Updated: June 11, 2020
Anyone who wants to keep their hair clean and healthy needs shampoo. To maintain optimum hair health, you need to lather, rinse, repeat several times a week. With so much product going into and through your hair, it’s understandable that people want the best and healthiest options.
Sulfates in shampoo have been a point of concern for people since the 1970s. Early sulfates used in shampoos were found to release carcinogenic chemicals when used. While appropriate steps were taken to change the types of sulphate and remove this risk.
That said, sulfate can still cause irritation to many people’s skins, and so sulfate-free shampoos are the way to go. Here are our picks for the best sulfate-free shampoos.
OUAI Smooth Shampoo
Most sulfate-free shampoos lack the dreamy, soft lather we associate with cleaning our hair. This Ouai smooth shampoo bucks the trend, combining a soothing lather with a floral musk you won’t be able to resist.
Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo
This shampoo uses seaweed extract filled with vitamins, proteins and minerals. It will strip your hair of impurities without going overboard.
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo
Another great moisturizing option. This shampoo will leave your hair feeling soft and shiny. Its aroma of organic lavender, bergamot, and ginger lily will soothe you as you clean and leave a pleasant lingering freshness.
Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Shea butter and aloe vera leaf juice ensure a thoroughly moisturizing wash with this shampoo. Perfect fo damaged or transitioning hair.
Kérastase Bain Fluidealiste
One for those with curly or frizzy hair. The “morpho-keratine technology” will smooth strands and add flexibility, perfect for those with wilder hair to deal with.
Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo
No sulphate, no phosphate, and no parabens! This extra volume shampoo will breathe new life into your hair with its antioxidant-rich argan oil.
Pantene Pro-V Gold Series Sulfate-Free Shampoo
This drug-store find is perfect for those whose hair is left a tangled mess after shampooing. Your curls, kinks, and wallet will thank you when you brush out your hair with ease.
Curls Unleashed Sulfate Free Shampoo
Not a shampoo you want to name quickly three times in a row! Infused with lemon calm, olive fruit oil, rosemary, and chamomile, this shampoo will clean your hair without interfering with its natural chemicals.
Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo
This shampoo is specially formulated to be gentle on colored hair. White orchid extract, coupled with a conditioning polymer, will leave your hair feeling extra silky.