Searching for the right shampoo and conditioner can be tricky. More often than not, we stick with the same products out of comfort, fear or laziness, even if they aren’t quite ticking the box. Changing your hair care products is much like ending a long term relationship in your mid-twenties, terrifying at first, but you’ll reap the benefits later (trust me!). The wrong duo of shampoo and conditioners can leave your hair feeling limp, lifeless, and rather dull, but the right pairing of shampoo and conditioner can have life-changing effects on your hair. Haircare is often neglected in favour of skincare, but we don’t have to ignore one for the other; both are equally important in one’s self-care routine.
We have compiled a list of our current favourite shampoos and conditioners for all hair types to help give you that push.
Everyday Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Shampoo and Conditioner
Perfect for Blondes of all tones. The formula gradually removes yellow tones and helps restore damaged hair, designed for everyday use. OPTI-PLEZ technology strengthens hair to rewind and reconstruct damage caused by chemical treatments and thermal styling. It leaves your blonde feeling brilliant, brightened and beaming.
Available to www.uk.fudgeprofessional.com
Cult Swedish hair brand Nine Yards’ (and my new fave) volume range is perfect for fine, thin or limp hair, enriched with natural extracts of green tea and damask rose oil and volume adding wheat protein. The mild sulphate-free formulas gently clean and moisturise your hair and scalp, providing instant volume after just one wash without leaving your hair feeling weighed down or greasy.
Available to by on www.nineyardsuk.com
Go loud Shampoo RRP £19.50
Big Noise Conditioner RRP £19.50
Travel friendly; zero waste solid nourishing bars are perfect for those who want to condense their plastic usage. Solid Shampoo for dry hair contains Argan Oil to nourish hair deep down and Orange Oil to awaken your senses. The conditioner is suitable for all hair types; it intensely nourishes and leaves your hair manageable and silky-soft.
Available to buy on www.lamazuna.co.uk
Solid Shampoo - Dry Hair RRP £8.99
Solid Conditioner - All Hair Types RRP £11.50
New Wash Original
A new shampoo-free formula that revives and restores hair and scalp, lifting away dirt and impurities but leaves the hair’s natural oils intact. Made of a blend of essential oils, including sunflower seed and evening primrose and honest cleaners that leaves hair feeling smooth and silky. No need to use conditioner with New Wash, as the natural oils aren’t being stripped away. It’s a particularly great formula for those with coloured hair (especially reds and brighter tones) as the formula helps preserve colour; no stripping = vibrant colour for longer.
*Comes in 3 different variants:
New wash Orginal good for most hair types, New wash rich, great for curly or textured hair and
New Wash Deep for hair that gets greasy quicker.
Available to buy on www.hairstory.com
Tune in: Soothing Lavender Maximum Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
These entirely plant-based products are formulated with Urtekram’s origins lavender botanical extracts and essential oils; the shampoo contains a blend of lactobacillus ferment and willow bark extract to bring your hair shine. Whilst the conditioner has added broccoli seed oil which nourishes and untangles the hair. The perfect duo for those with normal hair looking to rebalance and moisturise the scalp gently to rebalance and moisturise the scalp gently.
Available to buy on www.thefragranceshop.co.uk
Both RRP £4.79
SHEDID & PARRISH
The Essential Collection: Deep Cleansing Shampoo & Deep Restoring Conditioner
All Shedid & Parrish products are naturally fragrance-free and specifically designed for those with textured and curly hair. The Shampoo gives a nourishing clean, instantly refreshing the scalp and lifting dirt naturally. The conditioner is moisturising yet light. Enriched with Castor Oil & Abyssinian Oil, it gives excellent ‘slip’ helping knots melt away, leaving your hair feel silky, soft, and ready for styling. Deep cleansing shampoo and Deep Restoring conditioner genuinely are the perfect partnership for your curly or textured hair.
Available to buy on www.shedidandparrish.co.uk