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The best shampoos for men: keep your hair clean

Try our recommendations to keep your hair clean as a whistle and healthy to boot.

Best Shampoo for Men

Blackwood for Men HydroBlast Moisturizing Shampoo

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Blackwood brings the precision of Japanese hair care and grooming technology to the United States at an amazing price. The brand’s signature deep cleansing shampoo removes oil and buildup with a formula that includes aloe vera, licorice root, and rehmannia chinensis (a flowering Chinese herb) to help revive and restore hair. It’s gentle yet powerful, incorporating amino acids with honey, shea butter, and coconut oil for maximum hydration. It’s also good for you and good for the planet because it’s paraben- and cruelty-free. Also, can we also talk about how great that badass black bottle is going to look on your bathroom shelf? It’s also our Grooming Awards 2019 winner for Best Shampoo, so you know it’s gotta be good.

Other Great Shampoos

Tenax Shampoo

Tenax Daily Energizing Shampoo

Straight from Florence, Italy, Tenax shampoo offers a refreshing menthol hair wash to get your day started with a fresh and minty wake-up call. It’s designed as a perfect counterpart to the brand’s pomades, gel, and cream, assuring that your ‘do will always be styled perfectly, all while glowing with health and vigor.

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo

Just when you thought the “raw” movement was only going to be limited to your diet. In this case, Matrix Biolage means real, authentic, and wholesome. With 86% natural ingredients, this shampoo formula includes emollients from coconut, while quinoa husk and honey feed dry, dull hair for healthy-looking and feeling locks.

SheaMoisture Green Coconut and Activated Charcoal Shampoo

SheaMoisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Shampoo

The activated charcoal in SheaMoisture’s shampoo helps remove dirt and excess product to reveal manageable, healthy hair. Formulated to cleanse without stripping your scalp of “good” oils, this unique formulation balances oily roots and dry ends. (You could even skip a day if you’re in a hurry or don’t want to dry out sensitive hair.) Green coconut adds natural, mineral- and vitamin-enriched moisture, while white tea further nourishes the scalp.

R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste

R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste

Running a little late this morning? A dry shampoo can help soak up that sebum and freshen your mop, all while adding a little bit of styling help. R+Co’s dry shampoo is great for all hair types. Just put a little of the paste in your hands and rub them together until it turns into a powder. Work it through the hair from scalp to tips. It can also be used as a “messy” styling aid with washed hair and a blow dryer. The shampoo features a bright, earthy fragrance, with Sicilian lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus, green tea, tree moss, and crisp amber.

Comprehensive Cranium Care Head Wash

Comprehensive Cranium Care Head Wash

Ever feel like you’re missing something? Like, oh, I don’t know … your hair? We can relate. Just because your dome is a little flashier than others doesn’t mean you should resort to using the same product you use for the rest of your body. A scalp is still a scalp and it needs some special care. Try Comprehensive Cranium Care’s product with a fresh scent of mint, lavender, and bergamot (the citrus that’s in Earl Grey tea). It’s designed to effectively clean head, face, neck, and beard, so your skin feels healthy, hydrated, and replenished. It’s not a shampoo or a soap, so it won’t lather, but it will make your whole head feel great.

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