Hair 101: How To Choose the Best Shampoo For Your Hair


With so many different names, labels, and claims, it can be overwhelming to find the right shampoo to fulfill your hair dreams. From damaged or dry hair to curly hair, hair priorities are different for everyone. Here at Redken, we recommend choosing a shampoo that helps care for your hair at its core. Whether you want to control frizz or protect your new color, the proper haircare routine starts with shampoo. 


While you may only be thinking about hair type, you should also consider that shampoo is the foundation for your creating your favorite styles. Yes, hairstyling starts in the shower! Whether you're searching based on your hair concerns or your end style goal, we've got you covered. Read on to see our shampoo recommendations for your hair goal.

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. The entire All Soft family is your answer for leaving hair silky soft with increased manageability and shine.

Best Bonding Shampoo for Damaged Hair


With our most concentrated all-in-one formula for strength repair, Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo is the best option for all types of damaged hair. Made with Citric Acid and our Bonding Care Complex, this shampoo balances hair pH and reinforces weakened bonds to improve hair strength. Learn more about the complete Acidic Bonding Concentrate haircare regimen and experience ultimate strength repair.

Best Shampoo For Color Treated Hair


Whether your hair is beautifully balayaged or vivid pink, you don’t want your haircolor (and money spent!) to wash down the drain. Choosing the right shampoo and products 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

Color Extend Magnetics shampoo is formulated with good-for-your-hair ingredients like amino-ions and amino acids that protect color from fading and enhance shine. Depending on your color or goals, these are other great shampoos for color treated hair we'd recommend!

Best (Purple) Shampoo For Blonde Hair


It's no secret that keeping your blonde hair brass free isn't easy. Great blonde hair starts with the right purple shampoo, like Redken Color Extend Blondage. Blondage is formulated to help neutralize brassy tones and keep your blonde brighter and healthier. The purple color in blonde shampoos helps to cancel out yellow undertones so your ideal shade will last longer. 

Need stronger at-home toning help? Check out our new Color Extend Blondage Masks for a powerful .

Best Shampoo For Split Ends


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!

Best Shampoo For Curly Hair


Our most moisturizing shampoo, All Soft Mega is the perfect shampoo for those with curly and textured hair. Redken's Nourish Complex is infused with Aloe Vera to hydrate, strengthen, and lock in moisture all day long. Curls need the right balance of moisture and protein and All Soft Mega's formula will strengthen while nourishing your strands. 

All soft mega is also a great shampoo for those with thick or coarse hair!

Best Shampoo For Oily Hair


While oily hair is primarily caused by genetics, there are ways to manage it. One way is to use a clarifying shampoo like our Hair Cleansing Cream. This clarifying shampoo cleans your scalp by removing all kinds of elements from your hair like copper, iron, hard water minerals, and product buildup so you step out of the shower with fully clean hair. Learn more about managing oily hair here.

Best Shampoo For Fine Hair


Whether you have fine or thinning hair or are simply looking to add a little volume, Redken's Volume Injection Shampoo is for you. 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. If you're looking for extra volume, this shampoo will lift your root and add body instantly.

Best Shampoo for Dandruff and Scalp Care


If you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp symptoms, this Scalp Relief Shampoo is a must-have. This shampoo will fight dandruff and it's symptoms while soothing your scalp. Formulated with pyrithione zinc and a pH balanced formula, this shampoo is a gentle cleanser that leaves hair silky smooth. 

Best Shampoo For Frizz Control


Whether you're prone to frizzy hair or need a little boost to fight off humidity, Frizz Dismiss is the best shampoo for you. Powered by Babassu oil, this formula tames frizz, increases smoothness and enhances shine no matter the weather. This is a great smoothing shampoo for all hair types looking for that sleek finish. Check out the rest of the Frizz Dismiss family to expand your routine.

Best Shampoo For Bleached Hair


If you're looking for the right care for bleached hair, the ;Extreme Bleach Recovery Shampoo is a great place to start. This nourishing cleanser works to strengthen hair that is dry and brittle from highlighting or other bleaching services. The shampoo will also restore softness, leaving hair shiny and healthy. To see full effects, follow with the Extreme Bleach Recovery Lamellar Water Treatment and Cica Cream Leave-in Treatment.

Best Shampoo For Dull Blonde Hair


If you're a blonde who loses lightness and brightness after your salon appointment, High Bright Shampoo is right for you. This clarifying shampoo will wash away product buildup and impurities in your hair, brightening your blonde to salon fresh color. 

Best Shampoo For Men

2017 Redken Brews Care Daily Shampoo RGB

Redken Brews, a new collection of men's haircare, styling, and grooming essentials, has a shampoo for every hair type. For those who like to keep the products in their shower to a minimum, there's a 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash. Daily Shampoo and Conditioner are great for everyday use, while the Extra Clean Shampoo is great for removing build up after heavy product use. Those with a sensitive scalp can try Mint Shampoo by Redken Brews, which delivers a cooling sensation.