Buying the right shampoo and conditioner can be incredibly tricky. Despite many hair care brands making claims about specific concerns — like promising to reduce frizz on dry, damaged hair or add volume to oily and fine hair — it feels like every time I get a shampoo that’s supposed to work for my hair conditions, it just doesn’t. In fact, I’ve often found that using a shampoo that doesn’t target my main concern (which is oiliness) actually leaves my hair in better shape than options that promise to combat grease.
While L’Occitane’s Repairing Shampoo ($24; amazon.com) has been doing my hair justice for a while, it still wasn’t taming my flyaways and frizz as much as I hoped it would. (I always air-dry my hair, which makes it particularly difficult to find a product that won’t leave my strands staticky and limp.) But after switching to NatureLab Tokyo’s Perfect Volume Shampoo and Conditioner duo ($28; amazon.com) for a few weeks, I can honestly say that I’ve officially discovered my new go-to.
InStyle: The Japanese Shampoo That Leaves My Hair Extra Sleek, Shiny, And Volumized