10 Bargain Shampoos That Make Your Hair Feel Like a Million Bucks

The best hair days start in the shower -- with a good shampoo. But that doesn't mean you have to shell out big bucks for a fancy formula. We found amazing shampoos that will leave hair silkier, smoother, and bouncier -- all for a steal.

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Good news for the budget-conscious beauty. The drugstore right now is rife with top-performing shampoos that cost less than your monthly Netflix subscription -- you just have to know what to shop for. The golden rule: Choose one that's made for your specific hair type because one formula rarely fits all. Need a cheat sheet? We got clean in the name of research to bring you the best bargain washes for your mane concern.

If your hair is ...

Dry

Try: Clear Hydration Fix Shampoo ($6, clearhaircare.com)

Why we like it: Like a good face cream, a hydrating shampoo should make your scalp and hair feel soft and moisturized but not greasy. This creamy formula contains aloe and marine ingredients that hydrate hair without feeling heavy.

Oily

Try: Herbal Essences Naked Clean and Refresh Shampoo ($5, herbalessences.com)

Why we like it: The clear shampoo is made without any silicones, conditioning ingredients that can leave behind residue. Hair is super-clean and full of body -- no greasy roots.

Dull

Try: Suave Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo ($4, suave.com)

Why we like it: This formula contains argan oil, a hair-smoothing, shine-boosting ingredient that you'll typically find in many high-end lines with a heftier price tag.

Normal

Try: Dove Daily Moisture ($5, walmart.com)

Why we like it: It's the Goldilocks of shampoos: not too rich, not too light. This one is just right for normal, medium-maintenance hair.

Damaged

Try: Infusium Repair and Renew Shampoo ($6, walmart.com)

Why we like it: It's made with hydrating argan oil; plus, keratin helps protect fragile strands from breakage. The combo leaves hair incredibly soft but strong.

Curly

Try: OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Shampoo ($8, ulta.com)

Why we like it: Curly hair can use all the moisture it can get. This rich cleanser contains coconut oil and honey to keep frizz-prone spirals smooth, soft, and defined.

Color-treated

Try: L'Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo ($7, lorealparisusa.com).

Why we like it: Sulfates, strong detergents used in shampoos, can fade your hue fast. But without the foam they create, hair doesn't always feel clean. This super-gentle cleanser leaves out the harsh suds but still works up into a rich lather.

Flaky

Try: Head and Shoulders Nourishing Hair and Scalp Care Shampoo ($5, target.com)

Why we like it: It contains pyrithione zinc, an ingredient that fights the fungus that causes dandruff, but it also contains calming and sweet-smelling lavender, so the shampoo doesn't seem so medicinal.

Coarse

Try: Shea Moisture Mongongo and Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Co-Wash ($12, target.com)

Why we like it: Coarse hair is naturally dry -- even the act of shampooing can dehydrate it. This sulfate-free cleansing conditioning deposits intense moisturizing ingredients as it gently washes away dirt and product buildup.

Flat/Limp

Try: Pantene Sheer Volume Shampoo ($4, target.com)

Why we like it: The goal of a volumizing shampoo is to get hair super-clean and free from all product residue, so it has a lot of body and bounce. This formula does just that.

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