Find the Best Shampoo for Your Hair Type

By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover

Normal Hair If you've ever suffered from weighed down strands or fought with coarse curls on a daily basis, you know that your hair has individual needs. And like our hair, not all shampoos are created equal. So before you move onto the details - the serums, sprays and leave-in conditioners - first start at the base. Finding the best shampoo for your hair type, whether it be frizz-prone or color-treated, is essential to having healthy, manageable strands every day.

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Normal Hair "It's always a good idea to target your hair's specific needs, but products that are 'for all hair types' can be great for someone who has normal, healthy hair," Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy celebrity stylist Jen Atkin told us. Your main concern is finding a formula that nourishes, smooths and detangles, like Oribe Signature Shampoo ($34, Oribe.com), which cleans hair with non-stripping coconut-, corn- and oat-derived cleansers. Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo ($6.49, aveeno.com) is a sulfate-free formula with seaweed extract to balance strands' moisture level without stripping hair of its natural oils. Also try L'Oreal Mythic Oil Shampoo ($17, us.lorealprofessional.com), which contains argan and cottonseed oils to nourish hair. Color-Treated Hair

Color-Treated Hair
Most shampoos contain detergents whose sole purpose is to remove dirt and oil from strands, but they also strip color molecules from the hair cuticle. For color-treated strands, you want gentler alcohol- and sulfate-free formulas. Pureology Hydrate For Dry Colour-Treated Hair ($27, pureology.com) is packed with soy, oat and wheat proteins that smooth the cuticle, giving hair a vibrant shine, and has a purple tint to counteract brassy tones. The brand's new line, Reviving Red, is designed specifically for red or copper color-treated hair that fades at a faster rate than any other hue. Other shampoos to try: Pantene Color Preserve Shine Shampoo ($4.99, panetene.com) and Rene Furterer Radiance Enhancing Shampoo ($23, renefurtererusa.com).

Emmy Rossum Curly Hair For naturally curly haired gals, you want a shampoo that tames curls by restoring bounciness and eliminating frizz. Use a nourishing shampoo, such as Fekkai Perfectly Luscious Advanced Curls Shampoo ($25, fekkai.com), that sustains the hair's natural oils so strands don't dry out. Other favorites are DevaCurl Low-Poo ($18.95, mydevacurl.com), a low-foaming, sulfate-free cleanser, of course, the curl expert, Ouidad's Clear & Gentle Essential Daily Shampoo ($14, Ouidad.com).

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