Best Shampoo for Straight Hair: How to Pick the Right Formula For You

Shampoos for naturally straight hair and straight hair styling. 

When searching for the best shampoo for straight hair types, there are two options: Choose a shampoo for naturally straight hair or a shampoo that helps maintain sleek strands created with a hot tool. We’re going to guess there’s a good chance you didn’t think of that, huh? Well, don’t worry, you’re in good hands!

Keep scrolling to find our favorite shampoos for natural straight and heat-styled straight hair:

Do you have naturally straight hair? Check out the shampoos below!

1. Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo

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Keep naturally straight hair healthy with the right shampoo for your hair type. Photo credit:

Looking to repair dry and damaged hair? Give your locks a little TLC with a shampoo that repairs unwanted damage, like Nexxus Keraphix Damage Healing Shampoo and Conditioner. Washing with this product will protect your hair against future damage and also retain your hair’s natural movement. This is great if you have fine, straight hair and are looking for a system that reinforces your locks against chemical or mechanical damage.

2. Love Beauty and Planet Sulfate-Free Blue-Green Algae & Eucalyptus Shampoo

If your hair is normal, and you’re just looking to maintain it’s overall cleanliness and health, you’re in luck! Pick a shampoo, any shampoo! I mean, you deserve a big congrats to for keeping your straight hair healthy! Make sure to focus on keeping it this way all year round, but maybe you want a little more shine? Use Love Beauty and Planet Sulfate-Free Blue-Green Algae & Eucalyptus Shampoo and Conditioner to keep your tresses moisturized. This shampoo is great because it’s formulated for everyday use.

3. TRESemmé Fiber Full Volume Shampoo

Sometimes naturally straight hair can lack volume and be prone to flatness. It never hurts to add volume to your style. We love TRESemmé Fiber Full Volume Shampoo because it’s designed to enhance the grip and lift in your hair, making it easier to achieve volume. Plus, it gives your hair lightweight hydration too. For best results, use with the coordinating conditioner.

4. Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo

If you’re looking for another option to achieve volume in your straight hair, Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo and Conditioner is a great option! We love this set because it’s infused with coconut water which helps to lightly moisturize your hair while leaving it feeling full and strong. Plus, we also love how the set is cruelty-free, silicone-free, dye-free, & formulated without phthalates.

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Use a flat iron to achieve a sleek smooth look. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

5. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Keratin treatments are great for keeping your hair straight and preventing frizz. But what if you don’t have the money for a treatment, or you just don’t want straight hair long-term? Opt for a keratin shampoo instead! TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner system gives you silky hair for up to 72 hours. It also prevents frizz and adds shine, what more could you want in a product? We recommend using these products together for best results. This set is also an amazing way to prep your luscious locks before blow-drying your hair straight, or using a flat iron.

6. Suave Professionals Ultra Sleek + Smooth Shampoo

If you’re in the mood to wear your frizz-prone strands straight for a change, opt for washing your hair with a shampoo that improves your hair texture and leaves you with smooth strands. There’s nothing worse than straightening hair for a special event and then having it frizz after a few hours, trust me. Begin by prepping your hair with Suave Professionals Ultra Sleek + Smooth Shampoo, follow-up with its Conditioner duo, and then on to the flat iron it is!

7. Suave Smooth Performer Shampoo

Suave Smooth Performer Shampoo and Conditioner is perfect if you’re looking to keep any frizziness and flyaways away. Flat ironed hair can be prone to frizziness depending on the humidity, so it’s always a good idea to use a shampoo and conditioner set that targets this issue. We love this particular one because it gently cleanses strands and helps them stay smooth and strong with the help of the Amino Acid Complex in the formula.

8. SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Shampoo

Even natural hair that has been flat ironed can be prone to frizziness and dryness, so it’s important to keep it hydrated and moisturized. To do this, we love SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Shampoo and Conditioner. This set gently cleanses your strands while using papaya, neroli, elderflower, and fair trade shea butter to moisturize strands and help eliminate frizz.

Whether you have naturally straight hair and want to add a bit of volume, or you just straightened your hair and you’re looking for ways to make it your style stay sleek and frizz-free all day, there are so many shampoos that can help you achieve both!

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