There are many reasons why your hair might feel dry lately. Coming off of the summer months, it could be UV damage or overexposure to chlorine and saltwater. Or you could simply be overdoing it on the heat styling and highlights.
Whatever the cause, it’s important to consider your hair-care routine—starting with which shampoo you use. Ideally, you want something that gets your hair clean without stripping it of moisture. Ahead, we selected nine top contenders and ranked them against five 20-point factors—from price to scent to ingredients and packaging and, most importantly, how it makes your hair feel after using it.
Oh, and a final reminder for when you lather up: Make sure to keep the suds to your roots only (which is where the oil builds up anyway) and always condition the ends.