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Best shampoo for men 2014 - top choices!

Updated on December 5, 2014

2014 Shampoo reviews

Men's personal care and beauty products rarely get a respectable mention in the media and this absence of intent is more so when it comes to hair care for men. Traditionally it has been a ritual for men to shampoo their hair daily with any decent smelling and reasonably priced shampoo. But considering the new challenges of lifestyle stresses, cosmetic appeal and recognition of different hair types, the need for a well researched and user reviewed list of best shampoos for men was a dear necessity. And so, here it is!

For Women's shampoo choices click here.

The best overall choice

Because fine and normal hair can instantly go out of control, use a shampoo that as a holding style. This shampoo cleans and thickens your hair without making it lay flat on your scalp. Bed Head for Men Charge Up Thickening Shampoo is formulated with body enhancers and thickening agents, to provide just the right amount of ingredients needed to make your hair look and feel lush and thick.

Proteins and vitamins are used to formulate Bed Head for Men, which are designed to bond on each strand of hair creating denser hair follicles. The thickening agent adds elasticity and resilience, along with retaining moisture to prevent brittleness.

The unique one

Topping the list is Duffy's Brew Original Beer Shampoo. Beer has long been recommended as a hair conditioner par excellence and there is finally a genuine shampoo for men that has all the goodness of roasted barley. Duffy's Brew not only nurtures the hair and scalp but it also provides a sort of force field of vitamins and proteins across each hair strand. This extra layer of protection adds volume and bounce to the hair style and also gives the wavy hair a natural sheen unlike any other. With all these benefits, it is no surprise that Duffy's Brew tops the list of best shampoo for men, but there is one more point that makes this a sure shot winner - it smells of bitter sweet caramel!

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The luxurious

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo is one of those slightly expensive ones which most men will be reluctant to buy but once they will, they won't regret the decision. This works wonders for dry scalp and dandruff problems. With the unique fragrance of tea tree oil, the tingling sensation is to die for. The freshness of nature that this shampoo inherits, lasts the whole day, ensuring not nly great hair but also a stress free day of work. One recommendation that many users of this shampoo make is to use a good conditioner along with it to sustain the nourishment.

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Weak Hair Choice

For fine, lifeless and thinning hair, Avalon Organics Shampoo is the best shampoo for men. It is made from a special healing complex of B vitamins that strengthen hair strands and nourish the scalp simultaneously. As the name suggests, this shampoo is completely organic with no artificial colors or fragrances to discredit its nourishing capabilities. Being organic, it is mild and can be used as a daily hair care product to give the hair a nice volume that lasts throughout the day. Another bit of information on this one is that it is purely vegetable based and is not tested on animals, a very good reason to give this one the number three spot.

Dandruff choice

Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo makes it to the list despite its obvious discounts of being full of chemicals, and hence, bad for the hair. But if nothing else is working on the itchy dandruff, then this one is the best shampoo ever. It controls all the flaking, scaling and above all, the itching, that dandruff causes. The only trick with this one is to use it sparingly and only when there is a persistent dandruff problem. Ideal usage would be 3-4 times a week for a couple of months, or till dandruff subsides.

For Dry Hair

Compared to more expensive shampoos, Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care is an excellent choice for damaged and dry hair. Formulated with silicone, Fructus moisturizes each strand of hair, and makes it feel soft and smooth. It thoroughly cleans your hair and provides enough moisture without built-up residue.

Dry hair is often a result of damage hair caused by using the wrong types of shampoo, along with harsh color treatments or from repeated shampooing too often. Fortifying Daily Care is ideal for dry air because it is fortified with vitamins that add quality protein to each hair shaft from the root to the tip.

Garnier Fructis Fortifying Daily Care

Another choice for normal hair

A shampoo for all hair types, from dry to oily, is hard to find. And with the increasing costs of domestic personal care products, it is difficult to buy a different breed of shampoo for different hair types in the house. Biolage Normalizing Shampoo by Matrix is a perfect solution to this problem and for this very reason it squeezes into the top seven best shampoo for men list. Its special botanical formula deeply cleans the scalp and hair without drying them and at the same time leaving a freshness that has volume as well.

For Thinning Hair

Fekkai Full Volume Shampoo is a protein-based thickening shampoo that can be used daily to add body and fullness to thinning or fine hair. This shampoo is formulated with a natural cleanser that will not strip your scalp or leave your hair brittle. Derived from rich organic botanicals and wheat extracts, this shampoo naturally controls your hair's pH balance as a way to counteract the alkaline consistency found in fine or thinning hair.

Thinning hair is often a result of higher levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) accumulations in the pores of follicles. DHT naturally restricts the circulation of blood and nutrients to the cubicle and root. By starving the hair follicle, the hair becomes finer or stops growing altogether. Fekkai Full Volume works to block the accumulation of DHT and improves the quality, thickness and feel of your hair.

Head & Shoulders Ocean Lift Dandruff Shampoo

Another one for the dandruff buffs is Head & Shoulders Ocean Lift Dandruff Shampoo. This is lighter and milder than Nizoral but is effective in most cases. The key to this shampoo is that it is formulated from sea mineral essence giving it a natural, pH balanced composition that is ideal for all hair types. It also has a uniquely fresh fragrance that keeps you company all day long. Try this one to see an improved scalp and stronger hair strands in a short span of time.

Go Clean Daily Care Shampoo by Redken is a shampoo that men will prefer simply because it works up a nice and rich lather without being too harsh on the hair and scalp. Two primary ingredients of this shampoo are proteins and glycerine. While the proteins help in strengthening and cleaning the hair, the glycerine is a moisturising agent that gives your hair a shine and glow to be proud about. Being mild, this one can be applied daily and is indeed intended to be a daily use shampoo. Many users have recom

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Proper Shampoo usage

The above list is highly recommended to men looking out for hair care that really suits their style and kind of hair. But just choosing a shampoo does not make the hair problems go away. One has to follow a certain routine and use the shampoo as directed. One of the most common myths that every shampoo is for daily usage needs to be squashed upfront. Another important information about hair care is that one must always brush the hair prior to applying the shampoo. This detangles the hair strands and make sure that there is no unnecessary hair loss while working up a lather. Also, one must wet the hair completely before applying the shampoo, for obvious reasons.

After leaving the shampoo on for a few minutes, it is advisable to let the water drip down the hair without the violent use of hands to rinse off the shampoo. Again, the intention here is to deliver minimum damage to the hair strands. After the initial water down, you can use your hands to ensure that no shampoo remains. Following these basic steps, you are sure to have a shiny and robust crop of hair that stand out in a crowd and get you the attention you deserve. And in case you have better recommendations for best shampoo for men, feel free to shout out.

What did you think of the list, do you have other choices you'd like to be featured here?


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      7 years ago

      Some great tips.Thanks

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      kabbalah lm 

      7 years ago

      I want to try the beer shampoo

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      7 years ago

      Love the Tea Tree shampoo, but can't force myself to spend that much money on a hair care product.

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      Wedding Mom 

      7 years ago

      Good selection of shampoo's. Great information especially to those who needs help for their hair.


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