“Hair is everything. We wish it wasn’t so we could actually think about something else occasionally, but it is. It’s the difference between a good day and a bad day.” Truer words were never spoken than in Fleabag’s speech to maligned hairdresser Anthony.
But how do you avoid that bad hair day? As someone who’s been blessed (and sometimes cursed) with naturally curly hair, my theory is you need to start with the basics and by that I mean a great shampoo. As I’ve got a particular sort of hair, I decided to ask the rest of the Who What Wear editors about the shampoos they rate.
Among our team are women with curly, straight and wavy hair. We've also got blondes, brunettes, greys and highlights. So you can guarantee that we’ve got a lot of areas covered. Whether you’re looking for the best shampoos for dry scalps or just want to make your fine hair feel thicker, I’ve found some of the best around. Keep scrolling for our edit.
Blonde hair—whether natural or highlighted—can always benefit from a great lightening shampoo. Olaplex No.4 is one of the recommended products for a reason: It repairs bonds while also cleansing the hair. Ideal for dyed hair.
There’s a range of curly hair from loose waves to Afro. Below, you’ll find shampoos that cater to every kind. Vernon Francois is a celebrity hairstylist (Lupita Nyong’o is one of his clients) and specialises in Afro hair and has created his own hair brand.