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12 Sulfate-Free Shampoos Worth Considering


Traditional shampoos of old had the ingredient sulfates which were not good for hair. It would strip off natural oils, leaving your hair dry and ultimately dull. Today, most shampoos on the market strive not to use sulfates but unfortunately, its cousins like sodium lautyl sulfate may still be found. Much as there are arguments that the sulfates used in most shampoos are safe, it is better to be safe than sorry.  Finding and using a sulfate-free shampoo will have your hair appreciating you for it. The rich lather found in most traditional shampoos is as a result of the presence of sulfates. You can find sulfate-free shampoos for all hair types, whether you have a sensitive scalp, a dry one, or an oily one, there is something for everyone.

Let’s have a look at some of the sulfate-free shampoos on the market and who they are best suited for:

Aveeno Oat Milk Blend Shampoo

This shampoo is not only free of sulfates, but it is also free of dyes and parabens. It will leave your hair clean and silky soft.

Verb Ghost Shampoo

This shampoo is suitable for all textures and hair types. It will leave the hair feeling clean, detangled, and moisturized without feeling heavy. 

Rahua Classic Shampoo

Rahua Classic Shampoo is made using organic green tea and aloe vera. It will soothe and repair damaged hair and is suitable for all hair types. 

L’Oréal EverPure Sulfate-Free Moisture Shampoo

L'Oréal EverPure will leave your hair well-cleaned and moisturized without stripping it of too many natural oils.

Baomint moisturizing shampoo

Baomint moisturizing shampoo comprises of ingredients such as peppermint oils, baobab oil, aloe leaf juice, and spearmint oils. It is suitable for dry, textured hair and will leave it clean and moisturized while restoring its healthy look.

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate + Repair Shampoo

The SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yoghurt Hydrate + Repair Shampoo is more than a cleansing shampoo that won’t strip your hair. It can also be used as a conditioner and will leave your hair moisturized and well-hydrated. 

The One Signature Shampoo

If you are looking for a sulfate-free shampoo that lathers well and that you can use daily then you should consider The One Signature Shampoo by Kristin ESS.

Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo by OGK

Nourishing Coconut Milk by Ogk is perfect for the oily scalp. It will gently cleanse it without stripping too many of the natural oils. It contains weightless coconut oils and ultra-whipped egg white proteins.

Davines Dede Shampoo

If you are one of those that just have to wash their hair daily then you will love Davines Dede Shampoo. It is suitable for all hair types and is formulated to gently cleanse your hair. 

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

If you have damaged hair (treated or otherwise) then you will appreciate Olaplex No.4.  This sulfate-free shampoo has a good lather.

Reverie Shampoo

Reverie Shampoo is made using gentle ingredients such as sweet almond for your scalp. It gently cleanses your hair leaving it feeling soft and looking shiny. 

Aveda invati Advanced Exfoliating Shampoo

If you have thinning hair then you will appreciate the Aveda invati Advanced Exfoliating shampoo.