8 Luxury Shampoos That Are Actually Worth The Hype


If you're one of those people who reaches for whatever shampoo bottle is sitting on the rim of the bathtub, you might want to consider switching up your hair-washing habits. I'm not saying that you need to spend your entire paycheck on the most expensive shampoos in the world, but there is something to be said for the best luxury hair care products, especially if they make a huge difference in the overall quality and health of your hair. Sure, it could be all hype, but when loads of people claim that they're worth every penny, you might start to think you're missing out.

Not all shampoos are created equal, and that's because not all shampoos are created with the same ingredients. I experienced this first hand when I switched from a basic drugstore brand I'd been using for ten years ("what's the difference, right?") to an all-natural cleansing conditioner. Within a month's time, my hair quit falling out, all excess frizz and fly-aways calmed down, and things felt so much smoother and more manageable.

The moral here? Cheap ingredients strip your hair in order to clean it, while healthy ingredients support your hair while gently removing build-up. In other words, sometimes the higher price tag is well worth it.


This Blend Of Essential Oils For Repairing Damaged Hair

L'Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo, $22, Amazon

If you've got thin or fragile hair that's damaged in any way, either from heat or coloring, L'Occitane Aromachologie repairing shampoo is a really great option. It has a blend of five essential oils that deliver important proteins to your strands, strengthening them from the inside out. After rinsing, hair is softer, stronger, silkier, and actually clean – without that overly-stripped feeling.


A Weekly Treatment For Detox And Product Build-Up

Bumble And Bumble Sunday Shampoo, $25, Sephora

This Bumble and Bumble Sunday shampoo is innovative because it's meant to be used as a once-weekly clarifying treatment. It removes build-up from products and detoxes your hair, so instead of looking limp and lifeless, you get soft and volumized strands no matter what type of hair you have. It's got 200 rave reviews that all read a lot like this one: "Where has this stuff been all of my life?!"


This Caffeine Fix That Nourishes And Restores

Tea42 Premium Caffeine Shampoo, $28, Amazon

With USDA-certified organic ingredients, Tea42 Premium Caffeine Shampoo is actually loaded with caffeine and antioxidants that nourishes and restores hair for sheen and vitality. It works on any type or color hair, and it cleans well without leaving a dry or flaky scalp like some other shampoos.


Protect Your Color With ORIBE

ORIBE Shampoo for Beautiful Color, $42, Amazon

This one is a must-have for people with color treated hair because of how protective and restorative it is. ORIBE Shampoo for Beautiful Color is a really gentle cleanser that uses moisturizers and strengthening ingredients that leave your hair shiny and your color rich and deep. It's paraben-free and features UV protection, and reviewers are saying things like, "Worth every penny! My hair is healthier. I've received more comments on the shine and body."


Ideal For Thin Hair That Gets Weighed Down

IGK 3000 Feet Volumizing Shampoo, $25, Sephora

This IGK 3000 Feet volumizing shampoo is ideal for thin hair that gets weighed down easily. Its lightweight formula detangles, hydrates, and softens for bouncy and gravity-defying hair every day. People absolutely love the smell (hints of blackberries and dewy violet), and it's a great way to hydrate, heal, and build up your hair without comprising on volume.


This Organic Shampoo That Helps With Circulation

Laritelle Organic Shampoo, $33, Amazon

I'm a sucker for organic, and Laritelle organic shampoo uses 100 percent pure, certified, and natural ingredients like rosehip and hibiscus. The most important ingredient, however, is horsetail, which has been shown to promote hair growth and increase circulation, so the hair you already have is silky smooth and the rest grows in thick and strong.


Overcome Hair Loss With Argan Oil

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo, $26, Amazon

Another winner for hair growth is Art Naturals organic argan oil shampoo, which has all natural oils and enriching compounds that take extra-special care of the scalp, promoting thick growth and healthy hair. It also fortifies existing strands and follicles, and the before and after photographs on this one are incredible. Even people with medical hair-loss issues trust this shampoo to help rejuvenate their hair.


This Gentle Volumizing Shampoo For Any Type Of Hair

Living Proof Full Shampoo, $27, Nordstrom

Whether their hair is thick or thin, straight or curly, reviewers can't seem to get enough of this Living Proof 'Full' Shampoo. Instead of coating your hair in heavy proteins, this one gently removes build-up without stripping, so hair looks and feels a lot thicker, fuller, and more volumized. As a result, hair is way more manageable whether you're blow drying or air drying, and the fragrance is lovely, too.

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