WH Tests The Best Shampoo

best shampoo for extra-oily hair
1/12 Alex Beauchesne; Still by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Extra-Oily

Laura Trabb
28, WH senior international editor

You've gotta try: Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value in Herbal Mint
$4 for 32 oz, available at Whole Foods Market

Our tester says: "I run several times a week, so I have to shampoo every day because of my oily hair, but this stuff is so light, it never weighed my hair down. And the fresh scent is seriously addictive."

Runner-up: Phyto Phytocèdrat Sebo Regulating
$24 for 6.7 oz, drugstore.com

best shampoo for dry and frizzy hair
2/12 Alex Beauchesne; Still by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Dry And Frizzy
Tracey Marren
23, hedge fund analyst

You've gotta try: Phyto Phytonectar Ultra Nourishing
$24 for 6.7 oz, drugstore.com

Our tester says: "This shampoo kept kinks to a minimum while holding my curls' shape. My hair stayed under control 24/7 and even had added bounce. This did wonders for my hair!"

Runner-up: PureOlogy Hydrate
$25 for 10.1 oz, target.com

Best Shampoo for Chemically Relaxed Hair
3/12 Alex Beauchesne; Still by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Chemically Relaxed
Laurice Simon
26, Rodale receptionist

You've gotta try: Softsheen-Carson Optimum Oil Therapy Ultimate Recovery
$4.50 for 13.5 oz, walgreens.com

Our tester says: "This made my hair softer and much easier to comb through. Plus, it was gentle enough to wash with every day. My mom stole the bottle from me!"

Runner-up: Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Breakage Defense
$6 for 8.5 oz, walgreens.com

4/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Thick, Coarse Curls
Andrea Verdone
31, WH deputy photo editor

You've gotta try: Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious
$23 for 8 oz, drugstore.com

Our tester says: "I didn't think this thin, lightweight liquid could handle my curls, but it totally tamed my frizz. And my hair didn't look oily on the second day."

Runner-up: Chi Curl Preserve System
$13 for 12 oz, beautychoice.com
5/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Normal--No Complaints
Linda Stevens
29, Rodale international marketing manager

You've gotta try: Dove Go Fresh therapy Energize
$5 for 12 oz, drugstore.com

Our tester says: "This made my hair soft, smooth, and shiny--and there wasn't a trace of frizz. The results lasted about two days, but I'd actually use this for the fresh smell alone."

Runner-up: Charles Worthington Results Moisture Seal
$6 for 11 oz, walgreens.com
6/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Chemically Treated And Slightly Damaged
Andrea Dunham
38, WH creative director

You've gotta try: Lather Bamboo Crème
$20 for 8 oz, lather.com

Our tester says: "My hair smelled like a lemon cookie and never felt stripped or weighed down. I was able to go for four days without washing it, which is an eternity for a shampoo addict like me."

Runner-up: Suave Professionals Vibrant Shine
$3.50 for 14.5 oz, drugstore.com
7/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Combination (Oily Roots, Dry Ends)
Bridget Doherty
36, WH senior editor

You've gotta try: DHC Head
$17.50 for 10.1 oz, dhccare.com

Our tester says: "I've got a new favorite shampoo! It gave my hair life and bounce yet still made it smooth and shiny--no more split ends."

Runner-up: Bain de Terre Lemongrass Volumizing
$14 for 10.2 oz, ulta.com
8/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Fine, Limp Curls
Shawna Kalish
30, WH associate art director

You've gotta try: Redken Fresh Curls
$12.50 for 10.1 oz, walgreens.com

Our tester says: "Curly hair is way more labor-intensive than straighties realize. This shampoo gave my normally limp curls both volume and structure. I'm in love!"

Runner-up: Suave Professionals Healthy Curls
$2.50 for 14.5 oz, harmondiscount.com
9/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Fake (Flatiron) Straight
Randi Bernfeld
22, WH online editorial assistant

You've gotta try: Suave Professionals Extreme Strength
$2.20 for 14.5 oz, gerritysdelivers.com

Our tester says: "My hair was a hundred times easier to straighten--no major tugging or post--styling frizz. It even held up against Florida humidity."

Runner-up: Aveda Smooth Infusion
$20 for 8.5 oz, aveda.com
10/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Thick, Wavy, and Hard To Manage
Jennifer Rainey Marquez
29, WH health editor

You've gotta try: Nexxus Sleektress Sumptuous Smoothing
$9 for 13.5 oz, walgreens.com

Our tester says: "My hair usually feels dry after I wash it, but the moisturizers in this kept that from happening. My hair was less bushy and much easier to style."

Runner-up: Sunsilk ThermaShine
$4.50 for 12 oz, drugstore.com
11/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Limp and Baby-Fine
Kelley Erickson
32, WH production associate

You've gotta try: Joico Body Luxe Thickening
$11 for 10.1 oz, drugstore.com

Our tester says: "This cleaned gently while giving me more body. And my hair was still holding the hairstyle at the end of the day."

Runner-up: Ojon Hydrating Thickening
$22 for 8.4 oz, sephora.com
12/12 Photographs by Alex Beauchesne; Stills by Lisa Shin
Hair Type: Dandruff and an Itchy Scalp
Inessah Selditz
25, WH associate fashion editor

You've gotta try: Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky dandruff
$5.50 for 14.2 oz, walgreens.com

Our tester says: "After just one wash, my scalp didn't feel tight or itchy--my flakes were gone too. Unlike other dandruff shampoos, this left my hair moisturized."

Runner-up: Proactiv Soothing Scalp Treatment Antidandruff Therapy
$11 for 8 oz, proactiv.com

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