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Best shampoos and conditioners for every hair type 2020

Everyone's hair is different and should receive the TLC it deserves!

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Figuring out which shampoo and conditioner to invest in can be tricky with so many options to choose from. But the first step in finding your holy grail hair care product is working out what your hair actually needs. Whether you have coloured, oily or damaged hair, everyone is a bit different, but everyone deserves luscious locks!

Lucky for you, we've gathered together all the best shampoos and conditioners for all kinds of hair and budgets. You'll never need to worry about what to wash your hair with again!

Products were selected based on those that have been tried and tested by members of the Finder team.


Best shampoos and conditioners for damaged hair

1. Evo Ritual Salvation repairing shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Cost: $34.00 (300ml shampoo)

Ideal for those suffering from dry or damaged hair, this shampoo and conditioner not only smell deliciously amazing, but they work together to revamp your hair with hydration while also physically repairing the damaged strands.

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2. Shu Uemura Ultimate Remedy extreme restoration

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Cost: $48.00 (300ml shampoo), $58.00 (250ml conditioner)

The perfect balance for bringing damaged hair back to life. These products work to heal the hair fibre from the inside to leave a smooth finish on the outside. The shampoo and conditioner effectively restore and cleanse your hair while maintaining its flexibility!

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3. ELEVEN Hydrate My Hair moisture shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Cost: $23.95 (300ml shampoo), $24.95 (300ml conditioner)

Works for all hair types and leaves your hair feeling like it's had a big drink of water! It's safe to use for coloured hair and works to not only help already damaged hair but to further protect your hair from more damage.

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Best shampoos and conditioners for blonde hair

1. Oribe Bright Blonde shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Cost: $68.00 (250ml shampoo)

oribe blonde shampoo

Don't be fooled by the pink exteriors, this shampoo and conditioner are as purple as they come with the optimum pigment of violet. While these products are definitely on the expensive side, this shampoo and conditioner are high-class and great for coloured hair. They will give you some of the best results for hair that's feeling the strain from bleaching.

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2. Fanola No Yellow shampoo

Where to buy: Catch and Adore Beauty

Cost: $23.90 (350ml shampoo)

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If there's a shampoo brand that's going to banish those brassy tones it's Fanola. You may have seen this product popping up on your social media feeds with some amazing before and after photos, and it's definitely a product you need to see for yourself to believe. Mix this into your normal shampoo and hey presto! You're a cool blonde.

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3.Fudge Clean Blonde violet toning shampoo

Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse

Cost: $14.00 (300ml shampoo)

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In terms of a purple shampoo that's definitely going to get rid of any warmth in your hair while also being affordable, your best bet is Fudge. This product will get rid of brassy tones, however, it can be a little drying, so make sure you invest in a hydrating conditioner or mask as well.

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Best shampoos and conditioners for curly/frizzy hair

1. Maui Moisture Coconut Milk

Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse

Cost: $12.99 (385ml shampoo), $13.19 (385ml conditioner)

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Avoid a heavy build-up of product with the Maui Moisture Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner. With a unique blend of aloe vera and coconut milk, these products will hydrate thick frizzy hair and give it a healthy sheen, all while mending your split ends. Plus, they're totally affordable and available from Priceline and other drug stores.

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2. ELEVEN Smooth Me Now anti-frizz

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Cost: $23.95 (300ml shampoo)

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Say goodbye to thick coarse hair with ELEVEN's Smooth Me Now anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner! It contains hydrolysed soy protein to help strengthen fragile hair against over brushing and heat.

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3. Living Proof No Frizz shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Catch and StrawberryNET

Cost: $36.92 (236ml shampoo), $36.92 (236ml conditioner)

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These products are on the higher end of the hair care spectrum and they really feel like they do it all. They weightlessly block humidity, smooth hair texture so that strands are polished and smooth and nourish and condition your hair leaving it feeling hydrated and healthy.

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Best shampoos and conditioners for a dry scalp

1. Sachajuan scalp shampoo

Where to buy: Myer and Sephora

Cost: $38.00 (250ml shampoo)

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According to the brand, this shampoo will have immediate effects on your hair and scalp. It cares for your itchy, irritated scalp while moisturising your hair. It also doesn't smell like other scalp shampoos that often have a medicinal or chemical-like scent.

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2. Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Catch, Chemist Warehouse, and Priceline

Cost: $7.99 (bundle of 200ml shampoo and 150ml conditioner)

Probably one of the most famous anti-dandruff shampoo ranges for a very important reason: it actually works! Head and Shoulders is renowned for rescuing you from an itchy or flaking scalp, and with a number of different products in the range, you'll be able to find a shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair's needs perfectly.

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3. The Body Shop Ginger scalp care shampoo

Where to buy: The Body Shop

Cost: $19.00 (400ml shampoo)

This is the best selling shampoo from The Body Shop for a pretty important reason. It works. Enriched with ginger this shampoo effectively aims to cleanse, refresh and smooth your scalp and control that annoying itching and flaking!


