Best shampoo for coarse hair: Our editors’ hair heroes

Is coarse hair one of your biggest beauty woes? Our editors' have you covered with their top picks of shampoo for coarse hair. 

No matter your hair texture (i.e curly, kinky or straight) many people battle with coarse hair. But before you start to panic, know that the All Things Hair editors have rounded up their best shampoo for coarse hair (along with a few handy tips and tricks) to set you on your way. So if caring for coarse hair is high on your priority list, rest assured you’re in the right place. Now just sit back and relax while we break down the ultimate hit list of the best shampoo for coarse hair, below.

Best shampoo for coarse hair: The All Things Hair guide


Coarse hair 101: The basics

Coarse hair is described as being rough in texture and with a large diameter. This means hair is more prone to moisture evaporation and dry ends, which inevitably leaves the hair feeling coarse. Therefore, when shopping around for hair products to fix this, the keywords you need to be on alert for are ‘moisturising’ or ‘smoothing’ — same as what you would find for frizzy hair. So now you know what coarse hair is, we’ve picked out not just one shampoo for coarse hair but a whole host of them that will ensure your strands feel and look their best.

TRESemmé Replenish & Cleanse Shampoo Front View

TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Conditioning Shampoo

For curly-haired ladies, we suggest trying the TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Conditioning Shampoo and Remoisture Conditioner. Not only will this clarifying shampoo gently cleanse your hair but the conditioner will help to hydrate your curly locks. And if you feel your tresses are still in need of some extra TLC, you can also try incorporating a leave-in conditioner to your hair care routine, like the Tresemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating MistYour strands will thank you for it!

TONI&GUY Smooth Definition Shampoo

If your coarse hair is also looking frizzy, it’s time to reach for the TONI&GUY Smooth Definition Shampoo. Hair will be left feeling smooth and moisturised (plus much easier to manage and style), all while helping to reduce frizz, of course! And as if this shampoo needed another bonus, hair will also feel hydrated and gently cleansed for a softer, smoother feel.

Alberto Balsam Smooth & Sleek Shampoo

If you’re looking for a brilliant wash and care set, we’re big fans of the Alberto Balsam Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner. The duo helps to hydrate and nourish dry coarse hair, for healthier-looking locks. With a nature-infused blend of nourishing organic argan oil and delightful jasmine flower fragrance, hair will be left looking gorgeous and smelling devine.

TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Shampoo

Shampoo for coarse hair will be a breeze with the TRESemmé 7 Day Smooth System Shampoo. Not only is this shampoo infused with keratin, it gently cleanses and removes impurities! Use it in conjunction with the 7 Day Keratin Smooth System Conditioner and the 7 Day Heat Activated Treatment for optimum results.   If your mane needs further TLC, we suggest heading over to our Hair Care for all you need to know about washing hair correctly through to surprising hair hacks! You can thank us for it later.

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