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Top 6 Japanese Shampoos

There are tons of Japanese hair care products available in Japan, including shampoos and conditioners, and there are many great ones which you probably have never heard of before. The problem is that with only a few Japanese shampoos with English information and details on the packs, you may not even know what you are buying. Do you need shampoo for dry hair, or for eliminating split ends? Do you want one with conditioner or without? How can you make a choice, if you don’t know anything about the shampoos on offer in the nearest convenient store.

Well, here’s a quick guide on 6 of the best Japanese shampoos you can find when you are in Japan. You can try any of them and I’m quite certain you will find them to be quite perfect for your hair care needs.

1.Shiseido Aqua Intensive Hair Care Shampoo


The first of many great shampoos from Shiseido is the Aqua Intensive Hair Care Shampoo, which is a top-quality moisturising shampoo perfect for fixing damaged and over-treated hair. It contains several essential plant extracts that fully hydrate and moisturise every strand of hair from root to the tip. It also soothes the scalp, gently coating the hair to prevent any further damage. Although it was specially designed for damaged hair, the shampoo is suitable for most hair types. Regularly using the shampoo and conditioner will make your dry hair soft, strengthen brittle hair and eliminate split ends. The shampoo itself does not have a very strong scent, but it does leave a gentle, lingering smell to your hair after the hair has dried up. It is a premium shampoo and comes at a slightly higher price than others, but if damage-control is what you are looking for, you don’t have to look too far beyond Shiseido Aqua Intensive Hair Care Shampoo.

2.Shiseido Tsubaki Volume Touch Shampoo and Conditioner Set



As the name suggests, the Shiseido Tsubaki Volume Touch Shampoo and Conditioner set is meant to add considerable volume and bounce to otherwise dull hair. It has Tsubaki – also known as Camelia – extract which makes hair silky and soft after use. Geishas and maikos have been known to use the Tsubaki oil flowers to ensure rich and voluminous hair. The conditioner also has Camelia Japonica Seed oils, which gives the products a fragrant flowery aroma. It has a good pH balance of 5, which is effectively efficient for most hair types, especially Asian hair type. Together, the shampoo and conditioner moisturise and clean the scalp and hair, and is perfect for people with moderately oily hair. It may be unsuitable for people with extremely dry hair, but overall it is a great shampoo and conditioner set for those who wish to add some extra life and bounce to their hair.

3.Shiseido Super Mild Hair Care Shampoo



Another great shampoo from Shiseido, Super Mild Hair Care Shampoo is perfect for keeping the hair hydrated and healthy. Given its mild nature, it has a very low fragrance, and is ideal for even the most sensitive hair and scalp. It hydrates the hair very gently, without stripping away any of its natural oils. It also helps control dandruff and helps restore the original natural lustre and shine of your hair. One drawback of this shampoo is that it does not lather too much and may be too mild for people with excessively oily hair. However, enough people in Japan use the Shiseido Super Mild Hair Care Shampooto make it one of the most popular shampoos in Japan.

4.Kumanoyushi Horse Oil Non-silicon Shampoo 



One of the most surprising ingredients you will find in the Kumanoyushi Horse Oil Shampoo is horse oil. The horse oil, which is similar to human sebum, helps the hair and scalp become smoother and silkier. It has been used by locals in the northern parts of Japan for treating skin wounds, rough skin and damaged hair and scalp. It makes the hair less tangled and knotty. The highly absorbent nature of the horse oil keeps the skin moisturised for a longer time. Moreover, the horse oil also reaches deep into the scalp and stimulates blood circulation which is crucial for hair growth. The shampoo also contains seaweed and tsubaki oil, which are additional ingredients that are important for soft and silky hair. Another advantage is that has no silicon, which clogs the skin pores and can damages hair in the long term.

5.Ichikami Smooth and Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner



This ultra moisturising shampoo from Kracie prevents itchiness or dandruff, caused by excessive oil in the hair. It helps to make the hair smoother and shinier, as well as reducing hair breakage. Made from  natural oils, this shampoo aims at reducing oiliness, without damaging the hair. It has natural and gentle ingredients such as rice extracts, japonica seed oil, rice bran extracts and rice germ oil. The mild foam created by this shampoo also helps repair hair damage caused by friction, and give the hair a sleek and silky soft look. It is suitable for heavier and thicker hair.

6.Komenuka Bijin Premium Hair Care Moisturising Hair Shampoo


The Japanese like the Komuneka Bijin Shampoo thanks mainly to its distinctive smell. The shampoo also contains high-quality ingredients guaranteed to moisturise even the driest and most damaged hair. The shampoo may strip away dyed hair colour, and is not recommended for people who colour their hair. However, it is perfectly safe to use, and is ideal for people who wish to restore the natural shine to their hair. It even contains natural anti-oxidants, ginseng and seaweed to help strengthen the hair and reduce hair loss. Consistently using this shampoo will make your hair hydrated, soft and luxurious.


As you can see, there are several Japanese shampoos available in the market. Different shampoos offer different benefits such as increasing hair volume, reducing hair loss, hair strengthening, damage control and repair, etc. Japanese shampoos use natural ingredients, instead of chemicals, that may damage to the hair in the long run. Many are also available without silicons which can definitely cause harm to your hair. So, if you are looking for the best way to get soft and healthy hair, switch to Japanese shampoos today.