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