The Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Coarse Curly Colored Hair

Give your curly coif love with the right shampoo and conditioner.

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If you don't use the right shampoo and conditioner on your hair, you're typically in for a mess of trouble. Hair that's curly, coarse and colored requires special attention, as each of those three qualities has its own need if you want to look your best. Ignoring any of the three qualities can leave you with unhealthy, frizzy hair.

Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner

Chances are, your curly, coarse and colored locks are dry. Why? Because curls prevent natural oils from spreading through your hair. Plus, color-treatments often suck the moisture plum out of your locks. The solution? Dousing them in shampoo and conditioner that seriously hydrates them, says "Cosmopolitan" magazine. So look for moisturizing products to get those tresses sleek and your curls defined.

Sulfate-Free Products

Because of all those twists and turns in your tresses, your hair's oils often stop at the top and can't get down to your likely dry ends. To make matters worse, typical shampoos and conditioners contain sulfate, which is a known oil-stripper. Fight back by using products that are free of sulfates, suggests "Teen Vogue" magazine. You'll likely notice your hair looks shinier and feels oh-so-healthy.

Cleansing Cream

Get your strands looking super sleek and gorgeous by using a cleansing cream to wash them, says "Marie Claire" magazine. Creams are typically gentle and give your tresses moisture, while washing away all the nasty dirt that likes to make its way into your mane.

Curly Hair Tips

Besides using the best products on your coif, you can also take care of it by implementing a few other techniques into your beauty arsenal. For instance, applying a deep conditioner to your locks weekly hydrates them and gets them looking healthy again. You can also use a silicone-based serum on your hair to fight frizz and keep your locks looking healthy and your curls well-defined.

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