What to Look For
When looking for a shampoo to straighten out curly or wavy hair, look for the shampoo to contain silicones and polymers. The silicones and polymers, such as dimethicone or cyclomethicone, make the hair slippery and shiny, and work to pull the curl or wave straight. Also look for a humectant conditioner, which moisturizes the hair and weighs the hair down, preventing frizzing and curling.
Any rinse-out product such as shampoo cannot completely straighten hair. A straightening shampoo, however, will increase the straightness of the hair and make the hair easier to straighten by blowing out or using a straightening iron.
Where to Buy
Straightening shampoos can be purchased from any drugstore, supermarket, salon or beauty supply store. Straightening shampoos can even be purchased from home shopping channels and online. Target, Sally Beauty Supply and Folica.com are all reputable sources to purchase straightening hair-care products.
Straightening shampoos vary in cost depending on whether they are drugstore brand or salon brand. As of 2010, drugstore brand straightening shampoos range in cost between $8 and $14. Salon and designer brands are more pricey, ranging from $15 to $30. Just because a shampoo is more expensive does not necessarily mean it is the best option.
Regular cleansing shampoos are also available in the same price range as straightening or smoothing shampoos, but will not provide the smoothness and straightening effect of a straightening shampoo.
A moisturizing or smoothing conditioner should be used in conjunction with a straightening shampoo. Conditioners will be available anywhere you can buy shampoo and will cost between $8 and $30.
Try different types of straightening shampoos to find the best fit for your hair type.
Do Any Shampoos Help Hair Grow?
How to Keep Layered Hair Straight
How to Loosen a Tight Perm
How to Take Care of Yaki Hair
How to Cut Piecey Hair
How to Moisturize Curly Extensions
How to Color Auburn Hair Dark Brown
How to Make Hair Extensions Wavy
How to Shampoo Hair After a Perm
How to Remove Hairspray From Wigs
How to Keep Hair Healthy While ...
How to Use Velcro Rollers So They Don't ...
How to Blow-Dry Hair Straight With a ...
How to Clean Hair With White Distilled ...
Wavy Perm Hairstyles
How to Get Rid of Frizzy Straight Hair
What Is the Best Shampoo for a Hair ...
List of Salon Products
How to Do the Beach Wave With Hot ...
How to Curl Synthetic Hair With Heat
Reese Armstrong graduated from Kent State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. Armstrong has been writing professionally since 2010 and published articles on various websites. For several years she worked as a skin care consultant for a major cosmetic company.