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How To Find The Best Shampoo For Your Hair Type

While shampoo is a staple in every haircare routine, it’s not a one-size-fits-all product. Different hair types have different needs, so finding the right shampoo for you is important.  

Keep reading as we explain how to find the best shampoo for your hair type for healthier, happier locks. 

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Find the best shampoo for your hair type

Finding the right shampoo for your hair type can transform your hair to its healthiest, so let’s discuss how to find your perfect match. 

Identify your scalp type 

While conditioner moisturises the ends of your hair, shampoo focuses on cleansing the scalp and roots. 

If your scalp feels tight, sore, or itchy, you likely have a dry scalp. If it looks greasy, flat, and shiny, it’s probably oily. Alternatively, you may have a combination scalp, which is characterised by neither dryness nor oiliness. 

For a dry scalp, you should avoid drying ingredients, like alcohol and sulphates, and opt for natural formulas with deeply nourishing properties. 

For an oily scalp, look for natural shampoos that focus on cleansing, rather than moisturising, to remove sebum build-up and balance oil levels. 

Identify your hair type 

Once you know your scalp type, determining your hair type is the next step in finding your perfect shampoo. 

  • Straight hair – If your strands fall flat with no natural curl or kink to it, you have straight hair. Look for smoothing shampoos that seal the cuticle for perfectly straight strands. 
  • Wavy hair – If there’s a slight wave to your hair at the ends, you have wavy hair. Choose a balancing shampoo that won’t over-moisturise or dry the strands. 
  • Curly hair – Excess frizz and an ‘S’ pattern in your strands indicates curly hair. Look for moisturising shampoos that help to soften the frizz. 
  • Thin hair – If your scalp is visible when pulling hair to the side, you have thin hair. Use a volumising shampoo to give strands extra oomph. 
  • Thick hair – If your scalp isn’t visible when pulling hair to the side, you have thick hair. Try a hydrating shampoo that doesn’t weigh the hair down. 
  • Damaged hair – If your hair is coloured, has visible split ends, and breaks easily, it’s damaged. Choose a strengthening shampoo to improve the overall condition of your hair. 

Best shampoo for your hair type 

Now you know the different hair types, it’s time to find out which shampoo is most suitable for you. 

Best shampoo for oily hair 

The best shampoo for oily hair should have a natural formula that helps reduce excess oils for a more balanced scalp.  

Our cooling Deep Cleanse Shampoo harnesses Native Australian River Mint and Apple Cider to gently remove product build up and excess oils, instantly refreshing the scalp. 

Sustainably sourced Algae and Native Australian Lemon Myrtle help extend time in-between washes to encourage a more balanced sebum production. 

Best shampoo for dry hair 

When battling dry hair, always opt for gentle, but deeply nourishing formulas.  

Free from sulphates, silicones, and harsh chemicals that strip your hair, our Hydrating Shampoo uses moisturising Shea Butter and Coconut Extract to help nourish and condition the scalp. 

Added Olive Oil helps to strengthen hair, reduce frizz, and boost shine, for stronger, softer, and shinier strands.  

Best shampoo for thin hair 

Help naturally boost volume with our lightweight Volumising Shampoo 

Rice Protein works to improve hair strength while a blend of Pineapple, Mango, and Papaya Extracts nourish the scalp for a soft and silky finish. 

The purifying formula avoids drying out the scalp while building fullness into fine, limp hair. 

Best shampoo for thick hair 

Thick hair can be prone to frizz and dryness, so it’s important to use a shampoo that moisturises strands, rather than stripping them.  

Our Natural Balance Shampoo combines nourishing Burdock, Nettle, and Horsetail Extracts to cleanse and energise the scalp while added Baobab Oil helps moisturise and protect strands. 

Best shampoo for coloured hair 

Coloured hair can become faded and dull after a while, so our Colour Care Shampoo uses Hydrolysed Quinoa to help prevent colour fading for a more vibrant look. Kakadu Plum and Birch Extract work together to nourish and revitalise locks and promote a healthy natural shine. 

If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first. 

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