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The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair 

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Updated May 29, 2019 362 votes 88 voters 7.7k views 27 items

List Rules Vote on the shampoo that does the best job of fighting frizz and maintaining curls

The best shampoo for curly hair is one that helps to cleanse but also helps to keep curls supple, soft and manageable. Curly hair can be a huge challenge, but if curls are properly maintained, they are stunningly beautiful. A good shampoo for curly hair offers great moisturizing properties without weighing the hair down too much.

This list includes a wide variety of treatments for curly hair, shampoos that get the job done well and offer a great foundation for curly hair. Vote for your favorites, vote down any curly hair shampoos you don't like and, of course, if your favorite isn't listed, add it. You can also rerank this list in the order you want!

Curly hair poses an interesting issue: Some curly hair is fine and fragile, but it can also be thick, coarse and pretty unruly. Frizziness can also be a problem. Finding the right shampoo for curly hair is a huge key. You want a shampoo that doesn't strip much-needed moisture from curly strands. At the same time, if a shampoo is too "heavy," it will take out the gorgeous bounce and body that often goes hand-in-hand with curly hair.

Some people with curly hair might benefit from using some of the best volumizing shampoos, especially if their hair is fine. Anyone with thick, coarse, curly hair might also want to try some of the best moisturizing shampoos, or shampoos specifically designed for best sulfate free shampoos might offer some suggestions.And certainly, women with potentially kinky, curly, ethnic hair might benefit from this list of the best shampoo for black hair.

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DevaCurl No-Poo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Living Proof No Frizz Sh... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Goldwell Dual Senses Cur... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Sexy Hair Curly Sexy Hai... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Clairol Herbal Essences ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Redken Fresh Curls Shamp... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Garnier Fructis Sleek &a... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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KMS California Curl Sham... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Aveda Shampoo Be Curly S... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Organix Renewing Morocca... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Kérastase Bain Ol... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Shea Moisture Organic Sh... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Lush Curly Wurly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Pantene Pro-V Curly Hair... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Suave Professionals Capt... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Senscience Curl Define S... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Matrix Total Results Cur... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Ouidad Clear & Gentl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Back to Basics Shampoo J... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Sally Hershberger Shampo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Desert Essence Organics ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Phyto Phytocurl Curl Enh... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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TRESemme Flawless Curls ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair
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Ojon Super Sleek Smoothi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shampoo for Curly Hair