Top 5 Best Shampoos Under $10 for Black Hair

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Whether you choose to rock braids, weaves/extensions, half/full or lace wigs, relaxers or natural…and for that matter super natural i.e. dreads. It is important to have good products to achieve and maintain the best health for you hair and scalp for the level of styling you do.

This list is my recommendations for rebuilding hair strength, promoting thickness, repairing hair damage, breakage reduction and with regular use achieving healthy, strong, moisturized hair that will be well prepared for whatever styling you choose.


Here are my TOP 5 Best Shampoos Under $10 for Black Hair:

(In no particular order)

  1. OGX – Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo
    Price Range: $5.74 – $6.99 (varies per retailer)
    Where you can buy it: Buy online or Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Sam’s Beauty, ULTA, etc.

Infused with coconut oil, keratin proteins, avocado oil and cocoa butter this shampoo is designed to achieve and maintain hair strength after keratin treatments. However, you don’t have to have a keratin treatment to take advantage of the benefits of this shampoo. It has a cocoa creamy scent and I love the fact that this shampoo is packed with the ingredients needed to build and promote strength. If that’s what you need then look no further.

  1. OGX – Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo
    Price Range: $5.74 – $6.99 (varies per retailer)
    Where you can buy it: Buy online or Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Sam’s Beauty, ULTA, etc.

Argan oil is a rich source of Vitamin E with antioxidants that promote cell production and boosts hydration levels in brittle hair from roots to ends, and balances hair oil production. This shampoo is great for restoring strength and moisture in worn out hair follicles. It will help protect your hair from styling, without any sulfates or parabens. I love that this argan oil infused shampoo not only promotes hair growth, but it also helps you to grow thick & healthy hair and it smells amazing.

  1. L’Oreal Paris – ELVIVE Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo
    Price Range: $4.97 – $7.49 (varies per retailer)
    Where you can buy it: Buy online or Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc.

This protein rich shampoo contains ceramides which are a class of fatty acids called lipids. Ceramides are naturally found in skin cells making up about 50 percent of the epidermis (outer layer of skin). It is also found in the hair cuticle, [the outermost layer] that provides strength to the shaft of the hair. This combination in Total Repair 5 seals and locks in moisture into the hair strands, targeting the major issues of hair damage from split ends to dehydration. If you are having serious issues with breakage or thinning & damage from styling stress and need a product that will replenish & reinforce hair fiber structure. This is absolutely a must have! It’s also great to maintain healthy, strong hair and stimulate hair growth. I absolutely love this shampoo, it’s my fav on this list and although I use the other products listed here, this one is ALWAYS in my stash. I use this regularly in combination with the Total Repair 5 Conditioner for maintaining thick healthy hair.

  1. Motions – Moisture Lavish Conditioning Shampoo
    Price Range: $4.58 – $6.99 (varies per retailer)
    Where you can buy it: Buy online or Walmart, Local Beauty Supply Store, etc.

This conditioning shampoo promotes silky, smooth, moisturized shine formulated for all hair textures. Whether you have natural or chemically treated hair, it’s clarifying properties are great for deep clean hair washing to remove buildup, and is moisture-rich for dangling. I love this shampoo for clarifying the hair when rinsing out color treatments, relaxers, as well as build-up from braids.

  1. TRESemme Keratin Smooth Expert Selection Shampoo
    ro Collection includes: Keratin & Argan Oil, Marula Oil, and
    Moroccan Oil

    Price Range: $4.99+ (varies per retailer)
    Where you can buy it: Buy online or Walmart, Target, etc.

The TRESemme Keratin Smooth collection is a redesigned formula that delivers smoothing and moisture. There are three Pro collection varieties: Keratin & Argan Oil, Marula oil and Moroccan Oil, a good choice for hair cleansing before going under the hair dryer for style setting or blow drying. I love using the TRESemme Keratin Smooth Expert Selection which is a keratin infused shampoo that provides great build-up removal and the benefits of hair fiber reinforcement for strength and shine.

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I’ve had great results on others (Type 3 & Type 4 various textures/patterns) as well as on my fine to medium hair [Type 3C (Crown & Sides)/Type 4A (Nape/Back)].

This is not sponsored…just sharing what I love & what I’ve used personally and also worked with on my clients throughout the years : )

Thank you for reading my article!
Are you inspired yet?

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Are you excited to add to your hair arsenal and infiltrate your hair regimens?

Feel free to try one of these affordable shampoos that are truly worth more than their price! Don’t be afraid to alter your regimen to try something new, you may find an effective product that works for you!

I hope you’ll join me back here for my future posts on healthy hair care regimens, hair growth, maintenance, and restoration as well as hair care tips and products for any price point.

All the best!

Natasha Nicole, Licensed Cosmetologist
Serenity by Natasha Nicole, LLC


Published by Serenity by Natasha Nicole, LLC

Licensed Cosmetologist with 21 years of experience working with a wide array of hair types...curl patterns and textures, as well as my own natural hair journey over the past several years. Providing Pro Advice & Healthy Hair Care Regimens for Hair Growth, Maintenance, and Restoration with Hair Care Tips & Product Recommendations for Any Price Point.

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