There really is no better feeling than leaving the salon with freshly washed and blow-dried hair. But no matter how hard I try, I can never get my hair to appear as soft and bouncy as it does when I get it done at the salon. Maybe it’s the actual professionals who are doing your hair… or perhaps it’s the expensive, salon-worthy shampoo they use. They always sell the expensive products they use at the actual salon, but I always go back to the cheap shampoo I buy at the drugstore. But what if you could get that salon softness from a drug store shampoo? You can totally achieve that without breaking the bank at the salon, so here are the salon hair product dupes you can pick up at your local drugstore.
Colored hair: Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Birch Bark Extract Shampoo, $5.99
Sulfate-free and made with real botanicals, this shampoo is color-safe and perfect for maintaining color with its pH-balanced properties.
Dry hair: Hair Food Avocado & Argan Oil Shampoo, $8.99
Nothing is cute about dry, brittle hair, but this shampoo is food for your hair. Made with avocado and argan oil, we guarantee this shampoo will bring the life back into your locks.
Thick hair: Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo, $5.99
If you have thick hair, a good shampoo is absolutely necessary. But this one will save you a pretty penny and still get the job done. Packed with glycerin, this shampoo will keep your thick hair moisturized and glossy.
Fine hair: TRESemmé Pro Collection Thick & Full Shampoo, $6.79
Finding the right products for fine hair is key. The wrong products will leave you looking greasy and unkempt. But thankfully, this shampoo contains thickening glycerol that will leave your hair looking way fuller.
Damaged hair: OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Shampoo, $8.99
We all know someone who’s dyed their hair one too many times (or we may be that person) and know how difficult damaged hair is to treat. But this shampoo is a savior. Full of coconut oil and vanilla bean extract, it helps repair your hair, leaving you looking fabulous and smelling even better.
Oily hair: Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Detox Black Charcoal Shampoo, $6.99
We see charcoal used in face masks, toothpaste, and drinks- but it’s also great in shampoo. Charcoal is ideal for oily hair as it helps get rid of excess oil and product buildup on your scalp, leaving you with no more oily strands.
Frizzy hair: Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo, $8.99
Some people are just prone to frizzy hair. If you’re one of them, you need to get this shampoo. The key to getting rid of flyaways is moisture. This shampoo is packed with shea butter, coconut oil, and macadamia oil to help restore moisture.
Curly hair: Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Sulfate-Free Fortifying Shampoo, $4.49
With curly hair, it’s essential to use a shampoo that will keep the moisture in your curly locks. This affordable Garner Fructis shampoo does the job with coconut, jojoba, and macadamia oil with B3 and B6 vitamins, too.