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[best shampoo for dry damaged hair]12 best shampoos for nourishing dry hair

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  Best Shampoo For Dry Hair

  Moisture Extreme Enriching Shampoo

  

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  Philip Kingsley

  £20.00

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  This vegan shampoo works for all hair types – particularly those with tightly coiled curls – to repair and cleanse damaged hair to leave it looking softer and more hydrated. Almost all our testers said their hair looked less damaged by the end of the trial, with most reporting a boost in moisture.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 250ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: No

  Sulphate free: No

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  Best For Curly Hair

  Curl Moisturizing Shampoo

  

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  Bumble and Bumble

  £22.50

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  It can be harder to keep curly hair hydrated, as the oils produced at the scalp take longer to reach ends. Bumble and Bumble’s shampoo is designed to combat this issue for hair types 2A to 4C. Our curly-haired testers said it left their locks looking healthier and more moisturised, while ends were left feeling super soft.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 250ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: No

  Sulphate free: Yes

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  Best For Dry Scalps

  Serié Expert Absolut Repair Gold Shampoo

  

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  L’Oréal Professionnel

  £9.80

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  Dry hair often also means a dry scalp, which can feel tight and itchy. Our testers said this shampoo was a successful solution, as it gently cleansed roots to remove any impurities without disturbing scalps. Most noticed a visible difference in how hydrated hair ends looked, too.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 300ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: No

  Sulphate free: No

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  Best For Colour-Treated Dry Hair

  All Soft Shampoo

  

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  Redken

  £13.60

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  Too many trips to the salon (or too many DIY kits as of late) will inevitably strip hair of moisture and leave lengths on the straw-like side. This shampoo aims to recover any damage without dulling colour. Nearly all of our testers said strands felt more nourished and looked healthier, with most reporting less visible damage.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 300ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: No

  Sulphate free: No

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  Best For Troubled Scalps

  Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

  

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  The Body Shop

  £7.50

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  The scalp is a delicate ecosystem, so when something knocks it off course, it’s important to rebalance it. We found this shampoo soothed any inflammation, relieving dryness and effectively cleansing roots, without leaving any irritating residue behind. The result? Hair was left quenched and smoother.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 250ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: Yes

  Sulphate free: No

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  Best For Bleached Hair

  No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

  

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  Olaplex

  £26.00

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  Overdone it with the bleach? Olaplex is loved for delivering salon-worthy results from the comfort of your own bathroom, and this shampoo will revive over-processed hair better than most. Its main aim is to leave lengths looking re-nourished, which our testers said it accomplished, leaving them with noticeably smoother ends.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 250ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: No

  Sulphate free: Yes

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  Best For Thin Hair

  Nutri-Plenish Shampoo

  

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  Aveda

  £8.00

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  Detoxifying shampoos don’t have to be drying, which this shampoo proves. It claims to eliminate dirt and impurities while providing some much-needed moisture to ends, without weighing them down. Nearly all our panel backed this up, with most reporting less frizz, too.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 250ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: Yes

  Sulphate free: Yes

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  Best For Damaged Hair

  Regenerating Shampoo with Prickly Pear Oil

  

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  Christophe Robin

  £31.00

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  Here, the key ingredient is prickly pear oil, which claims to transform dry hair from root to tip and leave you with replenished ends. The majority of our testers agreed, saying hair felt less brittle and dry after use. Some said ends appeared less frazzled, too.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 250ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: Yes

  Sulphate free: No

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  Best For Hydration

  Recovery Shampoo

  

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  Virtue

  £36.00

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  Virtue became a household name for its signature keratin-enriched formulas, and we found its Recovery Shampoo lived up to the hype. Nearly all of our panel said hair was so hydrated they didn’t have to use as much conditioner, and it left their hair with a glossy finish.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 240ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: No

  Sulphate free: Yes

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  Best For Smoothing

  No Frizz Shampoo

  

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  Living Proof

  £17.60

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  Static and flyaways plague us all, but this shampoo claims to solve the issue with its humidity-blocking formula. Testers noticed hair appeared softer and less parched, while scalps felt thoroughly cleansed. Most found it soothed any frizziness, leaving a shinier finish behind. It’s also suitable for colour-treated and chemically processed hair.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 236ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: Yes

  Sulphate free: Yes

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  Best For UV Protection

  Leaf & Seed Root Reboot Damage Rescue Shampoo

  

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  Wild Science Lab

  US$20.00

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  This planet-friendly shampoo is not only cruelty-free and vegan but the packaging is responsibly sourced, renewable and recyclable, too. It aims to remedy any damage caused by styling products, pollutants and UV damage, restoring dehydrated and dull hair. Over half of testers saw an improvement in their damaged ends and said lengths appeared shinier after the trial.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 300ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: Yes

  Sulphate free: Yes

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  Best For Chemically Treated Hair

  Intensive Repair Shampoo

  

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  Green People

  £15.50

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  Designed with chemically treated hair in mind, or for anyone who has regular blow dries, this wash contains moisturising plant actives that help nourish ends and prevent colour fade. Almost all of our testers said it left their hair feeling squeaky-clean, but it wasn’t the most hydrating on our list.

  Key specifications

  Volume: 200ml

  Paraben free: Yes

  Silicone free: Yes

  Sulphate free: No

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