18 Best Drugstore Shampoos and Conditioners Under 20$ – Scary Mommy

18 Under $20 Drugstore Shampoos and Conditioners for Your Next Great Hair Day

November 18, 2019 Updated February 27, 2020

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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.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Intensive Protecting Shampoo

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.

$4 Target



Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula

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.

$10 Amazon

Herbal Essences Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner

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.

$14 Amazon

OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner Set

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.

$17 Amazon



L'Oreal Paris Hair Care EverPure Blonde Sulfate Free Shampoo

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).

$14 Amazon

Head and Shoulders Classic Clean Daily-Use Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

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.

$6 Walmart

Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo

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.

$10 Amazon



Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave In Conditioner Treatment

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.

$12 Amazon

L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curls Conditioner

This nourishing conditioner has a blend of oils to help keep curly hair full of shine, bounce, and definition.

$5 Walmart

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo

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.

$6 Target



Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo

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.

$5 Walmart

TRESemme Color Revitalize Shampoo

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.

$6 Target

Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Double Combo Shampoo and Conditioner

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.

$14 Amazon



Aveeno Scalp Soothing Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo

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.

$7 Amazon

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Shampoo

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.

$7 Amazon

Alba Botanica Drink It Up Coconut Milk Hawaiian Conditioner

Vegetarian and sulfate-free, this conditioner has coconut milk, calendula, and tropical oils to provide mega moisture. It also smells a-mazing!

$5 Amazon



Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Conditioner for Blonde and Silver Hair

This shampoo and conditioner will tone down brassiness and brighten blonde, highlighted, or silver hair.

$23 Amazon

Pantene Gold Series Shampoo and Conditioner

Give your curls a moisture boost with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner that are infused with argan oils.

$14 Amazon

Adria by Thalia Dry Shampoo

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.

$10 AT WALMART



Function of Beauty Custom Purple Shampoo

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).

$29 Function of Beauty

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Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Ori...
$10
Herbal Essences Sulfate Free Shampoo and...
$14
OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Shampoo & ...
$17
L'Oreal Paris Hair Care EverPure Blonde ...
$14
Head and Shoulders Classic Clean Daily-U...
$6
Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo
$10
Garnier Hair Care Fructis Sleek & Shine ...
$12
L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil ...
$5
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & ...
$6
Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture ...
$5
TRESemme Color Revitalize Shampoo
$6
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Doubl...
$14
Aveeno Scalp Soothing Apple Cider Vinega...
$7
John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment...
$7
Alba Botanica Drink It Up Coconut Milk H...
$5
Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Condi...
$23
Pantene Gold Series Shampoo and Conditio...
$14
Function of Beauty Custom Purple Shampoo
$29
Adria by Thalia Dry Shampoo
$10