Best Shampoos for Dry and Damaged Hair in India


Hair that is dry and brittle is prone to damage more than any other kind of hair. Dry hair requires a lot of extra care and nourishment in order to condition and strengthen it. Use of protein treatments, hair masks, regular oil massages will help strengthen the hair. If you are looking for an easy solution rather than trying multiple treatments, there are many shampoos for dry and damaged hair available in the Indian market which are specifically made to add moisture and strength to your hair and get them shining and reverse all the effects of damage. We give you our pick of the best shampoos for dry and damaged hair available in India.


1. Dove Intense Repair Shampoo

The shampoo contains micro moisture serum that will help treat dryness in the hair and fiber actives that correct the damage done to the hair and prevents split ends. Dove claims that regular use of the shampoo in combination with the conditioner will give you soft, smooth hair that is resilient to damage. Price Rs.68 for 80 ml and Rs.130 for 180 ml.

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo

2. Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo

The Pantene Total Damage Care shampoo claims that it is formulated to keep the hair from getting damaged from the exposure to dust and sunlight. It covers the hair with a protective layer that smoothes brittle hair and restores essential proteins so that the hair damage can be repaired and the hair gets enough nutrition. Price Rs.69 for 80 ml.


Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo

3. Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo for dry and damaged hair

Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo is meant for dull, damaged hair that lacks vitality. It nourishes hair and strengthens it from the root to tip. It contains olive oil, shea oil and avocado oil which strengthens the hair shaft and makes it shine. Try this fruity fragranced shampoo that is specially formulated for dry and damaged hair to get the shine back into your hair. Price Rs.64 for 100 ml.

Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo for dry and damaged hair

4. L’oreal Paris Total Repair 5

Yep, it is the 5 problems 1 solution shampoo. L’Oreal Total repair 5 fights dull hair, dry hair, hair fall, rough hair and split ends. It contains a formulation called the ceramide cement that binds itself to the hair shaft and helps hair become strong and resilient. It restores the hair strength, makes the hair structure smooth and shiny and helps the hair becomes bouncy and healthy. Price Rs.135 for 180 ml.

L'oreal Paris Total Repair 5

5. Lotus Herbals Kera Veda Soyashine Shampoo

This natural transparent shampoo helps you overcome the dryness and dullness in your hair. The soya protein in the shampoo helps your hair by restoring the proteins in the hair shaft. The brahmi extracts in the shampoo help in promoting hair growth. It is a gentle shampoo and is suitable for daily use. Price Rs.175 for 200 ml.

Lotus Herbals Kera Veda Soyashine Shampoo

6. Fiama Di Wills Total Damage Control Shampoo

Fiama Di Wills Total Damage Control Shampoo contains a specially formulated restore system made of macadamia oil which makes the hair softer and shinier. It provides lasting UV protection and makes the hair 6 times stronger. Regular use moisturizes the hair and reverses the effect of damage in the hair. Price Rs. 69 for 100 ml.

Fiama Di Wills Total Damage Control Shampoo

7. Himalaya Protein Extra Moisturizing Shampoo

The extra moisturizing shampoo from Himalaya is rich in sesame and fenugreek that are rich sources of proteins. It also contains aloe and nettled melon which moisturize the scalp. It restores hair strength, makes it softer and prevents hair fall. More importantly, it is paraben and SLES free. Price Rs. 60 for 100 ml.

Himalaya Protein Extra Moisturizing Shampoo

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.