Our Favourite Hydrating Shampoos For Every Kind Of Hair

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I often find choosing a shampoo is harder than choosing a moisturiser for your face. I've made more mistakes with shampoo than I have with skincare, mainly because I think hair is harder to read (for me, anyway).

Its condition can be heavily impacted by the health of your scalp, environmental conditions, seasons, styling habits and whether or not you colour it - and even when you think you've found your holy grail shampoo, your hair might decide one day that it doesn't like it anymore.

So, if you know you've got dry hair, how do you choose a hydrating shampoo to suit your locks? The good news is, I've put together a list of some of the best hydrating shampoos you can choose from.

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

Enriched with ingredients like soy, wheat and oats proteins to help repair dry hair, you can trust this vegan-friendly shampoo to cleanse your hair without fading your colour or strippings your strands. It's sulfate-free, moisturising and features a beautiful aromatherapy-inspired fragrance of ylang ylang, bergamot, anise and patchouli.

Pureology Hydrate - Shampoo
ELEVEN Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo
ELEVEN Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo

With nourishing ingredients and strengthening proteins, this hydrating shampoo designed for normal to dry hair helps to lock down the hair cuticle for smooth, moisturised tresses after every wash. It helps to minimise or prevent breakage of brittle hair in a cruelty-free formula with panthenol and silk amino acids. Oh, and it's Australian made!

ELEVEN Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo
Aveda NutriPlenish Hydrating Shampoo – Deep Moisture

Made for cleansing and replenishing very dry hair, this rich yet gentle formula is packed with a vegan superfood blend of potent plant butter and oils. This shampoo deeply hydrates and restores very dry hair (great for wavy, frizzy and very curly hair textures), leaving the hair softer, smoother and full of moisture. Pomegranate oil restores moisture and shine, while coconit oil offers hydration, and mango butter adds softness without sulfates, silicones or parabens.

Aveda NutriPlenish Hydrating Shampoo – Deep Moisture 250ml
O&M Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo

O&M's Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo helps to restore really dry, thirsty hair to its former hydrated, healthy self with a moisture-rich formula. This shampoo features antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and Green Tea to promote renewal, maintenance and hair strength, plus sweet almond oil for its rich moisturising properties. It also boats the addition of Tasmanian Sea Kelp, containing Vitamins A, B, C & E and 13 amino acids to strengthen hair and stimulate growth. It's 100% cruelty-free and free from parabens and sulfates.

O&M Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo