Shampoo reviews

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02.Results

What to buy

  • The trial’s three top-rating shampoos, FRUITRIENCE Raspberry and Pink Grapefruit Enriched, DOVE Revitalising and GARNIER FRUCTIS Fortifying (the last two rating equal second) got the top scores for fragrance and among the highest ratings for washing hair clean. They’re easy to find in supermarkets and discount department stores.
  • We paid around $2 per 100 mL for these top three.
 

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Results table

Full results for all models are shown in the table below.


Performance
Brand / product (in rank order)* Overall score1 (%) Clean-feeling score2 (%) Fragrance score2 (%) Salon / specialist shop only Price paid
($ per 100 mL)
FRUITRIENCE Raspberry and Pink Grapefruit Enriched 72 80 65 1.97
DOVE Revitalising 66 74 63 2.11
GARNIER FRUCTIS Fortifying 66 73 70 2.06
JOICO Triage 63 72 62 6.65
KÉRASTASE Bain Satin Facteur Nutrition 1 63 75 58 11.00
TRESEMMÉ Vitamin C Deep Cleansing 63 74 62 0.84
DECORÉ Normal 62 67 63 0.80
PALMOLIVE Naturals Normal 62 71 54 1.19
ALBERTO V05 Sheer Vitality 61 73 63 1.25
CLAIROL Herbal Essences 61 76 63 0.96
PANTENE Pro-V Classic Clean 61 75 60 2.13
PEARS Balancing Care 60 70 56 0.92
YOU’LL LOVE COLES Complete Balance 60 78 54 1.50
NATURES ESSENCE Normal 59 70 53 0.4
SCHWARZKOPF Extra Care Liquid Silk 59 63 57 1.78
THE BODY SHOP Olive Glossing 59 70 50 7.00
NATIO Gentle Daily 58 71 53 3.58
REDKEN Clear Moisture 58 68 53 7.41
WELLA BALSAM Normal 58 75 53 1.00
AVEDA Shampure 57 70 40 6
DIVA Everyday 57 70 48 0.75
PPS Pure Cleanse 57 78 48 4.7
CHARLES WORTHINGTON Results Shine-On 56 66 57 4.98
EGO Hairscience Daily Care 55 68 51 (A) 3.78
FUDGE Unleaded 54 68 37 3.79
NATURES ORGANICS Fruits Apple 54 69 49 0.38
DAVID JONES Fortifying 53 70 52 2.5
MOP Mixed Greens 53 61 43 6.65
WAKK Drench 53 68 48 1.00
CRABTREE & EVELYN Jojoba Oil 52 70 48 7.98
MOLTON BROWN Healthy Hairwash 52 73 48 9.67
ALCHEMY Rosemary 51 64 49 (A) (B) 4.65
SEBAMED Everyday 50 60 51 (A) 7.08
SO SALON ONLY Gentle 50 65 53 7.45
JURLIQUE Lavender 49 71 39 7.40
THURSDAY PLANTATION Tea Tree 49 69 26 (A) (B) 3.03
PAUL MITCHELL Shampoo Two 46 65 49 6.38
SIMPLE Gentle 46 67 26 (A) 4.72
LABORATOIRES KLORANE Citron Pulp 44 65 40 5.25
NO FRILLS Family Normal 43 58 43 0.15
CHEM-CARE Fre Vital Benefits 33 54 24 4.98

Table notes

* All shampoos tested are for normal hair or everyday use.

(A) Available from pharmacies.

(B) Available from healthfood stores.

1 Overall score
Our trialists used each of the four brands sent to them for two consecutive washes, without changing their usual hair washing habits or other hair products. They received the shampoos in unmarked bottles so they weren’t influenced by brand names or marketing. They gave the shampoos an overall score out of 10, which we converted to a percentage.

2 Clean-feeling and fragrance scores
As well as giving an overall score, the Home Testers rated the shampoos for fragrance, consistency, lather, and how clean their hair felt after use. Their clean-feeling and fragrance ratings generally had the most impact on the overall scores so we’ve included these in the table. Again, we converted the scores (out of five) to a percentage.