DRY HAIR DRAMA
If you have dry hair, you face a Goldilocks-like dilemma when choosing a shampoo. Some leave hair looking healthy but don't clean your scalp. Others clean the scalp but leave already-dry hair with flyaways and a lack of softness (or, worse, a crisp quality more often associated with autumn leaves). To make things more complicated, many brands avoid the "dry hair" label, instead emphasizing words like "moisturizing," "hydrating," and "nourishing" on the bottle. We tested eight products for three days on straight, fine hair damaged by repeated color treatment. Here they are, listed from cheapest to priciest, along with our pick for the best shampoo for dry hair.
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