Best Curly Hair Shampoo

Cleansing is one of the most important steps in caring for your curls. When choosing a shampoo, it’s not only important to understand your hair type, but it is equally important to know what the shampoo does, and how it should be used. Curly and kinky hair (also known as type 3 hair and type 4 hair) are very delicate and prone to dryness. So avoiding shampoos that contain harsh chemicals like sulfates, is vital to the health of your curls. Knowing which cleanser you need for your hair and scalp is crucial to finding the right hair care balance.

CURLS hair care products are award-winning and formulated with quality, natural and helpful ingredients.

Step 1: Cleansing Products

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Cleansing Tips and FAQ’s

Q. “How often should I shampoo my curly hair?”

A. If you have curly or kinky hair, also known as Type 3 hair or Type 4 hair, you should not cleanse your hair more than once per week depending on your lifestyle and activity level. Washing curly hair daily strips the hair of its natural oils and contributes to dryness.

If you must wash your hair weekly, try co-washing (washing with conditioner and water) or just rinsing with water. Ideally, you want to give your curly hair a proper cleansing every two weeks to wash away product build-up, dirt, and debris.

Q. “What is the best natural shampoo for curly Type 3 hair?”

We Recommend: Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Wash

Type 3 can become dry if you do not restore moisture to your hair during or immediately after cleansing. Rich and creamy, sulfate-free curly hair cleansers are best for curly and wavy hair as the oils within the formulas protect the hair and prevent damage from the natural friction that occurs while washing. Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Wash, formulated with certified organic blueberry extract, aloe leaf juice, and chamomile extract promotes a healthy scalp and hair growth while repairing, protecting and restoring dehydrated curly hair.

Q. “How to use natural shampoo for curly hair?”

A. Natural shampoos are used the same manner as traditional shampoos, and though they may or may not produce a rich lather, rest assured your hair is being cleansed just as well. CURLS’ natural shampoos are sulfate-free and contain plant extracts proven to enhance the health of your hair and scalp.

Sulfates are harsh lathering agents used in shampoos that dry out your already delicate curls. CURLS’ natural shampoo for curly hair products do not contain these harsh chemicals and are made with organic ingredients that allow you to maintain healthy hair without compromising the overall health of your hair and scalp.

Q. “What is the best natural shampoo for kinky Type 4 hair?”

We Recommend: Cashmere + Caviar Hair Bath – Activated Charcoal Shampoo

Everyone’s scalp produces natural oils, and on straight hair types, those oils move smoothly down the hair shaft from root to tip. However, with curly and kinky hair types, you will find curves and bends at the onset of each spiral or coil. This can prevent the scalp’s natural oils from reaching the ends of the hair, causing the ends to become dry. This hair type needs a sulfate-free curly hair shampoo like the Cashmere + Caviar Hair Bath – Activated Charcoal Shampoo to strengthen, restructure and add sheen to stressed, dry kinks. This cleanser is formulated to smooth the hair shaft and detoxify the scalp, without contributing to increased dryness.

How do I manage curly and wavy hair?

Caring for curly & wavy hair is all about the process and the products you choose. Creating a hair care regimen for your hair type that includes the right curly hair products is vital to maintaining beautiful, healthy hair.

Here is CURLS’ unique 4-step process to healthy curls using and the best curly hair products to complement your regimen:

  1. Cleanse your hair with sulfate-free Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Wash or Cashmere + Caviar Hair Bath – Activated Charcoal Shampoo as needed. This may be at least once per week or every two weeks to prepare your hair for nourishment and moisture.
  2. Deep condition to restore dry hair and add moisture back into your curls. Apply Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Mask or Cashmere + Caviar Hair Masque-Deep Conditioner once per month after cleansing to maintain a healthy moisture balance.
  3. Moisturize your hair immediately after cleansing, or use a leave-in conditioner daily to hydrate and refresh curls. The Cashmere + Caviar Hair Silk-Leave-In
  4. Conditioner/Detangler or Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave-In Conditioner works wonders on dry hair or second-day curls.
  5. Styling can sometimes be hard on your hair, and CURLS’ organic styling products seal in much-needed moisture to preserve the strength and health of your hair. Try Blueberry Bliss Twist N Shout Cream or Cashmere + Caviar Hair Gelle-No Hold Hair Gel to defrizz and define your curls.

Caring for your curly hair:

Understanding how fragile curly hair can be, is the first step in transforming the health of our hair. Therefore, be gentle with your delicate tresses, which goes far beyond what you put on it. There are many other ways you should be caring for your curly hair also. Here are seven ways to pamper your delicate curls to keep them healthy and prevent breakage:

  1. Cleanse the hair in sections. For tangle-free gentle cleansing, section your hair into four sections before washing to prevent mechanical breakage and make it easier to manage when styling.
  2. Rinse with cool or cold water. Rinsing curly hair with fresh cold water closes the cuticles and seals in moisture after cleansing and conditioning.
  3. Deep condition often. Since curly hair always lends itself to being a little drier than other hair types, it’s good to use a deep conditioner regularly and even more frequently, if your hair tends to be dry.
  4. Use multiple conditioners. To maintain your hair’s protein/moisture balance make sure that you are always monitoring the balance of strength and moisture of your curls. Use rinse-out curl conditioners between deep conditioning treatments and utilize leave-in conditioners daily to give your hair a boost of hydration.
  5. Get a satin pillowcase. Harsh fabrics can wreak havoc on your curls and cause breakage. Using a satin pillowcase cuts down on friction and keeps curls from breakage and frizz.
  6. Slow down on heat styling.
    If you want to keep your curls looking excellent and healthy, limit the use of heat when styling or don’t use heat on your hair at all.
  7. Don’t shampoo daily. Curly hair is naturally dry, and cleansing your hair every day will only continue to strip your hair of its natural oils. In between cleansing sessions, a weekly co-wash should do the trick to add moisture while gently cleansing the curls.