BEST beauty BUYS

Shampoos & Conditioners

Refine By +

Face+

Lips+

Eyes+

Nails+

Skin+

Body+

Hair+

By Year+

Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair 2015

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Oléo-Curl/OléoRelax Masque

Share
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2009

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Oléo-Curl/OléoRelax Masque

Instead of leaving tight ringlets shellacked, crispy, or greasy, these crystal-clear liquids lay down frizz with shorea and palm oils, says N.Y.C. stylist Gabrielle Corney. “If you’re going to straighten your hair, you’ll get an easier blow-dry.” If not, curls are left light and springy and parched ends are quenched.

$39/$63
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair 2015

Oribe Beautiful Color

Share
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Oribe Beautiful Color

Hollywood hair guru Oribe preserves high- maintenance hues by turning to Mother Nature (edelweiss extract offers fade-proofing, while watermelon extract battles oxidation). We love that the packaging is as pretty as the protection. “These are the most elegant shampoo and conditioner bottles your shower will ever see,” says L.A. hairstylist Riawna Capri, who works with Julianne Hough.

$39/$42
Best Eco-Friendly Hair Product Line 2015

Rahua

Share
Best Eco-Friendly Hair Product Line 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Rahua

Some oil-based products can leave hair with a greasy hangover, says Jennifer Garner’s hairstylist Adir Abergel, who swears that’s not the case with this organic shampoo and conditioner. He says the hero ingredient-a hand-harvested oil from the Amazonian rahua nut-breathes “luxurious” new life into tired tresses. Rahua

$32/$34
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair 2015

 René Furterer Volumea Volumizing

Share
Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Fine Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

 René Furterer Volumea Volumizing

Pumping up the volume on vulnerable strands can have consequences. Alcohol-based lifting and thickening agents degrade fine hair, says L.A. hairstylist Alex Polillo. But this shampoo and conditioner pair prizes natural ingredients, like hair-shaft-coating carob extract, so results are dramatic-not destructive.

$28 and $30
Editors' Pick 2015

Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy

Share
Editors' Pick 2015
WINNER 2015

Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy

Hair always looks happiest the day it gets colored, mostly because stylists break out the big-gun conditioners to minimize the damage of dyes. This duo—a cuticle-opening blend, allowing for deeper penetration of hydrators, followed by amoisturizing rice protein—replicates that same effect,only at home on a weekly basis.

20% off at ritahazan.com from 4/17 until 5/15; use code INSTYLE20

$42

 

Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Afrian-American Hair 2015

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing

Share
Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Afrian-American Hair 2015
WINNER 2015

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing

“Breathes life” into lackluster spirals, kinks, and coils with Tahitian manoi oil and coconut extract, says L.A. stylist Charles Dujic. For strands that have been run-down by chemical treatments or straightening, “it’s healing and reparative” after one wash. It also smells good enough to garnish with a little umbrella.

$20-$22
Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Frizzy Hair 2015

Living Proof No Frizz

Share
Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Frizzy Hair 2015
WINNER 2015

Living Proof No Frizz

There was a time when silicone had a monopoly on taming fuzz. Then this duo came along and took smoothing to another level with their ultralight OFPMA molecule, changing the game forever. Instead of feeling weighted into submission, strands are “light and soft” without that “greasy, limp” look says hairtylist Domingo Quintero.

$24 each
Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet Shampoo and Conditioner

Share
Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Dry Hair
WINNER 2015

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet Shampoo and Conditioner

Camellia oil—an extract the company says geishas used to smooth and soften their hair—fortify brittle strands. We just know it works ($48-$58; shuuemuraartofhair.com). Hairstylist Racquel Martuscelli, who has “very damaged, thick hair” lets it “air dry with minimal product” when she lathers with this. “It gives you those really polished, glassy strands.” Konnichiwa, good hair days.

$48-$58
Best Inexpensive Line 2015

L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Restoring

Share
Best Inexpensive Line 2015
WINNER 2015

L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5 Restoring

Raise your hand if you color your hair, dry it, or style it. That’s what we thought. “Most of my clients need to target a few different concerns—dryness, heat damage, split ends,” says Hawkins. This oil-and-silicone blend works to moisturize smooth cuticles in one nourishing formula.

