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A conditioning wash that cleanses and conditions in one step. This breakthrough formula combines cleansing ingredients with a conditioning base to give you smooth, conditioned curls that are both clean and defined. When the complete Curl line is used together, curls are beautiful, defined and frizz free - and they stay that way 2x longer. Powered by our Extended Curl Memory technology, Curl Conditioning Wash:

  • cleans and conditions in one step
  • gently cleans hair of dirt, oil and build-up
  • starts defining curls in shower
  • time-release conditioning keeps hair smooth and conditioned, in and out of the shower

Curl Conditioning Wash is ideal for all curl types. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.


Apply to WET hair. Start at the roots, working your way down to your ends. Massage through hair for 1-2 minutes. Add more as needed. Follow with Curl Detangling Rinse for extra detangling and Curl Leave-in Conditioner for added conditioning for dry, parched hair.

Recommend regimen by curl type:

  • Wavy hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse
  • Curly hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Defining Styling Cream
  • Coily hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Defining Styling Cream
  • For all curl types: If you need more conditioning, use No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

See the individual products for specific application tips. 


Why would I also need to use Curl Detangling Rinse? Is Curl Conditioning Wash not enough?

Curl Conditioning Wash provides balanced cleansing and conditioning. For some curls, it may be all you need. Curl Detangling Rinse delivers additional slip to hair for instant detangling for curls that are tangle prone. It seals cuticles keeping stands smooth, conditioned with increased manageability so your curls stay defined, detangled and are prepped for frizz-free, curly styles.

What cleans the hair?

Instead of relying on sulfates to clean the hair, Curl Conditioning Wash uses a combination of two gentle ingredients, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein and Decyl Glucoside to remove dirt, oil, and styling residue.

Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein is a natural plant sourced cleanser.

Decyl Glucoside is a natural cleanser derived from sugars.

Is it color safe?

Yes, all of our hair care products are color safe. Our sulfate-free products contain extremely gentle cleansers which clean the hair with a minimized effect on color.

What is the fragrance in Curl Conditioning Wash?

The scent is a similar light citrus fragrance to what is found in most other Living Proof products.

When and why is it important for a product to be sulfate-free?

You've probably heard a lot about sulfates and generally think they are bad for hair. You should watch out for sulfates in shampoos as when they are used in lathering, cleansing products they can strip hair of its natural surface oils, making it feel rough, dry and brittle. Sulfates can also strip the scalp of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Examples of commonly used sulfate ingredients that can be stripping include: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate.  You should watch out for these in shampoos. 

Sulfates do not inflict damage on hair when used in conditioners or treatments.  When used in these products they actually help make hair smoother, softer and visibly healthier.

Sulfates in conditioners and treatments do not damage chemical treatments or color.  Characterizing them as not good for your hair in these types of products is incorrect.


  • CEW
    2015 CEW, Hair Styling Product Prestige Award

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Never Going Back To Regular Shampoo and Conditioner!
Posted by Brooke on April 09, 2016

The science really works with these products! It was happenstance that I decided to splurge on this, but it turned out to be SO worth it! I have been using the curl conditioning wash and the full shampoo for several months now, and it has done everything it has promised, plus the added bonus of actually keeping my hair cleaner for longer. That helps a lot when I'm working late shifts and am too tired to wash my hair. I didn't even realize how much I needed this product until one day I was at a friend's house and I was forced to use another brand. It was a normal, general store brand so I thought nothing of it, but the next day my hair was a nightmare! It felt heavy, looked frizzy, and all around did not look as good, or good at all compared to how my hair was previously. It was then that I realized how much easier my hair was to deal with when using these products. Talk about "living proof"! You won't regret using this product. The curl conditioning wash alone has brought so much more definition and curl to my hair. I'm absolutely loving my curls more than ever!

Love it!
Posted by Carmen on February 18, 2016

I was using the Chaz Dean Wen products but then i decided to go all natural after relaxing my hair for 28 years. my sister went on the mention to her hairdresser that has known both of us forever that i had decided to do this and mentioned the living proof curl line. I had just started to use the wen so i was a little hesitant abut starting to use anotherhair product but after a little bit of deliberation I gave in and tried it. Surprisingly i loved it. I still had some relaxed hair on my head but it still seemed to bring out the curls anyway. I aboulutely love it although I live in Canada and can be a little pricy. It is great stuff. I use the entire curl line all the time i also use the anti-frizz line on my daughter with long fine hair since genes gave my daughter exactly opposite type of hair than I have. Great product.

Curly Hair, Don't Care!
Posted by Kelsie on August 19, 2015

I have been using this product for a couple weeks now and I friggin' love it! It's the best curly shampoo/conditioner I've EVER used! I have extremely curly hair but like to define it a little more without it tangling and I love the way this product makes my hair feel. Sometimes all I use is this and my curls are gorgeous, other days I pair this with the No Frizz nourishing cream for full proof no frizz curls and I always top off with Flex hairspray and my hair still feels amazing afterwards, I love it! I've tried every brand at the grocery stores, have used countless super expensive shampoo/conditioner from salons but this is the only one I will buy from here on out. Quality at its best, so glad my search is over!! Love it!!

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