When it comes to our hair, we all want to provide it with the best products we can to ensure it stays healthy, shiny, and strong. But it can sometimes be overwhelming when we enter the hair aisle at the store - there are literally hundreds of options for shampoos, all advertising similar results, all with varying price tags. It’s okay to splurge on a fancy shampoo for your locks, but you’ve also got to know when to grab a good steal shampoo as well. Here are some options for amazing shampoos based on how much you’d like to invest:
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Rahua Classic Shampoo
Rahua Classic Shampoo claims to be best for all hair types and is certainly a splurge shampoo coming in at $34 on their website. It leaves hair silky and smooth because due to organic ingredients which are sourced from the rainforest, like omega-9 Rahua oil and Palo Santo oil. It’s safe for color-treated hair and promises to balance any scalp so it’s not too dry or too oily.
New Wash Shampoo
New Wash Shampoo is a unique product that can condition, detangle, wash, and repair all in one! At $40 a bottle, it is an expensive investment, but imagine not having to buy any other hair products other than your shampoo? This shampoo is also made from “naturally derived cleansers” and without harmful sulfates that name-brand shampoos contain. The company who produces this shampoo, Hairstory, also pledges to donate 1% of every New Wash purchase to non-profit, water-focused organizations. Why not get a great splurge shampoo and also help out the environment at the same time?
The Multitasking Essential Shampoo
This $50 shampoo is really the “do-all wash” that it claims to be. It hydrates hair and acts as a face and body cleanser, saving you time and money that would be wasted on multiple other products. Get the conditioner too, and you’ve got a conditioner, hair mask, and shaving cream for your face and body. When the company, Meant, labeled these products as multitasking essentials, they really meant it.
Creme of Nature, Pure Honey Shampoo
Looking for hydration and the best smelling shampoo ever? Creme of Nature, Pure Honey shampoo is the ultimate steal at only $5.48 in store at any Walmart. It’s made with natural ingredients like honey, coconut oil, shea butter, and argan oil to add moisture your hair, soften it, and lock in a beautiful shine. It’s also made without damaging sulfates which dry out hair and leave you with split ends.
The good stuff gentle shampoo
This gentle, sulfate-free shampoo promises to cleanse any dirt and excess oils right out of your hair, and for a good price too - it’s only $7.99 at your local Target. It’s a simple shampoo, but effective, and also has an added bonus when combined with its conditioner - a major plus of the good stuff brand is that it is trying to reduce water waste for the planet by making the conditioner a leave-in one (no extra rinsing required).
Thrive Market Shampoo
A blend of avocado, coconut, argan, and olive oils, Thrive Market shampoo is a sulfate-free hydration machine for dry hair. At only $5.99, this shampoo will transform your hair into a silky-smooth wonderland while also upholding your values - the brand is cruelty-free, vegan, BPA-free, and recyclable.
Whether you’re looking to spoil your hair with lavish shampoos or just keep it strong and healthy with cheaper shampoos, any pick from this list would be a great addition to your haircare routine. Always make sure to do your research to find organic, sulfate-free shampoos like these before trying just any new product and good luck on your shampoo journey!
Sarah DeLena is currently studying for her masters in Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. She hopes to become an editor of YA literature, her favorite genre, own at least two golden retrievers, and further the legacy of the Oxford comma.