Which shampoo is best for curly hair?

If you are looking around on our website you will see many different shampoos, but how do you make the best choice? We will help you with that. Not is wrong, because all shampoos on our site fit within the Curly Girl Methode† However, you may have certain wishes for a shampoo or do you suffer from dandruff and/or a dry scalp. 

An overview of different shampoos all of which fit within the Curly Girl Method.

First of all, we make a distinction between CG Shampoos. There are standard CG Shampoos but also a Clarifying Shampoos† The difference between the two is that a clarifying shampoo cleans deeper and better than a 'standard CG Shampoo'. A standard CG Shampoo is therefore a milder variant. 

NB! Because some product names can give you the impression that it is a clariyfying shampoo, when this is not the case. Fortunately, we have created special collections, so you can be sure that you have the right shampoo! 


Clarifying Shampoo

When do you use a clarifying shampoo? You can do this for several reasons: 

  • When you quickly suffer from greasy hair
  • When your scalp doesn't feel clean 
  • You often swim 
  • Je quickly suffer from build-up. These are leftovers of products that remain on your hair. You often recognize this because your hair is dull, sagging, no longer has cast and if it takes a long time to dry. A cast occurs when a gel or mousse hardens on your hair. 
  • Because it feels wonderfully clean after washing

We would like to give you a small note when using these shampoos. It is really important that you do not use the shampoo too often. Use it no more than 1 or 2 times every 2 weeks. It is best to have an (extremely) mild shampoo in addition to a clarifying shampoo. 

Standard/Mild Shampoo

In all other cases you can use a mild shampoo. So even if your skin is more sensitive, a standard shampoo is recommended. 

Extremely mild Shampoo

In addition to standard mild shampoos, there are also extremely mild shampoos. These are shampoos that are ideal for everyday use. They are perfect for curly hair as they do not dry out your hair. Do you suffer from a dry scalp? Then an extremely mild shampoo is for you! Note, do you use extremely mild shampoos? Then it is useful to use a clarifying shampoo or a final wash shampoo once every 2 weeks in addition to this shampoo. 

Shampoo for a sensitive and / or itchy scalp

Do you suffer from a sensitive scalp that also itches, for example? And maybe dandruff? Then we recommend that you use a special shampoo to remedy this. The shampoo Noughty Care Taker is suitable for this.  

Difference in ingredients 

Now that you've read some more info about the different types of shampoos, you're probably thinking, how am I going to differentiate between them? It's in the ingredients. Below I will explain the difference between the ingredients list of a mild shampoo and a clarifying shampoo. 

Ingredients you can recognize in clarifying shampoos:

  • Sodium Lauryl sulfate 
  • Sodium C14-16 Olefin sulfonate
  • Disodium 2-sulfolaurate 

Ingredients you can recognize in standard/mild shampoos:

  • Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate 

Ingredients you can recognize in extremely mild shampoos:

  • Coco-Betaine 
  • Cocoyl Methyl glucamide 
  • Cocoglucoside 

This is just a small selection of the ingredients by which you can recognize what kind of shampoo it is. Often a combination of ingredients for clarifying shampoos and ingredients for mild shampoos is used for a standard/mild shampoo. 

Information ingredients from @sciencemeetscosmetics on Instagram. 

No stress, you don't have to search between the ingredients on our website; we've made it a little easier for you. Under the heading 'shampoos' on our site you can tick the product properties which type of shampoo you would like to view.