A good hair day is unbeatable. But the process to finally nailing down the perfect hairstyle can wreak havoc on your hair. All that heat styling, coloring and brushing can lead to hair that’s dry, damaged and way too weak. Even washing your hair too much or washing it with shampoos that are too harsh can lead to hair damage. Though it can be really annoying to have hair that’s too oily, hair that’s too dry can also be a major problem. Not only can it appear frizzy and dull, but dry hair is more prone to damage that can slow its growth. Hair that’s too dry has lost its elasticity, making it a lot more prone to breakage. In fact, it’s normal for your hair to be a little oily. Your body produces healthy, natural oils that are most noticeable in the outer layer of your hair, but work to protect its inner layers. These oils are also what give your hair its natural shine. Losing that shine is a sign that something’s up. That’s why it’s important to avoid over-washing and using the wrong products since you don’t want to strip your hair of its natural moisture. In certain cases, dry hair can also point to an underlying health issue, so if you feel something’s off in your body, it’s probably best to consult a doctor. But if you know that your dry hair is the result of your styling choices, then there are steps you can take to reverse the damage. The first is choosing a shampoo that will hydrate your hair to the max, helping it regain its precious natural oils. If you’re unsure of what shampoo you should get, here’s a list of some of the best shampoos for dry hair.

1 Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Coconut Milk Shampoo

Herbal Essences


If you’re tired of split ends, then this shampoo from Herbal Essences is a life-saver. It’s made with real botanicals that infuse moisture into your hair from its root to its tip. The fatty acids in coconut milk can also soothe and restore a dry scalp. 

2 L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil Shampoo

L’Oreal Paris


This shampoo from L’Oreal Paris delivers extreme moisture in just one wash. But don’t worry: Its oil won’t weigh your hair down. So you don’t have to sacrifice volume for shine with this one. 

3 Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo

Maui Moisture


Get your glow back with this hydrating shampoo from Maui Moisture. Its blend of aloe vera, coconut water and macadamia oils will repair your split ends, while hydrating your strands from root to tip. 

4 Leonor Greyl Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou Nourishing Shampoo

Leonor Greyl


This shampoo from Leonor Greyl might feel like a pricey luxury, but it’s worth every penny. It cleanses your hair without stripping its natural oils using its unique blend of silk and wheat proteins, bamboo marrow and collagen. 

5 Tgin Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo



If your natural hair is in need of a little extra shine, then you might find your answer in Tgin’s Moisture Rich Shampoo. Its formula includes pro vitamin B5, which strengthens your hair’s ability to retain moisture. 

6 Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo

Dove Beauty


If you can’t live without washing your hair every day, then this shampoo from Dove is gentle enough for daily use. It will leave your hair silky soft, as it builds a protective barrier around the hair fiber to protect it from damage.  

7 R+Co Atlantis Moisturizing B5 Shampoo



The vitamin E found in the prickly pear stem extract used in this shampoo from R+Co will help your hair strike a moisture balance that’s not too oily, but not too dry. You’ll end up with hair that’s smooth and strong enough for your next styling session. 

8 Morroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo



The Moisture Repair Shampoo from Moroccanoil is made with a load of super-hydrating natural ingredients like argan oil, lavender and jojoba extracts. It’s perfect for dry hair that’s experienced damage from color treatments or chemical processing. 

9 Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo



If you crave hair that’s squeaky clean, but still shiny then this shampoo from Pantene will become your go-to. It lathers up to remove your hair of excess buildup, but locks in the moisture your hair needs to really thrive. 

10 Oribe Shampoo for Moisture & Control



This shampoo is formulated for those with thick and curly hair that needs some extra hydration. The amino acids and panthenol in its formula fight off damage, while helping your hair retain its moisture. 

11 Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo



The Kure Repair Shampoo from Amika will restore hair that’s experienced too much styling stress back to its health. It’s made with hydrolyzed wheat proteins that help the hair become more efficient at retaining moisture.  

12 Kérastase Bain Satin 1 Shampoo



If your hair’s just slightly dry and needs a little extra love, then this shampoo from Kérastase is probably the right one for you. It contains ingredients like iris rhizome extract and lipid agents that help your hair regain its moisture balance. 

13 Paul Mitchell Marula Oil Replenishing Shampoo

Paul Mitchell


This shampoo from Paul Mitchell is infused with marula oil, a miracle ingredient for dry hair that’s lacking moisture. Marula oil is full of antioxidants, fatty acids and amino acids that make it a super hydrating ingredient that won’t leave your hair feeling greasy. 

14 Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish + Moisturize Shampoo



If you’re ready for soft hair that’s anything but dull, then this shampoo from Aveeno will become your go-to. Its blend of wheat protein and wheat germ oil is designed to strengthen and hydrate hair, so that breakage and lack of luster are no longer problems. 

15 Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo



If hair that’s weighed down and oily isn’t your thing, then you need to try the Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo. It’ll preserve your hair’s natural moisture without leaving behind grime, using a mix of natural ingredients like marine botanicals. 

Editorial Fellow Jasmine Gomez is the Editorial Fellow at Seventeen and covers celebrities, pop culture, music and what’s interesting on the internet.

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