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


Discipline Bain Fluidealiste


Best for hair loss


Reviva hair growth stimulating and anti-hair loss shampoo


Best for damaged hair

It’s a 10 Haircare

Miracle Shampoo Plus Keratin


Best for weak hair


Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo


Best for 90s Bounce


Shampoo for magnificent volume


Best for scalp care


Scalp stimulating shampoo


Best sulfate-free option

Keratin complex

Keratin Care Smoothing Shampoo


Best for frizzy hair

Pure Brazilian

Anti Frizz Daily Shampoo & Conditioner


Best for dry hair


Argan oil and aloe shampoo


Best pharmacy option


Brazilian keratin smooth shampoo


Best for colour-treated hair


Recovery shampoo


Best for a budget


Keratin protein smoothing shampoo


Best Citrus Shampoo


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.”


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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