1. Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Muroto Volume Pure Lightness Shampoo (300 ml).
Boosts fine, flat hair
This paraben-free and silicone-free shampoo for fine hair gently cleanses while promising long-lasting volume with weightless finish. It also contains Himalayan salt, which is rich in over 80 minerals to help texturise and fortify hair against damage. Available at selected salons.
2. Ma Cherie Air Feel Shampoo, $16.90 (450 ml).
Restores dry and lacklustre hair
Thanks to a formula that’s rich in Honey Jelly, this shampoo gently cleanses while restoring a healthy shine to hair. Plus, it is also silicone-free so you can rest assured that it won’t weigh your hair down. Available at Watsons.
3. Shiseido Professional The Hair Care Future Sublime Shampoo, $47.08 (250 ml).
Nourishes weak and ageing tresses
A highly nourishing shampoo with rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid, this formula lathers into a rich and creamy foam. As it cleanses, it nurtures the scalp to give hair new strength and supple density. It also prevents waviness, counters dullness, damage and other concerns of aging, leaving hair more voluminous and resilient. Available at selected salons.
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4. Orbis Natural Repair Shampoo, $23 (420 ml).
Great For revitalising dull and damaged hair
Suitable for virtually all hair types, this shampoo is made with plant-derived cleansing ingredients that forms a protective and nourishing veil over your hair, while Amino Acids prevent hair and scalp from drying or being stripped of moisture. It lathers well and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, silicone and sulfuric acid-based surfactants.
5. DHC Repair & Moisturising Shampoo, $23.90.
Great for damaged, over-processed hair
Extremely hydrating, this has amino acid-based cleansing ingredients and natural-origin moisturisers such as olive fruit oil, shea butter, honey and aloe, to help repair dry, brittle hair that’s been damaged by chemical processes and UV exposure. Available at Watsons.
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6. Syoss Silicone-Free Moisture Shampoo, $18.60.
Ideal for greasy scalps and dry ends
Developed with some of Japan’s top hairstylists, this boasts a high level of hyaluronic acid and zero amount of silicone that can weigh hair down or worsen an oily scalp. Great for those with greasy roots and dry tips. Available in Watsons and Guardian stores.
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7. Moist Diane Volume & Scalp Oil Shampoo, $16.90 (450 ml).
Hydrates flat, fine hair
A gentle and soothing formulation that nourishes dry scalp and fights hair breakage, it is packed with Argan oil, a vital antioxidant that helps protect and hydrate both hair and scalp, without any greasiness. At the same time, cold pressed baobab oil, keratin and biotin strengthens each individual strand, adding body to fine and flat hair for fuller, bouncier tresses.
8. Schwarzkopf Extra Care Purify & Protect Shampoo, $11.90.
Best anti-pollution shampoo
Combining the brand’s repair technology with anti-pollution benefits, this promises to keep dust and pollutants off your mane for up to 72-hours while strengthening hair’s inner structure so there’s less breakage. It contains no silicone, so it won’t weigh hair down or grease up the scalp. Available at Watsons and Guardian stores.
9. Avalon Organics Scalp Treatment Tea Tree Shampoo, $13.90.
Soothes sensitive, irritated scalps
Those with sensitive or irritable scalp will love this, which uses a blend of moisturising and soothing botanicals like tea tree essential oil, beta-glucan, aloe and quinoa protein to hydrate, relieve scalp discomfort (yes, that includes dandruff) and even boost circulation. On top of being pH-balanced so it doesn’t zap away moisture, it also contains no parabens, sulphates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or colour. Available in Watsons stores.
10. L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Eclat Imperial High Shine Shampoo, $16.90.
For a thorough, yet non-stripping cleanse
Though it contains French rose oil, this lightweight shampoo nourishes and conditions without leaving any greasy residue. Delivering all-day moisture and a gentle but effective cleanse, it removes dirt and excess sebum and seals damaged hair fibres to give you a beautifully smooth, glossy mane. Bonus marks for the lasting, feminine rose scent. Available in Guardian and Watsons stores, and selected supermarkets.
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11. Organist Morocco Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo, $14.
Strengthens brittle hair
Given how much we Asians love perms and dyes, it’s no wonder our hair is in need of some serious TLC. That’s where this comes in. Formulated without silicon, parabens or petroleum-based surfactants, it treats frizzy, fragile and fried tresses with argan oil – known as Liquid Gold to the natives of the Moroccan desert due to its high nutrient content and immense moisturising properties that can counter even the region’s harsh, dry climate. Available in Watsons stores.
12. Asience Moisture Rich Shampoo, $14.90.
Smooths rough, dry strands
Made for rough, dry Asian hair, its moisturising-retaining ingredients like honey, aloe and pomegranate are said to fill and plump up hollowed hair shafts, delivering all-day hydration and maintaining a healthy shine. Available in Watsons and Guardian stores.
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13. Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo, $16.90.
Best for oily, flat and fine hair
What this coconut shell-derived deep-cleansing shampoo has: lemon and grapefruit oils, activated charcoal, hydrolysed soy protein and vitamin B5. What it doesn’t: sulphates, parabens, phthalates, alcohol and artificial colours. It removes build-up without stripping away moisture as well, and helps in boosting hair volume. Perfect for oily, flat and fine locks. Available in Guardian stores.