Top 20 Shampoos For Dry And Damaged Hair – Best Products Of 2017 July 19, 2017

It’s winter. As you already know, this season takes a toll on your hair, making it dry and brittle. It can spell major doom for anyone whose hair tends to get dry. Roughness, splits, dandruff, and breakage – all are common symptoms caused by the dry weather. Dealing with them may require you to seriously up your hair care game.

To help your hair get through it all in one piece, I have put together a list of the top 20 shampoos available in India to treat dryness and damage.


Changing your shampoo alone will not help restore hair health. Regular oiling, conditioning, deep conditioning, and the use of nourishing hair packs are key to ensure your hair stays healthy and damage-free.

Top 20 Shampoos For Dry And Damaged Hair

1. Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrasource Shampoo

Buy Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydrate Shampoo For ₹ 216.00 @

This shampoo by Matrix is paraben-free and contains lemongrass, sage, and wheat germ lipids. These help control frizz and improve the health of your hair. When used along with its conditioner, it makes your hair soft and moisturized. If your hair has been treated with chemicals recently, this hydrating shampoo by Matrix might be the right pick for you.

2. Dove Intense Repair Damage Therapy Shampoo

Buy Dove Hair Therapy Intense Repair Shampoo For ₹ 430.00 @

This product claims to repair damage at the cellular level with its keratin-active contents. It contains borage seed oil that nourishes and moisturizes hair. The shampoo helps minimize splitting and breakage and makes your hair smooth and shiny. To top it all, it does not weigh your hair down and is completely affordable.

3. Garnier Ultra Blends Mythic Olive Shampoo

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Buy Garnier Ultra Blends Mythic Olive Shampoo For ₹ 120.00 @

This shampoo is a part of the Garnier Ultra Blends range and is free of parabens. It contains virgin olive oil – a natural conditioner that helps keep your hair soft. The product controls frizz and dryness and is an extremely effective cleanser. It makes your hair smooth and shiny right from the first wash.

4. Yves Rocher Lissage Smoothing Shampoo

The Lissage Smoothing Shampoo from Yves Rocher is free of parabens, colorants, and silicones and 98% of its ingredients are natural. If you were looking for a shampoo that will smooth frizz while keeping your hair moisturized, this is it. It lathers well and is hence great for cleansing. While this shampoo is priced slightly higher than regular ones, it is completely worth the money.

5. Tresemme Hair Spa Rejuvenation Shampoo

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What’s better than a hair spa at home? This shampoo has hydrating marine materials that nourish and deeply cleanse your hair and scalp. It has a pleasant fragrance, and when used in combination with its conditioner, you get the perfect shampoo-conditioner combo for dry hair. However, since this shampoo is made for all hair types, it might not work for damaged hair.

6. Fabindia Silk Protein Shampoo

This product contains silk protein that helps strengthen the protein bonds in your hair as well as retain moisture. It helps repair protein damage while it softens and smoothes the hair shaft. The shampoo is specially made for people with dry and damaged hair, and so, it helps control frizz and softens unruly hair.

7. Blossom Kochhar AromaMagic Aloevera Cream Shampoo

Buy Aroma Magic Aloevera Cream Shampoo For ₹ 104.00 @

This shampoo is the complete package deal for dry and rough hair. If you have normal hair or hair that is only slightly dry, it is likely that you won’t even feel the need to condition after washing your hair. The shampoo does not lather as well as most, and this is because it does not contain any sulfates. However, it effectively removes dirt and grime, and the aloe vera extract in the shampoo leaves your scalp feeling cool and refreshed.

8. Sunsilk Nourishing Soft & Smooth Shampoo

Buy Sunsilk Nourishing Soft & Smooth Shampoo For ₹ 360.00 @

If you are looking for a way to make your hair shiny, soft, and smooth at a reasonable price, here it is. This nourishing soft and smooth shampoo by Sunsilk contains egg ceramide complex, which helps treat protein damage and dryness in your hair. It is also enriched with a light blend of five natural oils that work together to condition your hair and make it more manageable. Use this shampoo with its conditioner for best results.

