Best Shampoo and Conditioner for Curly Hair (According to 5 Experts)

Are you having a hard time searching for the perfect shampoo and conditioner that works for your curly hair?

Embrace your gorgeous strands with the help of these recommendations from experts.

Hilary Erickson

Hilary Erickson

Owner & Creator, Pulling Curls

Kirkland Conditioner at Costco

$16.40 ($0.49 / Fl Oz)
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12/05/2022 02:30 pm GMT

I actually don’t shampoo at all, I just scrub my scalp with a conditioner. I actually love the Kirkland conditioner at Costco (there’s only one) — it is SO cheap and nice and thick.

Pro Tip: I don’t rinse out most of the conditioner, as my hair is super dry and it needs it anyway. No reason to wash it all down the drain and then apply even more when I get out of the shower.

Omer Asaf

Omer Asaf

International Hair Designer | Makeup Artist | Creative Director

Ampoule Intense Line by Natural Formula

$16.99 ($1.26 / Fl Oz)
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12/06/2022 02:03 am GMT

Curly hair is often dry and requires appropriate care. The Ampoule Intense products are formulated with micro-ampoules that release restorative oils as one lathers the hair, creating a fuller look for curls.

If possible, use the serum to combat frizz. The serum is not oily and quickly absorbs into the hair so it will leave the hair looking healthy without making it greasy.

Angela Cosmai

Celebrity Colorist, Pierre Michel Salon


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12/06/2022 02:26 am GMT

SheaMoisture is a great product and it leaves your hair shiny and clean. It’s great for heavy curly hair. Your curls will be bouncy and full. No Frizzies!!

Also, it’s not necessary to just use shampoo for curly hair. It’s just important to find the right product for your hair that tends to be frizzy and unruly. The heavenly shampoo and Silk protein conditioner gently infuses moisture without weighing your hair down.

Hairdresser trick is to leave a small amount of conditioner in your hair before coming through the tangles, take a small washcloth scrunch the curls and let your hair dry naturally.

By leaving in the conditioner, it not only protects your hair from the environment, but it also leaves your curls shiny and smooth.

Kasia Pankowska

Director of Partnerships, Hotel Treats

Lush Curly Wurly Shampoo Bar

Not only absolutely great for defining bouncy curls, but also comes in the form of a solid bar (like a bar of soap), which means fewer plastic bottles in the world!

I am not a shampoo expert, nor do I work at Lush or anyone associated with them. I’m just a customer, 100% happy with the product!

Adina Mahalli


Hair and Skincare Expert, Maple Holistics

Curly hair is often drier than other hair types and in need of some extra moisture. Maple Holistics Hydrate Shampoo is the ideal solution to leave curly hair smooth, soft, and bouncing the all-natural way.

Infused with botanicals like silk peptides, jojoba oil, and carrot oil this shampoo is gently formulated to make sure your curls are defined, and your tresses are voluminous without the harmful chemicals.

The formula is free of parabens, silicones, and sulfates, making it ideal for a guilt-free shower experience.

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