The Best Shampoos for Men
Sure, the best shampoos for men get your hair clean — but they do it without harmful chemicals, and they leave your hair looking and feeling good.
By Sharon Yi
When you’re buying shampoo, is your strategy to find the cheapest bottle in the drug store that says “Shampoo”? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. A lot of guys don’t feel like spending time finding the best shampoos for men, but while shampoos may perform a pretty straightforward task, spending a little more is often worth it.
A lot of drugstore shampoos have harmful chemicals called sulfates, which strip your hair of natural oils, leaving your hair dry and brittle. For a sulfate-free drugstore purchase, try TIGI Bed Head Superstar Sulfate-Free Shampoo ($17). Warning: It comes in a hot pink tube, but it’s unisex. For a two-in-one shampoo for men, try Paul Mitchell Mitch Double Hitter Sulfate-Free 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner ($16). It’ll get the job done while leaving your hair feeling full and smelling fresh.
And if you’re prone to an itchy scalp, try Aveda Men Pure-Formance Shampoo ($19), which is clinically proven to soothe irritated scalp, while leaving your hair smelling of citrus, vetiver and lavender. For more info, check out our other story on 9 of the best shampoos for men.