With so many different names, labels and claims, it can seem hard to find the best shampoo to fulfill your hair dreams. We’re here to demystify the shampoo aisle. Here at Redken, we recommend choosing a shampoo that helps care for your hair at its core. You should also consider using a shampoo that helps build the foundation for your favorite styles and looks.Yes, hairstyling starts in the shower! If you’re looking for beachy waves or major volume, you need to start with the right shampoo.
If that sounds like shampoo overload to you, don’t worry! We recommend rotating the products in your haircare regimen to build the best routine for your hair’s care and styling needs. But let’s start with how to get there. Here’s a quick cheat sheet for finding the best shampoo for your hair!
Step 1: The Care Your Hair Needs
Best Shampoo For Dry Hair
Is your hair feeling more like string and straw rather than soft and silky? It’s time to pump up the moisture. Reach for a shampoo infused with argan oil like Redken All Soft shampoo. Argan oil is a powerful ingredient that helps to replenish the lipids in your hair for intense, buttery softness.
Best Shampoo For Color Treated Hair
Whether your hair is beautifully balayaged or vivid pink, you don’t want your haircolor to wash down the drain. Choosing the right shampoo can help your haircolor last longer. One of the best ways to do this is by switching to a sulfate-free shampoo like Redken Color Extend Magnetics. This shampoo is formulated with good-for-your-hair ingredients like amino-ions and amino acids to help lock in your color and leave it looking vibrant.
Best (Purple) Shampoo For BlondeHair
It's no secret that keeping your blonde hair its best shade isn't easy. Great blonde hair starts with the right purple shampoo, like Redken Color Extend Blondage. Blondage is formulated to help fight brass and keep your blonde brighter and healthier. The purple color helps to tone out the yellow so you can keep your shade longer.
Best Shampoo For Damaged Hair
Despite our best efforts, sometimes our hair can suffer from breakage, split ends and other forms of hair damage. Sound familiar? Supply your hair with the care it needs by switching to a shampoo that helps to strengthen and defend your hair against different forms of damage. In fact, Redken Extreme shampoo (when coupled with the conditioner and Anti-Snap leave-in treatment) helps to fight against five types of damage including chemical, thermal, mechanical, and surface damage as well as hair breakage. Talk about a shampoo power player!
Step 2: The End Look You Crave
After getting down your routine with the right care, you can start thinking about the end look you want. From the perfect beachy waves to frizz-free hair, you can prep your hair for almost any style – just by changing out your shampoo!
Best Shampoo For Volume
It’s time to put down the teasing comb! If you’re looking to get incredible volume, use a shampoo that helps to lift your hair and add body, like Redken High Rise shampoo. Fortified with volume-boosting ingredients like filloxane and softening polymers, this dynamic shampoo helps to give you the va-va-voom look that fine hair needs.
Best Shampoo For Beachy Waves
Beautiful beachy waves have been everywhere – not just the beach! To get this on-trend look, start by using a shampoo that helps to create texture in the shower. Choose Redken Beach Envy, which is infused with filloxane, minerals, and latex polymers to help boost volume and create added fullness to your hair. Basically, it’s like the beach in a bottle.
Best Shampoo For Fresh, Bouncy Hair
Who said purifying shampoos have to be harsh? If you want squeaky clean hair that still gives you bounce and shine, meet the newest shampoo from Redken, Clean Maniac. This gentle, micellar shampoo is formulated with your favorite skincare technology, micellar water. These helpful micelles work by drawing out impurities like a magnet to help leave your hair feeling fresh, clean and bouncy.
Best Shampoo For Gorgeous Curls
PSA to all girls with curls: don’t give up on your shampoo! In fact, by using a shampoo formulated to enhance your gorgeous curls, you can actually get better curl definition and bouncier strands, all while washing your hair. While the thought of shampoo might be scary, Redken actually offers several curl-enhancing, sulfate-free shampoos that can help you fight the fear. Want a deep clean that still offers hydration? Try High Foam Lightweight Cleanser. It helps to remove impurities (aka dirt and oil), while keeping your curls defined and bouncy. Looking for a creamier formula? The Low Foam Moisturizing Cleanser is medium cleansing, deeply moisturizing formula that helps to control frizz while adding manageability and shine. Its creamy formula is perfect for those want a little extra moisture in their shampoo. Basically, it helps keep your curls looking fierce. Lastly, for those who want absolutely no foam and intense moisture, turn to the No Foam Highly Conditioning Cleanser for deep hydration and incredible shine from root to tip.
Best Shampoo For Smooth Hair
Daydreaming of hair that is smooth, silky and frizz-free all day long? Drop your daydream and make it a reality. Frizz-fighting shampoos like Redken’s Frizz Dismiss can help deflate your hair and tame frizz no matter how humid it is outside. Look for ingredients like aquatoril and Brazilian pracaxi oil on your shampoo’s label as these help to repel humidity, while locking in moisture and making your hair more manageable, aka no more bad hair days.