all hair types The Best Shampoos to Use Based on Your Hair Type
Because the right shampoo can make a huge difference.August 03, 2022
Because the right shampoo can make a huge difference.August 03, 2022
Shopping for shampoo can be a tricky task. With so many options to choose from, like shampoo for dry hair, shampoo for damaged hair or fine hair (the list goes on), it can be difficult to determine which one will work best for your hair type and hair concerns.
The end goal, however, is always vibrant, shiny and healthy-looking strands so check out this guide to see our picks for the best shampoo for every hair type. Your best hair days are just around the corner.
A few ways to tell if your hair is lacking proper nourishment is if it feels brittle or straw-like, constantly falls flat and is frizzy beyond control. If this sounds familiar, give your dry, dehydrated strands a desperate pick me up with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this shampoo delivers long-lasting hydration for fuller, softer and bouncier strands. Gently massage the shampoo onto wet strands, rinse and follow up with conditioner.
Unfortunately, there is no turning back the clock on damaged strands. Once your hair is in rough shape, the best plan of action is to dial up your hair care routine. Show your hair the respect it deserves with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care Bond Strengthening Shampoo. This shampoo is a miracle worker for fragile strands as it strengthens hair from the inside out by reinforcing weak hair bonds. Massage the shampoo onto wet strands, lather, rinse and follow up with conditioner.
Editor’s tip: Once a week or as needed, switch out the conditioner for a deep conditioning mask like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Signature Masque, Color Care Hair Mask to offer intense hydration and deeply nourish damaged strands.
Whether it’s the weather or your hair’s natural texture that makes you prone to frizz, we can all agree that it’s annoying to deal with. Take things into your own hands by curating the perfect frizz-fighting routine with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz Defy Shampoo with Marula Oil.
This sulfate-free shampoo is formulated with marula oil to offer humidity and frizz control, plus, improved manageability and shine. Apply the shampoo to wet strands and massage into a thick lather, rinse and follow with conditioner.
Editor’s tip: For extra frizz-fighting, add an anti-frizz serum to your routine like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In.
When you’re experiencing dandruff, reaching for the right hair care products can make a world of a difference. To give your scalp some extra attention, we recommend reaching for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Shampoo. This shampoo is formulated with menthol and neem leaf extract to cleanse the scalp of dirt, oil and product buildup without stripping hair.
As needed, use it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Scalp Care + Detox Scrub to target scalp buildup and dandruff. Start by using the scrub, then apply the shampoo to wet hair, gently massaging it onto your scalp and hair. Rinse and follow up with conditioner.
Certain salon services, like keratin treatments, can leave your hair feeling extra dry and even damaged. Throw frequent dye sessions and heat styling into the mix and you’re definitely setting yourself up for over-processed strands.
To revive your hair, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Shampoo. This shampoo renews damaged hair and penetrates deeply to repair broken hair fibers from over-processing. Apply the shampoo to wet hair and gently massage it into a thick lather, then rinse and finish with conditioner.
Overhaul dull hair with a glossing shampoo that can help to bring back shine and add vibrance, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced. This shampoo is infused with argan oil to make hair silky, shiny and smooth. A couple of times a week or when hair looks dull and faded, pair the shampoo with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze to give hair a healthy, glossy-looking finish that lasts.
Apply the shampoo to wet hair, massage into a lather and rinse. Then, spray the in-shower treatment on wet strands, leave it on for one to three minutes (do not rinse) and follow up with conditioner.
The struggle to strengthen your strands and up the volume when you have thin hair is real. If you have thin hair or you’re dealing with hair loss or shedding, perfecting your hair care routine is key. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Shampoo to boost volume and promote thickening without weighing down your hair. Gently massage the shampoo onto wet hair, lather, rinse and continue with conditioner.
You might think that you’re dealing with thin hair when in reality, you just have flat hair that needs some volume. Consider switching to a shampoo that promotes extra body, like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo. This thickening wash helps to make hair appear fuller while giving a much-needed lift at the roots and increasing lasting volume over time. Massage the shampoo onto wet hair, lather, rinse and follow up with conditioner.
From peach hair to golden copper highlights, if you spend the time (and money) to perfect your hair color, you definitely want your new shade to stay in top shape for as long as possible. It’s best to reach for a shampoo that is formulated to preserve the tone of color-treated hair, like the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo. This shampoo has an antioxidant and UV filter to help protect the hair fiber and preserve color. Apply the shampoo onto wet strands, lather, rinse and finish off with conditioner.
If blondes have more fun, it’s probably because they’ve discovered the right shampoo to keep their ashy, cool tones vibrant. If you notice that your strands are particularly brassy, reach for a purple shampoo like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
This shampoo neutralizes brassy yellow and orange tones in blonde, bleached, highlighted and silver hair. Massage the shampoo onto wet hair, lather, rinse and follow up with conditioner. Once a week, switch out the conditioner for a purple conditioning mask like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Anti Brass Purple Mask Treatment to banish brass and deep condition your strands.
Editor’s tip: For wash days when your blonde strands aren’t too brassy, reach for the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo. While it does help to neutralize brassiness, it also restores hydration while being gentle on color.
If long hair goals are your thing, turn to a shampoo that can help to preserve every last inch like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo for Long, Damaged Hair. This shampoo is formulated with a blend of castor oil and vitamins B3 and B5 to seal split ends and protect damaged hair as it strengthens and nourishes it.
Curls and coils of all shapes and sizes look their best when you use a shampoo that is formulated for curly strands. We love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo for the way it hydrates (thanks to hyaluronic acid and castor oil), fights humidity and shapes curls without weighing them down.
Apply the shampoo to wet hair and gently massage it through your strands, then rinse and follow with conditioner. When your scalp needs some extra attention, switch out the shampoo for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls No Build-Up Curls Micellar Shampoo to gently cleanse and remove buildup.
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Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: L'Oréal Paris