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    Apr 8, 2020

    Just 15 Shampoos That'll Actually Hydrate Your Hair

    Shampoos to help you get the hydrated hair of your dreams.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Briogeo Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo stimulates volume, health, and long-term hair growth with a 98% naturally-derived formula. It uses biotin, which provides nutrients to your tresses, and livens up your scalp with ginseng, ginger and vitamins, hydrating and strengthening locks. It's a holy grail!

    Briogeo Hair

    Promising review: "I have a lot of hair but it's thin and I can never seem to find a shampoo that volumizes my hair, smells DIVINE, and isn't full of harsh ingredients. This shampoo fits the bill. I highly recommend." —classicloves

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    2. Living Proof Restore Shampoo helps restore dry, damaged strands, making it look as if you haven't tormented it for years with heat and sun damage. It infuses your hair with moisture and gives it that healthy look!

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    Promising review: "LP as a brand has always come through and this shampoo is no exception. Clarifies like a champ but still enriches my thin hair with moisture and richness. Lathers well so I can really massage it into my bonds and gives me that 'just washed' feeling for days, especially when combined with their dry shampoo." —sarahkathrynxo

    Get it from Sephora for $29.

    3. Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo uses pure aloe juice as its first ingredient to restore the moisture in brittle hair and soften strands so that your hair stops feeling like straw. Supporting ingredients like coconut and macadamia oils help repair and come to the rescue.

    Maui Moisture

    Promising review: "I have fine, thin hair that has a bit of frizz to it, so I'm always looking at different shampoos and conditioners. I started using this when I bought a bottle of the travel size to see how I liked it. I immediately bought the bigger bottle. Once I finished one bottle, I decided to test out some of their other shampoos, but keep returning to this one. My hair is always much softer and doesn't tangle when I use this alone."Strussa

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    4. Kiehl's Damage Repairing and Rehydrating Shampoo delivers a strong blend of moringa tree oil and ceramides that repair texture while effectively cleansing. What you get: a happy scalp.

    Kiehl's

    Promising review: "So take it from a gal who has had bright purple, platinum blonde, and even silver hair. THIS STUFF WORKS. I am trying to achieve healthy hair rather than a broom on top of my head, and my local Kiehl's store representative recommended this. If you use it properly and follow up with conditioner, your hair will feel 10 times healthier within the first two washes."LivMart

    Get it from Kiehl's for $20.

    5. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Shampoo hits strands with an intense dose of nutrient-enriched oils, including sweet almond, grape, and safflower seed oils without making hair oily. If that's not enough, it also targets split ends, is weightless, and protects against breakage, leaving hair soft and silky.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "LOVE this shampoo. It doesn't leave my hair feeling heavy or weighed down. Smells amazing. I typically wash my hair once or twice a week and this stuff allows me to do that easily without looking greasy." —merryrissmas

    Get it from Sephora for $31.

    6. Aveeno Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo soothes your scalp using oat sourced from the hills of the Mississippi River Valley, along with apple cider vinegar to clarify. You get shine and moisture and a healthy, balanced scalp — it's a win-win!

    Aveeno

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this shampoo for a couple of months and I cannot believe how shiny and healthy my hair is. I get compliments all of the time. I had resorted to wearing my hair up so much of the time because I was so unhappy with my hair. Now I wear it down every day because of how great it looks. This is my first time EVER writing a review for a beauty product but here I am because I cannot get over how much I love my hair right now. Thank you, Aveeno. —Tiffany

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    7. Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo has a caviar-and-protein complex for 24-hour moisture, hydrating without weighing hair down or stripping it of essential oils. The ingredients are lightweight, restoring flexibility and helping your locks keep their natural movement.

    Target

    Promising review: "Wow this is good shampoo. I have fine, flat hair. you would think a moisturizing shampoo would weigh it down. But this one does not. Actually what it does is make my hair thicker and shinier and more manageable. It gives it body and softness all at the same time. It also smells divine. Very gentle. Will not sting your hands or face either." —Cindy

    Get it from Target for $18.99.

