I am always changing shampoos. It's good for your hair to make a change sometimes, plus I am quite prone to buying whatever is on sale, as long as it smells good. Because of that trait, I have tried a lot of shampoos. Some of them are terrible, but the top 10 best shampoos on my list have made it into my permanent rotation, so I thought I would share them with everyone!
1. Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Shampoo
Price: $4.99 at target.com
Garnier is one of my favorite brands anyway. I also use several of their hair care products. I like the shampoo because it smells nice and the shampoo leaves my hair soft. If there's one thing I cannot abide, it's a shampoo that leaves my hair feeling rough and icky. I've never had that problem with Garnier, even when I've just colored my hair.
2. Herbal Essence Hydrolicious Featherweight Shampoo
Price: $2.69 at target.com
I'll be honest right up front, I love most Herbal Essence shampoos, especially those in the Hydrolicious line. I love Tousle Me Softly and all of those, but the Featherweight shampoo is one of my favorites because it is so light. Its lightweight quality carries over to styling as well, and it leaves my hair bouncy. I hate shampoos that make my hair feel weighed down, you know?
3. Umberto Dry Clean Shampoo
Price: $8.99 at target.com
Some days, I just don't have time to wash my hair, you know? That's supposed to be good for it, a lot of experts say you shouldn't wash your hair every day. But do you ever have those days where your hair looks and feels greasy and grungy, but you still have no time or desire to wash it? Yeah. I have those a lot, and Umberto is one of the only dry shampoos I've ever tried that actually leaves my hair looking as good as it does when I was it.
4. Matrix Biolage Bodifying Shampoo
Price: $16.00 at target.com
Although on the expensive side, I will always buy Biolage products when they are on sale, especially the shampoo. The primary reason, honestly, is because I love the way it smells. It always makes me feel like I just walked right out of the salon. Plus, when my hair starts feeling blah and damaged, this is always where I turn.
5. Pantene Color Hair Solutions Shampoo
Price: $5.49 at target.com
I went through a long phase where I would not put Pantene on someone else's hair, let alone my own. However, their recent improvements made me give the brand another try and I'm not sorry I did. The new formulas aren't as heavy as the old ones, they leave my hair feeling clean and light, and they are great after I've just colored my hair.
6. Nexxus Botanical Shampoo
Price: $8.69 at target.com
This is another choice I like just because it smells divine. Plus, I like the effect botanical formulas have on my hair when it is feeling dry and damaged. Sometimes, but not always, you have to go a little bit expensive just to make sure you care for your hair.
7. Ted Gibson Hair Color Shampoo
Price: $24.99 at target.com
Which brings me to Ted Gibson. This is sort of like that Color Glaze, shampoo, and conditioner by John Frieda, but times ten. When this goes on sale or I feel like splurging, I'm all over it. There are several colors to choose from, and it keeps you from having to use hair dyes to touch up your rooms.
8. Biosilk Hydrating Shampoo
Price: $10.99 at target.com
I love the way Biosilk makes my hair feel afterward. It's soft and silky and has a definite sheen. Plus, the Hydrating shampoo really does work to leave your hair healthy and hydrated. This is a great choice for me in the winter, because that's about the only time I tend to blow dry my hair a lot.
9. Tresemme Healthy Volume Shampoo
Price: $3.84 at target.com
I've always been a huge fan of Tresemme. The Volume shampoo does leave me with a lot of bounce and movement – and, again, this shampoo smells wonderful. That's always a big draw for me!
10. Redken Body Full Shampoo
Price: $14.99 at target.com
Last but most definitely not least, I love Redken products, especially the shampoos. Once again, this makes me feel like I just stepped out of the salon. This is another shampoo that gives my hair a lot of body. I love it during the winter too, because my hair so often falls flat.
You don't have to pay a fortune to find a great shampoo, which makes me very happy. I love finding awesome shampoos at an affordable price. What are your favorite shampoos? Do any of you use the “on sale, I'm gonna get it” method?