9. Biotique Bio Soya Protein Fresh Nourishing Shampoo

Buy Biotique Bio Soya Protein Fresh Nourishing Shampoo For Dry Damaged & Color Treated Hair For ₹ 159.00 @

Biotique is another brand that has amazing sulfate-free shampoos. This one with soya protein is made for dry and damaged hair types. It also contains wild turmeric and berberry extracts that help cleanse your scalp and hair and maintain the pH balance. However, a common mistake people make while using this shampoo is to use too much of it. Since the shampoo is sulfate-free, it does not lather as well as others, but this does not mean that it isn’t working. For best results, use this shampoo with its conditioner. This is the best shampoo and conditioner for dry hair.

10. L’Oreal Paris Smooth Intense Shampoo

Buy L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Smooth Intense Shampoo For ₹ 122.00 @'oreal-paris-hair-expertise-smooth-intense-shampoo

Argan oil is a gift from the gods for dry hair, and this product contains it along with silk protein that helps repair damaged and unruly hair. The Smooth Intense Shampoo from L’Oreal Paris helps keep your hair moisturized and controls frizz, making your hair look smooth and shiny. When used with its conditioner, it keeps your hair conditioned for extended periods.

11. Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo

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Buy Org Macadamia Oil Shampoo For ₹ 725.00 @

This is one of my personal favorite shampoo for dry hair. The shampoo contains macadamia oil, argan oil, sugar cane extract, and bamboo extract – all of which work together to prevent damage, splitting, and breakage while keeping your hair soft, conditioned, and frizz-free. Unlike regular sulfate-free shampoos, it lathers well and also helps retain color. While it is a bit pricey, this product is completely worth the money.

12. L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5

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Buy L’Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Advanced Repairing Shampoo For ₹ 125.00 @'oreal-paris-total-repair-5-advanced-repairing-shampoo

This is one of the most popular shampoos out there for damaged hair. This product claims to fight the five signs of hair damage – hair fall due to breakage, dry hair, rough hair, dull hair, and split ends. It lathers extremely well and is adept at removing oil and dirt. It will clean your scalp while repairing your hair and gets the job done in a single wash.

13. Himalaya Herbals Protein Shampoo

Buy Himalaya Herbals Protein Shampoo For ₹ 194.00 @

This protein shampoo by Himalaya Herbals contains extracts from fenugreek, aloe, nettled melon, licorice, and sesame. The shampoo is mild and works effectively to promote hair health and fight damage. It softens and moisturizes dry hair, making it a lot easier to manage.

14. Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo + Oil 2 in 1

Buy Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo 2 in 1 Shampoo + Oil  @

Only women with dry hair know the struggles of oiling. Shampooing without having put oil in your hair first can spell doom for the little moisture present in it. The 2 in 1 Shampoo by Garnier Fructis solves that problem. It contains olive, avocado, and shea oil, all of which work together to nourish and condition your hair while the shampoo cleans dirt and grime. It produces a generous amount of lather, which takes a while to rinse off. The shampoo leaves your hair smelling great for hours, sometimes even for days.

15. Lotus Herbals Kera-Veda Soyashine Soya Protein & Brahmi Shampoo

Buy Lotus Herbals Kera-Veda Soyashine Soya Protein and Brahmi Shampoo For ₹ 195.00 @

This shampoo has been specially formulated for people with dry and damaged hair. It contains soya protein and Brahmi. While the shampoo does not do much to repair damage, it definitely calms frizz and makes your hair shiny.

16. Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo

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Buy TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo For ₹ 373.00 @

If frizz is your biggest problem, this is the shampoo for you. It makes your hair smooth and shiny by adding a protective layer over your hair shaft. This keeps it safe from pollution and external moisture. It has a mild, keratin-infused formula that strengthens your hair and repairs protein damage. If your hair has been chemically treated, this shampoo should be one of your top options.

17. Aloe Veda Mild Nourishing Shampoo

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This shampoo by Aloe Veda is perfect for people who have irritable scalps. Its gentle formula is sulfate-free. It soothes the scalp with its antibiotic properties and also keeps your hair smooth and moisturized. It contains biotin that thickens your hair and restores its health.

18. Pantene Pro-V Total Damage Care 10 Shampoo

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Buy Pantene Total Damage Care 10 Shampoo For ₹ 310.00 @

Pantene has a reputation for being gentle on dry hair. And out of all their products, this one for damage care takes the cake. The shampoo, like other Pantene shampoos, lathers extremely well while removing dandruff, soothing the scalp, and keeping your hair conditioned. It imparts a heavenly fragrance to your hair.

19. Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo

Buy Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo For ₹ 1,800.00 @

While this shampoo is pricey, it has amazing hydrating properties that keep your hair from drying out for a long time. The formula is gentle on the hair and does not strip away the natural oils produced by your scalp. It contains argan oil and is rich in antioxidants that help prevent damage and repair hair.

20. Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Smooth Perfect Shampoo

Buy Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Smooth Perfect Shampoo For ₹ 750.00 @

The BC Bonacure Smooth Perfect Shampoo by Schwarzkopf is perfect for people with frizzy and unruly hair. The product contains amino acids and natural oils that smooth your hair while tackling flyaways and frizz. It also does an exceptional job of cleaning your hair without stripping away the natural oils produced by your scalp.

Now that you know what shampoos to keep an eye out for, you can breeze through winter with fabulous hair. Just remember, a shampoo alone does not hold the power to transform your hair. You also need to follow a bulletproof hair care routine if you want gorgeous hair.

Have you tried any of these shampoos for dry and damaged hair? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • Aswani

    very nice article..its really helpful to chose hair product :) thanks

    • Anamika M

      Really? :) Thanks.. and Most welcome !!

  • Swathy Ranjan

    nice article :)

    • Anamika M

      Thanks a lot :)

  • Deepakshi

    Good one anamika

  • preetha

    aroma magic ? is it good ?

    • shannayah

      my mom was in aroma magic and everyday she would bring some of those products and those are damn gud….!!!!!!!

  • Khyati

    do u feel that loreal shampoo will be good for my damage hair

  • roseleen

    very nice treatment and result

  • hemant

    tresemme- should be at no.1 , i bet…. check it out fellaz

    • sarthika

      r u sure?

  • amiya

    Is hydrating shampoo is good for thin and dry hair???

  • Suranika

    I have tried tresseme.It really made my hair smooth and silky.Guys try it for best results :)

  • Anne Williams

    Um what about the argan oil shampoo by Pro Naturals? That one’s gotta be worth mentioning!! I don’t even have dry anymore because of it

  • ayesha

    i want silky hair which shampoo should i use … plz tell me….

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Ayesha, some of the shampoos that you can try to achieve silky hair are Aveeno Nourish + Shine Shampoo, L’Oréal EverStrong Hydrate Shampoo, John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Release Moisturizing Shampoo, TRESemme Smooth & Silky Shampoo, Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth and Sunsilk Dream Soft & Smooth shampoo.

  • Sierra

    Any sulfate free shampoo should do the trick. Sulfates dry out your hair and can cause irritation so that might be your problem. Always check the ingredient list for them. Try to get argan oil shampoos, I read that argan oil is the best oil for keeping hair soft and shiny. Look online for Pro Natural’s argan oil shampoo. They have a conditioner too (silicone free, also important) :)

  • Anusha Patil

    veryy helpful article.. thanks!!

  • Anonymous

    kya sach me faede mand hai

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Suman, Loreal Total Repair 5 shampoo aims to address 5 hair problems – breakage, dryness, roughness, dullness and split ends. If you wish to address all these problems and also if this shampoo suits your hair type, then go ahead and use it. You can also try few of the home remedies to repair your dull and damaged hairs. Application of banana mask or avocado hair mask is beneficial to add shine to dull hair and also moisturize them. Apply hair mask once or twice in a week. Also, hair oil massage with olive oil or castor oil will help you to combat dandruff and repair your hair. So do try the home remedies, which will strengthen your hair naturally.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Garima, here is the list of few organic shampoos that will help you to deal with dry hair and hair fall. They are: John Masters Organics Rosemary Lavender Shampoo, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo, Avalon Organics Rosemary Shampoo, NaturOli Soap Nut / Soapberry Shampoo, Avalon Organics Shampoo, Organix Hydrating Macadamia Shampoo or Oriflame White Nettle and Papaya Shampoo . You can try and choose any one of them.

  • muthu m

    hi im chennai , i have very dandruff problem 4yrs nd hair fall …can u refer me a best dandruff nd hair fall problem solve shampo ,my hair is thin model