The 12 Best-Smelling Shampoos That'll Make You Never Want to Leave the Shower
We know we're not supposed to wash our hair every day, but it's hard not to when some shampoos smell, like, incredible. And since aromatherapy is practically a tenant of self-care, we polled friends, family, coworkers and the internet to come up with this roundup of the best-smelling shampoos on shower shelves.
1. Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo Three
Let's start things off with a little nostalgia. As youths, this Paul Mitchell formula got the chlorine out of our hair, post-swim. As adults, the minty, summery scent delights us just as much during the 50th wash as it does the first.
2. Klorane Shampoo With Peony Sensitive Scalp
Like its name suggests, Klorane's shampoo is made with—and thus, smells like—peonies. Fresh, bright and lovely.
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3. Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo
Here's what you need to know: Of the 345 reviews on Ulta, a whopping 263 called out its amazing scent (which is like a blend of herbs, FYI).
5. R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo
Speaking of sexy scents, this thickening shampoo smells warm and romantic with hints of cardamom, pineapple, citrus, lavender and bamboo. Mmm...complicated.
6. Garnier Full & Plush Shampoo
Get ready: This pomegranate-infused formula is strong...in the best way possible. Even after three days without shampooing, our hair always stays fresh and fruity.
7. Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo
If you prefer something gentler, this cleanser makes hair feel next-level soft while smelling practically edible (coconut oil and wheat are main ingredients).
8. Mermaid Hair Shampoo
This brand is focused primarily on perfume, so you know the scents have to be good. The verdict on the shampoo? It's a combination of fresh orange blossom and coconut, and reminds us of a day at the beach.
9. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo
The official name of this scent is Yuzu Calm, but to us, it's just a lightly floral, subtly citrus blend of wonderfulness.
10. Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo
Don't worry: You won't get a whiff of apple cider vinegar. Instead, you'll shower yourself in green apples, and we think you might kinda love it.
11. Kérastase Bain Chronologiste
What does this smell like? The long answer is it's a little like a masculine cologne, with a sophisticated scent that lingers. The short answer? Luxury.