With so many male grooming products on the market, it can be tough to know where to begin. One fact universally acknowledged, though, is that great hair starts with a great shampoo. Whatever comes after – be it a wax, pomade or spay – a good base starts in the shower, so choose your shampoo wisely.
We’ve picked some of our stylists’ favourite shampoos, specifically designed to tackle some of the most common male hair complaints. So whether you suffer with dandruff or oil, or just lead a busy life with little time for pampering, there’ll be a shampoo to suit you.
Best Shampoo for… Men with Oily Hair
Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two, £10.50
If you find that your hair looks greasy too often, choose a shampoo designed for the hair and scalp such as Paul Mitchell’s Shampoo Two. With extracts of aloe vera, and jojoba, this refreshing shampoo will leave your hair soft while getting rid of excess oil.
Best Shampoo For… Men on the Go
This 2-in-1 conditioning shampoo is ideal for men with only a few minutes to spare each morning. With a spicy aroma of sparkling ginger and cedar wood, this stimulating formula leaves hair stronger and easier to manage.
Best Shampoo For… Men with Thinning Hair
Make your hair look thicker and healthier with Charge Up Thickening Shampoo from Bed Head for Men. This unique formula helps to detangle and condition your hair, while also boosting the hair’s fibres for extra fullness.
Best Shampoo For… Gym-Goers
If you’re regularly hitting the gym, you might find that your hair starts to look a little dull. A clarifying shampoo such as Fudge’s Detox can help to remove the build-up of sweat, chlorine and products, leaving your hair clean and refreshed.
Best Shampoo For… Men with Dry Hair
For hair that feels dry or damaged, this American Crew shampoo is a must. With ingredients including rosemary and thyme, chamomile and rice bran oil, the nourishing formula leaves hair looking and feeling great. It’s also gentle enough for daily use.
Best Shampoo For… Men with Dandruff
Anything from a change in the weather to stress can mean you suddenly find yourself with a case of dandruff. Luckily, however, most cases are easy to treat with an anti-dandruff formula such as Wella’s Clean Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Apply this daily to sooth irritated scalps and wash away flakes.
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