15 Best Shampoos in Malaysia (2023) By Hair Type

If you are searching for the best shampoo for your hair in Malaysia, you've come to the right place.

There are in fact too many products available for you to purchase online and offline. Further, it is often difficult to get any meaning from many 'one line' reviews with 5 star rating that the product is great. Here's the thing: There's no one size fits all solution especially for a hair shampoo.

So, we went deep into the web (dark web excluded) to figure out which type of brand or shampoo makes an excellent match for your hair type or hair problem.

We have researched the leading products and brands currently in the Malaysian market to figure out which shampoo is worthy of your consideration. The list is based on recommendations by major media channels, search results, reviews and popularity.

Not every shampoo is for everyone. We have categorised the list of shampoos below by hair type and shampoo type.

The Best overall Shampoo in Malaysia 2023

1. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PHD) Perfect Hair Day (PHD) Conditioner (For All Hair Types) 236ml/8oz
MYR 72.73 > Lazada Malaysia

Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Shampoo keeps your hair cleaner, longer – no matter your hair type.

The most annoying thing about shampooing your hair is that you have to continue doing it day after day, week after week, year after year. One shampoo is really not going to keep you grease-free for long – a few hours or days, tops. The best you can hope for is a formula that lets you wash as infrequently as possible.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo is far from a permanent solution, but it will cut down on the time you need to spend washing your hair. And you know what they say: The less time frittered away on lathering your scalp, the more time available for watching Netflix or writing the next Great American Novel.

Allure writer Patricia Tortolani backs up that claim, writing, “while other formulas had us washing every day to keep our oily scalp in check, this one has us down to two shampoos a week.” Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo won the publication’s Best of Beauty Award in 2014 and was named a top shampoo option by Best Products for its ability to hydrate and cleanse strands while delivering added volume to even the thinnest hair.

Pros: Keeps your hair clean for longer, works on a variety of hair types, doesn’t contain hair-stripping sulfates, parabens, or phthalates

Cons: On the pricey side, may not work for curlier hair textures

The best shampoo for Dry Hair in Malaysia

2. Pantene ProV Daily Moisture

[RAYA SALE] Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo 340ml
MYR 14.90 (Promotion) > Lazada Malaysia

Pantene ProV Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo is a bathroom staple that buyers and experts agree on because it gives your hair a boost of hydration.

Not all shampoos and conditioners that come in sets are created equal, but the Pantene ProV Daily Moisture Renewal duo is one you can happily buy in bulk – I recommended this shampoo’s counterpart in a recent article on the best conditioners money can buy and now, here I am, telling you to go out and complete the family.

This shampoo works with Pantene’s Moisture-Silk Complex to “lock in hydration from root to tip” and leaves hair softer and shinier. It won the Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2017 and Reader’s Choice Award in 2016 and 2017. The publication’s editor Jenny Bailly described it as, “one of the least stripping of hair-cleansing options,” and fans seem to agree.

One Amazon reviewer writes, “This has been the shampoo I swear by for at least 15 years. I have long thick curly hair and it has always left it smooth and manageable. Also use it on my daughter’s hair and we both love it!”

Pros: Inexpensive, hydrating, has an equally excellent matching conditioner

Cons: Might weigh down finer strands or make oily hair feel extra greasy due to the moisturizing component

3. Nizoral Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

#1 Best Seller for the Shampoo and Conditioner category of Amazon Best Sellers with more than 25,000 ratings. More than 70 customer reviews on Lazada Malaysia.

Nizoral anti-dandruff shampoo not only treats and prevents dandruff, but also the inflammation associated with dandruff, relieving scalp redness and itching. Its targeted action specifically treats the underlying cause of dandruff, yet it is pleasantly gentle to your hair and odour free. 

Nizoral A-D kills the fungus that causes dandruff. That's because the ingredient called ketoconazole binds to the natural protein of your hair so it keeps working between shampoos with Nizoral A-D. Ketoconazole keeps nasty dandruff in check so you don't have to keep checking your shoulders. Nizoral A-D breaks the cycle because it puts the kibosh on P ovale.

Ketoconazole 20 mg/g
Other Ingredients: Sodium Laurylether Sulphate, Disodium Monolauryl Ether Sulphosuccinate, Coconut Fatty Acid Diethanolamide, Laurdimonium Hydrolysed Animal Collagen, Macrogol 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Imidurea, Hydrochloric Acid, Erythrosine (E127) and Purified Water.

