By: Jennifer Haynes
Many redheads have curly to wavy hair… or something somewhere along that spectrum. This hair type is gorgeous but it does comes with challenges.
Shampooing and conditioning are the first two steps in the hair care routine, so it’s very important to carefully choose the products for curly red locks.
You’ll want to opt for a duo that is moisturizing without the stripping of natural oils and helps to add the right amount of weight.
The biggest advice: choose a shampoo and conditioner free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) aka sulfate-free. Sulfates cause scalp irritation, stinging in the eyes and frizzy, dull hair.
Here are 6 of our favorite sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to help manage your red mane:
1. Alba Botanica Hawaiian So Smooth Gardenia
This pH balanced shampoo is free of heavy silicones and sulfates it helps to smooth out hair prone to frizz and flyaways.
2. Desert Essence Organics Shampoo & Conditioner Organic Coconut
This natural shampoo contains high-quality ingredients at a great price. I personally love this one as it has the ability to calm down my naturally wavy hair and make it much more manageable.
3. Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner
Made for thick, curly hair. An excellent natural option with no sulfates. It helps to tackle brittle and frizzy hair with natural botanicals.
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4. Burt’s Bees More Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner – With Baobab
This combo packs an intense punch of moisture and also helps to reduce frizz and increase the shine in your red hair. The baobab oil contains high levels of antioxidants and the avocado oil has extreme moisturizing properties.
5. Avalon Organics Shampoo & Conditioner Nourishing Lavender
This duo contains lavender essential oil which is great for healthy hair and contains vitamin e which helps to nourish hair from the inside out.
6. Tresemme Naturals Shampoo & Conditioner Botanique Curl Hydration
This formula gently cleanses curls and leaves them bouncy and smooth. It also helps the curls become more manageable. This one smells amazing and is very affordable.