Many manufacturers give away free samples of their shampoo, such as Suave, VO5, L'Oreal and Garnier Fructis. Customers interested in receiving a free sample can typically request one on the manufacturer's website. Customers can also look for an updated list of all free shampoo samples available at sample sites such as Sample Buddy.
Free samples of shampoo can help customers determine whether a particular product is right for their hair. There are a variety of products available, such as shampoo, condition and leave-on hair cream from Suave. Customers should look for shampoos that target their hair type, such as oily, fine, dry or color-treated. Those with oily hair will want to stay away from moisturizing shampoo, while those with dry hair should look for a shampoo with intensive moisturizing. Customers with fine hair do best with a volumizing shampoo; curly-haired customers need a shampoo to tame flyaway hair. Shampoo for color-treated hair is specially formulated to protect highlights.
Manufacturers will also offer free shampoo samples when a new product has entered the market. By sending free samples to interested customers, manufacturers can promote their new product and potentially attract more customers to buy a full bottle of the new shampoo.