7 Best Shampoos for Men and a Variety of Hair Types

Whether you’ve been using the same lackluster shampoo for years or you pinball between whatever brands happen to be available on shopping day, now is the time to put a pause on your hair care regime and start anew with a fresh shampoo.

And what should this elixir do? It should cleanse your hair without drying it out, revitalize it without being too odorous, and ultimately leave you feeling fabulous. If you’re still feeling lost right now, have no fear! We’ve assembled the best shampoos for men.

Best Shampoo

Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo – $22
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For a truly invigorating wash, consider the classic peppermint shampoo from Malin+Goetz. Composed primarily of olive oil, peppermint extract and amino acid-based cleansing agents, this shampoo features a gentle and moisturizing finish perfect for sensitive follicles — which is why it was a winner in The Manual Grooming Awards 2018.

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Other Great Options

Hairstory New Wash – $40
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Comprised of soothing aloe, jojoba, sunflower seed and peppermint essential oils, Hairstory’s signature New Wash is built to cleanse and untangle even the most rebellious locks. While it makes a great everyday shampoo, Hairstory says this concoction is particularly well-suited for those with dry or damaged hair.

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Baxter of California Daily Fortifying Shampoo – $32
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If you’re in the market for a neutral, sulfate-free shampoo that will revitalize your locks without leaving them too perfume-y, check out this fortifying wash from Baxter of California. Featuring healing coconut oil and citric acid, this mixture would make an awesome addition to anyone’s daily hygiene routine.

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Martial Vivot Shampoo – $43
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The Martial Vivot Shampoo is a luxurious blend packed with nourishing compounds, including aloe and vitamins A, B, C, and E. The result is a soap with a thick lather that energizes the scalp while cleansing each and every strand of hair. For best results, rinse with cool to icy cold water.

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Port Products Botanical Protein Complex Shampoo – $32
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With a blend of 12 different botanical extracts, this shampoo from Port Products has been specifically designed to treat fine and/or thinning hair. The chamomile, sage, pine, calendula, and white nettle oils, in particular, are said to do wonders for the scalp while tea tree extract helps to reinvigorate follicle roots.

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Dove Charcoal Fortifying Shampoo – $19
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If you want to go with a name-brand product, we’d suggest this one from Dove. Enriched with charcoal, the fortifying shampoo is ideal for a deep clean, leaving hair looking resilient and super healthy. It’s good on its own, but even better when paired with one of Dove’s great conditioners.

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Redken Brews Daily Shampoo – $15
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The daily shampoo from Redken Brews is a nourishing elixir perfect for hydrating hair after a long day. Formulated with active malt and protein elements, the mixture is especially good for bringing shine back to your follicles, and all without stripping them of their natural oils. Great for everyday use or as needed.

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If you’re trying to cut down on your shower time, opt for a 2-in-1 shampoo instead. Those dry or flaky scalps will want to turn to a trusted dandruff shampoo.


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