We can't stop the sun from shining hard this summer, but we can use products to avoid smelling like sweat and pollution. We don't mean spraying your hair with perfume, though, because while that sounds easy, perfume can actually irritate or dry out your scalp! Instead, we suggest a fresh-smelling shampoo to keep you feeling fresh-off-the-shower.
Best Smelling Shampoos
Instead of spritzing alcohol-laden perfume on your hair, keep your locks' freshness in check with a scented shampoo that has your fragrance of choice. Choose from our curated summer-worthy product picks below!
1. The Body Shop Shea Butter Shampoo
This shea butter-infused shampoo doesn't just moisturize dry hair and give you that comforting shea scent the brand is known for. The Body Shop uses Community Trade shea butter to make it, paying for the ingredient at fair price to support the livelihood of Ghanaian communities.
TRY: Shea Butter Shampoo, P495, THE BODY SHOP, Lazada
2. Kérastase Discipline Oléo-Relax Shampoo
You can always count on Kérastase to make your hair smell like you just stepped out of the salon. That said, the Oléo-Relax does more than that, helping control frizz and protect your hair from the heat and humidity. It also softens your strands with shorea and palm oils, so you won't need to apply a hair serum after.
TRY: Nutritive Bain Oléo-Relax Shampoo, P1,750, KÉRASTASE, Lazada
3. Aveda Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo
Nothing beats a minty fresh fragrance for the warmer temps, and that's exactly what this purifying shampoo from Aveda will give you. It also uses micelles (yes, like the ones in your micellar water) and white vinegar to achieve that squeaky clean feel while maintaining your hair's natural shine and bounce.
TRY: Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo, P1,200 (250ml), AVEDA, Greenbelt 5
4. Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo
Instead of overcleansing your locks because of the heat, give it some love with this nourishing shampoo with non-sticky oils your hair will love. We recommend stocking up on this bottle for the humid season if you love subtle, powdery smells and a thorough cleanse that won't make your hair lose shine.
TRY: Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo, P118, DOVE, Shopee
5. Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo Smooth and Serene
For a sustainable and eco-friendly option that still caters to your olfactory needs, Love Beauty and Planet's lavender hair care line will have you looking forward to your next scalp cleansing session and give your tresses a smooth finish.
TRY: Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo Smooth and Serene, P390, LOVE BEAUTY AND PLANET, Lazada
6. Human Nature Moisturizing Shampoo in Mandarin Fresh
Fans of citrus scents will love the refreshing burst of mandarin in this locally-made and all-natural shampoo. The nourishing cocktail of coco nectar, aloe extract, avocado oil, and virgin coconut oil will also do wonders for dry hair. FYI, it's also sulfate-free, which means it won't overcleanse color-treated hair either!
TRY: Moisturizing Shampoo in Mandarin Fresh, P150, HUMAN NATURE, Shopee
7. Head & Shoulders Supreme Moisture Shampoo
The summer heat is notorious for triggering unwanted dandruff. So to stay flake-free for the season, switch out your regular shampoo for this moisturizing, orchid-scented one that's infused with argan oil and anti-dandruff properties.
TRY: Supreme Moisture Shampoo, P159, HEAD & SHOULDERS, Lazada
8. L'Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo
The combination of citrus and floral notes (ylang-ylang, sweet orange, lavender, geranium, and angelica) in this L'Occitane formula makes protecting your hair from breakage a shower-fresh treat. Using it almost feels like getting a spa treatment for your tresses, and who doesn't want that?
TRY: Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo for Dry & Damaged Hair, P1,700, L'OCCITANE, ph.loccitane.com
9. Lush Jason and the Argan Oil Solid Shampoo Bar
This adorable pink shampoo bar from Lush can give you that summer-appropriate whiff of lemon and rose jam. It also helps provide stronger, shinier hair thanks to argan oil sans the plastic packaging.
TRY: Jason and the Argan Oil Solid Shampoo Bar, P595, LUSH, lush.com.ph
10. Ecobar Thickening Shampoo Bar
Ecobar's shampoo bars are both good for your hair and the planet. This thickening bar, for example, will help you grow out those baby hairs with its gugo-infused formula that can stimulate hair growth. Its earthy patchouli scent is so addicting, too, with an invigorating zing of orange that'll make you feel extra fresh.
TRY: Thickening Shampoo Bar, P175, ECOBAR, loopstore.ph
11. Babe Nectar Shampoo
This shampoo from Babe will remind you of your favorite sweet perfume. It will make your strands smell like candy without drying it out, infusing it with hydrolyzed keratin and argan oil in the process. To amp up the scent, use it with its matching conditioner!
TRY: Nectar Shampoo, P249, BABE, babe-formula.com
12. Kracie Ichikami Airy & Silky Care Shampoo
You don't have to go all the way to Japan to make your tresses smell like cherry blossoms. A few pumps of this sulfate- and silicone-free shampoo packed with botanical extracts can do the job just fine, and you'll even get silkier hair right after.
TRY: Ichikami Airy & Silky Care Shampoo, P645, KRACIE, Zalora