Splurge vs. Steal: Shampoo

Today's haute shampoos.

budget and expensive shampoos
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Today's haute shampoos actually indulge hair with caviar and white-truffle oil. 

SPLURGE: J.F. Lazartigue Tea Oil Delicate Shampoo, $46 Nourish your scalp and fortify superfine strands with this blend of tea tree and sunflower oils. 

SPLURGE: Philip B. White Truffle Shampoo, $52 Contains plant extracts nettle and thyme, plus white-truffle oil, which claim to impart strength to all hair types. 

SPLURGE: Alterna Ten Shampoo, $60 Two face-cream favorites — caviar complex and hyaluronic acid — restore moisture to dry, damaged 'dos. 

Go to the next page for shampoo STEALS!

budget and expensive shampoos

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STEALS ... while other delicious options contain coconut, grapefruit, and honey — for less money!

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SHINE ENHANCER: L'Oréal Paris Vive Pro Nutri Gloss Shampoo for Medium to Long Hair, $4.99. This new formula is packed with light-reflecting proteins. 

CURL TAMER: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Around Daily Shampoo, $5.99, creates glossy ringlets with its frizz-fighting silicone-and-panthenol mixture. 

COLOR CARE: Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo for Color Treated Hair, $3.99, preserves highlights with a cocktail of vitamins and fruit concentrates. 

BODY BUILDER: VO5 Vita Burst Volumizing Shampoo, 99¢, is a fresh, grapefruit-scented bargain with vitamins B, C, and E. 

FRIZZ FIGHTER: Suave Professionals Healthy Curls Shampoo, $1.92, smooths frizz but cultivates curls with coconut oil and honey. 

HIGH VOLUME: Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo, $2.99, smells so good, who needs perfume? Plus, you'll swear it doubles your volume. 

BIG HAIR: Samy Fat Hair "0" Calories Thickening Shampoo, $7.99, is a sulfate-free vegan formula that plumps up wispy strands. 

DEEP CLEAN: Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Shampoo, $3.99, leaves hair clean but not stripped.