Best Keratin Shampoos for Healthy Hair

Your hair is made up 8 percent moisture, 3 percent minerals, and 89 percent keratin protein. Keratin is a well-known component of Shampoos nowadays. Keratin is responsible for both internal and external structure of hair. Using a hair dye, heat or other chemicals can mess your hair both in terms of quality and quantity. Keratin shampoos infuse the protein back into the strands and repair the damage. Most keratin shampoos are made for regular use. The more you use, your hair will get smoother and lesser frizzier with time. Before discussing the best keratin shampoos, you must understand how keratin in shampoo works. Keratin in shampoos works through Keratin bond system. In this system, keratin molecules are hydrolyzed with botanical extracts to make them small enough to enter the hair. These molecules are double positively charged to make sure that they stick to the hairs and don’t get washed away. Hence, before you decide on a keratin-based shampoo, you must know the quality, percentage, and formula of keratin in your shampoo. Below is the list of recommended best keratin shampoos.


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It cleans, nourishes and volumizes the hairs and dissolves the excess oil. This shampoo contains Alpha Keratin 60ku which is a whole human keratin (protein). It is similar to the keratin of human hair, skin, nails etc. This keratin has healing properties too just like natural protein. This shampoo is color-safe and contains pink Pomelo (Vitamin A, C, B1, Zinc) and Hydrolyzed Quinoa. This is one of the best keratin shampoo recommended by dermatologists worldwide.

2. EverSleek Keratin Caring Shampoo (L'Oréal Paris)

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It contains sunflower oil and is highly recommended for chemically processed hair. It repairs, smoothens, and improves the hair texture. It does not contain any silicones, harsh sulfates or any harsh chemicals. It contains salicylic acid, coconut acid, glycerin, and other substances that give a sensorial lush and fresh aromatic fragrance.



This shampoo contains keratin protein and black rice (protein fusion). It is based on the fact that Black Rice is one the richest source of Glutamic acid which is an essential amino acid for hairs. Women have used fermented rice water for long and healthy hair in the past. Hence, Nexus combined black rice component in keratin protein along with other ingredients to make the hair healthy. Continuous use with Keraphix system will restore your hair and will also increase the resilience of the hair cortex.



This shampoo is highly recommended for coiled or tightly coiled hairs. It is highly effective in cleaning and moisturizing the hair without the use of any sulfate, parabens, phthalates or any harsh chemicals. It contains ubuntu Kalahari melon oil and concentrated sunflower seed extracts which condition the tresses from tip to root. This shampoo is recommended for those whose hair gets quite dry.

5. Keratin Complex (Blondeshell Debrass & Brighten Shampoo)


It contains fade fighting chamomile complex which neutralizes the brassiness and enhances the white, gray, silver and blonde hairs. This shampoo is recommended if you want to keep hair color true. It contains keratin, vitamins and essential amino acids which improves the strength and resilience of the hair.

6. Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo


It contains Phyto-Keratin(R) complex (plant-based protein), Vitamin B3 & B6, fruit concentrate and cupuacu butter (natural lipids). It reconstructs the strength of the hair from root to tip and also protects the same from future damage. This shampoo is recommended especially for damaged hair. Even the bottle is made up of 30 percent recycled plastic.

7. OUAI HAIRCARE (The detox)


It is a sulfate and paraben free shampoo which cleanses and revives the hair without stripping. It contains OUAI Smart Technology Complex, Smart Keratin, Tamarind extract, and essential amino acids. It is basically a detoxifier for hairs as it strips away the dirt & residue and infuses the hair with smart keratin, protein, and natural reparative agents.

8. Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo:


It is formulated with lower sulfates and it helps in restoring the keratin in the hair making it gorgeously shiner, straighter and more manageable. It can control frizz up to 48 hours and you can style your hair in whatever fashion you like. It works best with Tresemme keratin smooth conditioner.

Wrapping up:

Above list of best keratin shampoos will enrich your hairs with all the essential nutrients and will make your hair healthy. However, always prefer to consult your dermatologist before you switch to any product. These shampoos contain many elements such as an animal or plant-based protein, amino acids, sulfates etc. which can cause allergic reactions.