Perfect hair requires a lot of work, but pretty darn good hair is a lot easier to attain. Just choosing the right shampoo can pay immediate dividends. Whether you’re trying to repair dry, damaged hair or looking for a reliable everyday cleanser, there’s a shampoo out there for you.
When selecting the best shampoo, we looked for products designed for a wide variety of hair problems. And while there are a lot of great premium products from brands like Brickell and Jack Black, we know that most men want to buy shampoo for under $10. As such, price was a major factor when making our selections.
Here are 12 of the best men’s shampoos we could find. Even if you think you’ve found the best men’s shampoo for you, give these a look-through and you might just find an even better option.
1. OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo
OGX’s Coconut Milk Shampoo might not be your typical men’s shampoo, but that shouldn’t stop you from trusting it with your hair. Coconut milk and coconut oil work to strengthen and hydrate your hair, whether frizzy, fine, oily or straight. And it doesn’t hurt that it leaves your hair smelling subtly of coconut.
2. Dove Men+Care 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner Thick and Strong
Dove filled a vacuum in the market with cheap, great-smelling men’s care products, and it all started with Dove’s shampoo for men. This two-in-one shampoo and conditioner smells great. The conditioner keeps your hair healthy and smooth while the shampoo strips away excess oils and dirt. This shampoo also comes with caffeine and calcium to help thicken up thinning hair, so it’ll help your hair no matter what you’re dealing with.
We typically don’t point to value packs for products because they can be misleading about value and price per ounce, but this deal was the best we could find. You’re getting 48 ounces of high-quality Dove shampoo for the price of one bottle from most other brands.
3. Baxter of California Daily Fortifying Shampoo for Men
Baxter of California’s nutrient-rich daily shampoo uses wheat protein and Vitamin E to deliver fuller, healthier hair by removing grease and toxins that build up throughout the day. Along with a healthy shine, this shampoo provides a fresh, mild scent of mint, and you can even use the shampoo as a beard wash.
4. Method Men Cedar + Cypress 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner
BEST TWO-IN-ONE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Method Men’s Cedar + Cypress two-in-one shampoo and conditioner uses menthol and essential oils to leave your hair feeling refreshed and silky smooth. The cedar and cypress scent also makes you feel like you’re taking a shower in a waterfall in a forest. As an added bonus, Method Men’s product page also features a breakdown of all the ingredients in the shampoo, so you can decide if it’s right for you.
5. Every Man Jack Sandalwood Daily Shampoo + Conditioner
Our list of the best shampoo for men includes a lot of 2-in-1 shampoos and conditioners, and this is another great combination product for men who don’t want to clutter up their shower. We like pretty much everything about this product, including the rectangular bottle design and the fact that it’s made from recycled plastic. Every Man Jack Sandalwood Daily Shampoo and Conditioner uses naturally-derived ingredients like coconut and shea butter to strengthen and clean your hair. You’ll get a full clean from the shampoo while the conditioner moisturizes your hair so it doesn’t dry out. The masculine sandalwood scent will guarantee you’ll want to keep using it, too.
6. American Crew 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner And Body Wash
Sometimes you don’t want to deal with multiple different products to take care of your body. That’s where a product like American Crew’s three-in-one shampoo, conditioner and body wash comes in. Yup, American Crew’s Classic formula does it all, and does it well. It cleanses and invigorates the scalp, restores and detangles hair, and adds a shine that lasts until your next shower.
7. Old Spice Dry Shampoo for Men
BEST DRY SHAMPOO
That’s right, dry shampoos exist for men, too. What started as a women’s product has crossed over to the men’s grooming world because dry shampoo is so useful in a pinch. If you need to freshen up your hair but don’t have the time or a place to shower, Old Spice Dry Shampoo for Men will freshen up your hair by absorbing excess oils. With that traditional Old Spice smell, no one will be able to tell you skipped out on the shower.
8. Tea Tree Special Shampoo
BEST TEA TREE SHAMPOO
Tea tree products are practically a subcategory all on their own due to their utility and popularity, and we’ve written about our favorite tea tree shampoos before. Tea tree oil found its way into shampoos due to its natural cleansing properties and the signature tingle it leaves on your hair and scalp. Tea Tree Special Shampoo adds peppermint and lavender into the mix to wake up your scalp and boost that sweet tingle sensation. With this shampoo, you’ll have a clean, refreshed head of hair in no time.
9. HONEYDEW Hair Loss Shampoo for Thinning Hair
BEST FOR THINNING HAIR
Some people bald and some people do not, but the balding among us don’t need to settle for a shampoo that makes the problem worse. That’s where Honeydew’s Hair Loss Shampoo for Thinning Hair can help. It’s safe for all hair types and contains ingredients that block DHT, the chemical associated with hair loss and balding. Toss in some evening primrose, sesame and rosemary regrowth oils, and this shampoo will help stop the loss in its tracks and promote the growth of new hair.
10. Maple Holistics Pure Argan Oil Shampoo
BEST FOR DRY/DAMAGED HAIR
If you’re fighting the good fight against dry, damaged hair, you need extreme hydration and softening agents in your shampoo. Almost nothing softens hair better than argan oil, the main ingredient in Maple Holistics Pure Argan Oil Shampoo. Argan and other oils in the shampoo hydrate your scalp and hair, which ultimately restores and repairs your hair’s softness and shine. This shampoo is also hypoallergenic and works for all hair types (even color-treated hair), so whatever kind of hair you’ve got, you can clean it with confidence.
11. Head & Shoulders Old Spice Shampoo
BEST FOR DANDRUFF
Head & Shoulders (the leading anti-dandruff shampoo) collaborated with the men’s scent masters at Old Spice to come up with this 2-in-1 Pure Sport shampoo. Along with eliminating dandruff, this shampoo leaves you with a manly scent engineered by Old Spice.
12. Saragan Pure Activated Charcoal Shampoo
BEST CHARCOAL SHAMPOO
Charcoal has natural cleansing properties that make it great for grooming and cleaning. Saragan’s Pure Activated Charcoal Shampoo uses charcoal to clean oily hair, but it also incorporates essential oils like argan and jojoba to keep your hair smooth and hydrated.