We are seeing more and more women celebrating their natural hair, partly thanks to the influence of celebrities like Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas. However, there are definitely some secrets when it comes to looking after Afro hair. We have pulled together some of the best loved products as well as expert tips and secrets for keeping Afro hair in the best condition.
Best Shampoo For African American Hair
When investing in a good shampoo, it’s important to look for ones that promise to replenish your naturally dry hair with moisture. Each time you wash your locks, you strip the hair of its natural oils.
To get the best results from your shampoo:
- Work out how often your hair likes to be washed. Depending on your texture and density, it might be every 3 days or it could be just once a week or less.
- If you want to refresh your hair without washing it too often, skip the shampoo stage every other time you wash your hair and just use conditioner instead. This will still remove any unwanted dirt, without stripping moisture.
- Sulphates can leave some curls brittle and dry, so look for sulphate-free formulas.
- For an extra hydration boost, look out for natural oils in the ingredients.
We love the Keracare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo, and the Mizani Supreme Oil Shampoo. They both contain natural oil. The Joico Curl Cleansing Shampoo and the new Bumble & Bumble BB Curl Shampoo are also great sulphate-free options.