Curly Q: I've noticed that most shampoos tend to dry out my curls. I'm hearing a lot about sulfate-free shampoos and cleansing conditioners lately. What are the best ones out there?

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Curly hair isn't just prone to dryness, but also requires constant TLC, which is why the no poo movement has become so popular among curly haired chicas. Regular shampoos are made with harsh detergents that strip your hair of its natural oils. Sulfate-free cleansing conditioners, on the other hand, not only cleanse your scalp,(removing dirt, oil, and product) but unlike traditional shampoos, they also condition your hair. They can also be used on a daily basis and some even as an all-one-product. How awesome is that? Here are some of the best gentle conditioning cleansers and sulfate-free shampoos out there! Pick and choose the best one for you!

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Ouidad Co-Wash 1

Ouidad Co-Wash

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Unlike most cleansing conditioners, the Ouidad Curly Co-Wash ($30) still contains a tiny bit of foam that gently clears your hair of any product buildup. After just one use, my hair felt SO much softer and looked shiner too!

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Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Conditioning Co-Wash 2

Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Conditioning Co-Wash

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If you have especially dry curly hair, try the Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Conditioning Co-Wash ($18) it leaves curls deeply moisturized and also makes it easy to detangle.

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DevaCurl No-Poo 3

DevaCurl No-Poo

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DevaCurl No Poo ($18) isn't exactly a cleansing conditioner, but the sulfate-free, no-lather formula gently cleanses AND conditions your hair. It smells awesome too!

Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Co-Wash Conditioner 4

Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Co-Wash Conditioner

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Who says you can't find a cheap co-wash? The Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Co-Wash Conditioner ($5) works wonder and all for just 5 bucks!

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SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser 5

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser

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SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser ($12) is formulated with a natural blend of oils to help keep your curls smooth, bouncy, and frizz-free.

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WEN Fig Cleansing Conditioner 6

WEN Fig Cleansing Conditioner

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I love the WEN Fig Cleansing Conditioner ($40). It might seem pricey, but it's technically a cleanser, a conditioner, and styling product all in one!