Under-$20 Shampoo & Conditioners The Pros Actually Swear By

While most beauty pros can wax poetic about their favorite cheap mascaras and bargain hairsprays, they give the world of affordable shampoos and conditioners considerably less love. Don’t take these products lightly, though — especially if you’re on a budget. Besides cleaning and conditioning, this duo can keep your color true, your scalp healthy, and your miscellaneous woes (frizz, split ends, and so on) in check.

Ahead, members of our own beauty team and a few A-list Hollywood hairstylists share the drugstore hair products they love — all of which clock in at under $20.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.The Expert: Aimee Simeon, R29 senior beauty writer

Best For: Dehydrated Coils

“My hair is thick, so when shopping around for a curl-friendly conditioner, I look for one that gives nice slip, detangles, and helps tame frizz before I even leave the shower, like the new curl formula from TRESemmé. I rake a healthy amount of conditioner through sections of my hair and leave it on for a few extra minutes if I have time. My curls feel smoother and silkier immediately after rinsing.”

TRESemmé Porosity Balance Curl Definition Conditioner, $, available at TargetThe Expert: Simeon

Best For: Dehydrated Coils

“I’m a shampoo skeptic: Some over-promise on hydration and definition, and actually make my hair drier and more difficult to style. However, this one lives up to its curl-defining claims. The sulfate-free formula doesn’t make my hair look and feel like wire, and my curls are more defined to the touch while I shampoo.”

TRESemmé Porosity Balance Curl Definition Shampoo, $, available at TargetThe Expert: Korey Fitzpatrick, hairstylist to Charli XCX, Tove Lo, and Dua Lipa

Best For: Any Hair Type

“I’m not usually a fan of drugstore products, but this conditioner is amazing. It’s a little pricier than the others, but it actually works! So spending the few extra bucks is always worth it in the end to me.”

It’s a 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner, $, available at WalgreensThe Expert: Castillo, hairstylist to Halle Berry, Alisha Boe, and Ruby Rose

Best For: Dry Hair

“This shampoo combined with the Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Conditioner is great for any hair texture. It’s sold in travel sizes, which is perfect for when you’re on-the-go. I always make sure my clients carry this before any trip to protect their locks from hotel shampoos and conditioners, which often leave the hair dehydrated.”

Nexxus Therappe Moisture Shampoo for Dry Hair , $, available at Target

Nexxus Humectress Moisture Restoring Complex Conditioner, $, available at CVSThe Expert: Aviva Perea, hairstylist to Brittany Snow and America Ferrera

Best For: Medium-to-Thick Hair

“I call this my go-to product. The silicone-free formula gently cleanses hair, and preps it perfectly for conditioning.”

Nexxus Nexxus Emergencee Repair Rebalancing Shampoo, $, available at TargetThe Expert: Thatiana Diaz, R29 Somos senior editor & …read more

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