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The Best Shampoos & Conditioners For Your Hair Type

If being a product junkie hasn’t done much for your hair growth regimen, you may want to go back to the beginning. For most people, proper hair care begins by selecting a great cleanser and conditioner that’s designed to meet your hair needs. Check out my list of the best ones; conveniently grouped by hair type.


Dry Hair – If you have dry hair, choose a shampoo and conditioner that hydrates and moisturizes.


  • Best Shampoo Pantene Pro-V NatureFusion Moisture Balance Shampoo: Restores moisture to dry hair and keeps hair nourished for 24 hours.
  • Best ConditionerAussie Moist Conditioner: Moisturizes and quenches your hair with Aloe leaf extract and Jojoba oil.
  • Best Leave-InNeutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Cream: An alcohol-free formula that uses three natural extracts to keep dry hair moisturized all day long.


Fine Hair – People with fine hair often benefit from a shampoo and conditioner that includes a thickening agent to increase the diameter of hair strands.


  • Best ShampooHerbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo: This formula gives limp strands increased volume and body without weighing your hair down.
  • Best ConditionerL’Oreal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner: This conditioner uses natural botanicals to infuse fine hair with volume and body.
  • Best Leave-InNexxus Headress Luscious Volume Leave-In Conditioner: Claims to be scientifically proven to give you thicker, fuller hair.


Color-Treated Hair – Choose a color-safe shampoo and conditioner that protects your hair and preserves color longer.


  • Best ShampooPantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Smooth Shampoo: This shampoo repairs damage caused by coloring and protects color from fading.
  • Best ConditionerHerbal Essences Color Me Happy Conditioner: Protects color and moisturizes hair to prevent dryness and dullness.
  • Best Leave-InIt’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product: This leave-in does everything; including sealing and protecting colored hair.  


Damaged Hair – For damaged hair, choose a shampoo and conditioner that revitalizes, strengthens, and protects those frazzled tresses.


  • Best ShampooGarnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo: With its combination of olive, avocado and shea oils that penetrate each strand, this shampoo does wonders to leave your hair soft, nourished and protected.
  • Best ConditionerGarnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Fortifying Conditioner: Those same ingredients make the conditioner a sure bet as well for damaged hair.
  • Best Leave-InInfusium 23 Repair & Renew 3 Leave-In Treatment: This leave-in is enriched with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids to restore and restructure damaged hair, and protect it against further damage and breakage.


Curly or Wavy Hair – Choose a shampoo and conditioner that moisturizes and hydrates hair without causing frizziness.


  • Best ShampooDevaCurl No-Poo: This sulfate-free cleanser will leave your curls defined, bouncy and shiny.
  • Best ConditionerTIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Conditioner: Formulated to add moisture and shine.
  • Best Leave-InKinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner: Not only does this leave-in protect and moisturize hair, it’s also a great detangler. 


Frizzy Hair – Get rid of the frizz by using a shampoo and conditioner that moisturizes your hair — leaving it smooth and sleek.


  • Best Shampoo –  Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo: Contains a patented anti-frizz molecule that eliminates frizzy hair by blocking humidity.  
  • Best ConditionerJohn Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Around Daily Conditioner: Contains ingredients designed to resist frizz and leave hair soft, smooth, and shiny.
  • Best Leave-InGarnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave-In Conditioning Cream: Blocks humidity to fight frizz for 48 hours.


If you prefer matching products, you’ll be happy to know that most of the product lines I researched offered a shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in for each hair type. However, don’t be afraid to mix and match products for different results.

What do you use for your hair type? Leave a comment below!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing