Dealing with a serious case of dehydrated locks? There is one piece of information the pros want you to drink in: Shampoos are the first line of defense for keeping hair healthy and shiny. That means if you want to get your hair shiny in a second, what you choose to lather up with is key. Instead, a great shampoo has the power to transform your hair and even make your hairstyles look better, no matter if you have straight hair, curly hair or somewhere in between. To help your hair get through it all in one piece, I have put together a list of the top 21 shampoos available in India to treat dryness and damage.
1. Dove Intense Repair Therapy Shampoo
This shampoo from Dove is a treat for dry and damaged hair. It claims to tackle all the problems that come with dryness, and as per the reviews, fulfills most of the claims as well. It contains borago officinalis seed oil, and provides nourishment and moisturization, tackles split-ends and repairs the damage. To top it all, it has a formula that doesn’t weigh down your hair, and all that at a price that fits your budget. This one is a must pick to tackle the dryness scare.
2. Tresemme Hair Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo
What’s better than a hair spa at home? This shampoo has hydrating marine materials that nourish and deeply cleanse your hair and scalp. It has a pleasant fragrance, and when used in combination with its conditioner, you get the perfect shampoo-conditioner combo for dry hair. However, since this shampoo is made for all hair types, it might not work for damaged hair.
3. Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrasource Shampoo
This has been botanically enriched and will bring that dry hair back to its silky like that you originally had.
It is perfect for dry hair and I absolutely enjoy the smell of it. When used along with its conditioner, it makes your hair soft and moisturized. If your hair has been treated with chemicals recently, this hydrating shampoo by Matrix might be the right pick for you.
4. Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care Shampoo
Pantene has a reputation for being gentle on dry hair. And out of all their products, this one for damage care takes the cake. The Pro-V formula, which is the brand’s biggest breakthrough in 30 years, works at the core to strengthen your hair and provide it with the right kind of damage care. The moisture-renewal complex ensures the moisture locking in the damaged hair. That leaves the hair feel stronger and manageable. It protects and repairs 10 visible signs of damage. The shampoo provides your hair with expert protection from damage with its oil-enriched Pro-V formula that makes your hair softer and more manageable. The product, like other Pantene shampoos, lathers extremely well while removing dandruff, soothing the scalp, and keeping your hair conditioned. It is the perfect all-rounder that repairs your hair, protects it, and makes it smoother and softer.
5. Blossom Kochhar AromaMagic Aloevera Cream Shampoo
The shampoo smells strongly of Rosemary & a hint of sandalwood. It is much thicker and creamy than traditional shampoos. The moisturizing benefits of Aloe Vera help to improve the texture and appearance of dry, damaged hair. Whether your hair is chemically relaxed, colored, pressed on premed. Cream Shampoo is gentle enough to use daily. This shampoo is the complete package deal for dry and rough hair. If you have normal hair or hair that is only slightly dry, it is likely that you won’t even feel the need to condition after washing your hair. The shampoo does not lather as well as most, and this is because it does not contain any sulfates.
6. L’oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo
The L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo helps women fight against the five evident signs of damaged hair. Hair fall, roughness, dryness, dullness, and split ends can all be addressed with the help of this multi-functional shampoo. It lathers extremely well and is adept at removing oil and dirt. It will clean your scalp while repairing your hair and gets the job done in a single wash.
7. Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo
The shampoo contains macadamia oil, argan oil, sugar cane extract, and bamboo extract – all of which work together to prevent damage, splitting, and breakage while keeping your hair soft, conditioned, and frizz-free. Unlike regular sulfate-free shampoos, it lathers well and also helps retain color. All the Organix shampoos and conditioners are sulphate free. It is a huge plus point.
8. Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo
This is another one of those shampoos which do not weigh down hair, or cause any build up. That’s why these are amazing for either dry, normal or oily hair because after a wash, all they leave behind is soft hair. Enriched with oils like avocado, shea, fruits and olive, this shampoo doesn’t leave your hair craving for a conditioner or serum. It nourishes your hair from scalp to the last tip, leaving soft, shiny and manageable hair.
9. Himalaya Protein Extra Moisturizing Shampoo
Another one of the trusted herbal brands, this budget buy from Himalaya is a daily solution to your dry hair, without any side effects or chemicals. Himalaya Protein Extra Moisturizing Shampoo contains ingredients like fenugreek, sesame, netted melon, aloe vera, licorice, palandu, kharbuja, kumara, yashtimadhu, methi and tila. To top it all, this is a paraben-free shampoo. It promotes hair growth, makes them soft, smooth and shiny, and protects hair from daily damage.
10. Tresemme Moisture Rich Luxurious Moisture Shampoo
You don’t need to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. This is my favorite drug store brand shampoo. “It locks in hydration where your hair needs it most.” Taking you straight from blah to bounce.
11. Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo
If frizz is your biggest problem, this is the shampoo for you. It makes your hair smooth and shiny by adding a protective layer over your hair shaft. This keeps it safe from pollution and external moisture. It has a mild, keratin-infused formula that strengthens your hair and repairs protein damage. If your hair has been chemically treated, this shampoo should be one of your top options.