$5 each
Best 2014 For Normal Hair

Davines Naturaltech Well-Being

Share
Best 2014 For Normal Hair
WINNER 2014

Davines Naturaltech Well-Being

Your quest for the perfect cleanser-conditioner combo is officially over. This heavenly scented, sulfate-free duo leaves hair feeling just right—silky, not stripped or weighed down. Though formulated for normal hair, it’s just as gentle on color-treated Brazilian blowouts, says L.A. hairstylist Jen Blanchard.

Davines

$26 each
Best 2014 For Curly Hair

Keratase Bain Oleo-Curl/Oleo-Relax Masque

Share
Best 2014 For Curly Hair
WINNER 2014

Keratase Bain Oleo-Curl/Oleo-Relax Masque

Like a nutrient-packed smoothie for your hair, this shine-enhancing shampoo contains soluble silicone, which moisturizes even the unruliest curls for maximum bounce, says N.Y.C. hairstylist Chris Lospalluto. The replenishing mask is as rich as it sounds but still weight less enough for daily use.

$39 and $63
Best 2014 For Coarse, Fragile Hair

Moroccanoil Hydrating

Share
Best 2014 For Coarse, Fragile Hair
WINNER 2014

Moroccanoil Hydrating

Both the paraben-free shampoo and the conditioner are as flexible as a lifelong yogi: They amp up elasticity for hair that is relaxed, curly, kinky, or wavy. The conditioner can be rinsed out or left in. And it offers serious shine, “whether you’re wearing your hair curly or styling it straight,” says N.Y.C. hair colorist Melissa Bridgers.

$22 and $23
Best 2013 Eco-Friendly Shampoo & Conditioner

Aveda Shampure

Share
Best 2013 Eco-Friendly Shampoo & Conditioner
WINNER 2013

Aveda Shampure

These herbaceous formulas “truly work for all types,” says Nathaniel Hawkins. Natural proteins and Brazilian oils “make hair stronger, shinier, and healthier in just one use.”

$12 each
Best 2013 Shampoo/Conditioner for Curly Hair

Deva Curl No-Poo

Share
Best 2013 Shampoo/Conditioner for Curly Hair
WINNER 2013

Deva Curl No-Poo

Bratty curls get an attitude adjustment with these no-lather winners. “Shampoos and conditioners can weigh down curly hair,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Jennifer Johnson. But this sulfate- and paraben-free twosome “lends moisture and bounce.”

$19 each
Best 2013 Shampoo/Conditioner for Coarse, Fragile Hair

Kera Care Hydrating Detangling/ Humecto

Share
Best 2013 Shampoo/Conditioner for Coarse, Fragile Hair
WINNER 2013

Kera Care Hydrating Detangling/ Humecto

After just one sudsing, you’ll notice a difference, says L.A. hairstylist Larry Sims. The sulfate-free shampoo cleanses without stripping, while the conditioner seals hair and prevents breakage for “a satin-like finish.”

$10 and $14
Best 2013 Inexpensive Shampoo and Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Classic

Share
Best 2013 Inexpensive Shampoo and Conditioner
WINNER 2013

Pantene Pro-V Classic

How does normal hair stay that way? Regular therapy sessions with these two. Vitamin-laced formulas keep hair silky, strong, and ready for the hottest flatiron. “For the price, that’s a win,” says N.Y.C. hairstylist Gabrielle Corney.

$4 each
Best 2012 Shampoo/Conditioner for Coarse, Fragile Hair

Creme of Nature Argan Oil

Share
Best 2012 Shampoo/Conditioner for Coarse, Fragile Hair
WINNER 2012

Creme of Nature Argan Oil

Consider it bargain therapy for breakage-prone tresses. "It conditions and helps restore hair that has breakage or damage," says N.Y.C. hairstylist Jennifer Johnson. Sulfate-free, it also seals in moisture and shine.

$6 each
Best 2012 Shampoo/Conditioner for Curly/Coarse Hair

Davines Love Lovely Curl Enhancing

Share
Best 2012 Shampoo/Conditioner for Curly/Coarse Hair
WINNER 2012

Davines Love Lovely Curl Enhancing

When hair has commitment issues (does it want to be curly or straight?), this dream team laced with olive oil and myrtle extract helps it settle down. "I’ve never met anyone with curls who didn’t like it," says L.A. hairstylist Michael Sparks.

$23 and $26
Page:
Back to Top