Best shampoo for dry hair: The most nourishing, hydrating shampoos to keep in your shower

Want to discover the best shampoo for dry, damaged hair? We have you covered...  

Are you looking for a way to quench your dry strands? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The All Things Hair team is about to send your parched tresses on the road to hydration town and help you find the best shampoo for dry hair for your mane!

Everyone’s hair naturally contains a small amount of water, but this percentage can increase or decrease depending on factors like changes in climate, whether you colour your hair and how often you use heated styling tools. So, if your strands are currently feeling less than hydrated, adding a moisturising shampoo to your hair care routine should be top priority.

If you have normal-dry hair…

Try: Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo.

If your hair type is generally normal but occasionally errs on the side of dry, all you need is a light daily shampoo to give you some extra nourishment every time you wash.

The Dove Daily Moisture range contains a Pro-Moisture Complex to progressively provide more moisture over time but it’s still light enough to use regularly, making the range the best shampoo and conditioner for dry hair for daily use.

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If you have natural curls…

Try: TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Shampoo.

Curly hair is notoriously susceptible to becoming dry, which puts you at risk of undefined, frizzy curls and increased breakage. This shampoo from Tresemmé has a formula infused with a blend of super nourishing ingredients, including coconut milk, coconut oil and aloe vera, to cleanse and condition the hair without weighing down your curls.

If your hair is frizzy…

Try: TONI&GUY Smooth Definition Shampoo.

For a lot of people, dryness manifests itself as frizz, so tackling this will go a long way to improving the overall look and feel of your hair.

This smoothing shampoo hydrates and cleanses your hair, leaving you with softer, silkier-feeling locks. The deep-penetrating moisture helps to provide intense nourishment and improved manageability, so styling will be easier too.

If you have extremely dry hair and regularly use heated styling tools…

Try: Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerate Nourishment Shampoo.

This product has been specifically designed for extremely damaged hair, providing a superior nourishment solution that will help improve the condition of even the most severely damaged tresses (there’s hope yet!). Infused with Red Algae and Keratin Nutri Complex, it replenishes nutrients and reinforces inside and outside leaving damaged hair feeling stronger.

And in the meantime, why not give your hair a break from the styling tools and take on our 7 days of easy heatless hairstyles?

If you have dry, coloured hair…

Try: TIGI Bed Head Recovery Shampoo.

Like a first aid treatment to fried, dyed tresses, this range is the best shampoo and conditioner for damaged hair that’s been bleached or coloured (even if it’s just highlights). The clever-working shampoo helps to restore moisture-deprived hair while you lather up, smoothing the hair’s cuticle and preventing split ends.

Bursting with moisture boosting ingredients, you can rest assured that this dry hair shampoo will help strengthen and add shine to your worn out locks. Oh, did we mention it smells divine, too? Always a bonus!