By Jacqueline Samaroo 

Ugh! Dry hair can be downright depressing. But dry, brittle, breaking hair AND an itchy, flaking scalp can take all the fun out of styling your hair. Good thing there are moisturizing shampoos to make desert dome a ghost of your haircare past. 

These eleven lifesavers will transform your unsightly dry hair into luxuriously moisturized tresses! 

11 HIGHLY Moisturizing Shampoos for Dry Hair 

Many shampoos actually strip hair of its sebum – the mixture of natural oils produced by your scalp. The oils help to lubricate and nourish your strands, keeping them moisturized and healthy. 

Moisturizing shampoos cleanse without robbing hair of its beneficial oils. They are also formulated with natural, healthy oils that substitute for the oils your hair and scalp are missing. 

  1. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

This shea butter and argan oil formula is built to moisturize and nourish damaged coily locks. It is ideal for dry hair due to chemical straighteners, and even for natural tresses that are highly porous and prone to dryness. 

  1. Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Sulfate Free Shampoo

Tight coils are prone to severe dryness. The coconut extract and mango butter in this shampoo will both moisturize and pamper them. 

  1. Living Proof Full Shampoo

A patented healthy hair molecule is the secret behind this shampoo’s ability to cleanse while combating dryness. 

  1. OuidadUltra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil Shampoo 

Damaged curls are rehydrated and strengthened by a yummy blend of passion fruit oil, açai berry, and Kalahari melon seed oil. 

  1. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo

This lightweight, suds-free shampoo hydrates and de-frizzes with its blend of 6 oils (including coconut, grape seed, sweet almond and macadamia). 

  1. DevaCurlNo-Poo Decadence 

Bring on the shine with this lather-free formula. It includes chufa milk, quinoa, grape seed oil, balm mint, and lemongrass. 

  1. RahuaHydration Shampoo 

This blend of Amazonia oils works on all hair types to replace brittle dryness with shine, strength and, of course, moisture. 

  1. Herbal EssencesBio:RenewHydrate Coconut Milk Shampoo 

The hydrating power of coconut combines with protective antioxidants from aloe and sea kelp to strengthen, nourish and moisturize dry hair. 

  1. Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Shampoo

Moringa and red algae extracts help this moisturizing formula to work on all hair types.  Fine hair, in particular, will love how feather-light it is. 

  1. PureologyHydrate Sheer Shampoo 

Yes, this vegan shampoo is on the pricier side. However, it works like a dream on color-treated hair thanks to ingredients like jojoba, coconut and olive oil. 

  1. Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo

Sacha inchi extract, cactus extract and aloe vera gel lead the charge in this shampoo designed to cleanse and moisturize extremely dry medium to coarse hair. 

From blow drying to switching up colors to harsh chemical straighteners, dry hair is super common due to all the (damaging) things we do for beauty! Achieving healthy hair starts with better habits, and better products—and definitely a clean, yet nourished base! Change your shampoo, change your life! Yes, we are dramatic!  

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