If you have thick hair chances, are good that you go through approximately six bottles of shampoo a month—OK, maybe not that much. The point is people with thick hair typically use more shampoo than the average person, which means you probably don’t want to use any old shampoo.
Dying to know what the best shampoo for thick hair is? We’ve rounded up 10 of them from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.
Matrix Biolage 3Butter Control System Shampoo
Everybody deals with frizz, but thick strands can go from slightly frizzy to a hot mess in no time. Control frizz with the Matrix 3Butter Control System Shampoo.
Formulated with a blend of 3 butters (cupuaçu, shea, murumuru), the shampoo delivers an indulgent, sulfate-free lather. When used as a system of shampoo and conditioner, 3Butter Control System locks in nourishment to help control frizz and enhance manageability.
Matrix Biolage 3Butter Control System Shampoo, $19.00 MSRP
Mizani Thermasmooth Shampoo
When you’ve got a plentiful mane, heat styling your hair can be an all-day event. Prepping your hair with the right shampoo can help start the smoothing process.
Mizani’s Thermasmooth Shampoo cleanses, detangles and conditions dry and brittle hair. The formula is enriched with Mizani’s C3 Smoothing Complex that infuses nourishing coconut oil, fortifying ceramide, and surface polishing agents that help to soften the hair.
Mizani Thermasmooth Shampoo, $16.00 MSRP
Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo
Your thick locks may do a good job of hiding your dandruff, but why hide dandruff when you can treat it. If you’re dealing with dandruff, swap out your regular shampoo for Mizani’s Scalp Care Shampoo. The cleanser is formulated with pyrithione zinc, peppermint oil, and cucumber extract to help eliminate the recurrence of scalp flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff.
Mizani Scalp Care Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP
Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo
If your thick locks are drier than the Sahara desert, it is probably time to switch up your hair care routine. Begin by swapping out your regular shampoo for one that will leave your strands touchably soft.
Redken’s All Soft Mega Shampoo is infused with a superfood mix of sacha inchi extract, aloe vera, and cactus extract and Redken’s exclusive RCT Protein Complex to treat hair from the root, to the core, to the tip.
Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo, $16.00 MSRP
Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo
Everyone wants their hair to feel squeaky clean after wash day. With thick hair, however, it can be easy to miss a spot or two. Ensure your hair feels clean after every wash with a formula like Redken’s Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo.
Formulated with a chelator, anti-oxidant, and a UV filter, the shampoo gently washes away pollution, daily grit, styling buildup and excess sebum for a clean feeling with respect for the hair.
Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, $19.00 MSRP
Kérastase Discipline Cleansing Conditioner
If your ringlets are getting out of hand, discipline them—literally. Kérastase’s Discipline Cleansing Conditioner is a shape-in-motion cleansing conditioner formulated specifically to treat and define the look of unruly curly hair.
Kérastase Discipline Cleansing Conditioner, $47.00 MSRP
L’Oréal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Shampoo
Hoping to make your thick mane look as smooth as possible? Begin your styling routine with L’Oréal Professionnel’s Liss Unlimited Shampoo intense smoothing shampoo formulated with Prokeratin and oils of kukui and evening primrose.
L’Oréal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Shampoo, $30.00 MSRP
L’Oréal Professionnel Inforcer Shampoo
Your hair is thick, but that doesn’t automatically mean it’s healthy. If you notice your hair is beginning to break off more than usual, swap out your regular shampoo for a strengthening formula. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Inforcer Shampoo has a strengthening, anti-breakage formula infused with vitamin B6 and biotin for instant reduction of breakage.
L’Oréal Professionnel Inforcer Shampoo, $30.00 MSRP
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Shampoo
The best way to ensure every day is a good hair day is to make sure your hair looks and feels as beautiful as possible. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Mythic Oil Shampoo formulated with argan oil and myrrh, provides nourishment and discipline for thick hair.
L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Shampoo, $32.00 MSRP
Shu Uemura Silk Bloom Restorative Shampoo
Constant styling, heat tools, and chemical services can wreak havoc on your locks. If you’re attempting to rehab your damaged hair, pick up Shu Uemura’s Silk Bloom Restorative Shampoo.
Shu Uemura Silk Bloom Restorative Shampoo, $48.00 MSRP