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Are more expensive shampoos better for my hair?

Answer by:
Karyn Grossman, MD

Dermatologist, WebMD Medical Expert
St. John's Hospital

Not necessarily. A Consumer Reports study of 1,700 ponytail samples that had been washed with a range of products found that none of the expensive brands produced better results than drugstore options. Only trial and error can truly lead you to the right formula. "Whether it's $2 or $20, you just have to try it to see if a shampoo will work for you, says Ni'Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist for Cosmetech Laboratories in New Jersey.

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