Shopping for shampoo can be a tricky task. How are you supposed to know whether the shampoo you buy will actually be the right one for your hair? With so many shampoos on the market, you’re probably wondering, “What shampoo should I use?” It can be difficult to determine which one will work best for your hair type or hair concerns to give you the shiny, healthy, selfie-worthy locks everyone wants—but we can help. Confused about what to look for in a shampoo? Consider this your guide to picking the best L’Oréal shampoo (and conditioner) to add to your hair care routine.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR CURLY HAIR
Curls and coils are beautiful, but they can require special maintenance to keep them in shape. Make sure you’re using a shampoo that’s formulated for curly hair, otherwise your curls may start to lack definition! Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Shampoo. It works to replenish and redefine curls while eliminating dryness. Use it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Conditioner. Apply the shampoo to wet hair and gently massage it through your strands. Rinse out, then follow with the conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR DRY HAIR
A few ways to tell if your hair is lacking proper nourishment is if it feels brittle, constantly falls flat, and is frizzy beyond control. If you’ve noticed those signs, the question is, how do you infuse nourishment without weighing hair down? Well, you’ll need the right hair care products. Try the L'Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Shampoo. This shampoo works to add essential nourishment back into strands—without any heavy waxes that can cause hair to become weighed down and heavy. It works perfectly with the L'Oréal Paris EverCreme Deep Nourish Conditioner. Apply the shampoo first, then condition. You can also incorporate a deep conditioner into your routine for extra nourishment.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR OILY HAIR
You washed your hair in the morning, only to have greasy roots by lunchtime. And then you’re back to washing your hair again that night, leading to a vicious cycle and never-ending shampoo sessions. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Shampoo instead. Formulated with three refined clays, this shampoo helps absorb excess oil from your roots while rehydrating dry lengths. Use it in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR FRIZZY HAIR
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 hair care regimen. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz Defy Conditioner. This sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, which is formulated with marula oil, gently cleanses frizz-prone hair for humidity and frizz control, manageability, and smooth luminosity. Gently massage the shampoo into a thick lather on wet strands, then rinse and follow with the conditioner and a frizz killing serum. See ya later, frizz!
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR DANDRUFF
When you’re experiencing dandruff, the last thing you want is to draw attention to yourself and your scalp. And don’t even think about wearing black—unless you like to see flakes on your shoulders! Instead of completely overhauling your wardrobe, reach for the right hair care products. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Scalp Care + Detox Shampoo. Formulated with menthol and neem leaf extract, it cleanses the scalp of dirt, oil and other build-up without stripping the hair. Use it in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Scalp Care + Detox Conditioner and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Scalp Care + Detox Scrub. Start by using the scrub, then apply the shampoo to wet hair, gently massaging it onto your scalp and hair. Rinse and follow with the conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR PROCESSED HAIR
Certain salon services, like keratin treatments, can leave your hair feeling extra dry and possibly even damaged. After processing your hair, you may be left wondering shampoo will bring your locks back to life. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Shampoo with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair Extreme Renewing Conditioner. The system 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 use the conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR DAMAGED HAIR
Unfortunately, there’s no turning back the clock on damaging your hair. Once your hair is in rough shape, the best plan of action is to up your hair care game and show your strands the TLC they deserve. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo. Heat styling, UV rays, hard water, and more can affect your color. This shampoo is formulated with an exclusive antioxidant complex that includes acai, goji, and a UV filter to help protect your strands, defend against daily color aggressors, and repair damage. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR THINNING HAIR
The struggle to strengthen your strands (and pump up the volume) is real. If you’re dealing with hair loss or shedding, perfecting your hair care routine is key. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo. Formulated with an amino acid complex, this shampoo helps weak, thin hair look thicker while removing build-up and excess oils to promote stronger hair. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR FLAT HAIR
You might think that you’re dealing with thin hair when in reality, you just need to pump up the volume on your tresses. Consider switching to a shampoo that cleanses and also promotes extra body. Try the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo. Formulated to provide lasting volume without weighing down strands, this shampoo pairs perfectly with the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. Together, this volume-boosting duo will condition and revive fine, flat hair that lacks body.
Pro tip: Focus conditioner on your ends to avoid weighing down your roots and counteracting the volume you’ve created.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR COLORED-TREATED HAIR
After spending hours at a salon or in the confines of your own bathroom, working to perfect the trendiest of dye jobs, you better believe you want your new hair color to stay in top shape for as long as possible. And remember, color-treated hair requires special care, including a shampoo that’s specifically for hair that’s been dyed. Try the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo. This shampoo is formulated with an antioxidant + UV filter to help protect the hair fiber and preserve color. Complete your hair care system with the L'Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR BLONDE HAIR
If blondes have more fun it’s probably because they’ve discovered the right shampoo to keep their ashy, cool tones vibrant! If you’ve gone blonde try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Shampoo. It helps neutralize brassiness and restores hydration while being gentle on color. Sign us up! Use it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Conditioner for the best results.
Editor’s note: If you notice your strands are particularly brassy, turn to the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Brass Toning Purple Sulfate Free Conditioner two to three times a week. Together, this system neutralizes brassy yellow and orange tones in blonde, bleached, highlighted, and silver hair.
THE BEST L’ORÉAL PARIS SHAMPOO FOR RETENTION
If long hair goals are your thing, turn to a shampoo and conditioner system that helps you save every last inch. Try the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Shampoo for Long, Damaged Hair and pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Restoring Conditioner for Long, Damaged Hair. Formulated with a blend of castor oil, vitamins B3 and B5, this duo strengthens and protects while nourishing hair. Apply the shampoo to wet hair, massage, rinse and follow up with conditioner.
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