Choosing the “best shampoo" is difficult because all shampoos clean (or should clean). You will choose a moisturizing shampoo if you have dry air, a clarifying shampoo if you have a lot of build-up, etc. The following shampoos are some of the best on the market.
Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1
The products put out by Kerastase (made by L’Oreal) are some of the most expensive hair products on the market and they all receive near rave reviews. Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 is a shampoo for people with normal or slightly dry hair. People love it, saying that it leaves their hair feeling light, clean and soft to the touch. Users say that every time they use it they end up with silky, shiny hair that flows. It has a large amount of silicone as well as other conditioning agents in it, so it may not be ideal for people who have fine hair. An 8.5oz bottle costs $30.
Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care
This shampoo has a huge following and for good reason. Many users say that the Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care Shampoo is every bit as good as the Kerastese, and contains almost the exact same ingredients. The interesting thing is that L’Oreal makes Garnier Fructis as well. Some people swear that the Garnier Daily Care is identical to the Kerastese while others insist that you get what you may for. This shampoo retails for $4 for a 13 oz. bottle, so it’s perfect for those on a budget.
Neutrogena Anti-Residue/Suave Daily Clarifying
These two shampoos have been called the best clarifying shampoos. Clarifying shampoos are important because they remove buildup in the hair. The irony is that clarifying shampoos are used primarily to remove buildup left behind by moisturizing shampoos. The buildup of conditioning agents in moisturizing shampoos and conditioners causes hair to go limp over time, and Neutrogena Anti Residue and Suave Daily Clarifying are perfects for getting rid of it. Clarifying shampoos tend to leave the hair feeling drier since they contain no conditioning agents. To combat this, Neutrogena Anti-Residue contains glycerin, a humectant. The glycerin draws moisture to the air, making it feel soft and full. The Neutrogena retails for $6 for 6 ounces, and the Suave goes for $3 for 22.5 ounces.