Can't find the right shampoo for your locks? Don't tear your hair out – we list the best shampoos for all hair types and needs, including dandruff, dry scalp and coloured tresses..
Those luscious locks you’ve always lusted over? They could be yours too (and without a trip to the salon!). We’re here to save you from your hair woes, which can get very particular here in humid Singapore. Whether you have a dry or oily scalp, coloured or curly hair, or want to tackle hair loss, we’ve got just the right potent potion for you with our guide to the best shampoos for all hair types.
Best shampoos for all hair types in Singapore
1. For split ends: Love, Beauty & Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Hope and Repair Shampoo
Say hello to strong strands with this unique concoction. If making your (split) ends meet is such a struggle, try the combo of coconut oil and ylang ylang for strong and resilient hair strands. Infused with natural turmeric, this product will do just the trick to repair damaged ends. You’ll be mesmerised by the sweet and spicy scent of tonka essence!
Love, Beauty & Planet Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Hope and Repair Shampoo, $13.90, available at Watsons
2. For all hair types: Anti
Don’t be fooled by its moniker – all Anti wants is to eliminate gender stereotypes – and of course, bad hair days! The haircare brand celebrates being comfortable in your own skin by inviting us to say goodbye to overdone hair and welcome a natural finish. And we’re so here for it. The Anti range – which includes a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and texture spray, just to name a few – is great for all genders and hair types. The products are vegan and cruelty-free, and stay away from nasties like sulphates, parabens, gluten and phthalate.
Instead, what you get is a power-packed plant-based formula of avocado, argan and coconut oils (nourishes your mane) and aloe vera, glycerine and panthenol (conditions and offers intense moisture). Anti’s Everything Shampoo gently cleanses, helps to improve your scalp health, and reduces hair breakage caused by environmental stressors.
Anti, from $47, available at Woorailoora
3. For a healthy scalp: Bee Choo Origin Amino Shampoo series
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp, so start by treating your scalp right with Bee Choo Origin’s Amino Shampoo series. This range features amino acids which help maintain the scalp’s natural pH levels to ensure your hair is in optimal health. Combined with Bee Choo Essence, Bee Choo Origin’s proprietary herbal concentrate (made from a decade’s worth of R&D!), this shampoo series promises your best hair yet.
Try the Recover Amino Shampoo for sensitive scalp concerns. This gentle formula gets rid of redness and soothes scalp irritations. For dry hair and scalp, the Rehydrate Amino Shampoo nourishes and conditions. If oiliness and clogged pores are bothering you, the Rebalance Amino Shampoo will cleanse those problems away. Plus, Bee Choo Origin gets bonus points for its animal testing-free formulations!
Bee Choo Origin, available online
4. For dry scalp: OGX Hydrate and Repair + Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Shampoo
Nothing feels better than a rich, creamy lather after a long day. This dry scalp care shampoo suds up well for a creamy wash. It contains repairing oils and almond oil to relieve a dry and itchy scalp while locking in moisture to keep your strands well hydrated.
OGX Hydrate and Repair + Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength Shampoo, from $10, available at Watsons and Lazada
5. For sensitive scalp: Aveeno Scalp Soothing Shampoo
Aveeno’s our go-to for all our sensitive needs, whether it be our face, body and even hair. This mild shampoo contains oatmeal extract along with apple cider vinegar to generate moisture and help soothe the scalp.
Aveeno Scalp Soothing Shampoo, $22, available at Lazada
6. For oily scalp: Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil
For squeaky clean scalp and hair, you’ll love Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil shampoo. It contains astringent herbal extracts like cinchona and ivy, as well as lavender and yarrow to remove oil. If you’re worried about stripping your hair of its moisture, the shampoo contains humectants, panthenol, and pro-vitamin B5 to deeply moisturise your locks.
Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil, $61, available at Kiehl’s stores
7. For coloured hair: Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Wash
Keep that blonde ambition alive with Kevin Murphy’s Blonde Angel Wash. This lavender-infused and sulphate-free shampoo contains optical brighteners to repair dulled colour and restore shine.
Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Wash, from $58, available at selected salons
8. For dandruff problems: The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
What’s worse than a bad hair day? A bad hair day plagued by those tiny white flakes. If you’re prone to dandruff, you’ll need this one to combat grease and remove product buildup and excess sebum. This all-time favourite does a mighty job of stripping your scalp of dandruff and leaving tresses soft, shiny and smelling great.
The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $24.90, available at The Body Shop
9. For dull hair: Hask Mint Almond Thickening Shampoo
Restore shine to lifeless locks with Hask’s Mint Almond Oil. Three natural plant ingredients make up its core – ginseng, gleditschia and white nettle – to give hair a boost of vitality and shine. Quick tip: if you’re skipping a hair wash, the dry shampoos from Hask will invigorate your hair without all the nasties (no sulphates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colours!).
Hask Mint Almond Thickening Shampoo, $16.90, available at Shopee
10. For curly hair and frizz: Aveda Be Curly Shampoo
Some of us have curly locks and trust us, we know the battle with frizz. Tackle your curls with Aveda’s Be Curly Shampoo. It cleanses and defines yet tames the frizz, with a refreshing citrus formula made up of essential oils like bergamot, organic lime and orange.
Aveda Be Curly Shampoo, $47.50, available at Lazada
11. For fine hair: John Frieda Volume Core Restore Range
Give fine hair the va-va-voom volume it deserves with John Frieda’s Volume Core Restore shampoo. It features a winning combination of volumising molecules and a unique strengthening technology to create space between hair fibres. To style, follow up with the heat-activated Advanced Protein Volumiser which gives your mane double the volume by forming temporary bonds between the strands’ natural protein chains.
John Frieda Volume Core Restore Range, $15.90, available at Watsons and Guardian
12. For brittle hair: Avalon Organics Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo
This vegan shampoo is a favourite of ours for good reason: it smells great, leaves our scalp feeling fresh and minty, and gives brittle hair better elasticity. We’ve noticed less breakage after switching to this shampoo. If you’re the type who loves a good foamy rinse, this also lathers up really well.
Avalon Organics Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo, $16.90, available at Watsons
4. For hair loss: Kerasatase Specifique Bain Prevention
If you just moved to Singapore, you’re probably well-aware of this very real hair struggle – our expat colleagues lament an increase in hair loss (is it really the hard water?). To help prevent that, lather up with Kerastase Specifique Bain Prevention to thicken and stimulate hair fibre growth, as well as create immediate volume.
Kerastase Specifique Bain Prevention, from $30.90, available at Sephora, Venus Beauty and Lazada
There you have it, a list of the best shampoos for silky smooth hair!