Beauty Industry Secret: 7 Favorite “Creamy Cleansers” to Revive Your Hair

Creamy cleansers are a well-kept secret in the hair industry. They are perfect for all hair types, but fragile or damaged hair will especially reap the benefits of using a gentle creamy cleanser.

These gentle cleansers are low or no poo formulas, which simply means that they are sulfate- or detergent-free. Hair experts recommend that you opt for a gentle shampoo or creamy cleanser if you have color-treated, damaged, or textured hair. They are also recommended to help preserve Brazilian blow-outs or keratin treatments, both of which temporarily alter the state of the hair. These products will clean without stripping hair of its natural oils.

I actually believe they are better than dry shampoos. Use them in place of your favorite shampoo or in between regular shampooing sessions to minimize breakage and split ends. They’re great for any season, but will really help your hair thrive in the bitter winter months. If you experience more damage or dry, brittle ends in the fall and winter, try any one of the creamy cleansers in the slideshow below. To see the full benefits, shampoo with a clarifying shampoo the session prior to switching over to a creamy cleanser.

  • As I Am Cleansing Pudding 1 of 7

    As I Am Cleansing Pudding contains a special blend of saw palmetto, phytosterols, and other natural hair ingredient that help eliminate build-up from the scalp. It's a really moisture-rich formula, so it may give a weighed down feeling.

    Buy it at Curlmart for $10.50

  • DevaCare No Poo 2 of 7

    Although DevaCare No Poo is not classified as a creamy cleanser, it does function as one with its non-sudsy, sulfate-free formula. 

    Buy it at DevaCurl for $18.95

  • JessiCurl Hair Cleansing Cream 3 of 7

    I have seen many great reviews for Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream on blogs, vlogs, and hair forums alike. It is most noted for its gentle, hydrated formula.

    Buy it at Curlmart for $16.95

  • CURLS Curlicious Cleansing Cream 4 of 7

    CURLS Curlicious Cleansing Cream is only available at or selected retailers. Made with certified organic ingredients, it is apart of their CURLS Professional Line.

    Buy it at Curls for $15.00

  • Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream 5 of 7

    Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream Moisturizing No Suds Shampoo is one of my personal faves. It's perfect for wash and go styling.

    Buy it at Walgreens for $14.99

  • Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Cleansing Conditioner Cream 6 of 7

    Darcy's Botanicals Daily Cleansing Conditioner Cream is a super-concentrated cream that is great for gently cleansing all hair types.

    Buy it at Curlmart for $12.00

  • CURLS Creamy Curl Cleanser 7 of 7

    Curls Creamy Curl Cleanser is a rich and creamy sulfate-free cleanser that gently cleanses and conditions the hair all in one step.

    Buy it at Sally's Beauty Supply Store for $10.99

Tamara Floyd is the Founder and Editor of Natural Hair, a site dedicated to encouraging others to be who they are naturally. Visit anytime at You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Article Posted 3 years Ago

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