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11 shampoos that won't strip your natural hair of moisture

by Alexus Jordan

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One of the major reasons your shampoo is causing your hair to lose some moisture is sulfate.  Sulfate-free shampoo is a phrase that is associated with keeping your color-treated hair vibrant and bright; but if sulfate can strip hair color, think of what it can do to your scalp! 

Sulfates can strip the natural oils from your scalp and hair, and can also irritate your scalp (think itching, dryness, redness). As those with curls know, keeping your curls moisturized leads to less frizz and more bounce. That being said, try to steer clear of shampoos with sulfate to make sure your curls are quenched. Here are some sulfate-free shampoos that will keep your hair soft, silky, and frizz free! 

Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, $15

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CURLS’ Curlicious Cleansing Cream is a sulfate-free cleanser that is gentle enough for everyday use. This cleansing cream will cleanse, hydrate, and refresh your curls, and is safe for color-treated hair as well! 

Okay Pure Natural Moisture & Growth Shampoo, $8

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The Black Jamaican Castor Oil in this shampoo works to clarify your hair and remove product build-up, while simultaneously moisturizing your locks. This sulfate-free shampoo is gentle enough for everyday use, and nourishes and strengthens damaged hair. 

Not Your Mother’s Naturals Coconut Milk & African Marula Tree Oil High Moisture Shampoo, $9

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Coconut milk is one of the holy grails of hair care. This shampoo is gentle enough for everyday use, and the coconut milk and African marula tree oil work to intensely hydrate your hair. 

SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo, $12

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SheaMoisture is obviously a cult favorite, and their Smooth & Tame Shampoo reaffirms that they know what they’re doing. With argan oil and almond milk, this shampoo will cleanse and hydrate your hair, and is gentle enough for everyday use. 

OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo, $6

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A personal favorite of mine, OGX nourishing coconut milk shampoo nourishes your hair and your nostrils (this stuff smells HEAVENLY). 

Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Shampoo, $8

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If you’re a fan of other Kiehl’s products, there’s no reason for you not to try their Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Shampoo. Sulfate, silicone, and paraben-free, this shampoo will moisturize your hair and is gentle enough for everyday use.

Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo, $3

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Garnier Fructis’ Curl Nourish shampoo will fortify and moisturize your hair. Also, you just can’t beat that price. 

Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deep Moisture Shampoo, $7

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Giovanni’s Smooth As Silk shampoo promises deep moisture for dry and damaged hair. This shampoo is ideal if your hair is suffering from heat damage or being overprocessed! 

Renpure Advanced Extra Strength Tea Tree & Lemon Sage Refreshing Moisture Shampoo, $6

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Renpure Advanced Refreshing Moisture is not only giving you moisture, but if you suffer from a dry or itchy scalp, listen up! Tea tree oil is known to help relieve discomfort from dandruff or irritated scalp, so if your hair is dry but your scalp is itchy, this shampoo is for you!

SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Shampoo, $11

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We all know coconut equals moisture, and SheaMoisture equals fantastic. I see no reason to not give this product a try! 

Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Shampoo, $9

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This shampoo is infused with aloe vera juice and coconut water, ensuring that this shampoo will moisturize your hair from the inside out.