The 5 Best Shampoos For Curly Hair


Once you decide to embrace your natural curls, you’ll never go back! But there are a few things to consider when it comes to curly hair, including what shampoo to use. Curly hair tends to dry out more easily and regular shampoos can weigh down curls or even reduce definition, so it’s important to find a formulation that’s specifically targetted for curly locks.

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo

This moisture-rich shampoo is perfect for all curls, from waves to coils. It nourishes and hydrates without stripping natural oils using tomato fruit ferment, shea butter, avocado oil, and rice amino acids. The formula penetrates the hair follicle to tame frizz and preserve and enhance curl definition, which is exactly what you need to have healthy looking curls! Briogeo is a clean beauty brand that believes beauty shouldn’t be compromised by harsh or harmful ingredients, so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your hair.

Aveda Be Curly Shampoo

Gently cleanse your curls with Aveda’s natural, organic shampoo that leaves the hair shiny and frizz-free. Wheat protein and aloe expand when hair is wet and retracts when dried to help define your curls. Certified organic lemon, bergamot, orange and other pure plant and flower essences leave hair smelling fresh, citrusy, and clean without harmful synthetic perfumes. The “Be Curly” line also has a conditioner and curl enhancer, making this shampoo a great option if you want to embrace your curls the natural way!

Moroccanoil Curl Enhancing Shampoo

This curl-boosting shampoo uses the same key ingredient used across all of the brand’s product – argan oil – to restore elasticity, shine, and manageability to your curls. No matter what type of curls you have, this shampoo will fight frizz and detangle curls to increase definition. It’s also color-safe and free of sulfates, which is super important to preserve those curls!

Ouidad VitalCurl Clear & Gentle Shampoo

Ouidad VitalCurl Shampoo gently cleanses and rebalances the pH level of the scalp and hair to keep those classic curls looking healthy. Vitamin E and jojoba oil nourish tresses without weighing them down (hello bouncy curls!), while wheat protein restores definition and body. This sulfate-free formula uses a botanical Omega 3-6-9 complex composed of chia seeds, Japanese camellia, and sunflower oil to target dry areas, restoring hydration and overall balance to the hair.

DevaCurl Low-Poo Original Cleanser

DevaCurl is ideal for wavy to curly hair and uses a mild cleanser to de-grease the scalp and hair without stripping out much-needed natural oils. Unlike DevaCurl’s “No-Poo”, this shampoo has a slight lather while still being sulfate-free. Instead, Cocamidopropyl Betaine – a gentle, coconut-derived surfactant – lathers without stripping curls. A blend of botanicals plays a key ingredient in nourishing ends while still cleaning the roots. Plus, after wash day, you’ll be left with a tropical starfruit and mango scent!

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon is clean beauty-obsessed, loves a bold red lip, and is forever looking for the perfect curl product.