Best Shampoos in 2017 - Buyer’s Guide

By: FindTopTen Editorial


Finding a single product may be not so easy when you have plenty options to choose from. Which one should you pick? It is a personal decision when it comes to finding the right one. We tried and tested many shampoos, and finally made a list of Top Ten Best Shampoo 2017 so that you can take a look at the best and pick one that suits your hair and scalp type.

Best Shampoos in 2017

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Below is the table which shows the top ten best shampoos 2017. Each shampoo is chosen by our reviewers. We recommend you to pair with treatment for maximum results. The shampoos that we chose are suitable for all hair type in general and deliver great results, depending on your hair and scalp type. We also recommend you to read shampoo buying guide below.

Shampoo Brand Shampoo Name Good For all hair type and ... Size Price Est.
Christophe Robin DELICATE VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO WITH ROSE EXTRACTS Fine hair Colored hair Sensitive hair 8.33 fl. oz.
13.3 fl. oz.
PHILIP B oud royal Forever Shine Shampoo All hair type 2 fl. oz. / 60 ml
7.4 fl. oz. / 220 ml
32 fl. oz. / 947 ml
miriamquevedo WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Shampoo Sensitized, stressed, irritated scalps or hair, color or keratin treated hair 8.5 fl. oz. / 250 ml $60
ANNE SEMONIN GENTLE MISTLETOE SHAMPOO Normal to oily hair 6.7 fl. oz. /200 ml $25 - $28
MORROCANOIL EXTRA VOLUME SHAMPOO Color treated hair, fine hair 2.4 fl. oz. / 70 ml 8.5 fl. oz. / 250 ml 16.9 fl. oz. / 500 ml $10 $24 $42
AVALON ORGANICS Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo Thin and limp hair 11 fl. oz. / 325 ml $6 - $9
Original Sprout ISLAND BLISS SHAMPOO All hair 8 fl. oz. / 236 ml $19.99
EO French Lavender Shampoo Normal hair 8.4 fl. oz. / 250 ml $8.99
ORIBE Signature Shampoo All hair 8.5 fl. oz. / 250 ml $42 $134
Aesop Classic Shampoo All hair 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 ml 16.9 fl. oz. / 500 ml $29 $50

1. Christophe Robin DELICATE VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO WITH ROSE EXTRACTS – Best Delicate and Luxury Shampoo For Healthy, Silky, and Youthful Hair Look


Our first shampoo, DELICATE VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO WITH ROSE EXTRACTS, is the most popular shampoo ever produced by Christophe Robin, the world known Colorist-Artisan. With his innovative creations and career, he incorporated the benefits of using rose hip, centifolia rose, and gallic rose in terms of repairing, antioxidants and soothing properties. He then launched unique shampoo that gently cleanses and restores volume and body. Christophe Robin’s hair care products are introduced by many press and salons and still number 1 in my list.

The shampoo provides more soft, silky, natural volume to your hair compare to others in our lineup. DELICATE VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO WITH ROSE EXTRACTS is quite different from other shampoos in terms of gentle cleanse while restoring volume and body. Its acidic pH closes the hair cuticles to reduce pigment loss, makes your hair manageable, and maintain vibrant and fresh-looking color.

The only downside in this shampoo is that it lathers too mild. So you may need more amount than regular use if you like to lather more. However, similar shampoo is available in his product line, known as PURIFYING SHAMPOO WITH JUJUBE DARK EXTRACT, which may not give your hair the definitions you want.

Overall, Christophe Robin DELICATE VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO WITH ROSE EXTRACTS is my all time best shampoo in 2017. This is a gentle cleanse shampoo for all hair types including fine, delicate, and color treated hair. It has delicate and pleasant rose scent that lasts all day long.

