How To Find The Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type

How To Find The Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type

At Salon HER, we’re all about transforming your hair. But sometimes that means nailing the basics: like shampoo. Each hair type has its own traits and they all need different care. Our team is here to guide you to your perfect match so you can get the gorgeous, healthy hair you deserve.

Fine or thin hair:

Those with fine hair will know all too well that volume is your best friend. Invest in a good-quality volumising shampoo which can give your hair a lift without weighing it down. Avoid heavy moisturising shampoos that can make fine hair look and feel greasy.

SHOP NOW: Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, $82

Thick hair:

Thick hair can handle richer shampoos, so look for products that add moisture and manageability. 

SHOP NOW: Oribe Moisture & Control Shampoo, $76

Curly or coily hair:

This hair type can tend to be dry, so it needs shampoos that add moisture and definition. The perfect creamy, hydrating shampoo can help maintain the natural curl pattern and prevent frizz.

SHOP NOW: Oribe Moisture & Control Shampoo, $76

Straight hair:

Banish excess oil and build-up by opting for a clarifying shampoo that can do a clean sweep without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

SHOP NOW: Oribe Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo, $80

Wavy hair:

Keep your waves in check by investing in a balancing shampoo that hydrates and defines waves without causing heaviness.

SHOP NOW: Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, $50

Colour-treated hair:

The best thing you can do for your fresh colour is to use a high-quality shampoo designed to protect colour-treated hair. This will keep your colour bright in between Salon HER appointments.

SHOP NOW: Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo, $47


For anyone managing a flaky scalp, dandruff, or scalp irritation, pick a treatment shampoo designed to relieve discomfort and gently target the signs of an irritated scalp. 

SHOP NOW: Oribe Serene Scalp Balancing Shampoo, $80

While the first step in getting your best hair ever is choosing the right shampoo for your hair type, it’s also worth picking a shampoo that matches your scalp type. Your scalp can be oily, dry, or a combination of both. An oily scalp produces excess sebum, which can make hair look greasy, while a dry scalp may flake and itch. To complicate things further, you may also have a combination scalp, meaning you may be oily in some areas and dry in others. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The Salon HER team can assess your hair to help you pick the best shampoo for your hair type and scalp. 

‍Want our advice? Book your next appointment at Salon HER.