If you are a no-frills kind of haircare guy
If you want to prove to your girlfriend your shampoo beats hers
If you color your hair
If you feel like your hair is seriously damaged
If you have dry hair
Try: John Masters Organics, Evening Primrose Shampoo for Dry Hair, $16.00
Evening primrose oil combined with seven proteins and amino acids, 10 certified-organic extracts, and 11 certified organic plant oils that do all the heavy lifting to hydrate and soften dry hair? You don’t have to tell us twice to order as many bottles as our under-the-sink cabinet stash can hold. To boot: It’s safe for color-treated hair and doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which can be an irritant for your skin and hair.
If you color your hair, style your hair, and in general are hair-obsessed
Try: Intelligent Nutrients PureServe Color Saving Shampoo, $43-80 (depending on size)
Hey, it’s OK that you put as much effort into your hair as, oh, Jennifer Aniston. Beauty is work. In this three-step regimen (you’ll want to use all three together for best results), the very first organic shampoo, conditioner and color shield work in harmony to not only save your hair color but give your hair a smart line of protection against environmental pollutants. With plant bio-actives, the formulas use non-toxic ingredients free from parabens, surfactants, faux fragrance, PEG, and other icky chemicals — all of which degrade color and have even been linked to health issues. Since the shampoo is so mild on your scalp, it won’t strip your hair of its natural oils, and you’ll emerge with silky, smooth hair everyone will lust over and wonder what your secret is. But be kind and tell them.