Guys, Here’s Why It’s Time To Reach For Shampoo That’s Specially Made For Men

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We believe in equality for all, but when it comes to men’s shampoo, there does need to be a divide. Not all shampoos are created equal and while brands and options geared towards women tend to dominate the aisles of salons, drugstores, and beauty shops, there are still some great products that are formulated just for the guys. And yes guys, you need your own shampoo. No more stealing your wife’s/roommates/little sister’s floral scented suds.

You may be thinking that shampoos divided into male and female-specific varieties is just a marketing ploy for companies to make more money, forcing households to share their shower shelf and have gender specific options for all parties involved. Sure, there are shampoos where the only real difference between a men’s and women’s option is the scent, but those aren’t the shampoos you should be using. What you want are shampoos that are formulated for the unique needs and demands of men’s hair, whether it be hair loss shampoo or those formulated for greying hair. Gentlemen, it’s time to treat your hair like you really do care.

Men’s shampoos often focus on thickening, with premature balding or thinning of the hair more common among men. As we get older and our hair turns gray, men typically color it less frequently than women, and gray hair is often coarser and more unruly, which means you need a shampoo that can handle your new, silver fox status. Because men typically wear their hair short, they frequently wash their hair every day, since drying and styling takes minimal time. All of this washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, making your scalp dry and often resulting in dandruff. We love men’s shampoos that combat dry and itchy scalps, and not only reduce but actually prevent dandruff as well.

Plus, it is nice to have a shampoo with a scent that’s geared towards men. We don’t really know what sandalwood is, but it smells like how we assume James Bond would smell. Check out these great options for men’s shampoo below.

1. Brickell Men’s Daily Strengthening Shampoo for Men

Brickell Men’s Daily Strengthening Shampoo for Men uses natural ingredients to gently treat hair that is thinning, dry, damaged or dull. Our team loves that Brickell uses peppermint and tea tree oil, which helps stimulate the scalp and encourage hair growth and prevent future hair loss. Organic aloe vera and vitamin B moisturizes the hair and helps add shine and body to hair that has been dulled by the effects of aging. Brickell is on the pricier side of men’s shampoo, but it does boast a long list of natural and organic ingredients that make it safe for all skin types and those with sensitivities.

Brickell Men's Daily Strengthening Shampoo for Men

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2. Krieger and Sohne Shampoo For Men

Krieger and Sohne Shampoo For Men uses tea tree oil as its main ingredient, which is one of the best moisturizers for all hair types. It also helps with getting rid of build up on the scalp and around hair follicles. The German brand translates to Warrior, making it feel like a pretty cool shampoo to have in your shower.

Krieger and Sohne Shampoo For Men


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3. Every Man Jack Daily Shampoo

With Every Man Jack Daily Shampoo, users get a salon-quality product at a drugstore price. Adding extra value as a shampoo and conditioner in one formula, Every Man Jack Daily Shampoo is free form Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Parabens and Phthalates, leaving just the good stuff. Coconut-derived surfactants and shea butter clean and soften hair, while the citrus-infused shampoo and conditioner are one of the best smelling options in men’s shampoo.

Every Man Jack Daily Shampoo

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4. Rugged and Dapper Shampoo and Body Wash for Men

Rugged and Dapper Shampoo and Body Wash for Men uses Borage Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Orange Peel Tincture and Rose Hip Oil to rid the scalp of excess grime and oil, helping to promote hair growth. The oils also add moisture back to the scalp, leaving the hair hydrated and protecting against strands becoming dry and brittle, which can lead to dandruff. The shampoo and body wash combo has a masculine, rugged scent and works with every hair type.

Rugged and Dapper Shampoo and Body Wash for Men


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