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10 of the best shampoos for dry and damaged hair

10 of the best shampoos for dry and damaged hair

When your hair becomes dehydrated, it can lead to severe dryness and subsequent damage. Learning what factors could be causing the dehydration is essential to keeping it healthy. If your hair is coloured or has been chemically treated, it increases the risk of dryness, so always make sure to include deep conditioning treatments in your haircare regime to keep it healthy.

A nourishing shampoo is one of the easiest ways to combat dehydration and the damage that follows. By replenishing the lost moisture and hydration within the hair’s fibres, they can start to repel damaging aggressors like weather, pollution and heat easily. We have put together a list of our 10 favourite shampoos for dry and damaged hair so you can keep your locks healthy, soft, shiny and hydrated.

What are the key signs of dry and damaged hair?

  • Split ends
  • Dullness
  • Hair easily breaks
  • Lack of volume
  • Hair falls out easily

Top tips to remedy dry and damaged hair

  1. Use a nourishing shampoo in place of your regular shampoo. This will help to lock in essential moisture.
  2. Use a hydrating hair mask twice a week to deeply condition and treat thirsty locks. Discover our favourites here.
  3. Reduce your use of heat tools on your hair where possible. Instead use products like the Aquis Hair Towel to dry your hair naturally.
  4. When your hair is wet, use a detangling brush in place of your regular one. This will help reduce pressure and breakage on your hair fibres.
  5. Wrap your hair in a silk turban when sleeping to prevent stress and breakage.

Which are the best shampoos for dry and damaged hair?

  1. Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2
  2. Pureology Hydate Colour Care Shampoo
  3. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Urban Moisture Shampoo
  4. Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Seasilk Moisture Shampoo
  5. L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Ultimate Nourishment Duo
  6. System Professional Hydrate Shampoo
  7. Aveda Dry Remedy Shampoo
  8. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo
  9. Leonor Greyl Bain Vitalisant B
  10. Biolage R.A.W Nourish Shampoo
  1. Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2
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    Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2

    The Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin 2 is undoubtedly one of the best shampoos to remedy dry and damaged hair thanks to its nourishing properties.

    Infused with the brand’s exclusive Irisome Complex, alongside a blend of glucose proteins, the shampoo gently cleanses hair whilst also replenishing lost moisture and hydration. The result is hair that feels super soft and healthy without being weighed down.

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  2. Pureology Hydate Colour Care Shampoo
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    Pureology Hydate Colour Care Shampoo

    Ideal for those with dry and damaged hair that’s also coloured, the Pureology Hydrate Shampoo protects your hair’s vibrancy without compromising on nourishment and moisture.

    Formulated without sulfates, the shampoo gently cleanses without stripping hair colour or causing dehydration and dullness. Soft and lustrous locks are left behind, which also happen to smell beautiful thanks to Pureology’s exclusive fragrance blend.

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  3. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Urban Moisture Shampoo
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    Shu Uemura Art of Hair Urban Moisture Shampoo

    Not only does this bottle of shampoo look visually enticing, the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Urban Moisture helps to replenish lost hydration and repair any sign of damage and dullness.

    Enriched with red algae extract and moringa oil, the shampoo gently cleanses away impurities and leaves hair looking and feeling super soft, shiny and in its very best condition.

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  4. Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Seasilk Moisture Shampoo
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    Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Seasilk Moisture Shampoo

    Perfect for tired, brittle and dulling hair, the Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Seasilk Moisture Shampoo also works wonders on more mature hair thanks to its blend of super- nourishing ingredients and extracts.

    Its sulphate-free formulation helps to keep more moisture within the hair than other shampoos, while also helping to prevent further damage from environmental and chemical aggressors. It is the perfect remedy to dry and damaged locks as it turns them super silky after just one wash.

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  5. L'Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Ultimate Nourishment Duo
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    L'Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Ultimate Nourishment Duo

    We love this new little Nourishment Duo from haircare experts L’Oréal Professionnel, which has just launched this month.

    Contained in the set is a nourishing shampoo made from 96% naturally-derived ingredients such as sesame oil and jasmine flowers, which help to replenish lost moisture while gently caring for delicate locks, and a Dry Hair Balm, which works in just 5 minutes to repair damaged and dry strands.

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  6. System Professional Hydrate Shampoo
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    System Professional Hydrate Shampoo

    If you haven’t heard of System Professional before, you’ll definitely want to add it to your haircare radar. Based on hair science, it works by actually interacting with the hair fibres to provide long-term benefits rather than simple short-term benefits.

    Their Hydrate Shampoo is made with an Active Moisture Complex, alongside Pro Vitamin B5 to soften and fortify dry and damaged fibres and replenish lost moisture. The result is glossy and super hydrated, soft locks.

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  7. Aveda Dry Remedy Shampoo
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    Aveda Dry Remedy Shampoo

    If you want to remedy dry hair with as little chemical interaction as possible, you will love Aveda’s Dry Remedy Shampoo. It’s enriched with the brand’s unique Deep Moisture Complex to penetrate into the hair shaft for long-lasting hydration, alongside a natural blend of oils and extracts such as buriti and pomegranate.

    Drenching your hair in moisture, it doesn’t weigh the hair down or cause it to become heavy or oily quickly, making it perfect for anyone with finer locks.

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  8. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo
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    Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo

    If you have coloured or dyed your hair, or it has been weakened by chemical or heating processes, you will absolutely love Moroccanoil’s Moisture Repair Shampoo.

    Enriched with argan oil (which is packed full of antioxidants), the shhampoo not only gently cleanses away impurities, but also helps to deeply condition and nourish. It also contains fortifying keratin and omega fatty acids to replenish lost moisture and keep the hair shiny and healthy.

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  9. Leonor Greyl Bain Vitalisant B
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    Leonor Greyl Bain Vitalisant B

    Free from silicones, parabens and SLS, Leonor Greyl’s Bain Vitalisant B is the ideal shampoo for anyone wanting to gently cleanse their hair while infusing it with essential moisture and hydration.

    Packed with nourishing botanicals like chamomile and jojoba, alongside vitamins and jojoba, the shampoo is perfect for anyone with slightly sensitised or coloured hair in need of a little TLC.

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  10. Biolage R.A.W Nourish Shampoo
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    Biolage R.A.W Nourish Shampoo

    Another contender in the natural shampoo category is the Biolage R.A.W Nourish Shampoo, which contains ingredients from 71% natural origin.

    Infused with quinoa husk to strengthen and fortify, the shampoo also contains honey to nourish and soften dehydrated, damaged and dry locks and leave them conditioned, healthy and shiny. It’s also free from silicones, making it ideal for anyone with finer hair that wants moisture without it being weighed down.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!