12. Lotus Herbals Kera Veda Soyashine Shampoo
Lotus Herbals is a trustworthy brand and has added many products to our hit-list. This shampoo has a unique combination of brahmi and soya protein that adds life to dull and dry hair, making them shiny and bouncy. It adds a beautiful luster to your frizzy mane, and tames it. It also promotes hair growth. While soya protein protects the hair against external damage, brahmi darkens the hair color and accelerates hair growth. A herbal shampoo with all these benefits, what more can one want?
13. Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo
Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo is a gentle cleansing formula that infuses dry strands with antioxidant-rich argan oil, Vitamins A and E and red algae—for hair that looks and feels healthier, with increased elasticity and vibrance. Gentle enough for daily use, it provides optimal hydration for both normal and color-treated hair. While this shampoo is pricey, it has amazing hydrating properties that keep your hair from drying out for a long time. The formula is gentle on the hair and does not strip away the natural oils produced by your scalp. It contains argan oil and is rich in antioxidants that help prevent damage and repair hair.
14. VLCC Protein Conditioning Shampoo
VLCC is one brand that manages either surprise, or shock us, no in-between reactions. Thankfully, this is one product that surprises us, and in a pleasant way. This shampoo contains the nourishment of proteins and vitamins. Being herbal, it contains soya protein, guar, almond oil and vitamin e, and is free from most of the scary chemical ingredients that might adversely affect our tresses. It leaves hair stronger and healthier with continued usage, and less prone to breakage, all within your budget.
15. Garnier Ultra Blends Mythic Olive Shampoo
Most importantly, the shampoos are rich in moisture and help to give smoother silkier hair. This Garnier Ultra Blends Mythic Olive Shampoo is a blend of olive oil. Olive oil is enriched with the vitamins and minerals which helps to restore the moisture and reduces frizz and damage. The Ultra Blends shampoo is paraben free formula and has a blend of Virgin Olive Oil, that is rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of the best natural oils to protect the hair from dryness and possible damage. The blend of the pure Extra virgin oil, rich in Vitamin E, that adds lost nutrition to dry, rough and severely moisture depleted hair.
16. Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue Reversilane Shampoo
Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue Reversilane Shampoo has this Biomimetic technology that strengthens the hair while leaving it soft and bouncy. It has an intense cell repair formula, which repairs the hair quality and helps in rescuing the hair roots from the damage and dryness. It also does an exceptional job of cleaning your hair without stripping away the natural oils produced by your scalp.
17. Fiama Di Wills Total Damage Control Shampoo
Fiama Di Wills Total Damage Control Shampoo contains a specially formulated restore system made of macadamia oil which makes the hair softer and shinier. It provides lasting UV protection and makes the hair 6 times stronger. Regular use moisturizes the hair and reverses the effect of damage in the hair.
18. L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Shampoo
L’Oreal laboratories have succeeded in combining Argan Oil and Silk protein, which is naturally rich in essential fatty nutrients. L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Smoothing Shampoo is a creme formula that claims to nourishes and smoothes hair from root to tip. Argan oil is a gift from the gods for dry hair, and this product contains it along with silk protein that helps repair damaged and unruly hair. The Smooth Intense Shampoo from L’Oreal Paris helps keep your hair moisturized and controls frizz, making your hair look smooth and shiny.
19. Matrix Opticare Smoothening Shampoo
This wonder from Matrix manages frizz expertly. It not only tames the dryness and flyaways, but also adds nourishment and shine to your mane. It also softens the texture of your hair, relieving it of the excess dryness, and the problems that come along with it. This is also one great budget buy to tackle the dryness scare.
20. Biotique Bio Soya Protein Fresh Nourishing Shampoo
Biotique is one of the first herbal product brands in India. This rich shampoo is a blend of pure soya bean protein, berberry and wild tumeric extracts to cleanse hair without disturbing its natural pH balance, prevents color fade, protects a perm, promotes healthy shine. This one with soya protein is made for dry and damaged hair types. It also contains wild turmeric and berberry extracts that help cleanse your scalp and hair and maintain the pH balance. However, a common mistake people make while using this shampoo is to use too much of it. Since the shampoo is sulfate-free, it does not lather as well as others, but this does not mean that it isn’t working. For best results, use this shampoo with its conditioner. This is the best shampoo and conditioner for dry hair.
21. Sunsilk Nourishing Soft & Smooth Shampoo
If you are looking for a way to make your hair shiny, soft, and smooth at a reasonable price, here it is. This nourishing soft and smooth shampoo by Sunsilk contains egg ceramide complex, which helps treat protein damage and dryness in your hair. Use this to transform dry, damaged hair into hair that is soft and smooth. You can use this with a conditioner for best results. Do use this regularly for luscious hair that shines.
There are so many great shampoos that are made for dry hair and color treated hair.If you are having a problem with dry hair, then I recommend you using at least one of the shampoos off of my list. As these are the best shampoos for dry and damaged hair in India. Which is the one that you would like to try for your dry hair?