The 5 Best Shampoos For Dry Hair


Dry, brittle hair needs a serious moisture boost when it comes to your washing routine, which should influence your product choices. If you have naturally dry hair or are experiencing it because of the weather, avoid shampoos with silicones. While silicones may make your hair feel temporarily soft, you’re not doing your hair any favors in the long term. Luckily, there are many options for nourishing, silicone-free shampoos that will hydrate and likely transform your hair.

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo

This shampoo manages to be both super hydrating and also lightweight, though it is best for medium to thick hair. It’s free of sulfates – which is super important for dry, brittle hair – and contains a blend of six oils to soften, tame, detangle, and protect against breakage and frizz. Bumble and Bumble is also cruelty-free making it a great shampoo for thirsty locks!

Living Proof Restore Shampoo

Looking for a gentle shampoo for your dry hair? The Living Proof Restore shampoo is a great option with their patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA) that helps to heal damaged hair cuticles. It’ll strengthen and protect hair from further damage and repel dirt and oil to keep hair clean longer which can prevent the need to overwash. Bonus? It’s PETA-Certified cruelty-free!

Yarok Feed Your Moisture Shampoo

This gentle shampoo won’t lather much, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cleansing! Vitamin infused water and organic fair-trade African black soap cleans without stripping the hair while argan, organic coconut, and organic hemp seed oils hydrate. It also leaves hair smelling fresh, with natural scents of orange, ylang-ylang, and rosemary. Plus, the company gives 3% of all profits to the Pachamama Alliance, which helps to protect over 10 million acres of Amazon Rainforest, living up to their slogan, “Food for your head. Good for the Earth.”

Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo

It doesn’t matter if your hair is fine or thick, pin-straight or curly, this shampoo will repair and nurture dry, damaged locks. High-performance rare ingredients such as moringa extract, which combats pollutants and cleanses, and red algae extract, which supports hair cell regeneration, help you achieve soft hair without weighing strands down. This is the ideal shampoo for those struggling with dull, dry, and lifeless hair!

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

Olaplex is a magical product that helps repair and protect hair through its line of shampoo, conditioner and most famously, its Hair Perfector. This super hydrating shampoo creates real, structural repair to the hair which leaves it shinier and healthier with each use. Suitable for all types of hair, including colored, this shampoo addresses split ends, dry locks, frizz, and other damage. It’s also a clean beauty product and free of sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, which means you can feel confident using this on your tresses.

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon is clean beauty-obsessed, loves a bold red lip, and is forever looking for the perfect curl product.