The 13 Best Shampoos For Curly Hair In 2019

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In the curly hair community, conditioner gets all of the love. Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde ringlets, it’s 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 your 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 13 shampoos from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.

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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. Biolage’s Nourish shampoo with quinoa husk and honey feeds dry, dull hair for healthy-looking, softer locks.

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

Biolage 3 Butter Control System Shampoo

If you have a thick, curly mane, you need a shampoo that can help you control your curls. 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.

Biolage 3 Butter Control System Shampoo, $19.00 MSRP

L'Oréal Professionnel 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 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 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 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

Matrix Total Results Curl Please Shampoo

Luscious, healthy curls can be elusive. The anti-frizz Total Result Curl Shampoo moisturizes curly hair intensely without adding weight to create brilliant shine. The gently cleansing shampoo nourishes and moisturizes wavy and curly hair to help control frizz and define curls to help support the structure and add strength to each curl strand. This humidity-resistant formula includes jojoba oil to nourish hair while providing fully-defined and lively curls!

Matrix Total Results Curl Please Shampoo, $13.00 MSRP

Mizani Thermasmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo

We love the way our natural curls look, but every once in a while we want to be able to slay a sleek blowout. If you want to protect your strands from heat styling and ensure your blowout lasts all week, you need Mizani’s Thermasmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo.

The formula is enriched with Mizani’s C3 Smoothing Complex that infuses nourishing coconut oil, fortifying ceramide, and surface polishing agents into the hair to soften and help start the smoothing process. When used with Thermasmooth Conditioner, the system detangles, cleanses, and conditions dry and brittle hair.

Mizani Thermasmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo, $20.00 MSRP

Mizani Moisture Fusion Gentle Clarifying Shampoo

If your strands are looking a little dull these days, chances are good you’re dealing with product buildup. Mizani Moisture Fusion Gentle Clarifying Shampoo resets hair so you can get rid of impurities without feeling overly dried or stripped. The charcoal-infused formula thoroughly cleanses, leaving hair feeling clean, refreshed, and ready for an efficient deep moisturizing treatment.

Mizani Moisture Fusion Gentle Clarifying Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP

Mizani Moisture Fusion Moisture Rich Shampoo

Dry strands can plague anyone, but curly girls are particularly susceptible to parched locks. If your mane is feeling a little dehydrated these days, pick up Mizani’s Moisture Fusion Moisture Rich Shampoo. The cupuaçu butter, argan oil, and honey-infused formula gently cleanses and conditions hair. The Moisture Fusion system (Moisture Rich Shampoo and Intense Moisturizing Mask) quenches hair for soft, moisturized manageability and leaves hair feeling clean, smooth, and easy to comb.

Mizani Moisture Fusion Moisture Rich Shampoo, $24.00 MSRP

Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo

The key to combating frizz is to use frizz-fighting products at every step of your hair care routine. The Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo has a gentle, sodium chloride-free and sulfate-free formula to help increase smoothness, and enhance shine.

Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo, $20.00 MSRP

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