By Karabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post) 

Mem Day ShampooMemorial Day weekend is the first official marker that we have finally made it through NYC’s brutal winter and are well on our way to fun in the sun. But before we get to all the BBQs and rooftop festivities us ladies need to make sure our locks are in tip top shape. From you curly girls to you color addicts, we put together a list of our favorite shampoos that will have you photo ready for the endless stream of Insta-shoots that seem to come standard with every holiday weekend.

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1. Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo
The Canadian Goose down jackets and fur-lined boots have finally been stored away, replaced with bikinis, sundresses, and wedges. Freeing us from the need to hide indoors and allowing us to bask in some much needed sunshine. While days spent soaking in the sun might leave us with an extra boost of serotonin (aka the “happy” hormone) running through our heads, it also leaves us with dry, damaged hair. So, instead of waiting till it’s too late let’s get a jump start on protecting and strengthening our hair with Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo. This gentle, concentrated ZeroSulfate® shampoo helps fortify micro-scarred, damaged color-treated hair and provides a velvety soft finish. SRP $27.00

2. Alterna Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo
With holiday weekends comes mini reunions among me and all of my friends. Like many other groups throughout the city crazy work schedules, spin classes, and attention deprived sweethearts often stop us from getting together as much as we would like. So, to mark such momentous occasions we might be guilty of taking an uncalled for number of photos. This is where Alterna Bamboo Volume shampoo steps in. Through the combination of pure Organic Bamboo Extract and stimulating, phyto-nutrient rich Organic Maca Root in a gentle sulfate and sodium chloride free formula, Alterna Bamboo Volume shampoo cleanses and energizes hair with weightless moisture for a fresh-full bodied look. Leaving me with enough volume to look photo-shoot ready all weekend long. SRP $22.00

3. Redken Blonde Idol Shampoo
Get ready all you blondies out there! Summer is right around the corner and if there is any season that you girls can claim as your own it is this one. While I recently left team blonde to experiment with my darker side there is no doubt I will be re-enlisting in no time. However, for you loyal blondes in need of a shampoo this weekend that will protect your locks from the ever dreaded brassiness, look no further than Redken Blonde Idol. Blonde Idol shampoo with the exclusive Kera-Bright System balances, brightens and beautifies to keep your blonde brilliant and idol-worthy between salon visits. SRP $18.00

4. Aussie You Can Shine Shampoo
There always seems to be a buzz of excitement in the air around Memorial Day weekend. Maybe it’s because this is the time of year when the trees finally begin to turn from barren and gloomy to luscious and green while the flowers bloom into a kaleidoscope of colors. Instinctually, we seem to take a cue from Mother Nature’s rebirth and we begin to rid ourselves of the darkness overtook us with winter. So, if your inner goddess is looking to shine through Memorial Day you better grab Aussie You Can Shine shampoo next time you’re running through the drugstore. SRP $3.79

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5. Oribe Signature Shampoo

Not everyone’s idea of a holiday weekend looks the same. While the majority of my friends suffer from serious F.O.M.O (the fear of missing out) and can be found hopping around from event to event, others just need this extra time to take a minute and truly relax. So for you spa lovers just looking for a weekend to spoil yourself with massages, a good book and a smooth glass of wine there is only one shampoo for you, Oribe Signature Shampoo. This shampoo is the perfect indulgence for your much exhausted tresses. The Lychee Extract defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin. You’ll complete this weekend feeling pampered and ready to take on anything. SRP $36.00

6. Matrix Biolage COLORLAST Shampoo
This weekend will unquestionably be full of red, white and blue. From the raised flags to the paper plates it’s never shocking to see such patriotic color schemes running from BBQ to BBQ. However, one striking color trend I expect to see throughout this holiday weekend is vibrant hair colors. From more natural hues like blondes and brunettes to more unexpected hues like lavender to turquoise, hair color is definitely having its moment. Between the worlds obsession with Kim Kardashian’s blonde mane and Nicole Richie’s cool lavender do, color maintenance is in high demand. So for you color addicts just stepping out of the salon door, be sure to pick up a bottle of Matrix Biolage COLORLAST shampoo. Inspired by nature’s fade-defying orchid, Biolage COLORLAST Shampoo helps maintain the color depth, tone and shine for vivid color-treated hair. SRP $23.00

7. Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Shampoo
Having recently watched Grease on an epic girls weekend I’ve been spending admittedly a little too much time daydreaming about summer loving. From the rooftop bars to late night walks around the city it seems the potential meet-cutes for my future romance are endless. So incase you find yourself under a boardwalk this holiday weekend with a bad boy riding a motorcycle (or you know, your boyfriend) make sure your hair is “run his fingers through” smooth with Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth shampoo. Nothing quite says mood killer like getting his fingers trapped in your rats-nest of a hairdo! SRP $7.50

8. Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
As I mentioned earlier, I have a number of friends that suffer from the seemingly incurable epidemic called, F.O.M.O. Thus, leaving their Memorial Day weekend jam packed with barely enough time for sleep let alone enough time to squeeze in a full shower.  Therefore, they simply cannot be suffering from an oily scalp. So I will tell you exactly what I told them, go get Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil Shampoo! This shampoo uses mild surfactants that will not strip the scalp or the hair and will prevent your scalp from getting excessively oily. (Beauty Hint: If you strip the scalp of all natural oils your body will create a superfluous of oil to compensate, i.e leaving you looking like a dirty hippie) SRP $29.50

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 9. Aveda Be Curly Shampoo
Curly girls, curly girls, curly girls, oh how I dream to be one of you. If only you all knew how much time I spend curling my hair throughout the week. And yes, I know what you’re thinking, be careful what you wish for (and I will stubbornly continue to wish for it anyway). Though I don’t personally know the struggle, I do totally appreciate it. From inconsistencies in curl texture to just an abundance of frizz I know you are always on the look out for any and everything that can tame that curly mane. That is how I came to discover Aveda Be Curly shampoo, a shampoo many of my curly girls swear by. The wheat protein and organic aloe blend expands when hair is wet and retracts when dry to enhance your curl or wave. Feel free to give it a try and let me know what you think! SRP $21.00

10. Kerastase Densifique Shampoo
Life in New York City can be stressful for women of all ages. From you 20 year-olds still trying to land a starter job, to 30 year-olds just starting their own families, to you 40 and 50 year-olds beginning to experience that ever-dreaded hormonal shift. Major stress such as these can cause some serious hair-loss, which of course only adds to our ever building anxiety. So this Memorial Day check one thing off your list of stressors and invest in Kerastase Densifique shampoo. Formulated with Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid, Densifique cleanses while helping strengthen hair from the root to ends. Leaving hair more supple, resistant and denser-looking. SRP $39.00

11. Pantene Classic Care Daily Shampoo
And last but certainly not least we come to you no fuss girls. The girl who doesn’t try to fight her natural texture or break the bank on extravagant salon brands. The girl who can easily find herself at home whipping around on a jet-ski to tossing a football around on the beach. The girl who can’t understand why you WOULDN’T get your hair wet. For the girl who deep down I wish I could be but know I have no hope of becoming. For you, all you need is Pantene Classic Care Daily Shampoo. This drug store brand will leave your hair feeling fresh, clean and quickly  get you back to the party (with a few extra bucks in your pocket for the next beer run). SRP $4.99

No matter where you are this holiday weekend make sure to keep your hair looking fresh and beautiful! Let us know what your favorite shampoo is this holiday weekend in the comments below!



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