The Best Under-$15 Shampoos and Conditioners for Your Hair Type

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Every time I forget my shampoo and conditioner when I travel, I dread using the hotel's selection. It doesn't matter how nice or fancy the hotel is; usually, they just end up making my hair look and feel blah. The point? Having the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair matters (in the relative scheme of the world). And luckily, finding the right products for your hair type doesn't always mean dropping major dough on a fancy shampoo (though, if that's your jam, you do you).

So we rounded up the best drugstore shampoos and conditioners for every hair type. Check them out below. 

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo

Courtesy of Walmart

Make your hair shine like it's being Kirakira-ed thanks to this nourishing shampoo.  

Check out our other reviews of the best shampoos at Walmart you can buy

Best Vegan: Brandless Green Tea & Aloe Moisturizing Conditioner

brandless moisturizing conditioner

Courtesy of Brandless

This gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free conditioner is a solid (and thrifty) option for all hair types. 

Take a look at our picks of the best conditioners for silky, smooth strands.

Best for Frizzy Hair: Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Conditioner

Kristin Ess Frizz Management Cleansing Conditioner

Courtesy of Target

This cleansing conditioner from celeb stylist Kristin Ess's eponymous line is perfect for hydrating parched hair while also smoothing it. 

Best for Blonde Hair: L'Oréal EverPure Blonde Shampoo

L'Oréal EverPure Blonde Shampoo

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This is a great lavender shampoo that prevents blonde tresses from turning brassy. 

Read reviews of the best purple shampoos that fight brassiness.

Best for Blonde Hair, Runner-Up: Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Shampoo

Clairol Professional Shimmer Lights Blonde and Silver Shampoo

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This shampoo has gained cult-classic status among celebs, beauty influencers, and editors for its unparalleled ability to restore blonde color to its just-left-the-salon state. Ideal for all shades of blonde (particularly ash and platinum) and silver, this toning formula keeps brassiness at bay when used once—at most twice—per week.

Best for Fine Hair: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Conditioner

Finding a conditioner that is moisturizing but also won't weigh down fine hair is kind of a miracle, no? This one works wonders and we are thankful for it.

Read reviews of the best shampoos for fine hair available online.

Best for Fine Hair, Runner-Up: Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner

Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner

Courtesy of Suave

Expect soft, silky, shiny hair after washing with this argan oil-infused shampoo. 

Best for Curly Hair: SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo

jamaican black castor oil strengthen & restore shampoo

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Shea butter and black castor oil are a dynamic moisturizing duo. 

Read more reviews and check out our guide to the best shampoos for curly hair.

Best for Curly Hair, Runner-Up: Cantu Shea Butter Hydrating Cream Conditioner

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner

Courtesy of Walmart 

Shea butter is the key ingredient in this thick, creamy conditioner that's formulated specifically for curly, kinky, and wavy hair.  

Want to take a look at other options? We rounded up the best nourishing shampoos for black hair.

Best for Dry Hair: Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Moisture Lock Shampoo

Courtesy of Garnier

This shampoo is formulated with cactus extract, which is basically a superstar ingredient that helps your hair hold onto moisture.  

Take a look at our picks of the best shampoos and conditioners for dry hair.

Best for Damaged Hair: OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Conditioner

Coconut Miracle Oil Conditioner

Courtesy of Ulta

When you're having a major SOS split-end moment, call upon this coconut oil-infused conditioner.  

Best for Colored Hair: L'Oréal Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Shampoo

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo

Courtesy of Walmart

This shampoo smells great and keeps color shiny and bright—all for less than the cost of a Moon Juice. 

Best for Colored Hair, Runner-Up: Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Shampoo

Herbal Essences is known for their luxurious-smelling hair products, and this one—which conjures notions of an exotic rose garden—is certainly no exception. The formula is PH balanced, so there’s no risk of premature color fading (in fact, this stuff is gentle enough to use every day).

Best for Wavy Hair: Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Milk Shampoo

Coconut milk, calendula, and aloe bring essential moisture to hair without weighing it down. Note: It doesn't contain sulfates, so don't expect a big lather. 

Read reviews of the best natural shampoos available for purchase.

Best for Thick Hair: Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo

Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo

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This shampoo is super conditioning, making it ideal for thick hair that needs added moisture. 

Check out our picks of the best biotin shampoos for thicker, fuller hair.

Best for Split Ends: TRESemme Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo

TRESemme Expert Selection Repair & Protect 7 Shampoo

Courtesy of TRESemme

A few washes with this shampoo will help your damaged ends look so much healthier. 

Read reviews of the best shampoos for oily hair available for purchase.

Best for Heat-Damaged Hair: Acure Mega Moisture Conditioner

acure mega moisture conditioner

Courtesy of Target

An intensely moisturizing conditioner for those of us who heat-style our hair every day. 

Still can't find what you're looking for? Check out our roundup of the best shampoos and conditioners for all hair types.

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