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How to find the Best Shampoo for your Hair

What type of shampoo should I use? There is volumizing shampoo and hydrating shampoo, but what is the best for your hair? The fact is, finding the right shampoo is key if you want your hair to look its very best. Below we share what sets certain formulas apart and exactly how to find the right shampoo for your hair!

What Type of Hair do I have?

Before you can find the best shampoo for your hair type you have to determine what your hair type actually is. If you use a hydrating shampoo on fine, thin hair chances are you’ll weigh down your locks. On the flipside if you have coarse, curly hair, even the best volumizing shampoos may leave you with parched, unruly strands. It’s important to only use formulas that are a fit for your hair type in order to get your best results.

Types of Shampoo and which one is Right for you

There are many types of shampoo to choose from, which is what makes it so difficult to find the right one, but when you know your hair type and how to decode those bottles, it becomes a breeze!

Clarifying Shampoo

These formulas are geared toward removing buildup from your hair—everything from product to excess oil. This is the best shampoo for oily hair as it will remove oily residue: try washing with Whole Blends Black Charcoal & Nigella Flower Oil Rebalancing Shampoo once a week to get to the root of the greasy hair problem. 

A clarifying formula is also the best shampoo for straight hair that needs a deep cleanse. If buildup is causing your hair to look a little dull, the best clarifying shampoo is one that will tackle those dulling impurities. You can gently remove up to 100% of residue with Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Hair Reset Clarifying Shampoo.

Keep in mind that clarifying shampoo can be harsh on dry and curly hair as it can strip the strands of moisture—opt instead for a hydrating shampoo.

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Hydrating Shampoo

The best shampoo for dry hair is a moisturizing shampoo that contains naturally-derived oils to restore hydration. It’s also the best shampoo for dry scalp. We recommend Garnier Fructis Pure Moisture Shampoo and Whole Blends Refreshing Shampoo with Coconut Water & Aloe Vera to replenish and restore dry and damaged hair.

If you have curly or naturally textured hair, opt for a hydrating shampoo that will combat dryness, frizz and shapelessness, to help keep your hair pattern looking its best, such as Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo.

Garnier Repairing Shampoo For Dry And Damaged Hair - Garnier

Repairing Shampoo

For lackluster hair that feels dry and damaged, seek out formulas designed to restore your hair’s natural moisture and shine. The Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Shampoo is enriched with sustainably sourced Acacia honey and beeswax. These soothing ingredients not only replenish but also protect, forming a barrier against damage and leaving your locks feeling softer and shinier.

Smoothing Shampoo

Love a good blowout? Who doesn’t? Smoothing or straightening shampoos can coat the hair and make for a smoother, frizz-free blow-dry. We recommend Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo and Whole Blends Smoothing Shampoo with Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter to cleanse, nourish and smooth frizzy hair. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair that you like to straighten, this could be the formula for you.

Color-Safe Shampoo

If you color your hair, use formulas that have been created for color-treated hair. The best shampoo for colored hair is designed to be gentle on the color so that it doesn’t fade quickly. We recommend Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo to protect your color and reveal radiance.

Garnier Color Safe Shampoo For Colored Hair - Garnier
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Volumizing Shampoo

Fine hair types should look for volumizing formulas which can help to make hair look fuller. The best volumizing shampoos will add fullness and body with no weigh down. Opt for a formula that will leave your hair looking and feeling stronger and healthier, such as Garnier Fructis Grow Strong Thickening Shampoo.

Sulfate Free Shampoo

Sulfates are cleansing agents found in many shampoo formulas. When shampoo is sulfate free don’t expect the suds, these agents are responsible for that foamy lather. The best sulfate free shampoo is powered with naturally sourced ingredients to gently cleanse the hair, such as Whole Blends Sulfate Free Remedy Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Shampoo.

The best shampoo for damaged hair is a healing, sulfate free formula that will help reduce signs of damage. We recommend Whole Blends Sulfate Free Remedy Honey Treasures Shampoo.

Purple Shampoo

If you have blonde hair that you want to keep from developing a brassy tone, you’ll want to invest in a purple-tinted shampoo. Used once a week, the best purple shampoo will act as a toner and help to neutralize warm tones in your hair.

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Don’t Forget to Condition!

To get the most out of whatever type of shampoo you use, you’ll always want to make sure you follow up with a complementary conditioner. Shampoos—regardless of how hydrating—can strip your hair of moisture so you’ll want to condition your hair—focusing on the ends—after every wash.