The 17 Best Men’s Shampoos For All Hair Types

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A lot of us didn’t get a haircut at all during the pandemic and while there aren’t statistics to back this up, it feels like more men have longer hair than ever. Even if you didn’t grow your hair out, cutting it and taking full care of it yourself was a new experience for many. In that time, the extent of the care you need to take of your hair became more apparent than ever.

Below is a list of 17 of the best men’s shampoos for all hair types. Whether you have thick, curly hair, tangled hair, thinning hair, dyed hair, blonde hair, or dry hair, there’s something here for you. In alphabetical order, here they are.

1. Aesop Calming Shampoo


Boosts hair strength

Aesop Calming Shampoo boosts hair strength and refreshes the hair without irritating the scalp or taking away its natural essentials. If your scalp is reactive, dry, and/or distressed, this is a perfect choice for you. It also smells of mint to match that refreshing feature.

Buy now, $82

2. Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo


Perfect for building volume

Volume in your hair as a man is an overlooked thing but could be crucial in getting the look that you want. Volume can be confused for thickness, but the former is concerned with the overall fullness of your hair of hair and the latter is about the actual width of your hair strands. Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo, as the name suggests, helps with the volume greatly.

Buy now, $28.40

3. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo

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For hair that tangles

If you have longer hair, you know that it can knot and tangle incredibly easily, especially if you don’t brush it often. Trying to detangle it when it’s dry is a long and painful task, so getting a shampoo that can help with that is great. In comes Bumble and Bumble with their Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo, which works to smooth out the hair so that it doesn’t tangle anywhere near as easily.

Buy now, $29.99

4. Davines Energizing Shampoo

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For fragile, thinning hair

If your hair is thinning, you might be surprised that a shampoo could help with it. While there’s no shampoo out there that’s going to literally directly add to your hair growth, some can stimulate circulation in your follicles which makes hair growth more likely or reduce the rate of hair loss and/ or thinning. Davines Energizing Shampoo does just that.

Buy now, $32

5. DevaCurl Low-Poo Delight Mild Lather Cleanser


For curly hair

Curly and wavy hair, while getting you loads of compliments, can be a pain to maintain. DevaCurl’s Low-Poo Delight Mild Lather Cleanser utilizes low lather and lightweight moisture to not only preserve the shape of your curls but leave them bouncy and defined. It also leaves waves smooth and manageable without taking away their integrity.

Buy now, $24

6. Firsthand Supply Hydrating Hair Shampoo


Great for moisturising

For dry or damaged hair, try Firsthand Supply Hydrating Hair Shampoo. If your hair is brittle or its strands are broken, this shampoo does a good job at the necessary repair.

Buy now, $22

7. Head & Shoulders Shampoo And Conditioner


Great two-in-one option

Shampooing and conditioning can be a tricky thing to keep a track of, with a few different rules on how often you should do either one. If you want to eliminate all of the stress of thinking about that, this 2-in-1 option from Head & Shoulders might be the right option for you.

Buy now, $13.99

8. Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo

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For those with frizz

Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo is for those with dry, frizzy hair. It smoots out frizz and cleanses hair without stripping the hair of its natural oils, which avoids it eventually getting greasy. It also leaves hair with a warm, woodsy aroma which is extremely satisfying.

Buy now, $27.98

9. Lumin Keratin Recovery Shampoo

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Repairs hair damage

If you’re guilty of not taking the best care of your hair and need a shampoo that’s going to repair overall damage, Lumin Keratin Recovery Shampoo might be the best for you. It does a slew of great and necessary things, including strengthening hair, neutralizing fungal build-up, boosting nutrient delivery, preventing hair breakage and loss, and more. If you want one product that does the most things, you can’t go wrong here.

Buy now, $26.40

10. Moroccanoil Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo

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Great for blondes

If you have platinum or bleached hair, you might know that it can be prone to a brassy look or even yellowing. Somewhat surprisingly, shampoo can help with that. A purple shampoo actually takes the yellowing away, acting as a toner and correcting color because purple is the opposite of yellow in color theory. 

Buy now, $24

11. Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo

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For dyed hair

If your hair is dyed, it’s more prone to breakage and split ends over time. That’s because the dye causes the hair to lose nutrients in the coloration process. Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo is sulfate-free, replenishes hair after it has been dyed, and promotes vibrancy.

Buy now, $17.09

12. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

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For those with dandruff

No prizes for guessing what this shampoo does. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo of course relieves flaking, scaling, and itching, which are all symptoms of dandruff. It’s made with ketoconazole 1%, which is an ingredient proven to help eliminate dandruff. The shampoo has also been tested and proven to be safe to use on colored or gray hair.

Buy now, $14.84

13. OUAI Detox Shampoo

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Great for oily scalps

Oily and greasy hair can be a pain and can be caused by washing your hair too much or using certain kinds of products. If you have an oily scalp, OUAI’s Detox Shampoo is a great option. It hydrates the hair by preserving its natural moisture levels, which prevents your glands from producing sebum, the oily substance which leads to greasy hair.

Buy now, $30

14. SACHAJUAN Scalp Shampoo

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For bald heads

Yes, bald heads absolutely need shampoo. Actually, bald heads arguably need as much care as heads with full hair, if not more, because they are more exposed. SACHAJUAN Scalp Shampoo relieves the scalp of itchiness and sweeps away dead skin cells, promoting cell regeneration. It also focuses on the skin directly, keeping it smooth.

Buy now, $28

15. SheaMoisture Curl and Shine Coconut Shampoo

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For thick, curly hair

If you have dry, delicate, or thick curls, try SheaMoisture’s Curl and Shine Coconut Shampoo. It leaves curls healthy, rich, and bouncy, and to top it off, it’s made with fair trade shea butter.

Buy now, $8.23

16. V76 by Vaughn Hydrating Shampoo

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Nourishes tough hair

If your hair is really tough and that makes it hard for you to style or even just have to flow nicely, Vaughn Hydrating Shampoo’s V76 will work to soften and nourish it. The shampoo allows for each strand to relax, eventually taking the toughness out of it. It will also help if your hair is dry and/or damaged, which is not an unlikely problem if you already have tough hair.

Buy now, $17

17. Verb Hydrating Shampoo

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Perfect for hair that tangles

Verb’s hydrating formula works to protect your hair from heat damage and maintains its natural moisture. It works well enough that it’s effective, but it’s not so overbearing or strong that you can’t use it frequently. It also works well to untangle the hair, softening and smoothing it.

Buy now, $18
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