade, since you’ll have to wash your hair less often. It’s the best dry shampoo for dark hair on a budget!

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Andrea Karr has a master's degree in Literatures of Modernity and is currently completing a creative writing certificate. Her list of interests is long and includes books, fitness, dogs and decorating her home.
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