I (Bianca) mainly have 4B/4C hair that struggles with maintaining its moisture level (i.e. dry, dull), and getting a lot of product build up. Below you will find a list of the BEST shampoos for 4B/4C hair that address restoring moisture level; dry, dull or brittle hair; itchy scalp; product build up; breakage; dandruff; tangles and more. I’ve used all of these products in my (almost) 6 years of returning to the curl. You can’t go wrong with any one of these products. These are truly by far the BEST shampoos available for 4B/4C hair. (Sn: If you click on the title of each product you will be redirected to the site to purchase that particular product).
This Moisture Boosting Shampoo detangles, softens and hydrates my hair. This shampoo has great oils in it that give your curls a nice shine before the wash and makes your hair feel moisturized. This product is highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. You know how some shampoos feel like its stripping your hair of all of its nutrients; well this shampoo cleanses your hair and returns it to its optimal moisture level. I do not recommend using this product with a different brands’ conditioner because this entire line aims to restore and maintain PH balance; thus all of their products are formulated to specifically work together. Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Shampoo is recommended for individuals that deal with weak hair, breakage, and/or dry itchy scalps.
This Clarifying Shampoo does exactly what it says…Clarify. I also love that its sulfate and paraben free. I apply this product by massaging it into my scalp. This shampoo does a great job of cleansing my hair, refreshing my scalp and getting rid of product build up. I’m big on how products smell and this has an amazing peppermint/tea tree scent. The key ingredients in this shampoo that provides the clarifying and conditioning properties are: Glycerin, Vitamin B & E, Oat extract, wheat protein, Jojoba oil and rosehip oil. Faraue’s Garden Clarifying Shampoo is definitely recommended for individuals that deal with a lot of product build-up.
This Natural Oil Infused Hydrating Shampoo is a creamy shampoo that works wonders when it comes to smoothing, moisturizing, cleansing and detangling my hair. The Natural Oils infused in it are avocado, coconut, and olive oils; which makes it smell great! I recommend this shampoo to be used with the other products in its line such as the Natural Oil Infused Hydrating Conditioner and Leave-in Conditioner. I believe you get the best results utilizing all of these products together oppose to picking and choosing from various brands. I recommend this shampoo for those with dry and brittle hair that could use the extra assistance of a shampoo that reduces detangling time.
The Black Vanilla Shampoo by Carols Daughter has such an amazing scent. If you’re big on scents like myself, this is heaven. This shampoo provides moisture, adds shine and softens my hair. This is the only shampoo listed that specifically states it is “color-safe.” I don’t have color in my hair so I can’t attest to how safe it is, but the products provided me with everything else the label said it would do, so why not believe that too. I use this product a lot when my hair feels very dry and brittle. This shampoo does a great job of bringing my hair back to life. Key ingredients in this shampoo are the Aloe Leaf Juice, Sweet Clover, and the Rose Extract. This shampoo is recommended for individuals that struggle with dry, brittle or dull hair.
Zuresh Clarify Me Shampoo is unique in that you apply it to dry hair and you leave it on for about 5 minutes. Leaving the shampoo in helps release product build up. Afterwards, you rinse it out and you will have a nice shine and clean head of hair. You usually only need one wash; however, sometimes I do two. Zuresh is made of 3 key ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice – promotes hair growth maintains PH balance and reduce dandruff; Lavender – controls hair loss, promotes growth, reduces itchy/dry scalp; and Chamomile – soothes irritated scalp and add beautiful shine. This product is highly recommended for those that deal with a lot of dandruff, dry scalp, and/or excessive product build-up.
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