Editor Tip: The shampoo targets hair concerns with vitamin B6, which works to slow sebum production, along with glycine, an amino acid that deeply moisturizes strands.
Key Ingredients: Vitamin B6, glycine
Best For: Oily scalp, brittle hair, aging skin and hair
Allure Editor Favorite: Andrew Fitzsimons Body Volume Boosting Shampoo
Why It’s Worth It: A Best of Beauty Award winner, the Body Volume Boosting Shampoo is the work of hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons, whose clients include the Kardashians, Adele, and J.Lo, just to name a few). For the quite reasonable $16 price point, you get a lightweight formula packed with caffeine and hydrolyzed rice protein to strengthen hair, improve elasticity, and give your hair an overall “oomph.”
Editor Tip: Its mood-boosting fragrance profile is a thing of wonder, too, with notes of pink grapefruit, crisp apple, raspberry pulp, caramel drizzle, and creamy musk — it almost sounds good enough to eat. (But please don’t.)
Key Ingredients: Caffeine, hydrolyzed rice protein, panthenol
Best For: Fine, flat hair
Trusted Hair Loss Brand: Nioxin Cleanser Shampoo
Why It’s Worth It: Nioxin’s clarifying Cleanser shampoo is another Dr. Sadick-approved pick that’ll leave your hair feeling refreshed and clean from dirt, buildup, and sebum — but not stripped. The ingredients boost volume and strengthen hair follicles for a healthy scalp.
Editor Tip: Nioxin’s three-part regimens, which include said shampoo, conditioner, and a scalp and hair spray treatment, focus on strengthening the hair itself (all the way down to its molecular structure) and cleansing the scalp to fight thinning.
Key Ingredients: Amino acids, antioxidants, peppermint oil
Best For: Oily scalp and hair
Most Hardworking Drugstore Formula: OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo
Why It’s Worth It: It’s all about that texture with this OGX pick that Dr. Sadick stands behind. This paraben- and sulfate-free shampoo helps each hair feel thicker immediately post-wash day. The affordable drugstore price can’t be beaten, especially if you go through shampoo quickly.
Editor Tip: Despite being free of SLS, this plumping formula lathers rather nicely, and as a bonus, gives off notes of bergamot, jasmine, and vanilla for an aromatherapeutic shower.
Key Ingredients: Vitamin B7 (biotin), collagen, hydrolyzed wheat protein