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shampoos for coarse hair

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for shampoos for coarse hair.

If you have coarse, curly hair, you know that the right products can make all the difference. You need something that will keep your hair looking healthy and shiny. Here are some of our favorite shampoos for coarse hair.

$34.00

Great for Coarse Hair...I have very thick, coarse, and frizzy hair and this is one of the ONLY shampoos that really smooth it down. ...I have coarse, frizzy/curly hair. This shampoo left my hair smooth and truly clean.

What it is: A moisturizing shampoo that transforms dry, coarse or brittle hair, leaving it soft, silky, and smooth—without the weight.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Damage, Split Ends and Breakage, and Shine

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, and Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil: Condition, soften, and add shine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

$15.00

I like to stick with sulphate free shampoos because my hair is at its best when I don't use shampoo with this surfactant in it. ...I have been using it for a few days and I find the shampoo, without the bumble and bumble conditioner, just makes my hair feel dry. ...Not for my hair type

What it is: A moisturizing shampoo that transforms dry, coarse or brittle hair, leaving it soft, silky, and smooth—without the weight.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, and Curly

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns: Dryness, Damage, Split Ends and Breakage, and Shine

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, and Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil: Condition, soften, and add shine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

$27.00

Love IGK! This shampoo smells amazing and lathers really well. Used with the conditioner (i wrote a review on that as well) makes your hair feel great *fresh cut* in shower. ...Great for Hair that Needs Some Smoothing...A little goes a long way with both the shampoo and conditioner. Be sure to add lots of water to get it moving and your hair will by shiny, smooth, and frizz free!

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

What it is:
A deeply nourishing shampoo that helps to nourish, strengthen, and protect—immediately and over time.

Key benefits:
- Repairs even the most damaged hair
- Improves hair health and look
- Lightweight/non-greasy conditioning

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Bad & Bougie Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo makes hair stronger immediately and overtime, instantly hydrates, softens, and enhances shine.

$38.00

I have thick, coarse, wavy dry hair. This is the best shampoo for my kind of hair! ...Game-changer for unruly hair...This shampoo absolutely tames my unruly hair. It feels sleeker, and I could probably go without heat-styling if I wanted to—it’s that much smoother.

What it is: A concentrated hair-smoothing, frizz-reducing shampoo that moisturizes and improves manageability for all voluminous hair types.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Straightening and Smoothing
- Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage

Key Benefits:
- Gently cleanses to remove product buildup
- Intensely hydrates to smooth hair and reduce extreme frizz
- Easily detangles while preventing split ends

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Virgin Coconut Oil: Hydrates dry hair, prevents hair breakage and split ends, and leaves it durably nourished and supple.
- Shorea Butter: Provides hair with softness and resistance to h

$40.00

This shampoo really makes my hair look so health, smooth, and soft. ...During the hot summer months my hair often frizzes especially my baby hairs. I used this shampoo which not only smells amazing but works like a charm!

What it is: A smoothing shampoo that works to both cleanse and calm unruly hair.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Medium, Thick

Key Benefits: Defrizzes, Hydrates, and Smooths

Formulation: Rich Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pink Pomelo: A nutrient-rich citrus fruit full of vitamin A, C, and B1 and zinc that gives hair a shot of vitality.
- Phospholipids: Help fight frizz and protect against humidity.
- Gotu Kola: A multitasking Indian herb that promotes strength, smoothness, and luster.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone.

$35.00

Smooth and Bouncy Hair...I exclusively air dry my hair—shout out to my fellow lazy pals—and this shampoo helps my hair to dry smoothly. ...Hair so smooth!! Normally have very dense strong hair which can feel somewhat rough but this leaves my hair baby smooth and is gentle enough that it doesn’t cause my scalp to become oily a day later

What it is: An intensely rich, moisturizing shampoo for thick, unruly hair that tames, detangles, and adds a luxurious shine, leaving hair silkier and easier to manage.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Shine
- Straightening and Smoothing

Key Benefits:
- Intensely hydrates, smooths, and de-stresses thick and coarse hair
- Leaves hair smooth, silky, and strong
- Feeds and nourishes dehydrated and thirsty hair

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avocado: Prevents moisture loss and dehydration.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Adds instant softness and silkiness—part of a unique High Hydration Complex.

$16.00

I have really dry 2a-2b hair with an itchy scalp. Using this in the shower, I didn't have any hope.

What it is: A smoothing shampoo that works to both cleanse and calm unruly hair.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Medium, Thick

Key Benefits: Defrizzes, Hydrates, and Smooths

Formulation: Rich Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pink Pomelo: A nutrient-rich citrus fruit full of vitamin A, C, and B1 and zinc that gives hair a shot of vitality.
- Phospholipids: Help fight frizz and protect against humidity.
- Gotu Kola: A multitasking Indian herb that promotes strength, smoothness, and luster.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone.

$29.00

It does not leave white residue on your hair like other dry shampoos....Best dry shampoo ever!...This dry shampoo leaves my hair with a delightful texture and even shine.

What it is: A proprietary dry-shampoo formula that adds thickness, maintains hair freshness, improves scalp condition, and promotes healthier hair between washes.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Anti-aging
- Oiliness
- Volumizing

Key Benefits:
- Adds fullness and volume
- Fast dissolving to eliminate buildup
- Supports hair and scalp health

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tapioca Starch: Natural, talc-free oil-absorbing powder refreshes and adds volume to hair.
- Biotin: Helps promote healthier-looking skin and hair.

OribeShampoo for Moisture & Control

ITEM: 2438141

Size: 8.5 oz/ 250 mL

24 Reviews

$46.00

Great shampoo with drawbacks...It’s not a heavy shampoo, yet somehow my hair seem to be getting greasier faster (which typically doesn’t happen with other moisture or frizz shampoos) and it seem to weirdly aggravate my dry scalp....This combo is amazing for wavy, normal hair that is prone to getting dry and coarse! It's worth the money!

What it is: A sulfate- and paraben-free shampoo designed to moisturize and tame wavy, curly, and coily hair, leaving it smooth, sleek, and polished.

Hair Type: Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Curl Enhancing
- Dryness
- Frizz

Key Benefits:
- Intensely hydrates and moisturizes
- Leaves hair smooth and sleek
- Tames curly, coarse, thick hair

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino Acid Complex: Developed to closely resemble proteins in the hair cortex, it moisturizes the hair and scalp while strengthening and repairing damaged cuticles.
- Microemulsion Smoothing System: Bonds with the cuticle to deliver deep conditioning, softness, and control.

$20.00

Refreshed thick hair!...I used this for the last month and was so glad to give it a try! My hair is thick, coarse, and has crazy density. The shampoo really got to the roots and scalp, which most shampoos don't seem to! ...I have a super dry scalp, fine hair and a lot of it. I have used literally every clean shampoo on earth (briogeo, olaplex, rahua, oribe, etc.) and a lot of them just dried my hair out and made my scalp super itchy.

What it is: A shampoo that helps relieve itch, dryness, and odor caused by sweat and free radicals.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Color Safe

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tamanu Oil: Soothes, moisturizes, and nourishes the scalp.
- Probiotics: Minimize inflammation while promoting a healthy scalp barrier.
- Active Recovery Complex: Helps restore scalp health, fights inflammation, and reverses the signs of damage.

Ingredient Callouts: It is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This shampoo is a non-stripping, pH-balanced formula that eliminates odor and irritation-causing bacteria.

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