Fewer things are worse than dry lips, dry skin, and of course, dry hair. Countless formulas promise to beat the dry and hydrate your strands, but not all products deliver. Some formulas are riddled with alcohol, silicone, and sulfates that ultimately make your hair even drier. Fear not, because Ebony Bomani, Educator and Stylist at The Mane Choice, has a few tips to find the best shampoos for dry hair.
Bomani advises to look for hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, and emollient oils that attract moisture. She also encourages creating a hair regimen. “Try to minimize the frequency of shampooing and air dry whenever possible to optimize hydration level,” explains Bomani. “Never be afraid to use a little oil on the ends, once the hair is dry, to lock in longer lasting moisture!” Shop the 13 best shampoos for dry hair on the market, below, and consider thirsty hair a thing of the past.
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For Natural Hair
Raw Shea Retention Shampoo
This sulfate and paraben-free shampoo repairs heat damaged strands with the help of sea kelp and argan oil. Ideal for natural hair during the transition period, your strands will be strong and long in no time.
For Color Treated Hair
Gentle enough to not damage your color-treated strands, but strong enough to cleanse and hydrate medium to thick hair types, this shampoo is the ultimate in hydration and color protection. It’s also packed with jojoba, green tea, and sage to fight breakage and previous hair damage.
For Deep Hydration
Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Shampoo
Keep dehydration at bay any time of the year with Mane Choice’s Heavenly Halo Herbal Tonic and Soy Milk Deep Hydration Shampoo. Apply this shampoo, follow up with the Heavenly Halo Conditioner, and air dry to optimize the hydration level.
For Frizzy Hair
Shampooing Nourishing Shampoo
You won’t want to get out of the shower once you wash your hair with Leonor Greyl’s Nourishing Shampoo. The creamy and foamy concoction transforms frizzy dry hair to strong, soft, and shiny after only a few uses.
For Extremely Damaged Hair
Part of Living Proof’s Restore System, this shampoo reverses hair damage completely. The system also includes a Living Proof Restore Conditioner and Mask. Your hair will look and feel like brand new.
For Overworked Hair
If your hair is dry because of excessive heat damage, this shampoo is the one for you. The key ingredient of Vitamin E conditions the hair from the root to the ends, making hair healthier and stronger after every use. Bonus: The formula smells amazing thanks to a combination of guava, coconut, and a bit of vanilla.
For Fine Hair
Rare Oil Replenishing Shampoo
Pure marula oil cleanses and replenishes dry hair leaving it soft and full of body. The formula also include antioxidants and oleic acids that wash away build-up to reveal clean and healthy hair.
For Chemically Treated Hair
The combination of amino acids and plant extracts gently cleanses the hair without drying and creating further damage. The shampoo’s smell of basil and peppermint also enhances the whole washing experience.
For All Hair Types
Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo is ideal for all hair types that are suffering from excessively dry hair. Ingredients like argan oil and hydrating red algae moisturize the hair to reveal immediate results.
For A Green Option
Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo
Live Clean Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo is made from 97% plant extracts like coconut milk and apricot oil that work to replenish dry strands. It’s also cruelty-free and not tested on animals with a recyclable container, so you’ll have a positive effect on the environment and healthy hair.
For The Softest Hair of Your Life
Herbal Essences BioRenew Coconut Milk
$8.38 (35% off)
Come for the cleansing abilities, stay for the creamy texture. Herbal Essences utilizes coconut to hydrate strands and soften hair. One Amazon user used the shampoo after chemotherapy treatments damaged their hair and noticed how it rebuilt the hair follicles and left hair smooth and shiny.
For A Drugstore Steal
Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo
For A Sulfate-Free Solution
R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo for Dry Hair
Calling all sensitive scalps! This sulfate-free shampoo is ideal for those easily irritated by products or people who suffer from a sulfate allergy. The balance of natural ingredients like quinoa husk and honey, clean and hydrate your entire head.
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