The 13 best keratin shampoos for stronger, shinier hair

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Fighting frizz can feel like a full-time job, especially when you have factors like humidity working against you. There are so many quick fixes you can take to temporarily smooth flight paths, e.g hair oils or leave-in conditioner. But odds are, if you’ve been battling frizz your whole life like I have, you’ve heard a little about keratin.

Keratin treatments is an in-salon service you can get that reduces frizz and adds shine to your hair. But they can be expensive and potentially harmful when done incorrectly. But whether you opt for a salon treatment or not, you can still get the smoothing, healing and repairing benefits of keratin right in your shower. “If you have frizzy locks and are afraid to take the plunge and get a full keratin treatment at the salon, a keratin shampoo is a great way to start,” says Hawkins. Find here the 13 best keratin shampoos that can actually relieve frizz, forever.

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Best for flat hair

Kérastase

Discipline Bain Fluidealiste

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Best for hair loss

PureBiology

Reviva hair growth stimulating and anti-hair loss shampoo

3

Best for damaged hair

It’s a 10 Haircare

Miracle Shampoo Plus Keratin

4

Best for weak hair

Nexxus

Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo

5

Best for 90s Bounce

Oribe

Shampoo for magnificent volume

6

Best for scalp care

Keranique

Scalp stimulating shampoo

7

Best sulfate-free option

Keratin complex

Keratin Care Smoothing Shampoo

8

Best for frizzy hair

Pure Brazilian

Anti Frizz Daily Shampoo & Conditioner

9

Best for dry hair

Artnaturals

Argan oil and aloe shampoo

10

Best pharmacy option

OGX

Brazilian keratin smooth shampoo

11

Best for colour-treated hair

Virtue

Recovery shampoo

12

Best for a budget

Hask

Keratin protein smoothing shampoo

13

Best Citrus Shampoo

Garnier

Damage Eraser Shampoo

“Keratin helps rebuild the protein structure of your damaged hair,” says Hawkins. “Over time, it should leave your hair silky smooth.” It is something our body creates naturally. “Our hair, skin and nails are made up of keratin,” says Lam. “The more we do to our hair — such as coloring or heat styling it — the more it can weaken and appear dull.”

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What do keratin shampoos do?

“If you have frizzy locks and are afraid to take the plunge and get a full keratin treatment at the salon, a keratin shampoo is a great way to start,” says Hawkins. If you already have a keratin treatment, “Keratin shampoo helps protect your investment by prolonging the smoothness of the cuticle,” says Perteet.

Even if you have untreated hair, keratin shampoos can still help keep frizz at bay. “If you have frizzy/coarse hair texture, keratin shampoo is a good option to help straighten your hair,” says Rasmussen. “Over time, it creates a coating on the hair that will help fill in the pores of your hair to make it smooth and shiny.”

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Tatjana Freund is ELLE’s Beauty Commerce Writer. She has interviewed countless hair care professionals and is always testing new and trending hair treatments.


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