René Furterer Acanthe Perfect Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo ($29 @ Amazon.com)
This is the best shampoo for men who want to embrace their naturally curly hair. Most shampoos aren’t designed for the intense work that goes into cleaning and maintaining a thick mop of hair. You can’t just steal your girlfriend’s shampoo — for God’s sake, man, stay away from the volumizing variety. Invest in your own. Acanthe provides structure, and all unruly things need structure.
“Acanthe features avocado oil and natural extracts to enhance the curl’s structure and control frizz,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. Who knows? You may even stop referring to your hair as unruly after enough applications.
June Jacobs for Men 3 in 1 Cleanser ($24 @ Amazon.com)
If you’re the type of guy who just can’t stomach all of these special shampoos, waxes, body washes and face soaps, this is your product. While it isn’t billed as a hair product for curly hair, it is nourishing for all skin and hair types. And what it lacks in specificity, it makes up for in speed. The guy on the go can hit head and body in one fell swoop.
“This cleanser for face, body and hair offers a quick way to remove excess oil and dirt,” says Dr. Schlessinger. This head to toe wash is still on the pricey side, though — it’s paraben-free, preservative-free and packed with natural oils and extracts. It’s also still fairly frou-frou as part of the June Jacobs Spa Collection, but at least it’s efficient.