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The Best Luxury Shampoos For All Hair Types

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Searching for the best luxury shampoo for your hair type? Whether you have long hair, short hair, oily or dry locks, we’ve found the very best luxury shampoos on the market to ensure your tresses are healthy and shiny, no matter what the British weather has in store for us…

The Best Luxury Shampoos


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  • Hairstory New Wash

    Hairstory New Wash, £44

    Best for: People who want an alternative to shampoo

    Yes, we realise this is a roundup of the ‘best shampoos’ but Hairstory’s New Wash is based on the philosophy that shampoo is the worst thing we can use on our hair, because it strips the hair of natural oils. This shampoo-free formula that lifts away dirt and impurities but leaves natural oils intact. It is detergent-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and sulphate-free. It’s also 100% biodegradable to fit the brands eco-values. It’s particularly good for longer-lasting colour.

  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo

    Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo, £18.95

    Best for: Anti-ageing

    If you want fuller, thicker more youthful-looking hair, this Alterna hero product helps to remove impurities and product build-up while nourishing the hair with omega acids, vitamins and minerals.

  • David Mallett L’Hydration Shampoo

    David Mallett L’Hydration Shampoo, £41, Revolve

    Best for: Senstive scalp and damaged hair

    A great option for damaged hair, David Mallet’s hair care line uses as few ingredients as possible, with no fragrances or aggressive chemicals. This low-lather shampoo contains Macadamia Oil for added softness and shine, too.

  • Moo & Yoo Miracle Shampoo

    Moo Hair Miracle Shampoo, £22

    Best for: All-rounder

    If you want instantly softer, shinier hair, the natural Marula oil and Icelandic moss in this shampoo not only leave hair feeling silky and looking healthier, they help to protect hair from the damaging effects of UV exposure and environmental toxins. Combine with the Moo Hair Miracle Conditioner.

  • Guava & Gold shampoo

    Guava & Gold Coco & Cherimoya Shampoo, £22

    Best for: Super-glossy locks

    Not only is this sweet-smelling Guava & Gold shampoo enriched with coconut fruit extract, avocado and manuka oils, and pro vitamin B5 and vitamin E, it has a delicate shimmer to give hair a radiant gloss, too. This shampoo is like a summer holiday in a bottle.

  • Rahua Hydration Shampoo

    Rahua Hydration Shampoo, £32

    Best for: Dry hair

    Give your hair a serious moisture boost with Rahua’s Hydration Shampoo. Team with the Hydration Conditioner if your hair is dry or damaged – not only will this natural concoction of Rahua Oil, Sacha Inchi Oil, and Morete Oil leave hair soft and shiny, the tropical infusion of passion fruit and mango means it smells amazing, too.

  • Flora & Curl African Citrus Superfruit Shampoo

    Flora & Curl African Citrus Superfruit Shampoo, £16

    Best for: Curly hair

    This vegan shampoo by Flora & Curl is the perfect choice for those with curly hair. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Morrocan Argan Oil and Sweet Almond Oil to nourish and protect, it thoroughly cleanses locks without stripped curly hair of essential oils and moisture. It’s free from silicones and sulphates and it smells delicious, too.

  • Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo

    Sachajuan, Scalp Shampoo, £22

    Best for: Dry, itchy scalp

    If you suffer from a dry scalp or dandruff but don’t want a chemical-shampoo, this is the best luxury shampoo on the market for you. Anti-fungal ingredients Piroctone Olamine and Climbazole are said to be gentler on skin that ingredients used in cheaper anti-dandruff products.

  • Goldwell Kerasilk COntrol Shampoo

    Kerasilk Control Shampoo, £16.75 available in Goldwell salons nationwide

    Best for: Frizzy hair

    Containing Keratin and Hyaloveil, this is a great option for those who suffer from frizz, or those with dry, damaged hair. It will give you that amazing post-salon-soft hair, every time.

  • KMS Colourvitality Blonde Shampoo

    KMS COLORVITALITY Blonde Shampoo, £15.50

    Best for: Blonde hair

    A great choice for highlighted, dyed or natural blonde locks that have a tendency to go slightly yellow. This purple-toned sulphate-free formula is very gentle on locks, too.

  • Head Hair Heal Shampoo

    Maria Nila Head & Hair Heal Shampoo, £30

    Best for: Dandruff Relief & Hair Growth

    This super-hydrating and nourishing shampoo is perfect if you have a flaky scalp or worry about hair thinning. This Swedish brand is 100% vegan & cruelty-free and completely sulphate and paraben free.

  • Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Shampoo

    Jo Malone London, Lime Basil & Mandarin Shampoo, £20

    Best for: Scented shampoo

    If you have normal, healthy hair and want a fragrance boost from your shampoo, this Jo Malone London is the best luxury shampoo for you. We love their classic lime basil and mandarin scent whenever we swish our freshly-washed locks.

  • Kerastase Bain Force Architect Shampoo

    Kerastase Bain Force Architecte, £17.50

    Best for: Weak, brittle or damaged hair

    Favoured by many hairdressers, this luxury shampoo is great for repairing and giving a moisture boost to weak, damaged hair. So if you’re prone to split ends and breakages, give this hero brand a go.

  • Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo

    Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo, £20.50

    Best for: Reducing frizz

    This plant infusion blend derived from organic aloe, maize and guar bean gives hair an all-over smoother appearance, making it the best luxury shampoo for fighting frizz.

  • Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo

    Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Normal Hair, £28.35

    Best for: Normal hair

    If you simply want a good quality everyday shampoo, this paraben- and silicone-free formula is one of the best on the market.

  • REDKEN Curvaceous High Foam Cleanser

    Redken Curvaceous High Foam Shampoo, £13.50

    Best for: Curly hair

    This sulfate and paraben-free lightweight cleanser strips dirt and oil from the hair without drying out your locks. It’s great for keeping curly hair light and bouncy.


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