For the Shiniest Hair Ever, Try These Shampoos and Conditioners


If your shampoo and conditioner aren’t giving you enviable hair—you know, something that’s healthy, voluminous, sleek, frizz-free, and shiny—then you might want to break up with them. Let me tell you. When you find haircare products that really work for your specific hair goals and needs, it’s a huge game changer. When I found my current favorite shampoo that gives my hair actual life and volume and doesn’t leave it looking limp and sad, I was shouting my discovery from the rooftops.

Now, there are shampoos and conditioners for every single hair goal. Hair damaged from salon services? There are products that can really save your strands. Need more volume? Some can really give you the big hair of your dreams. Want something to define and moisturize your curls? There are some truly great products out there.

If shiny hair is your endgame here, I’ve got you covered with this list of the best shampoos and conditioners for the shiniest, gleamiest (is that even a word?) strands of your life. These products have all the good ingredients to get your hair back into shape, making it sleek, hydrated, and silky. See below and make that swap for better hair.

This shampoo from Oribe was designed specifically to add shine to the hair. It’s formulated with sunflower-seed extract, jojoba and rice proteins, and Oribe’s signature complex to soften, promote shine, and protect against environmental damage.

Pair the shampoo above with its conditioner counterpart. The moisturizing product detangles and prevents split ends without weighing the hair down.

L’Oréal’s shampoo coats the hair in a glossy finish and leaves it looking healthier and feeling silkier. It features a balanced pH and is free of sultfates.

This glossing conditioner works on all hair types and textures. Like the Glossing Shampoo, it gives intense shine while also smoothing the hair. Both products have a floral fragrance of rose and sandalwood.

Enhance your curls and reduce frizz with this shampoo from SheaMoisture. It gently washes away dirt and impurities, the coconut oil in the formula moisturizes, and the hibiscus-flower extracts improve hair elasticity and reduce breakage.

For flat, dry, and frizzy strands, Fekkai’s Gloss Shampoo quenches the hair and strengthen’s its moisture barrier. It also protects against color fade, brassiness, heat, and environmental damage.

The Brilliant Gloss Conditioner is formulated with organic French cold-pressed olive oil for extra moisture and plant-derived extracts to prevent any moisture loss. It has a scent with notes of creamy woods, florals, and green tea.

Redken’s All Soft Shampoo will rehab dry and brittle hair that’s had enough. It’s a pH-balanced formula with argan oil and a moisture complex that leaves hair softer and shinier.

For spotlight-worthy hair, R+Co’s Television Perfect Shampoo will do the trick. It works well on all hair types and adds body and shine, strengthens, and softens. Key ingredients include juniper-berry extract, glycerin, babassu-seed oil, panthenol, and marigold-flower extract.

R+Co’s matching conditioner also promotes hydration, shine, and volume. Both products are great for the scalp, too—they hydrate, remove dandruff flakes, and encourage healthy skin. 

Rahua’s Hydration Shampoo uses Amazonian oils to replenish dry hair and leave it gleaming. Rahua oil strengthens damaged hair, sacha inchi restores moisture balance, morete oil regulates the scalp and protects against environmental stressors, quinoa protein promotes moisture retention, and aloe vera regenerates the hair and promotes vibrancy.

This duo is perfect for color-treated hair, which can look and feel damaged and dry if not cared for properly. Both products protect color while also deeply moisturizing the hair and giving it shine.

Damaged hair and split ends don’t stand a chance with Olaplex’s popular shampoo. It repairs bonds, prevents frizz and flyaways, and reduces damage and split ends.

This moisturizing shampoo is great for all hair types—it contains nutrients that improve shine and gently cleanse the hair. Nontoxic ingredients include seaweed extract, mango, apricot, amino acids, and fatty acids.

Made for dry, damaged, and curly hair, this shampoo intensely moisturizes strands. It contains argan and pumpkin-seed oils to boost shine and promote smoothness.

Philip B’s Forever Shine Shampoo contains time-released botanical moisturizers that provide glossiness and bounce. It works well on all hair types, but it is especially good for wavy and curly hair (2a, 2b, 2c, and 3a), as it defines and de-frizzes curls.

Pair Philip B’s Forever Shine Conditioner with the shampoo—it’s meant to be used every other shampoo or more often if your hair is especially dry or damaged. You can use it as a rinse-off formula, or to enhance curls, apply a dime-size amount to clean, towel-dried hair and then air-dry or dry with a diffuser.

For a high-shine finish, try Verb’s Glossy Shampoo. Key ingredients include peach oil to hydrate and increase shine, rosehip oil to nourish, and squalane to replenish moisture.

While this shampoo intensely washes away dirt, grime, and buildup, it doesn’t leave the hair and scalp completely stripped dry. In fact, it restores hydration and works to repair damage.

John Frieda’s shampoo features a Shine-Enhancing Complex, which, along with rose essential oil, works to nourish the hair and leave it silky and radiant. It’s also safe for color-treated hair.

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