20 Best Shampoos And Conditioners For Damaged And Dry Hair

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Best 20 Shampoos and Conditioners For Dry-Damaged Hair

We take our hair for granted sometimes, damaging it in multiple ways. Bleach, hair dye, too many hot styling tools (at high temperatures) — we too often end up with sad results like fried locks, split ends, and drab, lifeless curls.

The good news is that using a certain shampoo and conditioner can provide all the TLC our hair needs. Whether dry hair, damaged hair, or both, it's possible to restore our locks to the way they once were.

A great way to start is by investing in products specifically formulated to soothe and repair. And not only does this list contain options for the best shampoo for dry hair, but also the best conditioner for dry hair!

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1. Phytojoba Moisturizing Shampoo

Nurture and soften distressed locks with this aromatic coconut-based shampoo formulated to gently cleanse and intensely hydrate hair. A high concentration of mallow flowers extract jojoba milk, detangle and restore elasticity, leaving hair smooth, supple and shiny. 

(Ulta, $19)

2. Hai Beauty Concepts Clean Strands Cleansing Shampoo 

Rich-lather shampoo that delivers smooth, shiny, healthy hair while keeping it tangle-free and noticeably clean. Infused with Pearl Powder to protect and help reverse damage resulting from heated styling tools, chemicals, and color treatments. Apple Fruit Extract provides instant moisture and helps to improve scalp and hair hydration.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

3. Keune Care Vital Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner

Keune Care Vital Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner nourishes dry, brittle and damaged hair. Nutri-Injection Technology forms a protective shield around damaged strands to restore and revitalize them, as it protects hair from dehydration, environmental damage and UV rays. 

(Walmart, $29.99)

4. Blue Lagoon Iceland Shampoo 

A hydrating shampoo composed of Blue Lagoon minerals, it gently cleanses and rehydrates the hair, leaving it healthy-looking.

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5. Puretanica Cool Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner

Rich in essential oils and proteins, Puretanica Cool Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner helps repair dry, brittle and damaged hair. After just one wash, hair feels soft and moisturized with noticeably beautiful shine. 

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6. RICH Pure Luxury Intense Moisture Shampoo 

Contains hydrolyzed keratin and wheat protein to rebuild and strengthen hair, improving its elasticity and prevents breakage, heat damage and frizz. It also makes hair softer, smoother and more manageable while boosting its natural shine.

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7. Creme of Nature Moisture and Shine Shampoo with Argan Oil 

"Moisture retention is important for damaged hair. We recommend this product because of the way the product treats and coats each strand, while also lifting dirt, debris or build-up from the scalp and hair,” says Darrius Peace of Hayah Beauty.

(Target, $4.99)

8. LUS Express No Heat Deep Condition & Repair

Designed to produce the same results as a deep conditioner, this ultra-rich and nourishing formula works in minutes and without the requirement of heat. Featuring innovative no heat technology, this product instantly revives dry/damaged hair, leaving it with lasting moisture and hydration.

(LUS Brands, $44)

9. Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo

Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo adds intense levels of moisture as it cleanses. With a restorative blend of Chamomile, Corn Oil, vitamins and Wheat Proteins, the gentle formula hydrates to leave hair shiny and manageable, creating the perfect foundation for natural definition and softness.

(Sephora, $18)

10. Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner

Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner infuses dry hair with healthy moisture and makes detangling a breeze. Nourishing botanicals and vitamins rehydrate from within to maximize natural definition and shine. Algae Extract and Wheat Amino Acids help to seal hair's cuticle, locking in the moisture dry and damaged hair needs-without the heaviness they don't.

(Sephora, $20)

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11. Ampoule Intense Shampoo

Rejuvenate and restore your damaged hair with Natural Formula’s premium shampoo for dry hair, which contains essential hair-revitalizing oils and micro-ampoules for intense treatment. Let the nourishing shine ampoules moisturize and cover your strands with a protective coating of moisture that will prevent dryness.

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12. Ampoule Intense Conditioner

Natural Formula’s premium hair conditioner with ampoules is here to help restore and rebuild your hair. The micro-ampoules store nourishing and rehabilitating ingredients that retain their effectiveness until the moment you wash your hair. Once contact is made with hair, the ampoules open and release the active ingredients immediately.

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13. BioSilk Silk Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner 

Ideal for dry or damaged hair, this duo uses Silk proteins that penetrate hair to condition and create incredible shine. Silk proteins contain 17 of the 19 amino acids found in hair, imparting shine, taming frizz and preventing split ends.

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14. CHI Argan Oil Shampoo

This shampoo combines a unique blend of exotic oils that gently cleanse and rejuvenate dry, damaged hair. It restores moisture and essential vitamins, antioxidants and strengthening proteins, while helping to create healthy, shiny hair. 

(Ulta, $17)

15. Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner Hair Cleanser

This unique non-lather formula attracts and removes daily dirt and surface build-up without stripping hair of natural oils, leaving hair free of frizz and full of bounce.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

“I love the Olaplex products for damaged hair. For my clients who have severely damaged hair, which often stems from bleaching or using hot tools too often, I also suggest doing the Olaplex hair mask treatment (Olaplex 3), which is a hair bonder, once a week. It’s a life saver for dry, damaged hair," recommends Emma Bowker, owner of Cry Baby Salon.

(Sephora, $28)

17. Unwrapped Life The Detoxifier Shampoo + Conditioner

With the cleansing and toning power of activated charcoal, and the moisturizing and conditioning properties of soothing aloe vera, apricot seed, and hemp seed oil, you’ll banish the brass, and keep your locks smooth and hydrated between salon visits.

(Unwrapped Life, $35)

18. R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo

For big, beautiful, bouncy hair, use Dallas. This thickening shampoo adds vitality to fine, flat hair while nourishing and strengthening from root to tip.

(Neiman Marcus, $26)

19. Malin & Goetz Moisturizing Shampoo

Rich and creamy sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo synthesizes coconut-derived surfactants with amino acids for a gentle, nourishing cleanse. Panthenol helps hydrate and strengthen dry, damaged and chemically-treated hair. Scented with neroli and basil. 

(Nordstrom, $28)

20. Thicker Fuller Hair Repairing Conditioner

This conditioner is ultra-lightweight and nourishing. It uses a potent elixir of super antioxidants to protect and repair damaged strands. The vegan formula uses a Vegan Keratin to deeply moisturize hair strands, and Organic Neem Plant to increase hair shine and manageability.

(Target, $11.99)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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