The Best Shampoos for Curly Hair

Curly-haired ladies know that it can take a little more love to keep those pretty ringlets, spirals, and waves in tip-top shape. It’s also very important to keep curly hair hydrated and protected from heat styling. Look for sulfate-free shampoos because they ditch the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate that can be harsh on curly strands. To take the guesswork out of which shampoo is best for curly tresses, try some of our favorite picks below.

OGX knows the importance of moisturizing curls by bundling their curl-enhancing shampoo with a companion conditioner in this set. Say “goodbye” frizz and “hello” shine with this formula that uses coconut oil, honey, and citrus oil to nourish hair. And that tropical scent? You’ll imagine you’re on a fabulous beach vacation every time you wash your hair.

Join the “no poo” revolution with DevaCurl’s amazing kit that includes their No-Poo Original Zero Lather Cleanser, One Condition Original Conditioner, and an Anti-Frizz Microfiber DevaCurl Mini DevaTowel. It takes a minute to get used to a cleanser that doesn’t lather up (like we’ve been taught is the norm since we first began washing our strands) but this formula really works. It’s hydrating and frizz-fighting goodness.

As a rule of thumb, if you have curls, you want nothing to do with sulfates. Yes, while sulfate is a standard ingredient in shampoos, they tend to strip curls of the oils needed to stay healthy and full of bounce. This sulfate free shampoo packs a hydration punch with coconut oil that also makes for some divine smelling locks!