* Great result when you follow with Christophe Robin VOLUMIZING CONDITONER WITH ROSE EXTRACTS

  • Pleasant, delicate, and elegant rose scent during shampoo and after blow dry that lasts all day
  • Fresh feeling to your scalp
  • Gentle
  • Ideal for fine, sensitive and color treated hair
  • Gives natural volume and moisture without weighting down
  • Free of paraben, silicon, oxidant, phthalates, sodium laureth sulfate
  • Won many beauty awards
  • Lathers moderate to poor

2. Philip B oud royal Forever Shine Shampoo – Best Luxury Shampoo For Glamourous Hair Look

Philip B oud royal Forever Shine Shampoo

The next one in our list is oud royal Forever Shine Shampoo produced by a well-known Hollywood’s hair treatment expert Philib B. With his award winning blends based on pure botanicals and essential oils, he garnered international recognitions for his visionary approach to hair, scalp, and body care treatments.

The design of the shampoo bottle is so elegant look and nice.

This shampoo provides amazingly silky, soft, and gorgeous elasticity to your hair compared to others in our lineup. Oud royal Forever Shine Shampoo is quite different in terms of technology from other shampoos. The botanicals break into tiny molecules that sink in and strengthen hair from the inside out. The botanicals made with natural Safflower Oleosomes infuses hair with lasting glossiness, bounce, and luxury, seductive scent. The main differences compare to our first pick in the list is that it lathers well so you need small amount to use.

The reason why it is listed on number 2 is because it is high in price point. Scent may be strong side for some people. However, this shampoo requires small amount to use and the scent lasts long. You may not necessary need to wash your head so often which is better for your scalp too. So that means you may consume less and your shampoo bottle lasts longer.

That being said, the Philip B oud royal Forever Shine Shampoo has all of the great features and benefits including gorgeous hair look which was missing in the above product. This Shampoo transforms all hair types with instant and dramatic results. On the other hand, the down side of this shampoo is high in price point.

* for best results, follow with PHILIP B OUD ROYAL FOREVER SHINE CONDITIONER

  • Nice, luxury scent throughout the day
  • Lather well so all you need is small amount to wash your hair and scalp
  • Silky, soft, and gorgeous elasticity after blow dry
  • Paraben free
  • Color & keratin treatment safe
  • Provides persistent moisture without weighting your hair down
  • Easy to style
  • Pricy
  • Scent may be strong for some people

3. miriamquevedo WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Shampoo – Best Luxury Shampoo For Glossy Hair Look

miriamquevedo WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Shampoo

When it comes to quality of shampoo, no one can beat miriam quevedo WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Shampoo. If you are the person who does not like to pair the shampoo with any treatment but still need something in addition to the shampoo, then give it a try and you will be impressed.

Miriam quevedo is a Spanish brand with several awards including BAZZAR and allure. WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Shampoo is formulated with powerful antioxidants and finest ingredients such as white caviar oil, organic baobab oil, and complex of edelweiss, rice, and cotton flower extracts which help to repair, regenerate, and protect hair and sculp. Also, betaine amino acid, provitamin B5, and natural tensioactives derived from oats help moisturize, soften, and protect the scalp.

Everything about this shampoo is great. It soften and moisture my hair well without using treatment. But I have to say that I felt I could use something extra for smoothing my hair a little more after shampoo.

If you have very oily hair, then I recommend you to not go with WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Shampoo. Instead, have a look at MORROCANOIL EXTRA VOLUMIZING SHAMPOO described below.

* Works well with miriamquevedo glacial WHITE CAVIAR HYDRA-PURE Rescue Masque

  • Shampoo that conditions
  • Luxury scent that lasts
  • Incredibly silky, soft, and strong after blow dry
  • Formulated without parabens, Sulfates, Mineral Oils, Phthalates, Paraffin, or Petrolatum
  • Ideal for color and keratin treated hair
  • Gentle for sensitive and irritated scalps
  • Helps balance the scalp’s microflora
  • Won many beauty awards such as BAZARR and Allure Best of Beauty
  • Pricy



ANNE SEMONIN is the master when it comes to luxury, gentle products with botanical ingredients, very small amount of preservatives and chemical additives, and recyclable packaging and insisting on the environmental friendly production process. No other brand can beat ANNE SEMONIN in this innovative ingredients. Number 4 in our list is going to be ANNE SEMONIN GENTLE MISTLETOE SHAMPOO, which is great for many hair types.

