Shampoo is meant to remove dirt, sebum (a.k.a. oils), and product buildup from your hair. But there are dozens of different brands to choose from, and even more types within those brands.
The same goes for conditioners. Conditioners are meant to add shine, protect hair from drying out and allow for easier combing. Here are some best shampoos and conditioners for four different hair types.
Coarse, curly hair
More than any other hair type, women with coarse, curly hair must condition every time they shampoo. Look for an ultra-moisturizing conditioner made especially for coarse hair. Once a month use a hot oil treatment. For extra-dry hair, use an intense moisturizing treatment every 2 weeks.
Fine, oily, or limp hair
Not all limp-haired ladies need conditioners. If you find you can easily comb out hair after washings without a conditioner you can skip it. Conditioners are good for combing out fine hair. Just don't let the product touch your scalp. Massage a light-weight conditioner from mid-shaft down and no need to leave it on for long. If you have extremely greasy hair, look for the oil-absorbing tea-tree oil in your conditioner.
Dry, damaged hair
Avoid clear shampoos and go straight for the creamy ones. These smooth, detangle and diffuse static.
Conditioners: Again, moisturizing is key. You'll want to look for an ultra-moisturizing conditioner.