One of the cardinal rules of curls is to shampoo your hair as infrequently as possible. When you do shampoo, it is important that you use products with good quality ingredients that do not strip your hair of much-needed moisture. We curlies love to research, test, and read reviews before purchasing a product, but if you're looking for a place to start check out these shampoo recommendations for all hair types.
Best Shampoos for All Hair Types
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo is creamy and doesn’t leave hair dry. It doesn’t weight hair down either. Bonus! you can also double this product as a body wash too. Recommended uses: it’s gentle enough to use daily (for swimmers and regular exercisers).
Mop Top Gentle Shampoo is a great choice for unruly 2b waves and curls. This product helps to restore moisture and manageability with it’s unique combo of ingredients including honey and sea botanicals. Recommended uses: 3-4 times a week with conditioner and/or other conditioning products.
Jessicurl Hair cleansing cream is a great product for longer tresses, waves and whirly curls. It’s extremely moisturizing and leaves hair silky and clean. Recommended uses: 3-4 times per week but also gentle and conditioning enough to use more frequently for swimmers or after work outs.
DevaCare No-Poo is a no-lather, sulfate-free conditioning cleanser for your curls. It leaves curls bouncy and shiny, clean and well defined. It’s safe for colored hair and won’t weight hair down. Recommended uses: 3-4 times per week with a conditioner product to follow.
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo is great for dry or frizzy hair as well as color treated curls. This shampoo also works well for post summer hair work outs, beach and pool visits. It’s gentle formula aides in cleaning and conditioning as well as detangling curls. Recommended use: with each wash.
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AG Re:Coil Curl Activating Shampoo helps to define curls and bring back natural texture without stripping hair. This product also improves the hair shaft’s strength and flexibility. Recommended use: up to 3 times per week.
As I Am cleansing Pudding is full of sulfate free ingredients including saw palmetto to help keep hair moisturized and healthy. Recommeded use: leave on hair for up to 5 minutes in shower per use; use as a cowash daily or up to 3 times per week.
Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo is extra moisturizing and wont’ strip hair of necessary natural oils. It’s also sulfate free, contains soy and palm kernel and keratin for silky hair. This product aides in reducing breakage and leaves hair soft. Recommended use: gentle enough to be used daily for those working out or attending beaches and pools, or as needed.
As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner helps to remove build up and keep hair clean. This product helps to detangle and add moisture. It’s gentle enough to use daily too! Recommded uses: daily or as needed.