Clean, healthy-looking hair doesn’t have to blow the budget. Thanks to the impressive range of supermarket shampoos on offer, salon-quality haircare can now be pencilled down between milk and avocados on your weekly shopping list.
So if you’re after a budget-friendly hair buy, we’ve got you covered with a round-up of best supermarket shampoos on offer in Australia. But don’t just take our word for it, our members have weighed in on their favourites from Coles and Woolies too.
Provoke Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo
We say: For bright and creamy blonde tones, lather your locks in Provoke’s Touch of Silver Brightening Shampoo. Easily one of the best supermarket shampoos for blondes, it’s enriched with active violet pigments to neutralise brassy tones and bring fading blonde hues back to life.
You say: “Touch of Silver really is amazing – it stops the brassiness and extends the time between colours. It also leaves my hair super soft and smelling great.” – Attica
$9.75 at Woolworths
L’Oréal Paris Colour Protect Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo
We say: This bright red bottle of goodness contains ceramide-R to repair damaged, brittle hair. It also helps to nourish dry strands and protect colour from fading with an built-in UVB filter to absorb UV rays.
You say: “It leaves a fresh smell in your hair all day. I use with the matching conditioner on my dark brown coloured hair. It keeps my hair looking soft and shiny and best of all, keeps my colour looking fresh.” – Alexlouise
$10 at Woolworths
head & shoulders Supreme Moisture Shampoo
We say: This supermarket shampoo is formulated with argan oil to provide intense moisture from root to tip and leave hair touchably soft.
You say: “It leaves my scalp feeling clean and dandruff-free but doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin! My hair is also nice, soft, moisturised and shiny.” – Kat277
$15 at Woolworths
Herbal Essences bio:renew White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Shampoo
We say: Herbal Essences has always been considered one of the best supermarket shampoos for those who like their hair to smell great. And this strawberry and mint variant certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to an uplifting scent. It’s also free of colourants, parabens, gluten and is cruelty-free.
You say: “I’m not sure what it is about this shampoo, but my hair’s oiliness has reduced from barely getting away with 2 days between washes, now i can easily get 4-5 days! I think it might be due to the fact it’s silicone free, so it cleans without adding anything back. ” – Alinta
$8.40 at Coles
OGX Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo
We say: OGX Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants to penetrate deep into the hair, leaving locks renewed, lush, soft, and shiny.
You say: “Rich beautiful lather, gorgeous fragrance, feels luxurious on your hair. Immediate results, literally.” – flavietta
$12 at Woolworths
Schwarzkopf Extra Care Plex Infusion with Omegaplex Shampoo
We say: This tried and tested shampoo contains salon-inspired technology Omegaplex, which helps to seal and restore broken bonds and strengthen hair structure from the inside out.
You say: “I found my hair felt stronger, smoother, and lustrous. I highly recommend the shampoo for anyone that wants to restore their hair to a healthy head of hair.” – Jeyani
$8 (currently $4.50 on special!) at Woolworths
Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo
We say: With an updated formula since April 2020, Pantene’s moisture renewal offers hair hydration and shine without any silicone, paraffins, mineral oils or colourants. Its key ingredient Pro-V B5 leaves hair feeling soft and silky after each wash.
You say: “I have bleached blonde oily hair and found that the shampoo did not strip my hair nor was it too harsh. The formula isn’t overly thick and was easy to use and I found that it lathered really nicely. My hair did not feel overly dry after rinsing and I did find that it did make my hair feel like it was softer and more moisturised compared to my regular shampoo.” –Jamz
$8 (currently $4.80 on special!) at Woolworths
Maui Moisture Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Shampoo
We say: Need a supermarket shampoo that helps to detangle, de-frizz and define curls? This gentle, creamy fellow could be your new best friend. Enriched with coconut oil, papaya butter and plumeria extract, it’s made to enhance softness while encouraging your natural hair bounce.
You say: “I have very curly hair that is often quite dry, so wanted a nourishing product to really look after it. This product is great! It isn’t overly drying but still delivers a thorough cleanse to eliminiate oily roots. It smells great, and is from a cruelty-free brand which is so fantastic! Would definitely recommend in conjunction with the Maui Moisture Shea Butter Hair Mask.” – MoniqueBeauty
$22 (currently $13.20 on special!) at Woolworths
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Which supermarket shampoo is your favourite?