The 14 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 rounded up the best-smelling drugstore and luxury shampoos on our shower shelves right now. From floral-scented formulas (ahem, Klorane Sensitive Scalp Shampoo) to fresh and fruity-smelling formulas (including our fav No.1 Mermaid Shampoo, of course), these 14 hair cleansers not only smell edible, but they're also great for most hair types.
1. Paul Mitchell Clarifying Shampoo Two
Most Energizing Scent
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 energizing lemon scent delights us just as much during the 50th wash as it does the first. The vegan and color-safe formula aims to minimize oil production so that hair isn't as oily over time.
4. OUAI Fine Shampoo
This cult-favorite formula has a devoted following for a reason: It turns hair volume all the way up while also effervescing a fruity, floral and musky scent that seems more like a fancy perfume. Plus, it's packed with biotin, keratin and nourishing chia seed oil to help address hair damage and dryness.
5. R+Co Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo
Sexiest Spring Scent
Speaking of sexy scents, this thickening shampoo smells warm and romantic with hints of cardamom, pineapple, citrus, lavender and bamboo. It's also infused with coconut oil and saw palmetto berry extract, which intends to promote overall scalp health.
6. Garnier Full & Plush Shampoo
Best-Smelling Affordable 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. Oh, and did we mention the lightweight formula also adds volume and plushness to hair?
8. No1 Mermaid Hair Shampoo
Most Unique Scent
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. The formula also uses quinoa protein and sea kelp ingredients to provide deep hydration to hair.
10. FEKKAI Shea Butter Shampoo
Best Shea Butter Scent
We don't know about you, but we can't get enough of shea butter. Not only does it improve softness, but it also deeply moisturizes. So, of course, we're obsessed with this shea butter-based shampoo. It aims to smooth strands, eliminate frizz and tangles and reduce split ends.
11. Kerastase Bain Chronologiste Regenerant Shampoo
Most Luxurious Scent
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. FYI, it was designed to target signs of aging hair and scalp—aka it helps strengthen roots and strands.
14. Briogeo Superfoods Mango + Cherry Oil Control & Balancing Shampoo
Best Fruit Combination
Who knew mango and cherry would smell so good together? The nutrient-rich formula supports scalp and hair health, plus it aims to help balance oil production.