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15 of the Best Shampoos and Conditioners Under $15

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Is there anything more rejuvenating than lathering your hair with shampoo and enjoying a warm rinse? It's one of my favorite parts of the day, whether it's waking me up in the morning or relaxing me after a long day of work. I think it goes without saying that I want to treat my hair as best as I possibly can, but I know, through my extensive research, that you don't need a pricey luxury product to have a silky, healthy head of hair.

For your sudsing pleasure, I've found some inexpensive shampoo options that are highly rated and universally adored. Scroll to check out the best shampoos and conditioners for under $15.

Best for Normal Hair: Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner

Pantene Hydrating Shampoo
Pantene Hydrating Shampoo. Courtesy of Amazon.com

If you have normal to dry hair and you're looking for a decent drugstore shampoo, you can't go wrong with Pantene's Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and accompanying conditioner.

Best for Dry Hair: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner

Courtesy of Walmart

Looking for a wonderful, basic drugstore shampoo and conditioner for your dry, coarse or frizzy hair? This is a great bet. Super creamy and super moisturizing, it gets fantastic reviews online for keeping the frizz at bay. Use it in tandem with a leave-in or weekly deep conditioning treatment. 

Best Sulfate-Free: Alba Botanical Hawaiian Shampoo

Sulfates in shampoos have become highly controversial. Sulfates are the ingredients in shampoo that cause the shampoo to lather. We've come to assume that the better the shampoo lathers, the better the shampoo is, however, some people disagree. There are claims that some people are allergic to sulfates. Others claim that sulfates may be cancer-causing chemicals.

Best for Fine Hair: Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo & Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo
Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Pantene is a great drugstore brand. This shampoo and conditioner will clean fine hair without causing build-up.

Best for Color Treated Hair: John Frieda Shampoo

John Frieda
John Frieda. Courtesy of Amazon.com

John Frieda makes decent shampoos for color-treated hair. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Color (pictured here), is a fan favorite. It creates volume while protecting your color investment. 

Also try Brilliant Brunette if you dye your hair brown, Sheer Blonde if you're a bottle blonde or Radiant Red to protect your red hair. 

Best for Oily Hair: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo is very popular and best for limp, oily hair. It's touted to remove up to 70% of dulling residue caused by shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. It's best used between washings with your regular shampoo, not as an everyday shampoo. Try it once a week or so. Note that clarifying shampoos are not suitable for color-treated hair. 

Runner-Up, Best for Oily Hair: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo

Suave also makes a great clarifying shampoo. Keep this inexpensive shampoo in your beauty closet for the nights you need to wash your hair after using a lot of product in your hair (think the prom or a formal occasion). 

Best for Damaged Hair: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Balm

This cleansing balm gets high marks from reviewers and is beloved for its conditioning abilities. 

Runner-Up, Best for Damaged Hair: Klorane Revitalizing and Strengthening Shampoo

Klorane Shampoo
Klorane Shampoo. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Alexa Chung plugged this shampoo in her interview with my favorite blog, Into the Gloss. I looked it up, and it gets pretty darn good reviews. It's a French brand and, according to Klorane, it's formulated to strengthen weakened hair.

Best for Dandruff: Head & Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo

Head and Shoulders
Head and Shoulders. Courtesy of Amazon.com

If you suffer from dandruff or want to keep it at bay, you can't beat Head and Shoulders shampoo. They make unisex shampoos, scented shampoo, and even one formulated for men. 

Best Leave-In Conditioner: It's A 10 Leave-In Conditioner Plus Keratin

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Use a nickel-sized amount of "It's a 10" with a dime-size blob of your favorite sculpting gel on towel-pressed hair (never rub hair if you have a tendency for frizz or you have curly hair). Then dry with a blow-dryer or let air dry.

Best Volumizing: OGX Shampoo Thick & Full, Biotin & Collagen

OGX Thick and Full
OGX Thick and Full. Courtesy of Amazon.com

If you are looking to add volume to fine hair or to repair damaged hair, this is a good drugstore bet. 

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