April 26, 2018 3 min read

For people with curly hair, you know that good hair days are hard to come by. And when they do, you don’t take them for granted. We’ve had a lot of people ask if Rocky Mountain Soap hair products work for curly hair. The answer is yes, they do!

If you use The Curly Girl Method, you’ll know the fundamentals are to use products that are free of sulfates and silicones.

  • Sulfates are a synthetic foaming agent found in anything that lathers. Sulfates strip the skin and hair of natural oils which can backfire, causing the hair to over-produce oil to compensate. While sulfates are harsh detergents that have been known to irritate the skin and the eyes, it’s the potential presence of a by-product called 1, 4 Dioxane that is of the most concern (and wouldn’t be listed on labels). 1, 4 Dioxane has been classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancers, so not only can it contribute to a bad hair day but it can result in a lot worse.
  • Silicones are commonly added to hair care products to give the silky smooth feeling and shine. But since they are water insoluble, they tend to stick around causing the hair to become brittle and dry. They’re hard to point out on a label but a trick is to look for ingredients that end in ‘cone’ such as the common dimethicone. Silicones can also cause rashes, itching and irritation. No bueno!

curly hair and smiles

Rocky shampoo and conditioners are all 100% natural and plant based. So instead of sulfates and silicones, they’re made with real ingredients. Here’s what fellow curlies have had to say about their experience:

"My favourite Rocky Mountain Soap Co. product is the Rosemary Mint Conditioner by far! I have dry, thin, curly hair and I only shampoo my hair about once a month but I use the conditioner every few days to wash my hair. It removes any excess oil that my hair might be holding onto while moisturizing and nourishing my brittle hair. I even work a small amount into my hair AFTER I shower as a leave in conditioner and my hair has never looked or felt better!"
- Bethany, Store Manager at West Edmonton Mall

"I have been trying to find a natural shampoo and conditioner that nourishes my dry curly locks. I have tried many types which have all ended up giving me dandruff and dull hair. This conditioner is an amazing find. Although the shampoo doesn't spread easily I still find it to clean my hair well and once I put in this bad boy conditioner everything is smooth and satisfying. My curls dry nicely and have a lot of bounce. The smell is invigorating and a refreshing way to either start my day or end my evening.”
- Amanda on Feb 20, 2015

"After reading all of the reviews I decided to give the Vanilla Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner a whirl. Noticed an immediate difference in my hair. I have naturally curly, fine hair with oily roots and dry ends. Much to my surprise after about one week of the "waxy" feeling, my hair now requires no other products to combat frizz or detangle (as I straighten it most days), is already a little less oily at the roots, and overall feels much healthier. I'm one month in, and don't think I'll ever go back. Thanks Rocky Mountain Soap!”
- Ashley M. on Jan 26, 2015

"This conditioner perfectly complements the shampoo. The smell is just as incredible and the conditioner leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft. I have curly hair and this leaves my hair feeling hydrated but not at all greasy. Perfect!”
- Lisa R. on Apr 25, 2017 

This conditioner smells great and made my hair soft! Wonderful smelling product for my frizzy, curly hair. It smoothed and softened my unruly curls. I was beyond impressed!”
- Melanie P. on Dec 30, 2016


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