Many curlies and coilies tend to steer clear of sulfates or a specific classification of foaming agents, which are also known as surfactants. They are the main components within most shampoos (besides water) and they actually cleanse the hair. They are great at removing dirt and toxins, but they are extremely drying especially to naturals and curlies. The bottom line is they tend to be too harsh on curly, coily, and wavy hair. They strip the hair of its natural oils and can create a mass of tangles, and we all know our hair needs those oils.
Many naturals and curlies have put down the shampoo all together (like for the Curly Girl Method), but there are so many sulfate-free shampoos available that the use of shampoo does not have to be discontinued.
Protein is a necessary component in our hair care regimen and AO’s Balancing Protein Shampoo will hydrate and re-energize your strands while adding softness and manageability. You get superior cleaning without the drying and the peppermint aroma will leave you feeling relaxed.
Great for dry hair and a favorite among many naturals and curlies, AO’s Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo is made from rose hip seed oil and a blend of hydrating botanicals. You get moisture and shine that gives your dry and damaged coils the boost they need.
This lightweight curl definer will not only keep your curls popping, but its orange creamsicle scent will also take you back to memory lane of your childhood ice cream truck memories. This product will help eliminate frizz and it’s great for everyday use.
There is soy and palm kernel that maximizes your hair’s moisture while the silk and keratin nourish your tired and hungry curls. It’s creamy and easy to comb through so you don’t end up yanking on your strands. This shampoo is pH balanced and great for active people who wash their hair frequently like swimmers.
AG’s sulfate-free curl care shampoo was created to be gentle to our coily tresses. The formula will hydrate, encourage movement, and curl by the bio-fermented fruit acids that help shrink the cuticle to battle frizz like a champ! It’s got protein to strengthen your hair and give it the volume and body most of us crave.
"Be gentle and be kind" are the words most curlies want to hear when discussing shampoo. This rich and refreshing shampoo is fortified with green tea antioxidants, shine-enhancing bamboo and palm extracts, aloe, vitamin B5, and vitamin E. All of those ingredients will give your hair amazing shine and softness in the gentlest way possible.
This shampoo is gentle enough for everyday usage with its mix of herbs, flowers, and plant elements. You get a great detangling shampoo with warm vanilla and sweet coconut. Your hair will be replenished with moisture, manageability, and movement.
Get your strands the repairs they need with the natural reparative properties of monoi oil. No stripping, no snags, and no strenuous detangling session after cleansing your hair with this fast-rinsing, moisture-filled wonder in a bottle.
Here is an herbal-blended, botanically infused shampoo with opulent conditioning properties that will boost your hair’s moisture. The lavender, rose, calendula, nettle and red clover revitalize and soothe your scalp all without stripping your strands.
More smoothness and more conditioning than Curl Junkie’s original sulfate-free shampoo, this gentle marvel has been reformulated with chamomile and green tea extracts to take your hair’s shine to unbelievable levels. Vitamin B5 and honey will moisturize your curls and tangles will be a thing of the past.
Moisture is vital for healthy hair and this curl cleanser will add tons of it to your tresses. High quality ingredients like soybean, arnica, and rose hip will provide your strands with more moisture, shine, softness, and cleanliness like never before.
No fading your color with this mild lathering low-poo. Enriched with vitamin C to plump, moisturize, and enhance your curls, coils, and waves.
Great for replenishing your hair and scalp of much needed moisture, cleanse them of impurities and dirt all without harsh detergents. You gain nourishment and proper moisture balance from this lightly scented shampoo.
Dry, itchy scalp is alleviated by this invigorating shampoo that increases scalp circulation while removing product and dirt buildup. Pure peppermint botanicals give your hair and scalp a refreshed and revitalized tingling and spirit.
Wake up your scalp with a hint of peppermint while this invigorating shampoo infuses moisture into your strands. Gently cleanse your hair and scalp while the humectants helps your tresses hold onto the moisture longer.
Here is the perfect combination for gentle cleansing without stripping your hair. You get a mild creamy leather that won’t weigh down your strands and this shampoo is even great for a face and body wash!
Here is a conditioning shampoo formulated to revitalize dry, color or chemically treated tresses. Add moisture to your thirsty strands without the stripping of many regular shampoos.
A NaturallyCurly 2014 Editor’s Choice and a favorite among naturals for doing what it say it will do…clean your tresses without stripping them! The exclusive blend of mandarin orange extract gently but effectively cleans your tresses of toxins, dirt, and pollutants. You get all the moisture you need with the sea kelp keeping your moisture balance in line.
This is for the ultra- thirsty, over the top dry strands that are in dire need of the ultimate in moisturizing cleansing. It is super gentle and soft enough for use daily, as this curl wash leaves your hair supple, tangle-free, and clean. It's great for all hair types.
Mixed Chicks Sulfate Free Shampoo will cleanse without stripping or removing your strands of their precious natural oils. Any hair type will benefit from this mild shampoo.
You get the ultimate shampoo experience with this lavish lathering sulfate-free shampoo. Lemon balm, rosemary, and hops clean, moisturize, and detangle effectively and tenderly enough for daily use.
Curly hair craves moisture and this intensive moisture softening shampoo will hydrate and make your tresses softer and more manageable. Elongate your curls, make them easier to comb, and keep your tresses from being dry and brittle with the shea butter and extra-virgin olive oil. It’s perfect for coily, curly, and wavy hair.
This shampoo is infused with sparkling white lotus that preps your curls for optimal styling. Marine botanicals of seaweed and sea fennel smooth the cuticle and stop frizz while the cucumber water moisturizes and defines your curls, coils, and waves.
Tired of frizz and flyaway hair? This climate-controlled shampoo is gentle and has an exclusive humidity shield that moisturizes and surrounds the hair shaft to protect it from heat and humidity. You get protected, smoother tresses with a weightlessness that makes your hair touchable soft.
Water-soluble and sulfate-free, Mop Top’s shampoo will revert your dry, damaged tresses into moisturized loveliness with sea botanicals and honey. The shampoo penetrates the hair and ups the moisture while also preventing split ends.
Sufferers of dry, itch scalps will love this shampoo. It fights dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis with plantain enzymes that will also calm and fight itchiness and irritation. The tea tree oil removes buildup and enhance your hair’s shine and volume.
Here is a sweet smelling color-safe shampoo for the thick, curly, coily hair that tend to frizz. There’s coconut oil, silk protein, and neem oil all working to hydrate, protect, and smooth your hair so it’s soft and silky. The neem oil will control the frizz and make your tresses shine.
This shampoo is formulated to help dry, frizzy, damaged hair grow, heal, and strengthen. There’s the mineral-rich nutrient sea kelp sealing and soothing your hair cuticle while the shea butter moisturizers and the argan oil promotes shine and rebuilds your hair’s elasticity.
For the proper care of your fine, thin hair, Living Proof Full Shampoo cleans deeply and gently to remove all traces of dirt, oil and product buildup. Your hair goes from lifeless, limp hair to full gorgeous tresses and it’s gentle enough for daily use.
The Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo adds shine and deeply cleans all without stripping your hair. This shampoo will heal and soothe your dry flaking scalp instantly with its eucalyptus and tea tree oil.