There is simply no one type fits all for men when it comes to picking and using a shampoo. That is because guys will all have different hair types and also different hair styles. As you can guess some guys will have greasy hair, some very dry hair, and the styles range from short to long.
So anyone who tells you that there is just one good shampoo would in my opinion be a very misleading thing to do. Now some cosmetic brands may try to make this look good by offering shampoo products for the modern man, or the sporty guy, but that is all a lot of old nonsense. It is how brands like to try and capture different segments of the market.
How To Pick The Right Shampoo for You?
So, what are the best shampoos for men? Well, let me start by telling you it is got nothing to do with what sport you play, what colour your hair is, or what clubs you may happen to go to. It simple comes down to your scalp.
The roots for your hair grow out of your scalp. That means a healthy scalp means healthy growth, and healthy growth means a good shine to your hair. So look after your scalp and your hair and that will bring you the kind of look you want to have.
What Shampoo Do Most Men Pick?
The nearest one that happens to be sitting around. That could be something you received as a Christmas gift, one that your partner has picked for you, or anything that happens to be there when you jump into the shower.
If you go to the gym, or play sport then you might have one in your kit bag that will almost certainly have a sporting brand logo? Am I right guys? Anyway let’s get on with picking the proper types of shampoo, depending on the actual type of hair that you have.
Shampoo for Thinning Hair
If you are starting to lose your hair, and most guys eventually do, then anything that helps with that is a good thing. There are hundreds of these products on the market and they all claim to thicken the hair and prevent hair loss.
The one that gets the best reviews by people who have actually bought the product is the Apivita Propoline Men’s Tonic Shampoo which costs about £13-15. Buyers rate this one at 4.6 out of 5 stars so clearly that one seems to work for the majority of men who use it.
The one that everyone is talking about right now is the Moroccan Argan Oil Treatment. Almost everywhere you look now, Argan oil does seem to be the rage. Many guys are using this on their beards to give a great shine and also great growth.
This is an expensive choice at around £15 a bottle, but it is getting full 5 star reviews. Now this is not actually a shampoo, but they recommend using this after you have completed your shampoo.
If you want a real shine to your hair, then this seems to be the product to achieve that for sure.
Shampoo for Dry Hair
However some guys just have naturally dry hair. Quite often when that is the case, the hair follicles also start to get quite brittle.
That means they need some tender loving care. The one that all the good barbers and hairdressers use is a product shampoo called Redken. (Nothing to do with Red Ken)
This one costs about £11 a bottle but it does last a decent amount of time. More importantly it works really well and is another product that gets great buyer reviews. This one is rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars so you know it is a good shampoo.
Shampoo for Oily or Greasy Hair
Most men suffer from either oily and often greasy hair though seldom will admit that this is the case. That is almost always caused by a bad diet. However I am not here to lecture anyone about what they should or should not eat.
I am here to help you get the best shampoo for oily hair so the one I recommend is Faith In Nature Rosemary Stimulating Shampoo. The good news is that this one only costs about £5 depending on where you buy it.
It gets average ratings of 4.4 out of 5 stars which is a very good rating, and many buyers say this one works pretty quickly. It contains rosemary and that helps promote both hair growth and hair colour.
The important attribute of this one though is that rosemary is an astringent. That means it helps renew the scalp and starts to balance out the oil on the scalp to help reduce the amount of oil that is found there.
Shampoo for Normal Hair
The hair shampoo that you use should help maintain the balance that you already have in your scalp.
The best one on the UK market is in my opinion the Schwarzkopf Supersoft For Men Shampoo.
The even better news is that it only costs £3 and is very highly rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Buyers do seem to love this one for sure. You can read the reviews here.
Shampoo For the Gym or Sports
This is a very good choice for those that wash their hair every day. It costs around £10 a bottle and that is for 300 ml so should last for a decent length of time.
It is rated at 4.6 out of 5 stars, has a nice scent, and creates good volume and a really nice shine.