If you're suffering from dry, rough, lacklustre hair, you should know that it doesn't have to be that way. No need to put up with the brittle ends and fluffy halo—all it takes is simply switching up your shampoo. Okay, this might sound a bit backwards: but why, in a time where our skincare is tailored to our DNA and scientists are turning our food waste into a face cream, are we going back to the most primitive of haircare products to sort out our dry-hair problem? Well, the answer is pretty easy…
There are now a handful of really (really) good shampoos out there that will rehydrate dry hair like no fancy gadget or space-age technology ever could. In fact, if you find the right one, your shampoo has the power to undo the work of your daily tonging habit. It can reverse whatever undue stress you've subjected on hair in a single wash. Even if your dryness is persistent and hereditary, it can teach hair to act otherwise. In short, the best shampoos can turn this dry hair ship around.
Sound like something you could do with? Click through for our picks of the best shampoos for dry hair.
Shea butter is a hydration heavyweight. Luckily, this shampoo from Shea Moisture is full of it. It's not just great at nurturing afro hair, but also hair that has been ravaged by curling tongs or hair straighteners.
While it lathers just as well as most, Pureology's sulphate-free shampoo won't strip hair of whatever limited moisture it's currently harbouring—nor will it dilute the colour. Plus, it contains jojoba, green tea and sage, which are all super-strength conditioning ingredients.
You know how your legs look after you've slathered them in coconut oil? Well, Tresemme's shampoo does just that, but for your hair. Where curly hair can lack moisture through the lengths, this shampoo contains coconut milk, coconut oil and aloe vera that drench each and every strand from root to tip, giving hair a sheen not far from polished silverware.
Yes, R+Co's bottle will look great in your bathroom, and with vegetable protein and babassu oil, it has the hair-nourishing power to back up its aesthetics. It works especially well detangling thick, coarse hair.
The moisturising power in this shampoo comes courtesy of wheat protein, which is also brilliant at coating hair in a layer of gloss worthy of the KiraKira app. It also reduces static and plies hair with antioxidants that will stop any future breakage in its tracks.
A great affordable option, L'Oreal's shampoo douses each strand in nourishing oils that won't leave hair feeling weighty. A great choice for dry, fine hair.
Not only does Show Beauty's shampoo provide hair with a hit of nourishing shea butter and strand-building soy protein, but it also comes infused with mineral-rich and strengthening white caviar. Would you expect anything less decadent from a bottle as flashy as this one?