If your hair is suffering from mechanical or chemical damage, here are some shampoo recommendations.
Best shampoo for damaged coloured hair
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
£26 for 250ml - buy now
Olaplex’s patented technology relinks broken disulphide bonds in your hair to protect from damage caused during colouring, chemical treatments and heat styling. The formula is designed to be gentle on hair and to protect against colour fade and oxidisation from the elements. For best results, combine with Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner for added strength and repair.
Best shampoo for damaged heat-styled hair
Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Extreme Repair Shampoo
£29.95 for 300ml - buy now
If you heat-style your hair on a regular basis and tend to use styling products for added hold, Shu Uemura's Ultimate Reset Shampoo will gently cleanse your hair of impurities without weighing it down. It will hydrate and replenish damaged hair leaving it feeling and looking healthier.
Best natural shampoo for damaged hair and split ends
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
£24.50 for 250ml - buy now
Aveda’s naturally derived Damage Remedy is a great shampoo for damaged coloured hair. It contains quinoa protein to strengthen the hair, and coconut and babassu oils to replenish dryness from the colouring process. Its creamy texture works through the hair easily to hydrate and detangle. For best results combine with Aveda’s Damage Remedy Conditioner and Treatment as part of your regular home regime, before finishing with its leave-in Split End Seal.
Best luxury shampoo for damaged hair
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo
£50 for 250ml - buy now
Combining argan, maracuja and cypress extracts, Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo will hydrate, clean and rebalance the hair and scalp. The shampoo smells incredible and is extremely gentle on coloured and very damaged hair, helping with damage from inside out. The result is smoother, shinier, thicker looking hair.
Best high street shampoo for damaged hair
OGX Damage Remedy+ Coconut Miracle Oil Shampoo
£7.99 for 385ml - buy now
This gentle shampoo is affordable, and will repair while adding shine and hydration to damaged hair. Despite its budget price, the results are impressive and it uses similar ingredients to many more expensive damage shampoos.
Best all-round shampoo for damaged hair
Kérastase Resistance Bain Thérapiste Shampoo
£23.50 for 250ml - buy now
The luxuriously thick texture of this shampoo make you think it's only for thicker hair, but this is suitable for all hair textures and provides incredible results. While gently cleansing the hair, it is designed to keep hair safe from further damage when it is in a weaker wet state.
Best shampoo for damaged longer hair
Redken Extreme Length Shampoo
£21.50 for 300ml - buy now
Using soy protein, this incredible shampoo will bolster longer damaged hair, not only repairing extreme damage from colour and styling, but also creating healthy body. With up to 75% less hair breakage with regular use, this is one of the best damage shampoos available.
Best shampoo for hair loss
Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Shampoo
£23.50 for 250ml - buy now
Using advanced technology this shampoo works on strengthening and thickening your hair as well as stimulating the hair follicle for healthier hair. Using ceramides to strengthen the hair, the hyaluronic acid hydrates and strengthens, restoring hair health for visibly fuller and thicker-looking volume.
Best shampoo for damaged curly hair
Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo
£22.75 for 236ml - buy now
Damaged curly hair needs moisture, which is provided by avocado oil and shea butter to create added shine and define curls. Rice protein then strengthens the hair structure. For added moisture, shine and definition, use Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-in Crème for curly hair.
Best shampoo for damaged afro and coily hair
Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo
£12.99 for 482ml - buy now
For damaged afro and coiled hair, it is vital to stay away from Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) shampoos as they will dehydrate the hair further, resulting in added frizz and breakage. The shea butter and black castor oil in this shampoo will restore and strengthen your hair, leaving it feeling stronger, shiny and soft.