4. Sebamed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  • Alkali-free
  • Soap-free
  • For gentle, pore-deep cleansing to alleviate excessive sebum
  • Formulation with pH5.5 give the scalp relief, without irritation
  • Active ingredient Piroctone Olamine relieves dandruff and irritation.
  • Allergen Free + OilFree + Paraben Free
    Price: RM 27.90   > Buy on Lazada

    Ratings and Reviews: 4.8/5 (Lazada)

    5. Kerastase Bain Anti-Pelliculaire Shampoo

    • The 'Bain Anti-Pelliculaire' removes and treats the scalp preventing the recurrence of dry or oily dandruff for 8 consecutive weeks.
    Price: RM 93.33 > Buy on Lazada

    Ratings and Reviews: 4.8/5 (Lazada)

    6. Pantene Anti-Dandruff Shampoo 
    Pantene Anti Dandruff Shampoo
    Price: MYR 10.50 > Buy on Lazada
    Some anti-dandruff shampoos are very drying as aim to eliminate oil from your scalp. Not the Pantene Anti Dandruff Shampoo, it cleanses your scalp thoroughly without over drying it. That way, your scalp will have enough moisture and natural oils to maintain its health. Do note that a dry scalp can also cause dandruff – so it is crucial to keep a balance.

    Do take note that this shampoo comes in various sizes: 170 ml, 340 ml and 670 ml. 

    Ratings and Reviews: 4.8/5 star rating (Lazada)

    • Gently cleanses hair without drying the scalp, with weightless moisturizers that leaves hair healthy & shiny.
    • Enhanced with Zinc Pyrithione to help prevent reoccurrence of dandruff.

    7. SMIB Innabi Shampoo
    SMIB Shampoo
    The SMIB innaBi Shampoo is a super popular shampoo in Korea. In fact, more than 1 million sets have been sold in Korea.

    Did you know that the main reason for hair loss is because of an oily scalp? That is why SMIB uses the high-grade Coral Calcium which is very effective in removing excess oil and dirt in our scalps. The calcium is extracted from sea corals through the tedious process of electroplasticity. This is what sets SMIB apart as they are willing to go the extra mile for your hair.

    For maximum effectiveness, it is recommended that you follow their 4-step routine for your hair. Besides the SMIB Shampoo, there is the SMIB innaBi Treatment which helps to stop hair loss. For the 3rd step, you can massage your scalp with the SMIB innaBi Scalp Massager. By using Plasma technology, it removes sebum, oil, and cleanses your scalp. For the final step, the SMIB innaBi Scalp Essence will nourish your scalp and promote new hair growth.

    Finally, it is now available in Malaysia so that we can enjoy the benefits of an effective premium Korean shampoo that prevents hair loss. You can purchase it online directly from SMiB and it can be delivered to your preferred address in Malaysia.

    • Coral calcium to cleanse and calm your scalp
    • Reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth
    • 4-step routine maximum effectiveness

    8. Ryo Hair Loss Care Shampoo ( Oily Scalp ) 400ml

    RYO hair loss care shampoo

    RM 41 (27% OFF) > Lazada Malaysia

    The Ryo Hair Loss Care Shampoo contains herbaceous ingredients like Ginseng, Peony and Wormwood extract to nourish your hair scalp and strands. These ingredients first work to strengthen your hair roots then enhance the resilience so that your hair strands are better held in place. This translates into less premature hair fall and excessive hair loss!

    Not only does this shampoo enrich your scalp, it also contains Salicylic Acid, which slightly exfoliating in nature. This helps to clear your hair roots of any potential clogging that can weaken the roots too. If you’re suffering from dandruff in addition to hair loss, this Ryo Shampoo can also help to resolve this and prevent your scalp from being itchy. 

    Ryo hair loss care shampoo reviews at Lazada Malaysia: 5.0/5.

    9. Hair Dr. Follicle Shampoo 250ml
    Hair Dr. Follicle Shampoo 250ml
    Price: MYR 95 > Lazada Malaysia

    Hair Dr. is an advanced hair loss system developed to give results. Its unique, patented Nano Technology delivery system uses an Active Peptide complex that delivers the formula directly to the root of the problem, to strengthen and nourish your hair and provide an effective re-growth platform. Hair Dr. utilises a unique 2 step system that effectively combat hair loss and promote hair re-growth.

    1st Step – Prevention Daily use of the Hair Dr. Follicle Shampoo cleanses hair and scalp gently and thoroughly and create an optimum condition for a healthy scalp to absorb the active ingredients against hair loss.

    2nd Step – Rejuvenation Use twice daily on thinning areas of the hair, Hair Dr. Follicle Serum delivers the active ingredients to revitalise and rejuvenate the hair follicle, strengthen the hair shaft and normalise the hair growth cycle.

