Finding shampoos and conditioners that smell good can be a long process for men, especially since most of the products in this category are marketed primarily for women. I have found that the products intended for men often have too spicy a smell and tend to be stronger than I like.
Of all the shampoos and conditioners I’ve tried, the best smelling are made by American Crew. My wife purchases the products directly from the salon where she gets her hair styled, and I prefer the Peppermint version more than any other. Made with peppermint oil, Hops, tea tree oil, ginseng root and rosemary, the smell is not overpowering but strong enough to remain in the hair.
American Crew also produces anti-dandruff, daily moisturizing and citrus mint shampoos and conditioners, and although they don’t fall in the “best smelling” category, you might want to check them out as well.
If you prefer best smelling shampoos and conditioners that are more widely available (such as at the grocery store), I recommend the Suave for Men 2 in 1. Not only is this product easier to find, but it is extremely affordable at under $4 for a 14.5-ounce bottle. It has a fresh but masculine scent that doesn’t fade after a couple of hours like other daily men’s shampoos.
In addition to filling the best smelling role for men’s shampoos and conditioners, the Suave 2 in 1 makes life easier because you don’t have to use two products. Just make sure you only use a small amount because too much of this product can leave your hair feeling oily after your hair dries.
Redken Mint Clean
Next on this list of best smelling shampoos and conditioners for men is Redken Mint Clean, which combines mint, citrus and rosemary scents. I use this product during the winter when my scalp tends to become dry and it works very well.
You can find Redken Mint Clean online or in certain salons throughout the United States. I order mine from Amazon and it usually costs me less than $9.
If you are looking for the best smelling stand alone conditioners, I recommend Nexuss Hydraide, which is not intended specifically for men but has a refreshing smell consisting of bamboo extract and orange flower. The smell is actually not feminine at all, but very clean.
Obviously, shopping for the best smelling shampoos and conditioners for men is a matter of personal choice. You might try the above products and find you need something spicier or muskier. However, for men who just need shampoos and conditioners that do the job with a pleasant smell, these are perfect.