The Best Shampoos for Frizzy, Curly Hair

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What to Look For

Curly haired women are often much more prone to the effects of frizz than those with other hair types. From styling with curling or flat irons to everyday stress caused by brushing or improper combining, curly hair can quickly turn from sleek to frizz filled. Shampoos that help to combat frizzing for curly hair should include gentle and/or moisturizing ingredients. Look for products that contain natural oils such as coconut or jojoba oils, are labeled specifically for frizzy/curly hair, or state that they moisturize or hydrate hair.

Common Pitfalls

Although there are many different shampoos on the market that work well for frizzy, curly hair, some do not meet their own product claims. Avoid brands that make claims that can not possibly be true such as that the shampoo magically ends all frizz after one use or creates thick curls instantly. Additionally, shoppers should be weary of high quality salon brands sold in drug or grocery stores. These products are typically only sold through approved retailers such as beauty salons and spas. Buying these frizz fighting shampoos at any other store may mean that you are getting a knock-off copy of the real product.

Where to Buy

The best shampoos for frizzy, curly hair can be bought at a variety of commercial retailers. If you are shopping on a budget, you may want to try a local drugstore or super store such as Walmart or Target. Higher priced products can be purchased at beauty salons and spas, as well as cosmetics retailers such as Ulta or Sephora. Additionally, many shampoos for frizzy and curly hair can be bought online directly from the manufacturer, beauty websites or online superstore retailers.


There are a wide range of prices for shampoos made for curly, frizzy hair. Generic or basic brands can be found for as low as $2, while more luxurious brands may cost up to $30. For example, as of September 2010, Suave Professionals Healthy Curls Shampoo can be bought online through Kmart's website for as little as $2.69. On the other end of the price spectrum, Sephora prices Living Proof's frizz fighting shampoo at $24.