    Hair Dr. shampoo reviews at Lazada Malaysia: 4.4/5.

    10. Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Shampoo
    Price: RM 120 > Lazada Malaysia

    Improve your hair with this gentle but thorough cleanser that’ll restore resilience and strength. Ceramides protect against further stress while hyaluronic acid adds hydration and resilience.

    Key ingredients:
    • Hyaluronic Acid: Natural salt that retains up to 1,000 times its weight in moisture. Hydrates and gives resilience and plumpness to the hair. 
    • Gluco-Peptide: It enters the deepest layers of the cuticle to compensate surface irregularities and restore uniformity. Hair is texturized.
    • Ceramides: Strengthen the hair fiber.

    11. Grafen Root Booster Shampoo

    Grafen root booster shampoo

    Price: RM 69 (51% OFF) > Lazada Malaysia

    GRAFEN Root Booster Shampoo, another Korean product is a neutral low acidic (pH 5.5) shampoo that contains 22 kinds of amino acid to ensure a healthy hair growth and scalp. Formulated with two oils, Camelia seed oil and Olive oil, which are perfect for nourishing the hair as they protect it from external pollution. Various natural ingredients help soothe and relieve scalp irritation.

    Ingredients: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methylaminopropionate, Tea-Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide MEA, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Perfume, Salicylic Acid, Dexpanthenol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Ornithine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Taurine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine, Glutamine, Asparagine, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Menthol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Biotin, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Olive Oil.

    Grafen Root Booster Shampoo Malaysia reviews at Lazada Malaysia: 4.9/5 (more than 100 reviews).

    Best Shampoos for Hair Growth and Thickening in Malaysia 2020

    12. Nioxin System 1 Cleanser Shampoo 1000 ml - Best Shampoo for Hair Loss Female
    RM 80 (promotion price - 70% discount): Lazada Malaysia

    Designed to remove oil and debris such as sebum, fatty acids and environmental residue which can block hair follicles.The System 1 Cleanser Shampoo by NIOXIN is suitable for normal to fine, thin looking natural hair. It gently removes product build up, clearing nutrient pathways to your scalp and hair follicle sites without stripping hair of essential oils.

    Featured in Elle in 2020 as one of the shampoos recommended for hair growth. Also featured in Insider as one of the dermatologist recommended shampoo for hair loss.

    Nioxin System 1 shampoo reviews at Lazada Malaysia: 4.8/5.

    13. Ogx Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo Travel Size - 3 Oz

    ogyx coconut milk shampoo sulfate free 3oz

    Buy on Lazada | RM 25 (29% OFF)

    This drugstore gem is made with gentle sulfate-free surfactants to cleanse your oily scalp, as well as organic coconut milk and coconut oils that smell amazing and add a big dose of moisture.

    14. Shea Moisture, Strength + Color Care Shampoo, Purple Rice Water, 13.5 fl oz (399 ml)

    shea strength color care shampoo sulfate free 399ml

    Buy on Lazada | RM 89.02 (18% OFF)

    All color-treated hair needs extra TLC no matter the texture, but the stakes definitely go up when you have kinky, coily, or tightly curled hair. Not only will the purple tint prevent brassy tones, but the rice water is just what you need to grow your hair healthier and stronger. It also has plenty of slip, so you can safely detangle your tresses.

    15. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Frizz Defy Shampoo, with Marula Oil, 8.5 Fl. Oz (For Coloured Hair)

    loreal paris everpure shampoo sulfate free

    Buy on Lazada | RM140.23

    L'Oréal was one of the first drugstore brands to base a line of shampoos on the sulfate-free mindset. 
    The L'Oreal EverPure is a range of salon-quality haircare that is designed for coloured hair and to protect color. There are no harsh sulfates, salts or surfactants that can strip, dull, or damage.

    This one is infused with Marula Oil, gently cleanses frizz-prone hair for humidity and frizz control, manageability and smooth luminosity.

    REVIEW: L'Oreal EverPure - Your Go-To After-Colour Hair Care Range
    After changing up my haircare to L'Oreal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend range, my hair is looking sleeker than ever! Just look at that shine! I have never had such natural shiny locks. Most of the time, I will have to fake it with a little hair oil but this is au naturale and I am loving it! Are you convinced into switching up your haircare for one that is sulfate & paraben-free? Well, hit up our local drugstores like Watsons & Guardian or you can find this range at leading supermarkets & hypermarkets. Do your hair a favour, stop stressing it out with harmful chemicals. You can have gorgeous hair too!