Strengthens tired, dull hair
Created in Asia for Asian hair, with Asian ingredients. Black soy bean is a traditional Chinese ingredient and is packed with protein, vitamins B and C, zinc and minerals to nourish and strengthen hair. Propolis on the other hand helps to promote hair growth. Together they make hair healthy, strong and glossy.
OGX Revitalize+ Black Soybean & Propolis Shampoo, $16.90, Watsons, Guardian and Lazada.
For a thorough yet not stripping cleanse
This shampoo, cleanses roots without stripping lengths of their natural moisture leaving hair feeling soft, smooth and manageable. The brand’s proprietary strengthening complex also helps smooth cuticles and minimise damage caused by environmental stressors.
Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo, $21, Sephora
Soothes sensitive scalps
Not only does this blend of lavender and jasmine extracts hydrate and condition hair so that it is soft and manageable, it also calms irritated and inflamed scalps.
Lux Luminique Floral Cleanse Shampoo - Happiness Bloom, $16.90, NTUC Fairprice and RedMart
Great for flaky scalps with dry ends
Anti-dandruff active ingredient Octopirox helps tackle ugly flakes that prevent you from wearing any of your favourite black clothes, and a nano-mesh technology helps the shampoo evenly coat each and every strand to gently deep cleanse without being harsh on the hair.
Essential Anti-Dandruff and Moisturising Shampoo, $11.90, selected leading supermarkets and hypermarkets and Kao Official Stores on Lazada and Shopee
Ideal for greasy scalps
Rid your scalp and hair of product build up with the help of green tea that deep cleanses to remove impurities leaving the scalp feeling refreshed. Another key ingredient ginger helps nourish and strengthen hair with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
Tresemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo, $9.90, Watsons, Guardian, NTUC FairPrice
Best for colour treated hair
Experimenting with a new colours is great till it leaves your hair feeling like straw. Amazonian murumuru butter and ethically sourced Bulgarian rose absolute help infuse coloured strands with moisture and nourishment to restore shine and recharge colour.
Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Color, $12.90, Watsons
Adds volume to flat, fine hair
Blackcurrant extract helps gently cleanse the hair ridding it of build up and adding body and bounce to the roots and lengths.
Percy & Reed Boutifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo, $32, Sephora
Best for sun damaged locks
Free from silicones, sulphates, parabens, artificial colouring and clinically tested for low irritation on sensitive skin, this shampoo rejuvenates hair that has been over exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Moroccan argan oil and Toscana olive oil gently cleanse without stripping away natural oils while rosemary’s anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties keep scalp refreshed. Mandarin orange and pineapple ceramide infuse hair with antioxidant benefits and hydration respectively. Hair is stronger, glossy and smooth.
Moist Diane Refresh & Smooth Shampoo, $18.90 Watsons, NTUC Fairprice, Don Don Donki, BHG, BHG Welcia and Tokyu Hands
Great for damaged, over-processed hair
Extremely hydrating, this contains amino acid-based cleansing ingredients and natural-origin moisturisers such as olive fruit oil, shea butter, honey and aloe, to help repair dry, brittle hair that’s been damaged by chemical processes and UV exposure.
DHC Repair & Moisturising Shampoo, $23.90, Watsons
Best anti-pollution shampoo
Combining the brand’s repair technology with anti-pollution benefits, this promises to keep dust and pollutants off your mane for up to 72-hours while strengthening hair’s inner structure so there’s less breakage. It contains no silicone, so it won’t weigh hair down or grease up the scalp.
Schwarzkopf Extra Care Purify & Protect Shampoo, $11.90, Watsons and Guardian
Strengthens brittle hair
Given how much we Asians love perms and dyes, it’s no wonder our hair is in need of some serious TLC. That’s where this comes in. Formulated without silicon, parabens or petroleum-based surfactants, it treats frizzy, fragile and fried tresses with argan oil – known as Liquid Gold to the natives of the Moroccan desert due to its high nutrient content and immense moisturising properties that can counter even the region’s harsh, dry climate.
Organist Morocco Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo, $14, Watsons
Smooths rough, dry strands
Made for rough, dry Asian hair, its moisturising-retaining ingredients like honey, aloe and pomegranate are said to fill and plump up hollowed hair shafts, delivering all-day hydration and maintaining a healthy shine.
Asience Moisture Rich Shampoo, $14.90, Watsons and Guardian
Best for oily, flat and fine hair
What this coconut shell-derived deep-cleansing shampoo has: lemon and grapefruit oils, activated charcoal, hydrolysed soy protein and vitamin B5. What it doesn’t: sulphates, parabens, phthalates, alcohol and artificial colours. It removes build-up without stripping away moisture as well, and helps in boosting hair volume. Perfect for oily, flat and fine locks.
Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Shampoo, $16.90, Guardian
Balances oily scalps & boosts volume
Like all of the brand’s offerings, this shampoo designed for flat hair and oily scalp is enriched with camellia oil, which known for its strong moisturising, antioxidant and hair-conditioning benefits. It also helps to soften and hydrate the scalp and locks while lending a loose, airy finish to the ends.
Tsubaki Volume Touch Shampoo, $16.90, Guardian and Watsons