Haircare 101: Choosing a Shampoo and Conditioner

We’ve all been there: Staring at the vast selection of haircare products in the drugstore aisle, not sure which one is best for our hair type: Damage repair? Colour care? Sleek hair? Which one is right for me? It can be daunting for anyone, especially when there are so many great options to choose from. A good shampoo and conditioner form the basis for a strong haircare routine, so it’s important to make the right choice. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide to help you choose the best shampoo and conditioner combination for your hair type and concern.

Damaged Hair

Styling, brushing, humidity, and sun exposure – all these can ravage your hair leaving it looking damaged and lifeless. When it comes to damage, nothing repairs like L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner. The formula in Total Repair 5 contains a healthy dose of protein to restore the hair fibre back to a healthy state. The result? Instantly healthier hair, that looks and feels stronger.

Coloured Hair

Coloured hair needs special care. Ordinary shampoos can be stripping on coloured hair, which means that your colour might get washed down the drain. That's why it's essential to select a shampoo and conditioner routine specifically designed to care for your colour. L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Color Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner are perfect choices and extend your radiant colour for up to 8 weeks. Formulated with UV filter to protect from sun exposure, Color Radiance is gentle enough for daily use on coloured hair, while providing nourishment and protection for the fragile hair fiber. 

Dry Hair

If your hair is dry, dull, and brittle L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and Conditioner are the perfect combination to help restore softness and shine. It is formulated with six precious oils to instantly transform dry hair, leaving is softer and shinier, without weigh-down. If you’re looking for an extra dose of care, try out our Penetrating Oil treatment – the world’s #1 hair treatment, designed to add shine and nourishment to all hair types.

Long Hair

Long hair really can take a beating. It gets damaged and split ends start to appear, forcing you to get a trim. If you’re dreaming of long hair, choose L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner. It nourishes and protects your long hair right to the tips, so you can save that last 3cm you might have needed to trim. The formula also contains vegetal keratin and castor oil to provide extra nourishment to your lengths, leaving it noticeably softer after just one wash.

Long, Frizzy Hair

Frizz can make hair look shorter. If you’re experiencing frizz, L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Dream Lengths Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner is your new BFF. The formula stretches and nourishes long hair with a dream cocktail of keratin and cocoa butter, to stretch your lengths by up to 4cm. It also helps loosen unwanted bends, for sleeker lengths that are easier to style.

Oily Roots and Dry Ends

Oily impurities at the scalp can lead to limp & lifeless roots while washing too frequently can dry out ends. L’Oréal Paris Hair Expertise Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner cleanses deeply at the scalp & hydrates to the ends for healthy, balanced hair. The range both cleanses and hydrates so hair stays fresh for 3 full days after the first use. The silicone-free formula with 3 mineral clays absorbs impurities at the scalp and moisturizes strands for soft, flowing lengths with a healthy, beautiful shine.

No matter which L’Oréal Paris shampoo you choose, we’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the results. If your hair needs even more specialized care, consider adding a treatment or mask from the same range. As a bonus, all of our shampoos are available to be shipped directly to your door from our retail partners and some are even available in new large format sizes.

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