We found this to be the most sophisticated shampoo and it really smells great and makes your hair silky smooth and soft. It makes your hair shiny after you blow dry.

This shampoo has 6 key ingredients. The extracts of mistletoe flowers, fennel fruits, yarriow and chamomile which soothe and calm your scalp and prevents irritation. The other amazing key ingredients are the extracts of Melissa and hops which strengthen, fortify and balance your hair and scalp.

Now let’s come to the downsides of this shampoo. The shampoo is not available at local stores in many locations including U.S. You can order online but I found many times that products were sold out. Some hotels carry ANNE SEMONIN products, so when you stay at the hotels or spas during your trip and find the products, you may want to purchase there to stock them.

Overall, MISTLETOE SHAMPOO is an amazing shampoo which is formulated with all of the ingredients you need for your hair. It leaves your hair soft and incredibly beautiful with luxurious and natural scent. It is not available to many local stores but it made it the number 4 in our list.

* For best results, follow by ANNE SEMONIN BOTANICAL CONDITIONER

  • Natural, pleasant scent of chamomile and lemon balm
  • Soft and silky feel during shampooing
  • Calm your sensitive scalp
  • Incredibly silky, soft, and shiny after blow dry
  • Feels fresh after shampooing
  • Easy to rinse it off
  • Paraben free, suitable for use during pregnancy
  • Not available at many retail stores outside Europe

5. MORROCANOIL EXTRA VOLUME SHAMPOO – Affordable Salon Shampoo to Volumize Your Hair


Another shampoo that is loved by many hair salons and beauty supplier stores worldwide is MORROCANOIL EXTRA VOLUME SHAMPOO.

Just like any other shampoo with “argan oil” or “morrocan oil”, this shampoo is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to nourish your hair and scalp. But we found this shampoo sometimes dries my scalp over time. It may cause the dryness because of certain ingredients in the product or may need special attention when you rinse.

Other than that, the shampoo gives you a great texture and elasticity to your hair that lasts all day long. You just need a small amount to use because it lathers well. We also like the texture of the shampoo bottle. It comes with rubber like plastic bottle, so it is easy to grab the bottle without slipping.


  • Sulfate, Phophate, Paraben free
  • Color treatment safe
  • Easy to comb after shampoo
  • Healthy volume and bounce all day after blow dry
  • The bottle is easy to hold without slipping
  • May dry your scalp if you don’t pair with conditioner or mask

6. AVALON ORGANICS Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo – Affordable Shampoo to Restore Body and Shine to Your Hair

AVALON ORGANICS, Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo

AVALON ORGANICS is an organic brand. AVALON ORGANICS Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo is affordable, no GMO and free of many harsh chemicals. It can be found at many grocery stores and drug stores.

The rosemary essential oil stimulates scalp circulation and encourages hair growth. Calendula and vitamin E soothes and softens hair. Aloe helps your scalp with reducing inflammation and bacteria. It is plant base shampoo and gentle. That is why it is an ideal choice for those who are sensitive to harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances and colors.

The ingredients of this shampoo is extremely great. The ingredients are carefully curated and thoughtfully chosen. The best thing about this shampoo is that it is natural base which may be beneficial to the sensitive hair and scalp.

You must know before purchasing this shampoo that this is a volumizing shampoo with organic ingredients. So if you are looking for a shampoo with natural, plant base scent, then this is a great choice. If you are looking for other scent, then I recommend you to have a look at other shampoos available in this list.

Overall, AVALON ORGANIC Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo is a great choice for people who are looking for the one with organic ingredients with affordable price which you can find at many local stores. Once in a while, you may find the shampoo with promotional offers which is even more budget friendly.

