This post is part of our Encyclopedia of Grooming: 2015 Edition.
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A lot of men don’t give enough thought to shampoo — they just throw in a squirt of supermarket gunk and rinse as fast as possible. For shame, because finding the right shampoo for your hair type — and using it a maximum of three times a week — can change your game completely.
For Normal Hair
KÉRATASE NUTRITIVE BAIN SATIN 1
Your hair is naturally shiny and voluminous (lucky bastard). May as well invest in the Rolls Royce of shampoos. The proteins, glucose and lipids will make your flow even more impossibly awesome. $40
For Oily Hair
GIOVANNI TEA TREE TRIPLE THREAT INVIGORATING SHAMPOO
The obvious ingredient here — tea tree oil — strips away excess oil and unclogs pores on the scalp. $20
For Curly Hair
JOHN FREIDA FRIZZ-EASE SMOOTH-START SHAMPOO
Curly hair tends to lose moisture quickly, resulting in an unmanageable bird’s nest. This hydrating formula restores the hair’s natural balance, resuscitating your locks. $10
For Dry Hair
AMERICAN CREW DAILY MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO
It hydrates your coif (without making it greasy) using a moisturizing formula that softens with thyme and rosemary. $30
For Thinning Hair
JOHN ALLAN’S THICK SHAMPOO
It’s enriched with vitamins E and A, plus soy and wheat proteins, which plump up your locks for a fuller-looking head of hair. Plus, it’s discreet enough to avoid any Rogaine (which actually works!) awkwardness should anyone see it. $21