(Closed) BEST inexpensive Shampoo for thick naturally curly hair?!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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oliviakatherine:  Hi! I have long, thick, naturally curly hair as well – a blessing and a curse. When I have time, I love to straighten my hair, but it does take at minimum an hour (depending on if my hair want to cooperate that day or not – you know how curly hair is, it’s got a mind of its own sometimes). I use Dove’s Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner; after rinsing the conditioner out I actually then put it right back in and leave it in (I have tried many leave-in conditioners and they just don’t work for my hair, but everyone’s hair is different) and just spritz it with a bit of hairspray. This is a photo of Fiance and I about 4 or 5 years ago so my hair is much longer now, but I wanted you to see what my hair looks like. . . I hope this helps, happy hunting!

 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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oliviakatherine:  Granted my hair is usually quite dry, but the non-greasy factor is why I use the Dove Daily Moisture; it is supposed to be for daily use as opposed to most others which I feel are made for those who are able to go a few days between washes. I work out every morning so I have to wash my hair.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Curls coconut curlada is a dream, but i think it was discontinued as I can’t find it anywhere

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

 

oliviakatherine:  I have incredibly thick, coarse, frizzy curly hair. I do blow dry or flat iron it probably once a week or so. But on the days I leave it curly I do not use any kind of “hold” products. So no hairspray, mousse, gel, etc. I drench it in Leave in conditioner. My favorite one to use is by Garnier Nuctrisse (don’t know if i spelled that right lol) it’s in a short fat green bottle and smells delicious. this does two things…. holds my hair the day it’s used so my curls are defined and smooth rather than frizzy and dry and unruley and it also prepares my hair for straightening by adding extra moisture so it is still in good shape even after heat styling. so my suggestion to you is to use a clarifying shampoo combined with a conditioner made for curly hair (I like the one made by tresseme but anyone will do) and then cut out the use of products meant to stiffen or hold your hair in place and replace that with a good leave in conditioner. It’s taken me 31 years to find a good solution to my hair woes and I swear by this. It’s made my life so much easier and less expensive and my hair is the healthiest it’s ever been even with coloring, weekly heat styling and almost daily washing.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I usually use herbal essence totally twisted line but I really like Infusium 23.  It always makes my hair really soft and doesn’t feel like any product is in it.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve got thick and naturally curly hair too. Best thing I’ve ever done for it was too stop shampooing every day. I shampoo every other day (still wash my hair with plain water on the off days), and condition every day. 

Also, when I do the scrunching blow dry, I use a diffuser, and have the dryer set to low. It takes longer, but it’s worth it. I try not to straighten it too often, because it’ll dry out my hair.

Straightening, blow drying, and shampooing every day will dry your hair out, which makes it dull and harder to manage (poofy frizzy, not nice volume). Keeping your hair from drying out will help more than anything else. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I use Kukui Oil Shampoo and Condition by OGX. Tames frizzies, adds shine, and repels humidity very well. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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MariContrary:  another curly girl that has gone to almost “no-poo” (shampoo that is!)

I started out with washing and conditioning every day and then went to washing every other but still conditioning every day and now I am down to washing 1 x per week and just conditioning daily

I mainly use john frieda frizz ease but I also use a keratin conditioner from the salon my mom got me for christmas, garnier sleek and smooth (I buy that for my husband but end up using some since he uses more shampoo than conditioner) and triple moisture from garnier as well (yellow bottle)

a lot of people who think they have really oily scalp/hair actually are getting it from washing too much and making the scalp dry which triggers it to make more oil to help “heal” it so it can be a chicken and the egg type thing (ie you have oily scalp bc you wash too much, you wash too much cause of the oily scalp)

 

you might want to try to cut back on shampoo and see how it goes

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Country Club

I have naturally curly super thick hair and I tried everything under the sun for curly hair (DevaCurl, Ouidad, etc) and finally found my holy grail shampoo/conditioner from L’Oreal’s EverCurl sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. After I shower I apply 4-5 drops of Marc Anthony’s hair oil, then I apply a few squirts of Evercurl’s creme-gel and a knickel size of a gel (right now its pantene) and a bit of argan oil hairspray. I apply a hair protectant when I blow dry.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

Ditto on the “no-poo”! I’ve tried it all. I did find when i stopped shampooing so much, my natural oils calmed and are able to do the work and don’t overproduce. No more shampooing away natural oils for me!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

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oliviakatherine:  My hairdresser turned me on to Ion brand shampoos/conditioners from Sally Beauty supply. It’s amazing on my naturally curly hair.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have fine hair, but a TON of it, and very naturally curly hair. 

I find that the type of shampoo and conditioner don’t matter too much to me. I generally jsut use herbal essences the purple or blue, depending what they have in the BIG sizes. What works best for me is a good product and not heat styling my hair except only very rarely. I’ve been a die hard fan of the Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious line for about 15 years and won’t use anything else. I’ve recently worked their Invisible Oil Primer and Hair Dressers Oil into the mix.

But really no straightening, no diffusing or blow drying has really improved my hair. I used to straighten my hair all the time, HOURS and hours spent over the years. I’ve used no heat for proably the last 5 or 6 years, outside of the hair salon, and my hair quality has totally improved. I’ve recently discovered plopping, which i really like and allows me to shower at night and be able to wear my hair down the next day which is a nice change! I also only wash my hair 2-3 times a week. I tried the no-poo route, but just couldn’t do it.

 

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