Finding the best shampoo and conditioner

26th Jan 2024

Best Shampoo

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair can make a big difference to your daily routines, as well as the health of your hair and scalp. The products you use can completely change how your hair looks and feels, and getting it right for your hair can cut down styling time, keep colour looking good for longer or rebalance a dry scalp - and that’s just the beginning.

Here’s how to choose the best shampoo & conditioner for your hair goals.

Why you should choose the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair

The right shampoo and conditioner combo isn't a one-size-fits-all thing. Just like our skin, our hair and scalp have their unique needs. Using products that work for you can seriously make a difference to the health, appearance and manageability of your hair. Whether you want to nourish and repair your hair, improve the health of your scalp or style your hair without stripping it, it comes down to getting the basics right.

Taking the time to invest in the right routine can also help to prevent damage, save you time and help to make you feel more confident. That’s a pretty big deal, and it doesn’t need to be complicated, intense or twenty separate steps.

How to choose the best shampoo and conditioner

Wondering “what shampoo and conditioner should I use?”. Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner doesn’t need to be overwhelming. The first place to start is with your hair type, the results you want and your lifestyle. The next step is checking out the ingredients list. Vegan hair care harnesses natural, plant-based ingredients that are just as good for your hair as the world around you - check out the [1] and why it works for every hair type.

Choosing the right products for your hair type

Let’s start out with the basics, and the type of formulas to look for depending on your hair type. Working with your hair is way easier than trying to work against it, so look for formulations that work best for your hair first of all.

Here’s what to look for in a shampoo and conditioner depending on your hair type and condition:

Fine or flat hair

Look for volumising or lightweight formulas that won't weigh your hair down. Plant proteins like rice or quinoa can help to add volume without making your hair feel heavy or look limp, while lightweight natural oils are important to make sure your hair is nourished and healthy.

For hair that looks fuller and thicker, we recommend the Re:Vamp Volumising Duo. With vegan superfood ingredients like bergamot, sunflower seed and rice seed protein, this shampoo and conditioner combo is designed to add volume back into your hair. It also features our Colour Protect Complex to help protect your hair colour from fading.

Top tip: great for those experiencing changes in their hair due to menopause to add natural volume back into fine or flat hair.

Curly hair

Moisture is key when it comes to your curls. Choose hydrating, sulphate-free hair care with natural ingredients that won’t dry out or strip your hair to maintain curls' bounce and definition.

We love the Re:Nourish Duo for curls, coils and waves. It’s our award-winning shampoo and conditioner duo that’s perfect for revitalising dry and damaged hair. With nourishing, moisturising ingredients including organic cinnamon bark oil, sunflower seed oil and rice protein, it's also sulphate-free and 100% vegan. This means your hair isn’t left dried-out and prone to damage or breakage. Just healthy, shiny and bouncy curls.

Top tip: to avoid product buildup that can weigh down your curls or leave your scalp feeling itchy, use the paraben-free Purify: ACV Cleanse to clarify your scalp (before you shampoo) if you feel like you need a deep, invigorating cleanse.

Dry or damaged hair

For hair that’s dry or damaged, seek out products rich in hydrating ingredients like argan oil, shea butter or vegan keratin to restore moisture and repair damage. Skip ingredients like sulphates or parabens as these can leave your hair feeling dry, brittle and prone to breakage or damage.

We recommend the Re:Nourish Duo to deeply replenish dry and damaged hair, providing nourishment from root to tip. This shampoo and conditioner duo hydrates with organic orange, sunflower seed, brazil nut oils and cinnamon oils to deeply moisturise your hair while nourishing and protecting it from damage.

Top tip: add the Re:Bond Mask to your routine to rebuild the strength of your hair from the inside-out. It’s filled with plant-based peptides to strengthen and reinforce the bonds of your hair while conditioning and nourishing it. It also helps to keep your hair protected while it repairs.

Dry or irritated scalp

If your scalp is feeling dried out or irritated, then you need to focus on gentle, soothing formulas that steer clear of ingredients that can strip or irritate the scalp (like parabens and sulphates). Instead, focus on rebalancing, revitalising ingredients that support the natural balance of your scalp while calming irritation and hydrating.

The Re:Balance Duo is designed for dry, irritated scalps. Enriched with organic peppermint oil, sunflower seed oil and Brazil nut oil along with organic lemongrass, it’s been created to soothe and nourish while pressing pause on flakes and dryness.

Top tip: A hair oil like the All:In Oil can help as a treatment to support a dry scalp, especially between styling or overnight.

Bleached hair

Bleaching or colouring your hair can lead to damage, breakage or brittle hair. Look for sulphate-free, colour-safe formulas that focus on repairing and preventing further damage. If your bleached hair has a tendency to look brassy or yellow, then you can counteract this by using the right shampoo and conditioner.

Our Re:Move Yellow Duo is our blonde-essential shampoo and conditioner duo. It’s a purple toning combination that is packed full of powerful pigments to banish brass and add brightness back into grey, silver and blonde hair. It uses natural cedarwood bark, lavender, lemongrass, sunflower seed and Brazil nut oils to hydrate and moisturise hair, while refreshing and replenishing the tones of your hair.

Top tip: Our colour enhancing conditioning mask for blondes - the Re:Fresh Colour Bond Mask in Ice Blonde - is a must-use between salon visits. It refreshes colour while building strength from the inside to reinforce and protect the hair.

Oily hair

Clarifying or balancing shampoos that control oil production without stripping the scalp help with oily hair. If you strip the natural oils from your hair, it can actually cause your scalp to produce even more oil so you want to steer clear of harsh ingredients like sulphates.

The Re:Balance Duo helps to get your hair back in balance without stripping your scalp of its natural oils. Made with refreshing peppermint oil, sunflower seed oil and Brazil nut oil it helps to moisturise your hair and scalp without overloading it.

Top tip: The Purify: Scalp Cleanse exfoliating scrub can also help to gently remove impurities, product build up or flakiness that can come with an oily scalp, without drying it out or leaving it imbalanced.


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