Finding the right shampoo for your hair type

Wonder, volume, moisture or shine. There are so many different shampoos to choose from that it can be a challenge finding your perfect match. Not sure where to begin? No probs. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you find the right shampoo for your hair type.

Whether you’ve got colour treated hair, dry tresses, dull, damaged strands (eek), or simply want a hit of glorious gloss, scroll below to find the answers to all your shampoo queries. We even include a few expert tips from our founders Paul Percival and Adam Reed to help make your next shampoo selection as effortless as poss. And you know what else that means? Next time you’re navigating the beauty aisle you’ll be real shampoo savvy. Promise.

Honestly, discovering the right shampoo for you can change your life – well, almost! Because as we always say, great hair starts in the shower™.

All our indulgent, nourishing shampoos contain the ‘A Walk in Nature’ fragrance, created for Percy & Reed by a British fine fragrance house and reminiscent of the scents of the British countryside in bloom. Breathe in the refreshing top notes of citrus and apple, caring heart notes of lily of the valley and rose, and comforting base notes of cedar wood, amber and musk. This sophisticated, multi-layered fragrance will make washing your hair one of the day’s greatest pleasures!

 

Fine hair

Hair lacking oomph? Fear not ladies, we’re talking volume. And body. Whether you’re looking for a root lifting shampoo or hair body boosting products, a good Volumising Shampoo is an absolute godsend for Bodifying fine, limp hair and adding lift that lasts. Designed to create the voluminous styles you’re looking for, it leaves hair full of life, bounce and body. Now that’s what we call runway ready hair. Who’s in?

Our Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo is just what you need to lift hair and go big (or go home). Its gel-based, super lightweight formula contains blackcurrant extract and helps give you va-va-voom volume that even Brigitte Bardot would be proud of.

What’s more, Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo is enriched with grape seed oil and aloe vera to condition, and pro vitamin B5 to add strength and shine. Plus, like all Percy & Reed products, it smells divine. The formula cleans and detangles, making your daily shower routine as easy as 1-2-3. Trust us, you’ll have the oomph back in your step and the life back in your strands in no time. Say goodbye to fine, limp hair for good. Talk about effortless.

Our founder Adam Reed says, “to create volume in fine hair, it needs to be really clean with no excess oils or product residue. Try a volumising shampoo such as Bountifully Bouncy Volumising Shampoo which will clean and moisturise hair but contains none of the commonly used waxes or oils that can cause heaviness.”

 

Dry, damaged hair

Maybe your hair is showing signs of dryness and damage? Rule number one. Don’t panic. Our Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo is the perfect pick-me-up for dry and parched hair. Enriched with shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin E and wheat protein, this nourishing shampoo helps protect and enhance gloss so you can swish your (healthy) hair all day long.

Damage to hair often brings with it split ends, tangles and brittleness. The good news is our moisturising shampoo cleans with care, smoothing each strand to help reveal soft, healthy hair you’ll love. What’s more, it helps control frizzy hair, keeping the hair cuticle closed and oh-so-smooth, no matter where your day might take you. The unique gel formula packs a punch, giving your hair a much-needed boost of hydration to help banish split ends, while rehydrators help to replenish vital moisture and boost shine. Basically, it’s bursting with more goodness than you can flick your hair at.

When it comes to achieving the best results, it’s also important to pick the right treatments for your hair type.

Adam agrees, “Team a good quality shampoo and conditioner, such as the Percy & Reed Splendidly Silky Moisturising Shampoo with a treatment product for your hair type, and make sure you use the treatment regularly. Don’t wait to see or feel signs of damage. As with so many things, prevention is better than cure!”

 

Colour treated hair

From ruby red to caramel blonde, caring for your colour is vital to ensuring hair remains vibrant, healthy and radiant. Thankfully, our Wonder Wash Shampoo contains a colour-preserving complex and sunflower seed extract which help prolong the life of colour treatments. It’s also clinically-tested and proven in dermatological trials to be gentle enough even for sensitive scalps.

Adam says, “Choose a clarifying shampoo like our Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Wash Shampoo to keep your colour looking fresh and clean after your salon appointment. The SLS-free formula is gentle and contains colour-preserving ingredients which help prolong the life and vibrancy of colour treatments whilst keeping hair in tip top condition.”

Oh and FYI – Wonder Wash Shampoo responds to the hair’s individual needs, detangling and conditioning from root to tip. So, no matter if you have oily hair, curly hair or greasy hair, this could be the shampoo for you.

 

Hair lacking shine

If your hair is lacking radiance, our shine-boosting Really Rather Radiant Divine Shine Shampoo may be just the treat your tresses are looking for. A superstar shampoo, it will give you more sass than an A-lister on Oscar night while creating gloss from root to tip. It also enhances colour treated or natural highlights to help you shimmer and sparkle wherever you go.

Full of healthy goodness such as vitamin E, pro vitamin B5 and hydrating aloe vera, this shampoo gives hair that extra dimension, making lacklustre locks a thing of the past. So what are you waiting for? Go on, get the gloss.

Our founder Paul Percival says: “Choosing the correct shampoo for your hair type makes it a lot easier to achieve beautiful looking hair.”

 

Dry scalp and hair

Dry scalp driving you mad? We hear you! The right shampoo, or co-cleanser in this case, can help banish dry, itchy, flaky scalp for good. Our little gem Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Cleanse & Nourish is 97% natural and contains ingredients such as peppermint, rose geranium and lavender essential oils to help cleanse and care from the inside out. It’s also 100% SLS-free and replaces normal shampoo and conditioner, helping to soothe the scalp while promoting healthy hair growth.

No wonder it’s one of Paul’s recommended products. He says, “I am so proud of this ground-breaking product, it will completely revolutionise your haircare routine. It’s the gentlest way to cleanse and care for your scalp.”

 

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