We've been told so many different things over the years in regard to shampoo, right? We shouldn't wash daily (or should we?), we should double-wash (but does it really help?), we should only buy prestige products (that's a definite no). The list goes on and on. When it comes down to it, you have to do what's best for your hair. I wash my hair one or twice a week because it's dry and curly, as different textures call for a different routine.
Recently I overheard a co-worker discussing the "30-foot wall of products" in every shampoo aisle. There are so many options and very little instructions as to which will work best for you. So we tapped a few of our favorite celebrity hairstylists to break it down. I asked about their favorite shampoos and they delivered—all for under $13. Keep scrolling to find your new favorite shampoo.
Who: Marcus Francis
His clients: Freida Pinto, Shailene Woodley, Mandy Moore
His favorite: "The bad news: Over-washing hair and frequent heat styling zaps moisture from strands, leaving them extremely prone to frizz. The good news: You don't have to give up your flatiron just yet. Use a wash line rich with coconut oil like Suave Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Shampoo ($3) for lightweight moisture that prevents frizz and won't weigh hair down."
Who: John D.
His clients: Drew Barrymore, Lea Michele, Theresa Palmer
His favorite: "My favorite shampoo is Tresemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Shampoo ($5)! This is one of my faves because it smells just like a vacation in a bottle with its beachy coconut scent. The formula cleanses gently and is really nourishing, leaving hair soft, smooth, and looking healthy."
Who: Mark Townsend
His Clients: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Hailey Steinfeld, Rachel McAdams
His favorite: "I like Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo ($5) because it delivers the moisture fine hair desperately needs and gives the hair the volume every woman wants."
Who: Lona Vigi
Her clients: Selena Gomez, Olivia Wilde, Reese Witherspoon
Her favorite: "My favorite shampoo is Nexxus Therappe Replenishing Shampoo ($13) because I can recommend and use it on almost every client! I love it on my hair as well—it restores moisture and shine without weighing down the hair."
Who: Tommy Buckett
His clients: Elisabeth Moss, Sienna Miller, America Ferrera
His favorite: "For all of my curly haired clients, I love Garnier FructisTriple Nutrition Curl Nourish Shampoo ($3). It is sulfate-free and provides a gentle cleanse that doesn't strip hair's natural moisture, making it perfect for curly hair. It has jojoba, coconut, and macadamia oils that nourish hair for well-defined curls."
What's your favorite shampoo? Let us know in the comments below and try these seven life-changing dry shampoos we're obsessed with.