    8. L'Oréal Paris Elvive Oil Nourishing Shampoo targets lifeless hair with a lightweight blend of nourishing oils so that your hair is made bouncy and manageable and you can actually show it off without worrying about dryness and breakage.

    Target

    Promising review: "I have very long, wavy, dull, dry, and damaged hair! I have such a hard time brushing it that I would usually avoid doing it more then a couple times a week. I would wash and condition my hair then put it up in a big ugly messy hobo bun, UNTIL I started using L'Oreal Elvive extraordinary oils products! I can brush through my hair after every shower, it smells amazing and my hair shines so beautifully! Now I can finally let my hair down!" —keeksthoo

    Get it from Target for $3.49.

    9. Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo saves your dry, color-treated, chemically damaged, and heat-styled hair with antioxidant-rich argan oil and herbal extracts like lavender, rosemary, and chamomile. Keratin nourishes and rebuilds so your hair's texture won't be compromised again!

    Sephora

    Promising review: "I seriously love this product! I've been using it for almost a year now and I don't see myself changing it up. A little goes a long way and my hair is so soft and smooth, not to mention it smells amazing as well. I felt like this product helped my Brazilian blowout last even longer because of how clean of a product it is." —milisagonzales

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    10. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance™ Shampoo helps reduce breakage, keep your locks from losing moisture, and re-link the bonds that make up your hair structure so you'll stop seeing your precious strands go down the shower drain.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "OMG, this is a miracle product. I began using the whole set after a disastrous hair straightening. I had so much heat damage, my curls went limp and nothing was helping. After months of use, my curls are coming back, my hair feels sooooo soft, it's less tangled and is growing. I'd highly recommend this product for ANYONE!"kochano1

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    11. Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Volume & Bounty Shampoo lightly moisturizes and energizes hair so it won't weigh down your locks. Light ingredients like organic coconut water and mimosa flower will give the body and volume you're always trying to get!

    Target

    Promising review: "My hair was really dry, dull, and had MANY split ends. After using this shampoo once, my hair become super soft and luxurious! Also, it doesn’t make my hair oily and I can still wash my hair every alternate days. My hair looks healthier with lesser split ends too!"Janz

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    12. Redken Argan Oil Shampoo revitalizes fragile strands with a soy protein complex that treats hair from the root, helping increase suppleness, shine, and moisture.

    Target

    Promising review: "Redken is one of my favorite shampoos. It helps my dry hair feel super healthy and smooth again. It also makes my hair super shiny." —breae1

    Get it from Target for $15.99.

    13. Apothecare Booster Volumizing Shampoo helps strengthen, remove impurities, and condition for fresh, bouncy hair that will have you kissing your oily roots goodbye. With lightweight ingredients like aloe vera, rose oil, and geranium, your hair will be thick and healthy.

    ApotheCARE

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this shampoo and conditioner. I got it as a sample in subscription box and fell in love. I have extremely long hair and it’s thick and curly so you can imagine how heavy it feels all the time. With this shampoo and conditioner it is not a problem. It feels light and doesn’t frizz like it use to. And the smell.....OMG! My husband snuggles up next to me just to smell it. From a girl who can’t stand rose scents, this is a very pleasant light rose scent that you will fall in love with." —Jflo5308

    Get it from Target for $10.99.

    14. Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo fights and removes everyday pollutants, supports hair cell regeneration, and provides lasting moisture using ingredients like moringa flower extract and red algae extract. Your hair will look revitalized and healthy once again — it's a must-have!

    Sephora

    Promising review: "My hairdresser commented on the health of my hair the next time he saw me and said it was night and day. Smells wonderful, effective but gentle cleanser and is very moisturizing. My hair gets really dry as a result of many years of colouring it. So this was a perfect gift to my hair. I have already re-purchased this product and recommend it to my friends and family." —eerose19

    Get it from Sephora for $49.

    15. Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture Shampoo infuses your hair with biotin and pro-vitamin B5 for balance, moisture, and hydration that is weightless and effective. It's great for hair that looks dull.

    Carol's Daughter

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for over two months. My hair was so dry and brittle. Since using this, my hair's completely moisturized. My hair loves the product." —Leta

    Get it from Target for $10.99.

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