VOTE The Best Shampoo for Black Hair  

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What is the best shampoo for black hair? Great shampoos for ethnic hair are often deeply moisturizing formulas designed to help tresses stay healthy and sleek. Which one works best? That depends: each person is different and what works for one person might not for another. This list includes some of the most popular and highly rated shampoos for African-American hair. Vote for the ones you like the most, vote down any that you can't stand and definitely add any of your favorites that aren't included.

Good shampoos for black hair are designed to be especially gentle, imparting fantastic, needed moisture to strands and helping to make hair stronger and less prone to breakage. Locks often need extra TLC to stay healthy, and having the right shampoo is the key to building a solid hair care routine. Sulfate-free shampoos are a great option, because they cleanse the hair effectively without stripping away all of the hair's healthy oils. In short, they're not as harsh. Are they among the best shampoo for African American hair? Not everyone's hair responds well to sulfate-free shampoos, so it's best to experiment a little to find what works best for you.

For more great hair care tips, take a look at this list of the best conditioners for black hair (and be sure to vote).

Do you need a great moisturizing shampoo? Check out this list for more of the best moisturizing shampoos on the market today. And, if you've decided you want to keep things natural, check out this list of some of the best sulfate-free shampoos.
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Organix Renewing Moroccan Arga... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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1,016 267
Macadamia Oil Rejuvenating Sha... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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666 192
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Sulf... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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601 203
Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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345 126
Organix Nourishing Coconut Mil... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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303 141
Suave Professionals Almond and... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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167 56
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Co... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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152 63
KeraCare Gentle Cleansing Sham... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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81 37
Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie H... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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80 39
Redken Clear Moisture Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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107 69
Pantene Moisture Renewal Shamp... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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57 29
Kérastase Bain Oleo-Cur... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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70 41
Elasta QP Cream Conditioning S... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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57 33
Redken All Soft Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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41 29
DevaCurl No-Poo Zero Lathering... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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31 21
Ojon Damage Reverse Restorativ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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52 44
L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Fre... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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25 17
L'Occitane Shea Butter Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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29 24
ALTERNA BAMBOO Smooth Anti-Fri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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26 21
Pureology Nano Works Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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36 34
Trader Joe's Balanced Moisturi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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24 24
Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturiz... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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AG Hair Cosmetics Moisture &am... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair

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24 35
Renpure My Pretty Hair is Parc... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shampoo for Black Hair