How to Choose the Best Shampoo for Your Hair
Flatness, frizz, damage
Volumizing shampoo and conditioner that also boost shine. Look for panthenol, which moisturizes and increases sleekness and shine without weighing down hair, says Wilkerson. To strengthen damaged, brittle hair, use a conditioner with amino acids or keratin, adds Boston hairstylist Mario Russo.
• Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Rebalancing Shampoo, $12, and Restoring Conditioner, $17; drugstores.
• Pantene Pro-V Full & Strong Body Building Shampoo and Flexible Conditioner, $4 each; drugstores.
Deep conditioners. They contain high levels of moisturizing ingredients, which can make straight hair appear lifeless, Wilkerson says.