Curly hair requires shampoo hidratante para cabelos cacheados, especially since the strands are more prone to dryness than straight locks. Many stylists recommend sulfate-free shampoo and conditioning formulas, plus products that are gentle and hydrating. Here, we’ve rounded up the best moisturizing shampoo for curls of all types—from wavy and loose to tightly coiled.
This sulfate-free cleanser from Uncle Funky’s Daughter is a favorite for curly girls because of its super-hydrating ingredients, including comfrey, rosemary, and willow bark. It also has a unique, lightweight formula that looks like micellar water but transforms into a light foam as you massage it into your scalp and lengths. “It’s super hydrating and nourishing, which is perfect for curly hair,” says trichologist Taylor Tugman, who helped create the product.
Sulfates are what make your shampoo and other beauty products lather and foam, but they can be harsh on your strands, especially if you have curly hair. This shampoo is sulfate-free but has a deep cleansing action thanks to a blend of surfactants and natural extracts. It removes all the dirt, product build-up, and excess oil that can weigh down your strands and leave them looking dull.
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What to wash your hair with varies based on your curl pattern, but a general rule of thumb is one or two times per week. If you have tightly coiled hair, you may only need to wash every 10 to 14 days, as advised by trichologist Kerry Yates.