The 32 Best Shampoos and Conditioners, According to Our Editors

Curly hair, fine hair, textured hair—we've got you covered.

selection of the best Shampoos and Conditioners
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I know perfection is supposed to be unattainable, and for the most part, it is. But if searching for the perfect shampoo is wrong, we don't want to be right. For many women, choosing a shampoo and conditioner is kind of like dating—you'll settle for the one that's right in front of you (read: the bottle near checkout). But as more variety becomes available and shampoo formulas become more refined, the pickier you want and need to become. The perfect match is out there, and once you find it, you'll never look back.

As rote as it seems, haircare needs to be taken as seriously as skincare is. Different formulas work for different types and tones, and what might work for your best friend might spell disaster for your hair. That said, it can be tough to wade through the sea of new releases and old classics, which is why Marie Claire's editors wanted to offer some insight when it comes to your shampoo and conditioner blind dating. Some of us rock natural hair, some of us have fine, oily hair, and some of our locks crave organic formulas or need hair growth help, but Marie Claire staffers past and present have put our heads together to share our personal shampoo and conditioner picks for every hair type and hair issue. So whether your hair is frizz-prone to heat-damaged to perfectly healthy, it's time to stock up on our favorite shampoo and conditioners, below. (And no matter what, always feel free to use "washing my hair" as an excuse to get out of a date.)

Taylore Glynn is the Beauty and Health Editor at Marie Claire, covering skincare, makeup, fragrance, wellness, and more. If you need her, she’s probably roasting a chicken, flying solo at the movies, or drinking a bad Negroni at JFK.