all hair types The Best Shampoos and Conditioners for Every Hair Concern

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August 01, 2022
Best Shampoo And Conditioner Every Hair Concern

Gorgeous hair starts with a good wash which is why it’s important to find the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. With so many different shampoos and conditioners to choose from, it can be really difficult to select the right one to properly address your hair needs. To help you avoid the guesswork, we’re sharing the best shampoos and conditioners for every hair care concern, so keep reading to see picks for colored-treated hair, dry hair, oily hair, thin hair and more.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

If you dye your hair, then you know that color-treated hair requires a bit more maintenance and specialized care. One of the best ways to give your color-treated strands the star treatment is to use shampoo and conditioner specifically for color-treated hair, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner. Ideal for color-treated hair, this pair helps to protect hair color from fading and boost vibrancy.

Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated, Damaged Hair

For weak, bleach-damaged and color-treated hair, try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care Bond Strengthening Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Conditioner. This shampoo and conditioning duo helps to strengthen hair from the inside out by reinforcing weak hair bonds. Use it to repair fragile, weakened hair and protect it against future damage.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dull Hair 

For dull hair in need of pick me up, try a three-step glossing system like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced, L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, pH Balanced. This trio is infused with argan oil to leave hair silky, soft and smooth with lasting shine. Reach for the shampoo first, then spray the glaze all over wet strands and leave on for one to three minutes (don’t rinse), before finishing up with conditioner.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair

Just like dry skin needs extra hydration, the same applies to dry hair. Beneficial for all hair types from time to time, the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L'Oreal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner gently cleanse and condition dry hair to replenish essential moisture, add softness and enhance shine.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Extremely Dry Hair

If you have flat, dry and dehydrated hair, kick things up a notch with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free and L'Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free. This transformative duo is formulated with hyaluronic acid to deliver long-lasting moisture for fuller, softer and noticeably hydrated hair.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Blonde, Silver or Highlighted, Brassy Hair

Add a purple shampoo to your routine to banish unwanted brassy, yellow and orange tones from your hair. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner are formulated with hibiscus and purple dye to neutralize brass while keeping your hair hydrated and moisturized.


Once a week, swap out the conditioner for a purple mask like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Anti Brass Purple Mask Treatment to banish brass while deeply nourishing strands.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Blonde, Color-Treated Hair

When you’re not using purple shampoo, give your blonde strands the extra care and attention they deserve. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Blonde Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Blonde Conditioner gently cleanse and condition blonde hair, help to neutralize brassiness and deeply hydrate hair for shine and a soft touch. 


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Over-Processed Hair

If you’re one to play around with different hair colors, chemical treatments and heat styling, we’re not saying stop (quite yet), but instead that you need to use a shampoo and conditioner that will help to repair your over-processed strands. We love the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Conditioner for the way they work to repair broken hair fibers and renew damaged hair that has been over-processed.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Damaged, Rough Hair

For all hair types that are damaged and rough-to-the-touch, try a reparative system like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Conditioner. This system helps to repair the five visible signs of damaged hair (split ends, weakness, roughness, dullness, and dehydration) by helping to reinforce hair fibers without weighing down your strands.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Scalp Build Up

It’s important to use a clarifying shampoo from time to time to remove dirt, product buildup and oil from your scalp. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Conditioner to leave your scalp feeling fresh and clean.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry, Curly Hair

For curls that are dry and even damaged, bring them back to life with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner. This moisturizing system is formulated with hyaluronic acid and castor oil to define curls and lock in moisture without weighing them down. 


When you need a scalp cleanse, switch out the shampoo for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls No Build-Up Curls Micellar Shampoo to gently cleanse the scalp and remove buildup.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Frizzy Hair

Many different hair types can attest to dealing with frizz. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo With Marula Oil and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Frizz Defy Conditioner for Frizzy Hair are formulated with marula oil to gently cleanse and condition frizz-prone hair for long-lasting humidity and frizz control.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Oily Hair

When you have oily roots but dry ends, it can be difficult to figure out a hair care routine that works while addressing both issues. The L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner work to purify oily roots and hydrate dry lengths without weighing down your hair.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Long, Damaged Hair 

Those with long hair know the struggle of oily roots and dry ends. Reach for a system with long hair in mind like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo for Long, Damaged Hair and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Conditioner for Long, Damaged Hair. This restoring duo is formulated with castor oil and vitamins B3 and B5 to repair split ends, strengthen hair and preserve length.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair

For fine hair that falls flat easily, look for a volumizing system of hair care products. The L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Conditioner work to revive fine, flat hair, by infusing shine and boosting body without weighing hair down.


Editor’s tip: If you have fine hair that is also thin, try the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner. This thickening duo helps to make hair appear fuller while giving lift at the roots and increasing lasting volume over time.


Our Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry, Brittle and Thin Hair

If you have dry, brittle strands, it’s important to moisturize them, but you also want to make sure to use a shampoo and conditioner that will nourish without weighing hair down. The L'Oréal Paris EverCreme Sulfate-Free Deep Nourish Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris EverCreme Sulfate-Free Deep Nourish Conditioner work to replenish dry, brittle hair and are free of added waxes that coat strands.


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Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: Matthew Kelly