Beauty Roundup: The Best Drugstore Shampoos and Conditioners

   By drodriguez  Apr 22, 2010


There’s a time to spend and a time to save when it comes to beauty products.


When it comes to shampoos and conditioners, drugstore offerings definitely rival their pricier salon counterparts these days. Our member reviews have been bustling with hair care conversations lately and we thought we’d highlight your favorite shampoo and conditioner picks. Whether you’ve got fine hair or colored, dry locks, there’s something for everyone.




For All Hair Types : Garnier Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner


Reviewed by Bentleysmom:

“In one sentence "I haven’t seen a Garnier product that I didn’t like". Garnier Shampoos and Conditioner are top notch. I have used several different haircare products and I have been very well pleased with all. I haven’t met a Garnier product that I haven’t been super impressed with, including their skincare products. Word of advice.... Garnier, keep up the good work! I’m a big fan..”


Volumizing: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Reviewed by speterson70

“I am so glad I tried this shampoo and conditioner. It really does create volume. I love it! Would recommend to anybody that has thin hair and wants more volume. Great product.”


Moisturizing: Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner

Reviewed by MomaNikki82

“I recently received a free coupon to try out any Herbal Essence product and I chose to try the Hello Hydration. It has scents of orchid and coconut milk. Smells awesome! The scent lasts all day too! I’ve been a long time user of Suave Professionals shampoo and condtioners, but this duo was great! Rinses well and leaves your hair soft, smooth, and smelling great! The conditioner does a great job on my long hair! Def would recommend these products!”


Color Protection : Loreal Ever Pure Shampoo

Reviewed by Sweet_Tea


The Loreal EverPure line of haircare products is awesome! I have tried both the moisturizing formula and the smoothing formula and loved them both. I don’t normally spend this much money on shampoo but this product is worth it! The lather is so much like a salon quality shampoo and the scent is nice without being over powering. The line of products was developed exclusively for color-treated hair and contains no sulfates so your hair color will last longer. It also leaves your hair very soft!”


Organic: Burt’s Bees Shampoo

Reviewed by ldyrhonda

“This product is a liitle pricey, compared to other products. Being a natural I look for natural products to coincide with my lifestyle. Researching Sodium Lauryl/ Laureth Sulfate and the risk of using them, I prefer to us products with them and Burt’s Bees Shampoo does not contain them. It also offer other chemial free ingredients. Makes the hair feel really tangled, but w/conditioner everything is fine.”


Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your favorites?



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evee80 by evee80 | Calhoun, GA
Mar 20, 2011

Morrocan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner(The original in the light blue bottle): I bought little sample bottles off of Ebay and switched shampoos/conditioner every other day with my normal shampoo/conditioner for 4 days, let me tell you I can tell a huge difference. My hair was easier to work with and had a soft texture during the styling process. It took less time to style my hair. I did not have to work hard to style it, so it took less time, less time = less damage. A little pricey, but loved it!!

katrinachunk by katrinachunk | Auburn, ME
Mar 19, 2011

my all time favorite shampoo and conditioner is JOHN FREIDA WEATHERWORKS! here in florida my hair gets frizzy, poofy, dry, dull, breaks, and just doesnt look good. i have hair to my butt so its hard to keep it healthy and looking good. plus i color it. i love how just after a few showers using weatherworks, my hair was like silk, no frizz, lightweight, shiny, and smelled soooo friggin good! i felt like a million bucks! i first tried sample packets i got here in panama city beach during spring break1- 2 years ago. been using ever since. even works good with color treated hair. love em

suzijakuzi by suzijakuzi | laguna niguel, CA
Jan 04, 2011

I don't usually use drug store hair products as my hair is dry from over processing but I think I may give it a try after reading theses reviews : )

kelly100 by kelly100 | Dillsburg, PA
Dec 30, 2010

I was always told to use good salon shampoo and conditioner...especially for color treated hair. If you do this its ok to use cheaper hairspray,gel,etc.

Ahyden by Ahyden | LOVELAND, OH
Dec 03, 2010

I hate garnier shampoo and leaves my hair oily. I really love the hello hydration though!

rachelmk by rachelmk | CROWN POINT, IN
Nov 28, 2010

I love Garnier Sleek and Smooth as well as John Frieda's products. As far as "salon products" go , I love Aveda!! =)

stephainenz by stephainenz | chicago, IL
Nov 16, 2010

i use pantene and i love it!!

mommasuesue by mommasuesue | Cedar Rapids, IA
Nov 15, 2010

I really like Aussie products but will try others now from the reviews

mysticalmalissa by mysticalmalissa | Sequatchie, TN
Aug 11, 2010

L'oreal Vive Pro Hydra Gloss Shampoo is my total favorite. I have very damaged hair and this has worked wonders for me.

marip1 by marip1 | RACINE, WI
Jul 19, 2010

My favorites are Suave Professionals and Dove intense damage therapy. I have damage hair and these 2 products are great for my hair.

jennyfrances by jennyfrances | moulton, AL
Jul 17, 2010

I use Avon's shampoo. I'm having trouble finding a Hair spray I like that doesn't cost a arm and a leg.

janet1976 by janet1976 | chicago, IL
Jun 14, 2010

I have never tried salon products before. I am very happy with my drug store shampoo and conditioner! I use Head n Shoulders! My holy grail it leaves my hair soft and clean

Jun 11, 2010


eldapc11 by eldapc11 | SANTA ANA, CA
May 25, 2010

Suave Professionals works great and it's super cheap.

toygirl7 by toygirl7 | Lebanon, IN
May 20, 2010

I have very wavy frizzy hair. I tried ROOT AWAKENING by John Frieda only once with a free sample I received and my hair feels,smell terrific. Try It! Luv it :)