  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors and fragrances
  • No GMOs
  • Nice glossy shine and elasticity after blow dry
  • Nice and refreshing scent
  • Reasonable price
  • Available at many online and local stores including grocery stores and pharmacies
  • Certified by USDA National Organic Program, NSF/ANSI 305 Standard, Leaping Bunny Program etc.
  • Scent might be strong

7. Original Sprout ISLAND BLISS SHAMPOO – Best Shampoo to Nourish Your Hair Without Harsh Chemicals


Original Sprout ISLAND BLISS SHAMPOO is one of the best clean, non toxic, all natural hair shampoo. If you prefer natural shampoo gentle enough for kids and babies, then ISLAND BLISS SHAMPOO might be an ideal choice for you.

Original Sprout ISLAND BLISS SHAMPOO is 100% vegan, gentle pH of 6.0 – 7.0 to help retain hair color, and natural volumizing shampoo which provides healthy texture. It does not contain soy, gluten, honey, peanut, dairy, or any other chemicals such as nanoparticles, titanium dioxide, phytoestrogens lavender, tea tree, and phthalates. The vegan protein helps smoothing and moisturizing your hair while shampooing, so you can enjoy it without feeling ridiculous.

It lathers well so you will need a small amount to wash your hair and scalp, so the life of the shampoo bottle is great.

Original Sprout ISLAND BLISS SHAMPOO was introduced for worry free shampooing experience that is best, safe, and can be used for many families. So, no doubt that this shampoo provides extremely gentle feel to your scalp and really smooths your hair. Easy to rinse it off, gives desired body and moisture, leaves your hair glossy, and most unique part of the shampoo is that it is gentle enough to be used at some hospitals and baby bathing.

* For best result, follow by Original Sprout LUSCIOUS ISLAND CONDITIONER

  • Safe for all hair types, sensitive scalps, and babies
  • Smooths your hair
  • Lathers well with small amount
  • Hair becomes clean and silky after drying your hair
  • Gives great elasticity
  • Well hydrated without weighting down your hair
  • Color treatment safe
  • Free of Phytoestrogens Lavender and Tea Tree, Phthalates, clove and musk
  • No soy, gluten, honey, peanut or dairy, nanoparticles or titanium dioxide
  • Available at many online and local health stores
  • Might be hard to open the tap when you use it with wet hands
  • May be hard to squeeze the bottle when you are almost finished.

8. EO French Lavender Shampoo – Affordable Botanical Shampoo That Can Be Used Daily

EO French Lavender Shampoo

EO French Lavender Shampoo is a daily shampoo formulated with pure Lavender essential oil to sooth and calm senses, some botanical extracts to nurture all hair types, Vitamin E for antioxidants, and B to retaining moisture, and coconut to gently remove buildups.

The unique feature about this shampoo is the effect of pure Lavender essential oil. It gives soothing sensation to your scalp and makes you feel like it is a perfect shampoo during the hot weather. It leaves your scalp cool after shampoo, so you feel fresh and makes you feel like you are not going to be sweating in humid weather. The scent of lavender allows you to be relaxed.

I would not recommend you to use this shampoo if you have allergic reaction to lavender scent. The scent may be strong for some people and may irritate your skin or could be harmful if inhaled.

Overall, EO French Lavender Shampoo is a unique shampoo which is in touch with nature and follow the guidelines for certified organic food. It has a reasonable price point compare with other shampoo in our list. The only downside I found in this shampoo is that I may not want to use the shampoo in cold weather due to cooling sensation to my scalp.

* Works well with EO French Lavender Conditioner

  • Gentle enough to use everyday
  • Fresh sensation to the scalp during shampoo
  • Free of many harsh chemicals
  • No synthetic fragrances
  • Gluten free
  • Many certifications including USDA Organic, non-GMO, Leaping Bunny Organization, GF, B Corp, and Non-Synthetic Fragrance
  • Paring with conditioner or mask is a must to moisture and to ease combing your hair
  • May be too cool to use during cold weather

9. ORIBE Signature Shampoo – Best Luxury Shampoo For High Performance

ORIBE Signature Shampoo

Our 9th item in the list is going to be the famous ORIBE. ORIBE is a famous brand which is designed with the most talented professionals. ORIBE leveraged skin care technology and natural actives to deliver high performance, treatment based products. ORIBE Signature Shampoo is recognized and awarded by many Hollywood celebrities, hair dressers, salons, and editors.

