10 Best Shampoos For Curly Hair In 2018

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In the curly hair community, conditioner gets all of the love. It is seen as the Holy Grail product that helps provide much-needed moisture and definition to curls of all shapes and sizes.

However, conditioner would be nothing without shampoo. Your conditioner can’t boost your curls if shampoo hasn’t already gotten the process started. If you’re in the market for a new shampoo for curly hair, take a look at our favorite 10 shampoos from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo

If your ringlets have been looking a bit lackluster lately, your strands are most likely in need of some serious help. Matrix Biolage’s Nourish shampoo with quinoa husk and honey feeds dry, dull hair for healthy-looking, softer locks.

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo, $25.00 MSRP

Matrix Biolage 3 Butter Control System Shampoo

If you have a thick, curly mane, you need a shampoo that can help you control your curls. Matrix Biolage’s 3 Butter Control System Shampoo with a blend of three butters (cupuaçu, shea, murumuru), delivers an indulgent, sulfate-free lather. When used as a system of shampoo and conditioner, 3 Butter Control system locks in nourishment to help control frizz and enhance manageability.

Matrix Biolage 3 Butter Control System Shampoo, $19.00 MSRP

Pureology Curl Complete Shampoo

If you’ve recently colored your curls, you’ll need a shampoo that makes the investment worthwhile. Gently cleanse and pamper your curls with Curl Complete Shampoo. Formulated with coconut oil and Pureology’s exclusive Anti-Fade Complex the sulfate-free, anti-frizz system respects the hair fiber’s natural lipids for gloriously conditioned and and invigorated color-treated curls.

Pureology Curl Complete Shampoo, $28.50

L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Shampoo

The only thing worse than dry curls are brittle, broken curls. If your curls are suffering, swap your regular shampoo for a strengthening formula like L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer shampoo. The anti-breakage shampoo is infused with vitamin B6 and biotin for instant reduction of breakage. Hair is more resistant and stronger with continued use.

L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Shampoo, $30.00 MSRP

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo

All curls need moisture, but not all curls can handle thick oils, creams, and butters. If you have fine curls that are often weighed down by traditional shampoos for curly hair, consider picking up Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil Shampoo.

This paraben and silicone-free formula with Onsen inspired ferment known in Japan for their purifying virtues, gently cleanses all hair types while respecting the balance of the scalp. The lightweight cleanser provides radiance with a unique airy touch.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo, $57.00 MSRP

Kérastase Bain Fluidealiste

Curls and frizz can go hand in hand, but the right products can put an end to that. Swap your regular shampoo for Kérastase’s Bain Fluidealiste. The anti-frizz formula adds fluidity and shampoo to unruly, over-processed hair.

Kérastase Bain Fluidealiste, $43.00 MSRP

Redken Clean Maniac Micellar

Curly girls can often stretch the time between wash days, which also means that curly girls are more likely to deal with major product buildup. Redken’s Clean Maniac Micellar, with chelator, anti-oxidant and UV filter, gently washes away pollution, daily grit, styling build-up and excess sebum for a clean feeling with respect for the hair.

Redken Clean Maniac Micellar, $19.00 MSRP

Redken All Soft Shampoo

If you have parched curls, you’ll want to focus on achieving soft-feeling hair during every step of your hair care routine—including your shampoo. Cleanse, restore, and soften dry, brittle hair with Redken’s complete All Soft care system. All Soft shampoo includes Redken’s exclusive RCT Protein Complex to treat hair from the root, to the core, to the tip. The All Soft care system with omega-6 enriched argan oil nourishes for intense softness. Hair is silky soft, with increased manageability, suppleness, and shine.

Redken All Soft Shampoo, $16.00 MSRP

Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo

If your curls are feeling particularly dry, you need a shampoo packed with moisture. Mizani’s True Textures Replenish Shampoo helps your hair retain moisture and helps maintain the natural curl pattern for touchable texture with the gently cleansing silicone free, sulfate free, paraben free formula.

Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo, $16.00 MSRP

Mizani Scalp Care Pyrithione Zinc Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

When you have larger-than-life curls, it can be easy to mask your hair concerns under your massive mane. Curly girls get dandruff, too, and no amount of hair is enough to cover the flakes on your shoulders. Pick up Mizani’s Scalp Care Pyrithione Zinc Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. The formula helps eliminate the recurrence of scalp flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff.

Mizani Scalp Care Pyrithione Zinc Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP