“Is your hair naturally curly?”
“Do you really think that I would do *this on purpose*?”
A little humor for the day!
If you have curly hair, you've no doubt tried endless numbers of products, expensive and inexpensive. You've likely bought products labeled as being perfect for curly hair, only to end up disappointed. Will your next purchase finally be the right choice? Reality check: It won't be. How do we know this? Because there aren't any special cleansing or conditioning ingredients unique for curly hair. No one has ever washed their hair with any shampoo or conditioner labeled for curly hair and had it look any better or different than using similar hair-care products sold without the "for curly hair" designation.
Curly hair tends to be drier and more prone to damage than other hair types (especially if it's colored). So, use a shampoo and conditioner designed for dry or damaged hair—and stop worrying about whether or not the product is labeled for curly hair. In fact, more often than not, the "for damaged hair" and "for curly hair" products have incredibly similar formulas! The right product for your curly hair may not state that it's for curly hair!
Here's a tip you're sure to love: Expensive shampoos and conditioners are a waste of money. The similarity of the formulas from all price ranges is shocking, and we're including salon and department store brands, too. We have never seen an expensive shampoo or conditioner whose formula warranted the extra cost. There are good and bad (mostly good) hair-care products in all price ranges—spending more does not guarantee you'll be any happier with your hair, be it curly or straight, colored or not.