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How to Buy The Best Hair Care Products

Your hair deserves the best care you can give it. Looking for recommendations on where to get started? Whether you want hydrating help, volumizing solutions, treatments for breakage and damaged hair or new styling tools and products to try out before your next night out on the town, Sam's Club carries a variety of bestselling and top-rated personal care products, hair styling products, and hair styling tools to meet your needs.

So sit back and relax, and we'll walk you through what some of the best hair care products are, where to find them, and what to consider before buying them.

What Are the Best Hair Care Products?

Looking to stock up on new items for keeping your locks healthy and styled? Here are the top items the beauty writers at O: The Oprah Magazine, Allure, Harper's Bazaar and Glamour have been raving about:

  • Flat iron hair stylers, like the GHD Platinum+ Festival Collection Styler
  • Leave-in products, like Bumble & Bumble Surf Styling Leave-In and IGK Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Leave-In Conditioner
  • Cremes, like Kenra Nitro Memory Creme and Kérastase Soleil Crème UV Sublime
  • Products for dry scalp, like Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
  • Hair oils, like Hair Rituel by Sisley Precious Hair Care Oil
  • Dry shampoo, like Hair by Sam McKnight Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo
  • Detangling products and dry hair/hydrating treatments, like Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier
  • Hair masks, like Phyto Phytojoba Moisturizing Mask
  • Curly hair products, like Curl Cream Gel
  • Shea butter products, like Natural Shea Butter & Pure Coconut Oil Sulfate-Free Cleansing Shampoo
  • Damaged hair products, like Haitian Black Castor Oil

Where can you buy the best hair care products?

At Sam's Club, we carry bestsellers for taking care of and styling your hair from brands you know and love. Plus, we offer members-only pricing on select items. And we're always adding new arrivals.

What Different Types of Hair Care Products Are There?

Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner are must-haves in most households and are an important part of maintaining healthy and manageable hair. You can find them sold separately or available in a 2-in-1 formula for a quick way of washing and conditioning all at once. Here are some features to look out for when browsing products:

  • Daily moisture and moisture-rich options: These will help make sure your tresses look shiny and healthy.
  • Intense-hydrating or nourishing shampoos and conditioners: These are ideal for hair that has been subjected to dyes and heat styling tools.
  • Shampoos for frizzy hair: These will help you achieve sleek, smooth hair every day.
  • Curl enhancing shampoos: These products are specially formulated for curly hair.
  • Volumizing shampoos to help give your mane body.
  • Detangling shampoos for hair with hard to manage snarls.

Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos get their name because your hair doesn't have to be wet for you to use them. They're generally spray-in products that work to remove extra oil and grease from your hair to help it look just washed.

Hair Styling Products

When you work hard to comb, curl, blow-dry, or flat iron your hair to give it a certain look, hair styling products are what can help the new hairdo last all day. Common hair styling products include:

  • Hair sprays, which can help hold curls throughout the workday and during the evening.
  • Pomades and waxes, which allow you to sculpt your style while maintaining softness.
  • Hair gel, which is great for styling for spiky looks that stay in place through work and play.

Hair Styling Tools

From curling irons to flatteners to blow dryers, styling your hair is simple when you have the right tools available. Whether you prefer bouncy curls or completely straight strands, you'll find styling tools to help you achieve the look you want. Some of these include:

  • Ceramic straighteners, which help tame frizz.
  • Roller curler sets, which come in different sizes to create a variety of curls.

Hair Treatments

If your hair is damaged or you need a little help with thinning strands, Sam's Club carries a variety of hair treatments that can help, such as:

  • Split-end treatments for a smoother finish.
  • Hair color treatments that keep your new color rich and vibrant.
  • Men's hair care treatments, such as for helping with hair loss and thinning hair.
  • Frizz and dryness treatments
  • Treatments for damaged hair to restore your hair's natural beauty.

What to Consider When Buying Hair Care Products

Whether you're shopping around for a major purchase or a smaller item you'll use every day, it's always good to think about what features matter most to you. Here are some questions to ask (and answer) as you decide whether or not a hair care product is the right fit for your needs and budget:

  • What hair care product should I use?
  • Am I shopping for products formulated for certain hair types? (Such as oily, dry, brittle or curly or designed for certain hair colors)
  • Am I looking for men's hair care products or for women or both?
  • What price range will be the best fit for my budget?
  • Am I looking for products with or without certain ingredients or labels? (Such as sulfate-free, organic, or natural ingredients)

What to Consider When Buying Hair Styling Tools

Unless you're a seasoned hairstylist, the variety of hair styling tools available can be overwhelming. Here's what to be on the lookout for as you decide which type of hair styling tool(s) to buy:

  • Size
  • Safety features

For items like curling irons, curlers, and straighteners:

  • What are the temperature settings of the tool?
  • Does the tool include adjustable temperature features?

What Brands of Hair Care Products Does Sam's Club Sell?

At Sam's Club, we carry a range of shampoos, styling products and tools, and more from the following popular and trusted brands. Choose from top rated, bestsellers and new arrivals from:

  • Dove
  • OXG
  • Biolage
  • Bed Head
  • Nioxin
  • Chi
  • Redkin
  • Matrix

What is the Best Shampoo?

Here are some of the favorites from your fellow Sam's Club shoppers.

Bestseller shampoos at Sam's Club:

  • Head & Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo, Classic Clean
  • Nexxus Therappe Shampoo

Top rated shampoos at Sam's Club:

  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Shampoo, Daily Moisture
  • Herbal Essences Repair Shampoo, Argan Oil of Morocco
  • Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo
  • OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Shampoo
  • L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Moisture Shampoo

What is the Best Conditioner?

Here are some of the favorites from your fellow Sam's Club shoppers.

Bestseller conditioners at Sam's Club:

  • TRESemme Keratin Smooth with Marula Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
  • TRESemme Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner Value Pack

Top-rated conditioners at Sam's Club:

  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Conditioner, Daily Moisture
  • Nexxus Humectress Conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Conditioner
  • OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Conditioner
  • L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Moisture Conditioner
  • L'Oreal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Conditioner

FAQ - Hair Care Products

What is dry shampoo?

For those who don't have the time or don't want to wash their hair in the shower, this may be the product for you. These spray-in shampoos, which you can use when your hair is dry, work to keep your hair looking clean by absorbing any extra oil or grease in your hair. No need to rinse out, just spray, and that's it.

What is clarifying shampoo?

There are specially formulated skin care products that give your face and body a deep clean, but what about for your hair? Yep, they're called clarifying shampoos. These hair products are intended to help reduce any buildup in your locks, but not meant to be used every day.

How much is shampoo?

When it comes to shampoo, factors like the brand, size of the bottle and whether the product is a specialty item - such as shampoo for dry scalp, shampoo to grow hair, shampoo with biotin, or shampoo for oily hair - can impact the price. Here are the starting price ranges available at Sam's Club for shampoos:

  • Shampoo: as low as $5-10
  • Dry shampoo: as low as $19-20
  • Shampoo and conditioners: as low as $5-10

How much is conditioner?

As with shampoos, there are a few things that can affect how much conditioners cost, like the size and the brand and whether it contains specific ingredients formulated for certain hair types. Here are the starting price ranges available at Sam's Club for conditioners:

  • Conditioners: as low as $5-10
  • Shampoo and conditioners: as low as $5-10