What Is a Good Protein Shampoo for Hair?

Fortify your locks with regular protein.

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Protein is an important component for maintaining healthy, resilient and beautiful hair. After all, the body requires it to replenish and restore vital tissues. If your hair lately seems weak, lifeless and dull, the missing piece of the puzzle may just be protein. Thankfully, a lot of different shampoos on the market consist of strengthening and nourishing proteins that should have your locks back on the path to radiance in no time.

Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo

If your hair is missing the sexy shine that makes heads turn, Patricia Reynoso of "Ladies' Home Journal" suggests the Moisturizing Shampoo from Finesse. The mild, budget-friendly formula is packed with moisturizing soy and silk proteins that shield your hair fibers to increase softness, defend against environmental damage and boost manageability. The shampoo also aims to deep cleanse your hair, drawing out excess oils, product buildup and other impurities, leaving your tresses feeling lightweight and squeaky clean.

Chi Organics Olive Nutrient Therapy Shampoo

If you're a fan of all-natural hair care products, go organic with the Olive Nutrient Therapy Shampoo from Chi Organics, which Kayleigh Donahue of "Allure" appreciates. The gentle moisturizing shampoo infuses hair with nourishing olive oil, wheat and silk proteins, which can help leave locks looking and feeling deeply pampered, soothed and hydrated. For a blast of much-needed energy on those sluggish early mornings, the shampoo also gives off a revitalizing citrus fragrance.

Redken Extreme Shampoo

When hair becomes excessively brittle and dehydrated due to damage (think chemical processing and too much sun exposure), protein is an effective answer to gradually restoring it back to its previous health and shine. Amber Angelle of "Allure" advocates the Extreme Shampoo from Redken, which includes conditioning proteins that bring stressed-out strands back to life. The blueberry-scented shampoo works hard to eliminate persistent oils, dirt, debris and dead skin cells while simultaneously restoring power and resilience.

Aveda Shampure Shampoo

If a soothing and calming hair product is something that is missing in your life, "Allure" magazine's Kayleigh Donahue advises use of the Shampure Shampoo from Aveda. Gain a sense of tranquility and serenity with the Babassu betaine-based shampoo, which naturally and gently cleans locks as it recharges and strengthens them with Morikue (Brazil nut extract) proteins. As a bonus, the shampoo also has an earthy and relaxing herbal fragrance.

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