Close your eyes and try to remember a time when your freshly washed curls dried into frizz-free perfection. Drawing a blank? Yup, us too, and after resisting way too many urges to rip every strand of hair out of our heads, we’re ready for some real solutions, and that begins with finding the best shampoos for curly hair

If we had a nickel for every time we’ve heard that curly hair needs moisture, we could buy a small yacht and sail to a land where frizz doesn’t exist (though, the ocean mist will probably make our hair frizzy). With summer’s intense humidity and harsh, moisture-stripping products, our heads have slowly become a magnet for unruly flyaways.

And with an insane number of shampoos (all claiming to combat frizz) on the market right now, it’s difficult to find the formulas that leave you with touchable, bouncy curls — instead of a poofy nightmare. And lest we leave you to test and try every formula yourself, we combed through every single curly-hair-friendly shampoo to find the seven best products that truly keep frizz at bay.

These shampoos contain ingredients like smoothing coconut oil and protective argan oil among others for insanely moisturized curls. Shop them all below, and prepare for the feather-soft curls you’ve only dreamed of.  

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. CVS is a STYLECASTER sponsor, however, all products in this article were independently selected by our editors. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale.

STYLECASTER | Best Shampoos For Curly Hair

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SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo

This curl-enhancing shampoo is infused with a slew of hydrating and frizz-controlling ingredients, including a blend of silk proteins and moisture-balancing coconut and neem oils. The gentle formula cleanses without stripping away natural oils or over-drying split ends, restoring volume and shine for the optimum bounce factor. This affordable shampoo is free of sulfates and parabens (so it’s safe for color-treated hair) and is cruelty-free. Best of all, CVS is currently running a Women’s Wellness Week promo, which will give you an extra $10 in Extra Bucks when you spend $30 on select products, which means you can stock up on a second bottle (almost) on the house.

STYLECASTER | Best shampoo for curly hair

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OGX Coconut Fine Curls Shampoo

This coconut-water-infused shampoo is formulated specifically for girls with curly locks, and works to help retain bounce, shine, and proper moisture levels while also preventing damage, breakage, and split ends. The gentle formula cleanses without stripping hydration or causing frizz.

Buy: OGX Coconut Curl Shampoo $6.97

STYLECASTER | Best shampoos for curly hair

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Davines Love Curl Shampoo

This premium curl and wave-enhancing shampoo helps to add definition and volume to texture hair, while gently washing away dirt, excess oil, and product buildup. This foaming shampoo contains nourishing almond oil extract to retain moisture and vitamin E to help promote healthy hair structure and shine.

Buy: Davines Love Curl Shampoo $29

devacurl no poo 7 Shampoos That Actually Smooth Frizzy and Curly Hair

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DevaCurl Original No-Poo Shampoo

This curl enhancing (and taming) shampoo is formulated specifically for curly, wavy, and texture hair. The bounce-defining and softening formula is infused with hair-healthy ingredients to help maintain proper moisture levels, shine, and structure without stripping the strands from natural oils. As a bonus, this paraben and sulfate-free shampoo also has an invigorating peppermint and Turkish rose scent.

Buy: DevaCurl No-Poo Cleanser $25.42

STYLECASTER | best shampoos for curly hair

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Maui Moisture Curl Quench Shampoo

This ultra-hydrating and hair-strengthening shampoo helps to lock in hydration for all-day, frizz-free locks while also gently cleansing the scalp. It’s enriched with moisturizing coconut oil, which also helps to tame unruly strands, aloe vera to soften tight curls and maintain body, and papaya extract to help promote balanced protein levels. This formula is also sulfate and paraben-free, so it’s safe to use on chemically and color-treated hair.

Buy: Maui Moisture Curl Quench Shampoo $6.92

STYLECASTER | best shampoos for curly hair

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L’Oreal Ever Curl Shampoo & Conditioner Set

This two-in-one curl-defining and hydrating shampoo and conditioner kit contains frizz-eliminating and shine-enhancing coconut oils and is free of color-stripping ingredients like sulfate and harsh dyes to help protect hair from dryness, damage, and breakage. Best of all, this complete hair care system helps your strands stay moisturized for up to forty-eight hours without compromising volume and body.

Buy: L’Oreal Ever Curl Shampoo & Conditioner Set $13

STYLECASTER | best shampoo for curly hair

Courtesy of Carol’s Daughter.

Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Curl Quenching Shampoo

Free of parabens, harsh artificial colors, and sulfates, this curl quenching shampoo serves parched curls a serious serving of moisture without weighing down your hair. It contains a slew of hydrating and frizz-reducing ingredients including coconut oil, Murumuru Butter, and mango oil to help smooth and soften without leaving behind a greasy residue.

Buy: Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Shampoo $10.97

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