These gentle cleansers have natural, nourishing ingredients for curly hair.
A major mission for those with curly hair is to find a way to effectively cleanse hair without stripping it.
Type 2 waves can be especially dry and fragile, while Type 3 curls need moisture for more definition. We often try to overcompensate for drying shampoos by doubling up on conditioning treatments, but wouldn’t it be nice if our hair was never stripped of moisture in the first place?
There are many new gentle cleansers containing natural, nourishing ingredients that are ideal for Type 2 and Type 3 curls. Check out our picks for optimal wave and curl cleansing!
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Wavy-haired girls can really benefit from low-foaming or completely sulfate free cleansers. This means that strands won’t be stripped of their natural oils.
Type 2A waves will love Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo, which is free of sulfates and excludes parabens and silicones as well. Silicones weigh hair down, so formulas without them are great for creating volume. This shampoo contains green tea and Vitamins B5 and E for added softness.
A great option for 2A curls that tend to be oilier (or if you have product buildup) is Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo. This sulfate and paraben-free formula contains mandarin orange extract and sea kelp and keeps hair moisture levels balanced.