Best Shampoo for Your Soft Afro

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The gentlest of gentle shampoos are preferable for this hair type. For day-to-day opt for a baby shampoo, or a if you want something more luxe, try Thermosmooth Shampoo by Mizani. A creamy, conditioning shampoo that thoroughly cleanses the hair in preparation for the smoothing process. The advance C3 smoothing Complex deposits pure, nourishing coconut oil to help moisturize and detangle dry and brittle hair.


Phytospecific Intense Nutrition ShampooA more intense shampoo such as PhytoSpecific Intense Nutrition Shampoo provides extra nourishment, and can be used once or twice a week. Phyto & PhytoSpecific Expert Phyto Universe NYC Ron Williams, favors this shampoo for hair that’s been color-treated, relaxed, and says it’s popular with his clients since it’s “all botanical and made with great ingredients such as macadamia and kukui oils.”