Spending $20+ on a bottle of Prosecco is never a bad spend. But $20+ on shampoo or conditioner? Nah. Good thing there are so many amazing drugstore shampoos and conditioners that will give you a salon-worthy ‘do without the accompanying salon prices.
Whether you have colored, curly, or oily hair, we’ve found product we know you’ll love, and best of all, you can conveniently pick them all up at your local drugstore or pharmacy, while you’re already out picking up other odds and ends for the kids. Or, if you’re like us, you can click online and have them in the shower by tomorrow. Ahead are 18 shampoos and conditioners (+ one splurge) that are under $20 each and will make every day a good hair day.
This shampoo is designed to protect color-treated and damaged hair (and your bank account). It ‘s also formulated with antioxidants and ceramide to help protect color from fading.
There’s no shame in the itchy scalp game. This dermatologist-recommended shampoo is designed for daily use and can help get rid of itchy and flaky scalp caused by dandruff or psoriasis. See ya later, flakes.
The same fragrant Herbal Essences shampoo you used growing up, but now with natural ingredients. This shampoo and conditioner have real botanical ingredients and are sulfate-, parabens-, and dye-free. Plus they’ll keep your locks smelling like a warm blend of jasmine, honey, and vanilla.
Bring the tropical vacation with you wherever you go with OGX’s sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, which use a blend of coconut milk, coconut oils, and egg white proteins to keep your hair luxuriously hydrated.
Blondes have more fun… with this sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that is designed to balance and hydrate blonde hair (even if it’s not your natural color).
Head & Shoulders is a classic because it works. Banish dandruff with a daily-use shampoo and keep your head and shoulders confident and flake-free.
If you’re feeling some product buildup on your scalp or tend to have oily hair, a gentle clarifying shampoo can help clear things up, stat.
Repair dry hair with this set, which includes paraben-free, vegan friendly shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner. They’re infused with vitamin E and argan oil help tame frizziness all day long.
This nourishing conditioner has a blend of oils to help keep curly hair full of shine, bounce, and definition.
Along with Fair Trade shea butter, this shampoo contains coconut oil, silk protein, and neem oil to protect curls and help tame frizz. It’s also sulfate- and parabens-free as well as color-safe.
We could all use a little daily moisture in our lives, and this shampoo (for normal, dry hair) will help nourish and protect your tresses.
Keep that expensive color job in tip top shape with a lightweight, green tea shampoo that can protect your hair for up to 40 washes.
There are no harsh chemicals (or sulfates, parabens, silicone, mineral oil, or paraffin) in this shampoo or conditioner so your curls will stay natural, smooth, and bouncy.
Give your scalp a healthy cleanse with this oat and apple cider vinegar shampoo — it’s safe for all hair types and color-treated hair.
For medium to thick hair that needs extra hydration, this salon-ready shampoo is chock full of nutrients and silk protein and claims to reverse 75 percent of surface dryness.
Vegetarian and sulfate-free, this conditioner has coconut milk, calendula, and tropical oils to provide mega moisture. It also smells a-mazing!
This shampoo and conditioner will tone down brassiness and brighten blonde, highlighted, or silver hair.
Give your curls a moisture boost with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that are infused with argan oils.
Sometimes there’s no time for any shampoo or conditioner! But there’s always time for a quick dry wash. Just spray it on and let the great scent fool friends into thinking you’ve showered.
Splurge: It’s not under $20, but this purple shampoo is customizable to your hair type, hair texture, scalp moisture, hair goals, so it’s worth the extra splurge. It’s designed for blonde, highlighted, bleached, or gray hair, and it’s vegan, and cruelty-, sulfate-, and parabens-free. You can also customize the leave-in treatment ($19).
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