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Jennifer Haynes

6 Shampoo and Conditioner Duos for Wavy to Curly Red Hair

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. Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk Shampoo and Conditioner

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. It is 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. Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner

Needing to combat frizz? Pick up this duo and you won’t be disappointed. Ouidad’s Anti-Frizz Nano Technology is made with Sericin silk protein to create a better sealing effect versus traditional proteins.

6. Maui Moisture Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Shampoo + Conditioner

Ideal for tight curls, this paraben-free, vegan shampoo and conditioner is safe for use on color-treated hair and helps to detangle and protect curls.


Which is your favorite? Rock it like a Redhead!