Switch Out Your Shampoo For a Cleansing Conditioner
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If your hair is super thick, you know the daily struggle that is “taming the mane.” Any one of your thousands of full strands can puff out at any moment, without warning. From a change in the weather (your hair knows it’s going to rain before the barometer drops) to a trip to the gym, the battle against the elements feels never-ending. But, before you decide enough is really enough and reach for the thinning shears, you have to try these cleansing conditioners—all formulated to calm even the coarsest locks. These cleansing conditioners are at the top of our awesomeness list because they are much gentler than shampoo and wash away impunities without stripping hair of any necessary oils (which means the difference between frizz and volume). Swipe right to figure out which is best for you…
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner: $11.99
Considered tresses untangled as soon as you apply this cleansing conditioner, specifically formulated with kinks in mind. This sulfate-free, color-safe, no-lather product gets strands to finger-combing levels as agave, biotin, shea butter, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E band together for dream hair.
VERNON FRANÇOIS Co-Wash Shampoo: $30
Infused with ubuntu marula, jojoba and sweet almond oils, this co-wash boosts elasticity while soothing the scalp and preventing dryness.
SheaMoisture CoWash Conditioning Cleanser: $11.99
Neem oil and protein control, moisturize and deliver the silkiness we’re all after. Perfect for wavy, curly and thick hair—and all types prone to dryness, this cleanser removes impunities without the fear of product buildup.
R+Co ANALOG Cleansing Foam Conditioner:$30
Coarse hair has met its match! Ideal for dry, damaged and all around thick hair, this cleansing conditioner in foam form adds shine, protects against heat and shields the hair from environmental elements. Check out these key ingredients for why we’re total converts—it’s packed with argan oil, green tea, horsetail extract, nettle leaf extract and thermal polymer.
Pantene Pro-V Moisturizing Cleansing Conditioner: $4.97
You don’t have to break the bank to get touchable waves. The special Pro-V formula leaves hair soft yet strong enough to prevent future damage.
True Textures Cleansing Cream Conditioning Curl Wash by Mizani: $14.99
With reviews like “best hair product I’ve ever used” this weightless cleansing conditioner is a go-to for taming crazy curly hair.
Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Unisex Coarse Hair: $12.88
This all-in-one penetrates and smoothes the cuticle for enviable texture; use it daily as a shampoo sub or as an in-between treatment—we can’t get enough!
IGK Smoke and Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil: $29
The scent alone is reason enough to try this coveted cleansing oil, shampoo-sub from IGK. The fact that is transforms curls and makes you feel super-luxe is just an added bonus.
DRYBAR Double Standard Cleansing + Conditioning Foam: $28
Whether hair is stick straight or you’re living in a tightly-curled world, this foam softens locks with the help of raspberry seed oil and volcanic ash, to naturally absorb residue.
MOROCCANOIL Curl Cleansing Conditioner: $34
This two-in-one shampoo and conditioner relies on tea tree oil for double-duty. It purifies while hydrating, restoring curls back to life and guarding against frizz.
As I Am Coconut Cleansing Co-wash: $13
Formulated for natural hair, this will hydrate and detangle stubborn strands while still washing any ick away.