ORIBE Signature Shampoo is formulated with many extracts to protect and nourish your hair and scalp with luxury scent. The complex of watermelon, lychee, and edelweiss flower extracts defends hair from oxidative stress and deterioration of natural keratin. Kaempferia galanga root extract, amber extract, keratin and hydrolyzed keratin strengthen your hair and deliver natural UV protection to protect your hair from damages.

This shampoo is easy to rinse off. It leaves your hair with a light luxury scent. It also cleanses your hair and scalp without stripping natural oil and leaves the hair shiny without weighing down.

The container of the shampoo is fragile. I recommend you to grab and hold the bottle carefully while you are in the shower so that you do not drop and break it. We also found that the texture of the hair may be lost at the end of the day.

ORIBE Signature shampoo is a luxury level shampoo which is rich and high performance cleanser. It is formulated without parabens or sodium chloride. It is color and keratin treatment safe and has UV protection. There are a few drawbacks which I mentioned above.

* For the best result, follow by ORIBE Signature Conditioner

  • Light, luxury, and pleasant scent
  • weightless
  • Smooths out during shampoo and after blow dry
  • Your hair become manageable during styling
  • Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride
  • Color and keratin treatment safe
  • UV protection
  • Expensive
  • The bottle easily breaks when you drop it

10. Aesop Classic Shampoo – Best Mild, Modern, and Luxury Shampoo for All Hair Types

Aesop Classic Shampoo

The modern and growing Aesop Classic Shampoo is finally here.

This mild yet impressive shampoo delivers careful cleansing for the scalp and hair. Aroma of the mint and herbaceous leaves the hair fresh, glossy and soft. It is designed for frequent use.

The bottle of the shampoo is modern and suits many shower room interiors.

The only downside of this shampoo is that it lathers poorly. We felt we need more amount for desired lathering to cleanse scalp and hair.

Over all, Aesop Classic Shampoo provides many features and benefits. It may give you the impression that the shampoo is too mild to lather. Other than that, you may enjoy the stylish bottle anywhere in your shower room.

* It works well with Aesop Classic Conditioner

Shampoo Buying Guide

The best shampoo cleans dirt and oil from your hair and scalp. It is important that the shampoo has good cleaning power, but they can be harsher to hair than other shampoos. The best shampoo is formulated with gentle ingredients. Gentleness is important for cleansing without drying out and irritating your hair and scalp. In addition, the best shampoo has pleasant smell. There may be personal preferences, so reading reviews can give you an idea what type of aroma it has and how strong it is.

Before you buy, it is good to know your hair and scalp type: fine, limp, dry, normal, or oily. The shampoo for all hair type may be a good choice if you are not sure. For oily, fine and thin hair, you may opt for a volumizing shampoo to add some elasticity to your hair. For dry, damaged, sensitive hair and scalp, you might want to consider a moisturizing shampoo with ingredients like plant oils to coat the hair shaft and keep moisture in. It is also good to know your frequency of shampooing. Some shampoos are too harsh to use daily and are designed for every other day use. It does not mean you cannot use them as needed. If you shampoo quite often, then consider the shampoo with gentle formula.

It is important to know how delicate your scalp is to prevent from being irritated or having allergic reaction from the product. If your scalp is sensitive, pick the shampoo that is free of fragrance. You can also try to avoid the common irritants in shampoo such as methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, and benzisothiazoline.

If you have color treated hair, do not know if you have sensitive scalps or hair and do not want to take a risk, then look for gentle, sulfate free shampoo, a baby shampoo. Look for shampoo labeled as “cruelty free” if you prefer the shampoo that are tested in ways that do not involve animals.

  • Modern looking bottle that suits many interiors
  • Light botanical and herbal scent that refreshes and relaxes you
  • Gentle feel to your hair and scalp
  • Does not lather well and makes you feel you might need more amount than regular to wash your hair and scalp well
  • The label shows some ingredients that might not be suitable for certain scalps.