Shampoo for Curly Hair
Published: 7th December, 2022
Keep your eye out for sulphate-free options that use mild cleansing ingredients. Sulphates are commonly used in shampoo, as they help lift grease and dirt from the scalp. However, they can also take away the good oils that keep hair in its best condition.
Additionally, you should try and avoid drying alcohols, as these will dehydrate the hair. Silicones, waxes, and mineral oils are also not ideal for curly hair, as they can build up.
Ingredients that are mild, moisturising, and soluble are the best, as they will minimise dryness and have better moisture retention. Coconut, shea, and black castor oils are also great for adding softness and shine to dry hair.
Best Shampoos for Curly Hair
At Weldricks, we stock an extensive range of hair products for a variety of hair types.
Here are some of our top shampoos for curly hair:
Friendly Soap Lavender & Geranium Shampoo Soap Bar
This nourishing shampoo bar creates a deeply conditioned lather that cleans and cares for your locks and scalp. All Friendly Soap products are free from sulphates.
Friendly Soap Peppermint & Eucalyptus Shampoo Soap Bar
The peppermint & eucalyptus shampoo is handmade with coconut oil and other essential oils to leave your curls smelling wonderful.
MooGoo Milk Shampoo
MooGoo milk shampoo is specifically designed for people with dry scalps and hair. It includes natural ingredients that will leave your hair looking and feeling great.
Sebamed Everyday Shampoo
Sebamed uses an extra-mild formula and provides moisture and volume to the hair. It's 100% soap and alkali-free.
How Should I Wash Curly Hair?
Once you’ve chosen your moisturising shampoo, it’s time to put it into practice. There's no one-size-fits-all rule when it comes to washing curly hair, and it can depend on a few factors. But here are some tips to bear in mind:
Check the Water Temperature
Hot water can sometimes dry hair out, and strip it of essential oils. Therefore, it’s a good idea to wash with lukewarm or room-temperature water instead, and finish it off with a cool rinse.
Portion your Shampoo
Pour your shampoo onto your palm first, and not directly onto the hair. It’s better to start off with a smaller amount, and then add more if you need it.
Work Through your Scalp
Start by massaging the shampoo into your roots. Work the product around the scalp in a back-and-forth motion, not in circles (as this can tangle your curls and make it tricky to comb through).
Detangle the Hair
Use your fingers to gently comb through the hair. This way you can start the detangling process while you still have the product in the hair.
Rinse it Out
Once you've worked the shampoo through to the ends, you can start rinsing. Rub your hands from root to tip, as water flows through the hair. This will ensure you get all the shampoo out.
After washing out all of your shampoo, apply your conditioner. It's a good idea to stick with a conditioner that coordinates with your shampoo (but it's not essential). Apply the conditioner, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends rather than the roots. Let your conditioner sit for a few minutes and then rinse out.
Use a Leave-In Conditioner
Pick a leave-in based on what your hair needs, whether it needs a boost, less frizz, or simply more moisture. The Moo Goo Natural Protein Shot Leave-In Conditioner is a great option if you’re looking for something to keep your hair hydrated.
Drying Your Hair
If you don’t want to leave your hair soaking wet, use a cotton material to dry it rather than a towel, as it's more gentle. If you need to use a hair dryer, make sure to use a heat protectant first.
Shop Shampoo for Curly Hair at Weldricks
We’ve discussed what to look for when picking out your shampoo, as well as the ingredients that are best avoided! Browse our collection online, and see which one suits you best. Alongside our selection of high-quality shampoos, we also offer a range of conditioners and other hair care products that are available to buy today.