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These days, shampoo is a dime a dozen on the market - be it drugstore or high-end. Thus, we've hunted down the best shampoos that not only suit every hair type but also leave your hair shining and smelling amazing after every use!
How often should you wash your hair?
In a hot and humid country like Malaysia, it's ridiculous to think of not washing your hair. Hence, we wash our mane too often thanks to sweating under the hot sun.
But for days when you are mostly indoors, it's possible and best to shampoo your hair once every 2 to 3 days. This is because your hair can retain its natural sebum which helps to moisturise and soften the hair. By washing your hair every time, you strip away this natural gift from your hair which will result in weaker and brittle strands.
Also, depending on your hair type, the thicker your hair is, the longer it can go without being washed. That's because the oil will not travel down your hair as fast and easy as thinner or fine strands.
Oily or itchy scalp? This is why there are special shampoos catered to different scalp-types. With the right shampoo, you wouldn't feel the need to wash your hair every.single.time.
16 Best Shampoos in Malaysia 2019
- Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula With Vit E Shampoo
- Ryo Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo
- BATISTE Dry Shampoo Plus Heavenly Volume
- OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo
- Argan Oil Shampoo from Majestic Pure
- Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo
- Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo
- Ouai Repair Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
- L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver
- Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo
- IGK Bad & Bougie Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo
- Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo
- Davines Naturaltech Energizing Shampoo
- Nizoral A-D Anti Dandruff Shampoo
- Himalaya Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – Soothing and Moisturizing
- Palmer's Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo
Best coconut shampoo - for anti-dandruff and damaged hair
Price from RM26.32
If damaged hair and a dry scalp are your main hair concerns, coconut oil and vitamin E are among two of the best ingredients to treat them! The Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Shampoo is deeply hydrating, and works even on limp hair without leaving it looking flat. Keratin found in the shampoo is also helpful to restore your hair's shine, and its detergent and sulfate-free formula makes it safe for people with eczema and psoriasis.
Best shampoo for hair loss - suitable for normal and dry scalp
Price from RM45.92
If you're struggling with hair loss and are frustrated with the high prices of shampoo and treatments, try Ryo's Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo! Made with Ginseng, the said active ingredient works to aid your scalp in hair growth as well as deal with other related dry scalp issues such as dandruff and itchiness. In time, the vegan-formula strengthens and protects hair roots for a strong, healthy mane!
Let’s be real. On some days, we’re just too lazy to wash our hair. This dry shampoo is your solution; all you have to do is to apply it to your hair without rinsing. Adding some onto the scalp will absorb excess sebum on the scalp that's weighing your hair down, making it look flatter than usual.
After spritzing some, you'll get fresh hair pronto and added volume that’ll make everyone think you’ve just left the salon!
Best sulfate-free, argan oil shampoo
Price from RM30.88
How would you like to see your hair shiny and full of moisture again?
This shampoo won't strip your hair of its natural oil nor will it harm colour-treated hair thanks to its rich Moroccan argan oil and sulfate as well as paraben-free formula. The shampoo also contains silk protein to help lock moisture in, preventing your hair from tangling easily.
In addition, the shampoo is quite affordable too!
Let’s face it – a receding hairline isn’t exactly something to be proud of. Fear not, though; this shampoo encourages hair growth, combats thinning hair and help your hair to look thicker and fuller too! Apart from being sulfate-free, keratin and argan oil also help to strengthen cuticles for stronger, less-prone-to-breakage hair.
Best biotin shampoo
Price from RM45.00
If your hair is prone to breakage, strengthen it with a biotin-based shampoo to prevent any further damage. Consider using it daily to see almost instantaneous results, giving you hair that is strong and durable. Apart from biotin, this shampoo also contains saw palmetto, vitamin E and wheat protein to energise your scalp, efficiently cleanse it and control hair loss.
Keratin is a popular go-to ingredient when it comes to strengthening hair. Effective to keep breakage away, Ouai's keratin-rich complex repairs damaged hair and leaves it stronger and shinier with the brand's unique Smart Technology Complex™.
Best natural shampoo
Price from RM97.02
Well known for being a sustainable, community-based brand, Shea Moisture's Curl and Shine shampoo is a blend of shea butter with hibiscus, coconut oil and aloe vera to deliver life and fulness to coarse and limp hair. Although marketed towards curly hair types, this clarifying shampoo has such a great list of ingredients that even thinner, straight hair types would love the nourishment it provides.
Embrace the look, you silver fox! You probably already saw this coming - the L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver has truly earned its place as the best silver shampoo around. Packed with amino acids, it helps to preserve the clarity and shine of white, grey and silver hair.
Additionally, dark purple pigmentation found in the shampoo ensures that the formula works instantly to leave your hair with the desired effect, and to offer anti-yellow action to keep unwanted yellow tones away.
Be gone, frizz! For those with curly hair, this shampoo is your answer to enhance and tame textured hair to leave you with beautifully defined curls. Olive extracts found in the shampoo are packed full with fatty acids and vitamin E to cleanse and moisturise hair, leaving it feeling nourished, hydrated and softened without any of that heavy feel. So good, even Scotty Cunha (Kim K's hairstylist) swears by this shampoo for curls!
Oil, build-ups, and residue all weigh your hair down, contribute to unhealthy hair, and… let’s face it, can be pretty gross. If you’ve got oily hair, this is the answer to your woes. Not only does it leave your scalp feeling squeaky clean and detoxed, IGK's Bad and Bougee shampoo contains amla oil and coconut oil to hydrate and condition every hair strand down to its roots. It isn't called a "deep repair shampoo" for no reason!
Coloured hair has never looked so good! With a non-stripping formula, the Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo ensures hair colour is secured, preserved and locked in to keep your hair looking just as good even weeks after you’ve stepped out of the saloon. This is achieved through amino ions found in the shampoo that cling to hair strands like magnets, helpful to keep hair strong as well. Now, who said that all colour-treated hair ends up as damaged hair?
If you’re plagued by a sensitive scalp or thinning hair, a shampoo full of chemicals might not be the best product for you. Instead opt for a "cleaner" one such as this energizing shampoo that is powered by caffeine to stimulate cell growth and circulation in your scalp. Apart from rebalancing oil production on your scalp, it also leaves your locks deeply hydrated. A major plus point for those experiencing hair loss, this might also be the spark to get things going again for you.
As men are prone to hair problems such as dandruff and itchy scalps, they’ll sometimes need a shampoo with a stronger formula. Ketoconazole, with Nizoral as an active ingredient, fights off pesky and unsanitary dandruff flakes on men. With anti-fungal properties, it also actively fights off fungus growth and blocks off androgen receptors. Use regularly to keep hair clean, refreshed and energized.
Best aloe vera shampoo
Price from RM18.60
For years, the goodness of aloe vera have stood unrivalled and this, for good reasons. Intensely hydrating, Himalaya's Anti-Dandruff Shampoo combines the moisturising properties of aloe with tea tree oil for a blend that is able to hydrate hair strand-to-strand, and fight off Malassezia - the main dandruff-causing fungus. Hello healthy scalp!
Popularly known for its ability to tame unruly hair, olive oil is effective to soften hair and moisturise it. Combine this with vitamin E as Palmer's Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo does, and what you'd get is a blend that is helpful to also get rid of split ends and promote circulation on the scalp. Additionally, Jamaican Black Castor Oil relieves dry, itchy scalp - keeping dandruff at bay. All good things only, this shampoo is sulphate-, paraben-, phthalate-, mineral- and gluten-free!
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