Managing frizzy hair and pesky flyaways is no easy feat. Fortunately, the right shampoo or cleanser can make a world of difference. Just take it from San Diego-based hairstylist and Phenix Salon Suites founder Gina Rivera, who tells Allure, “Shampoo is definitely the first item needed to combat the frizzies.” However, finding the best products for your frizzy hair can feel overwhelming — especially if you’re unsure where to start.
According to Shelly Aguirre, a hairstylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago, frizzy hair is often dry, which is why it’s essential to keep your hair moisturized. With this in mind, New York City-based hairstylist, colorist, and salon owner Paul Labrecque of Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa tells Allure that the best shampoos for frizzy hair are those that target dryness and contain “naturally moisturizing ingredients that will smooth the hair shaft but not overly weigh the hair down.”
More specifically, you’ll want to look for hair products that contain natural oils (such as argan and coconut, for example), shea butter, and aloe vera, all of which, per Labrecque, “help to smooth and tame frizz while gently hydrating and cleansing the hair.” Conversely, every hair pro we spoke to advised steering clear of shampoos with sulfates, which can strip your strands of essential oils and dry ’em out (which, spoiler alert, is a big no-no when it comes to wrangling frizz.)
To help you find the best shampoo for your frizzy hair, we’ve narrowed down the best options you can buy online. From beloved drugstore staples to splurge-worthy finds, here are some of our favorites (including expert picks) for glossy, healthy hair.