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The 24 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…

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The Best Luxury Shampoos

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Molton Brown

Thickening Shampoo With Ginger Extract, £18, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Best for: Gorgeous-smelling hair

British favourite Molton Brown is renowned for its delicious-smelling body washes, creams and haircare products. If a revitalising boost is what you’re after, then make sure to give its thickening shampoo with ginger extract a go. Not only will it leave you smelling fresh, it will also help give your strands that fresh finish typically reserved for the salon.

Clear bottle with white cap, full of blue liquid


Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo, £25, brownsfashion.com

Best for: A volume boost

Simple haircare is the name of the game for Swedish brand SACHAJUAN, as it takes a minimalist approach to its products. Those with fine hair can inject a bit of volume into their locks with SACHAJUAN’s Ocean Mist shampoo. Boasting a vegan formula, the shampoo uses a fusion of natural algae (rich in magnesium, zinc and calcium) to strengthen and nourish strands while reducing the possibility of breakage.

Thickening Collagen Complex Shampoo

Maxine Laceby Absolute Collagen

Thickening Collagen Complex Shampoo, £15, absolutecollagen.com

Best for: Strengthening and volumising hair

Hailed as the UK’s first collagen complex formula shampoo, this product has been formulated to put a spring in the step of thin locks through gentle (but effective) cleansing. The Thickening Collagen Complex Shampoo is clinically proven to boost hair thickness by up to 20 per cent in just eight weeks with everyday use alongside the brand’s collagen conditioner.

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Shampoo

Sol De Janeiro

Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Shampoo, £17.60, lookfantastic.com

Best for: Smoothing dry or frizzy hair

Formulated with plant-based keratin and smoothing hero ingredients, this Brazilian beauty blend is proven to reduce breakage and mend split ends. And we challenge you to find a more beautifully scented shampoo. (You can’t.)

Fable & Mane Holiroots Hydrating Shampoo

Fable & Mane

Holiroots Hydrating Shampoo, £28, cultbeauty.co.uk

Best for: Hydration

Rich in antioxidants, this aloe vera and coconut hydrating shampoo seals moisture into hair without stripping natural oils. It’s vegan, cruelty-free and free from silicones. Soft, sweet smelling hair has never been easier.

Pacifica Pineapple Curls Curl Defining Shampoo


Pineapple Curls Curl Defining Shampoo, £13, cultbeauty.co.uk

Best for: Curly hair

Curly hair often demands a lot of care, and no two heads of hair have the same haircare routine. Pacifica’s commitment to creating planet-friendly beauty products has led the brand to create a line of products for curly hair that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, powered by natural ingredients that will nurture your skin and strands to create ultra-shiny curls.

Ouai Shampoo


Fine Hair Shampoo, $30, theouai.com

Best for: Thin hair, prone to breakage

Split ends are a constant nemesis, especially plagued by us thin-haired folk. Obviously, the first step is to get a good chop at the hairdresser’s, the next is to indulge in Ouai’s Fine Hair shampoo. Packed with keratin, biotin, and chia-seed oil, Ouai leaves your hair feeling bouncy, shiny, and new. It’s fully recyclable, and safe for coloured hair too.

Luxury Shampoos: MONPURE


Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo, £36, monpure.com

Best for: Protecting hair and scalp

Prevent your hair colour from being compromised with MONPURE’s Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo, which uses natural coconut-derived cleansing agents, hydrating aloe vera, strengthening vegan silk peptides, and keratin to help fortify frail strands. The vegan peptides in particular are credited with creating a breathable ‘second skin’ on both the scalp and hair, protecting against the effects of pollution, irritants, and bacteria.

Luxury Shampoos: Tabitha James Kraan

Tabitha James Kraan

Clean Shampoo Golden Citrus, £29, tabitha-jameskraan.com

Best for: Rebalancing the scalp and strengthening hair

This eco-luxe shampoo promises to gently clean your scalp and hair, nourishing both dry and oily hair types. Tabitha James Kraan’s Clean Shampoo is made without harsh or synthetic ingredients, plastics, or silicones, making it a natural option for your hair care routine.

Hairstory New Wash


New Wash, £44, hairstory.com

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 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


Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Shampoo, £31.25, allbeauty.com

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, £45, revolve.com

Best for: Sensitive 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 & Yoo

Hair Miracle Shampoo, from £24, mooandyoo.com

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, guavaandgold.com

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


Hydration Shampoo, £34, rahua.uk

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, floracurl.co.uk

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


Scalp Shampoo, £25, cultbeauty.co.uk 

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


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


Colour Vitality Blonde Shampoo, £11.31, lookfantastic.com

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, £25.50, sallybeauty.co.uk

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 and cruelty-free and completely sulphate and paraben free.

Kerastase Bain Force Architect Shampoo


Bain Force Architecte, £15.09, lookfantastic.com

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


Smooth Infusion Anti-Frizz Shampoo, £23.50, aveda.co.uk

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, £39.90, feelunique.com

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


Curvaceous High Foam Shampoo, £14, lookfantastic.com

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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