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 $60 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: dry hair
This shampoo is formulated with cactus extract, which is basically a superstar ingredient that helps your hair hold onto moisture.
Best for: damaged hair
When you're having a major SOS split-end moment, call upon this coconut oil–infused conditioner.
Best for: curly hair
Shea butter is the key ingredient in this thick, creamy conditioner that's formulated specifically for curly, kinky, and wavy hair.
Best for: color-treated hair
This shampoo smells great and keeps color shiny and bright—all for less than the cost of a Moon Juice.
Best for: wavy hair
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.
Best for: any hair type
This gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free conditioner is a solid (and thrifty) option for all hair types.
Best for: blonde hair
This is a great lavender shampoo that prevents blonde tresses from turning brassy.
Best for: fine hair
Finding a conditioner that is moisturizing but also won't weigh down fine hair is kind of a miracle, no?
Best for: thick hair
This shampoo is super conditioning, making it ideal for thick hair that needs added moisture.
Best for: curly or frizzy hair
This cleansing conditioner from celeb stylist Kristin Ess's eponymous line is perfect for hydrating parched hair while also smoothing it.
Best for: dry, curly hair
Shea butter and black castor oil are a dynamic moisturizing duo.
Best for: heat-damaged hair
An intensely moisturizing conditioner for those of us who heat-style our hair every day.
Best for: fine to medium hair
Expect soft, silky, shiny hair after washing with this argan oil–infused shampoo.
Best for: dull hair
Make your hair shine like it's being Kirakira-ed thanks to this nourishing shampoo.
Best for: split ends
A few washes with this $6 shampoo will help your damaged ends look so much healthier.
Next up, find out the best texturizing sprays for every hair type.