Best Shampoo for Soft Hair: 5 Shampoos That Provide Long-Lasting Results

Tell your hair stylist you've got soft and smooth hair under control.

If you ever dreamed of soft, smooth, manageable hair, we’ve got good news: It’s possible to achieve and it won’t cost you a fortune. We’ve tried a handful of shampoos that are said the each be the best shampoo for soft hair, but nothing comes close to the list of shampoos we’re obsessed with here at All Things Hair HQ.

Although soft hair can be achieved using other techniques or hair products, like flat ironing for smooth hair or using a hair moisturizer to soften and add shine, the shampoo you use also plays a huge part in the process. Below, we’re highlighting five smoothing shampoos we’ve all come to love because they all leave us with soft and frizz-free hair:

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The best shampoo for soft hair will leave you with beautiful, frizz-free and manageable locks for long periods of time.

1. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Shampoo

This smoothing shampoo is formulated with keratin and controls frizz for up to 48 hours. Continuous use and coupled with the conditioner, and you’re left with soft, smooth and manageable hair. If you need just a simple keratin shampoo system, this is one of the best ones to try.

2. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo

When it comes to getting smooth hair, no hair type should be left out. When you color-treat hair, though results are definitely fab, the process itself can be damaging to your hair if you don’t employ the right products into your regimen. Enter this formula by TRESemmé with Moroccan oil: The shampoo is formulated with lower sulfates, which works to gently cleanse your color-treated hair, smooth down your frizz and seal in shine. Followed up with the conditioner for moisture, and it all sounds like a genie in a bottle, no?

3. Suave Professionals Avocado+Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo

If you’re looking for a shampoo that will help keep your hair smooth and frizz-free in humid climates, this is right up your alley. Here’s the catch: You can’t use it alone if you want those results. Cocktail this shampoo with the conditioner for hair that stays smooth for up to 72 hours and protection from frizz in 95 percent humidity. Sounds like a hair care system perfect for beach vacations if you’re not into frizzy beach waves.

4. TRESemmé Smooth and Silky Shampoo

While it’s a beautiful thing to have smooth hair, you can’t forget about hydration especially if you have dry hair. Hydrate your tresses with this formula that moisturizes and calms frizz without the heavy feeling. Don’t you love a shampoo that can do both? We certainly do. Finish up with the conditioner for best results.

5. TRESemme 7 Day Keratin Smooth Shampoo

Not everyone can afford to go to the salon to get a keratin treatment on the regular. Thankfully, you can get similar results at home. If you need straight and smooth hair for more than three days, opt for this seven-day system. Start off with the shampoo to cleanse, then follow up with the conditioner and style using the heat-activated treatment for salon-smooth hair that lasts up to a week.

For more soft hair tips, read how a hair glaze can help you in between hair appointments. 

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