Best shampoos and conditioners for oily hair

1. Sukin Oil Balancing shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse

Cost: $14.99 (500ml shampoo), $21.49 (1000ml conditioner)

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With the delicious scent of citrus and spearmint, Sukin's Oil Balancing shampoo and conditioner is one of your best bets when it comes to battling oily hair. It's not only affordable and available from Priceline and other drug stores, but the jojoba oil will help to balance out excess oils in your hair without drying out your scalp.

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2. Kevin Murphy Balancing Wash

Where to buy: Harrods, Adore Beauty, and StrawberryNET

Cost: $33.41 (250ml shampoo)

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This bad boy won the best shampoo award at the 2009 Australian Beauty Awards, so of course it has made the cut. The green tea extract gently cleanses and balances your hair, while the oil blends and lavender help to generate growth.

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3. Maui Moisture Volcanic Ash Shampoo

Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse and Priceline

Cost: $12.99 (385ml shampoo)

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If you find that your hair and scalp still feel a little oily or itchy post-wash, this shampoo is for you. Formulated with a unique blend of aloe vera juice and pure coconut water, the shampoo rids your hair of any product build up to leave you feeling deeply cleansed.

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Best shampoos and conditioners for affordable prices

1. OGX Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse and Priceline

Cost: $15.99 each (385ml shampoo)

This shampoo and conditioner is kind of like a jack of all trades. The whipped egg white proteins work to add strength and elasticity back into your hair, while the coconut milk and coconut oil replace lost hydration, leaving your hair with a healthy shine.

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2. TRESemmé Botanique Restore & Shine

Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse and Priceline

Cost: $10.99 (675ml shampoo), $10.99 (675ml conditioner)

A blend of coconut and aloe vera allows this shampoo and conditioner to restore hair to a smoother and stronger state. These also contain no parabens and no dyes, they're silicone free and they're safe for coloured hair.

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3. HAIR RECIPE Kiwi & Fig volume

Where to buy: Amazon, Priceline

Cost: $11.99 each (530ml shampoo), $11.99 each (530ml conditioner)

This shampoo and conditioner cleanses the hair but works as a treatment as well. It lathers easily and works to strip the build-up of product that may be present in your hair. Due to the cleansing nature of the product, it leaves your hair feeling light and voluminous.

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Best shampoos and conditioners for thin/fine hair

1. O&M Fine Intellect shampoo and conditioner

Where to buy: Adore Beauty

Cost: $34.95 (350ml shampoo)

These hair products are specifically developed for those with fine hair. They will cleanse and volumise your hair without weighing it down. This shampoo and conditioner aims to plump up hair right from the roots with the help of the regenerating properties of jojoba seed oil.

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2. Evo Gluttony volume shampoo

Where to buy: Look Fantastic and Adore Beauty

Cost: $27.20 (300ml shampoo)

This shampoo is like a trip to the gym for your hair. It's formulated with proteins and film formers to penetrate and coat your hair, allowing you to get the volume you need immediately. You can use this on any type of hair but it's mostly intended for those with thin/fine hair.

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3. Essano Ocean Minerals volumising

Where to buy: Amazon, Priceline

Cost: $15.99 (300ml shampoo)

Treat fine and limp hair with this blend of ocean minerals, aloe vera and plant proteins. It aims to deliver a nourished scalp for thicker hair that won't be weighed down by product. This plant-based formula is perfect for those who don't enjoy any chemicals in their hair products.

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These prices were checked on 30 January 2020 and may have changed since the date of writing.

Roundup of our top shampoo and conditioner picks

Best shampoos and conditioners for damaged hair

  1. Evo Ritual Salvation repairing shampoo and conditioner
  2. Shu Uemura Remedy extreme restoration
  3. ELEVEN Hydrate My Hair moisture shampoo and conditioner

Best shampoos and conditioners for blonde hair

  1. Oribe Bright Blonde shampoo and conditioner
  2. Fanola No Yellow shampoo
  3. Fudge Clean Blonde toning shampoo (add redirect to title)

Best shampoos and conditioners for curly/frizzy hair

  1. Maui Moisture Coconut Milk
  2. ELEVEN Smooth Me Now anti-frizz
  3. Living Proof No Frizz shampoo and conditioner

Best shampoos and conditioners for a dry scalp

  1. Sachajuan scalp shampoo
  2. Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioners
  3. The Body Shop Ginger scalp care shampoo

Best shampoos and conditioners for oily hair

  1. Sukin Oil Balancing shampoo and conditioner
  2. Kevin Murphy Balancing Wash
  3. Maui Moisture Volcanic Ash Shampoo

Best affordable shampoos and conditioners

  1. OGX Coconut Milk shampoo and conditioner
  2. TRESemmé Botanique Restore and Shine
  3. HAIR RECIPE Kiwi & Fig volume

Best shampoos and conditioners for thin/fine hair

  1. O&M Fine Intellect shampoo and conditioner
  2. Evo Gluttony volume shampoo
  3. Essano Ocean Minerals volumising

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