Best Shampoos for Curly Hair

Different Hair, Different Products, Different Shampoos for Curly Hair

How to Make Curly Hair Manageable?

Believe it or not (…but you knew this already!), if you have curly hair, there are people who envy you because of your curly hair. Somehow we always want it different. The grass always seems to be greener on the other side. This article is about you and your curly hair, and what to do with it.

Making your curly hair do what you want it to do can be difficult at times and impossible on some days. But where there’s a will, there’s away.

A good starting point is to accept that your hair has “character” and a will of its own (…and that other people envy you for hair like yours!). The next step is to look at what you can do with some tricks, tools and shampoos. Typically specialized hair products will be your best shot. This approach will leave your hair in the best condition (maybe even better), than styling machines that will only damage your hair. Whereby you run the risk of needing special hair care treatment to reverse the damage by those hair straighteners.

Start With Oil in Your Shampoo

Usually, the biggest problem is not to get volume in your hair (therefor a volumizing shampoo would not be your first choice). Your biggest problem is most likely dry hair. This is also the reason why your hair looks frizzy and fluffy and will become unmanageable. There are a couple of shampoos on the market that will do the following:

  • Help and replace the natural oil production of your scalp
  • Make sure the added oil in the shampoo will indeed reach the strands of your hair
  • Make your hair much easier to handle

The specific shampoos for curly hair will contain either all or some of the following oily ingredients:

  • Shea butter
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Coconut oil (smells nice and summery too!)
  • Nut oil

The absolute cheapest option (and a good quality one as well) you can use is putting a good quality olive oil in your hair. Literally soak your curly hair in olive oil. Not only is it good for your scalp, but it will also make your hair much easier to handle after you wash it with a good quality shampoo you can find. Applying the olive oil is easy (oh, and greasy): simply pour it on top of your hair and slowly massage it in your hair. Leave it there for at least 30 minutes. Make sure you put a towel around your shoulders in order not to make your clothes greasy.

Some More Ideas

Never just wash and go when you have curly hair. Your curly hair needs special treatment and special shampoo. It takes a bit more time, but it’s time well invested for the best result.

Use a good quality conditioner every time you shampoo. When you wash your hair with shampoo, you are stripping your hair of its natural oils, when you use a conditioner you are restoring these oils.

The longer you leave your conditioner in your hair, the better. Make sure you leave it in for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

Be gentle when drying your hair with a towel. Otherwise, you will break your curls.

Apply a spray gel. Again, don’t brush it on, spray it on and work it through with your fingers. Actually giving your hair a massage, as you did with the olive oil.

Gently take out all knots that were created from the shower. Then apply a so-called “leave-in conditioner“.

Don’t brush your hair, just work it through with your fingers.

Hopefully, these tips will give you a better handle on your hair. Having a bad hair day is something of the past. Applying the right techniques and using the best shampoos will surely help!

In addition to the above tips, you can also watch the video’s on this website on how to properly wash your hair. Plus there are plenty of other tips for healthy-looking and shiny hair!

So there you have it. As you can see, even if you have unmanageable curly hair, applying the right choice of shampoos for curly hair can really help.

Other Stuff You Might Want to Read:

  1. Applying Shampoos Correctly
  2. Do Volumizing Shampoos Work?
  3. Best Shampoo For Oily Hair
  4. How to Make Your Hair Grow Faster


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