IF YOU were born with natural curls, you’re one of the lucky ones. However, we know the fight with frizz is real.
But the best shampoos for curly hair will define your natural waves, tame the tangle, and fight the frizz.
Curls often need a little extra tender love and care, and a curl-perfecting shampoo can replenish moisture while also helping to reduce breakage and enhance the hair’s natural texture for a better bounce.
Hydration is key to curl power, so always invest in a product that’s packed with nourishing and moisturising ingredients.
We’ve picked the best shampoo for curly hair below so girls with curls can get their glow on.
Say goodbye to frizzy, dry curls and hello to silky-soft, salon-worthy waves…
1. Shea Moisture
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo 379ml, £10.99 from Look Fantastic – buy here
Get root-to-tip shine with a nourishing shampoo packed with certified organic ingredients.
Coconut oil, silk protein and neem oil combine to cleanse thick curls while fighting frizz and reducing breakage.
The result? Detangled, bouncy curls and healthy-looking, radiant, luminous locks.
- OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Shampoo 385ml, £6.99 from Superdrug – buy here
Curly hair often needs a healthy hit of hydration.
So give thirsty waves a welcome drink with this nourishing blend of coconut oil, sweet honey and citrus oil, which will soften those spirals.
A gorgeous shampoo that will leave tumbling waves with extra bounce and shine.
3. Phil Smith
- Phil Smith Curly Locks Curl Perfecting Shampoo, £3.50 from Sainsbury’s – buy here
Curl power is in the palm of your hand (literally) with this defining and detangling shampoo.
It fights frizz and delivers silky curls with the help of smoothing and nourishing grapeseed oil.
Like you just bounced out of a salon.
- Maui Moisture Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Shampoo, £8.99 from Superdrug – buy here
Fed up of frizz? Fight back with a detangling shampoo.
This gentle formula will defrizz and define your waves with the help of papaya butter, plumeria extract and coconut oil.
Get ready for softer, silkier, bouncier, better curls.
- Noughty Wave Hello Curl Defining Shampoo 250ml, £6.99 from Superdrug – buy here
Packed with more greens than your fave smoothie, this natural shampoo will get your curls back to their glorious bouncy best.
Vitamin-packed kelp, Irish miss and avocado oil keep curls conditioned, defined and frizz-free.
It’s also vegan for extra points from us.
- Ouai Curl Shampoo, £22 from Space NK – buy here
Treat yourself – and your waves – to a luxurious curl-defining shampoo that’s free from parabens, sulphates, and animal testing.
This lightweight lotion will hydrate and nourish leaving curls buoyant and bouncy.
Tamarind seed extract, jasmine flower extract, keratin, and ginger root extract all ensure your hair is soft and shiny, moisturised, frizz-free, breakage-resistant and smelling oh-so-good.
It also repairs and protects hair cuticles for a manageable mane that looks amazing.
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