Clean Beauty Product Guide: Shampoo

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These shampoos will keep that pretty hair clean and healthy without potentially toxic ingredients!

You’ve probably heard the concerns that some of the common ingredients found in shampoo have also been questioned for being carcinogenic. Some of the key ingredients that have caused concern include fragrances and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. If you are looking to eliminate potentially toxic ingredients from your beauty routine, a clean shampoo is a good place to start. Here is our list of clean shampoos that will help you achieve beautiful, healthy hair.

SHAMPOO

Marco
Our Pick: Marco Color Moisturizing Shampoo 

 Marco Color Moisturizing Shampoo

Marco Color Moisturizing Shampoo

Marco Pelusi refers to this shampoo as “everything free” – sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, and even salt free. “Therefore, it’s a perfect choice for anyone and everyone who is looking for a very special shampoo formula – for people who are quite careful about ingredients – specific to people who have smoothing treatments on their hair and can’t use sulfates – and also good for anyone who is sensitive to gluten – and the list goes on,” says Marco. The main purpose of the shampoo is to preserve color and to prevent premature color fade. It also will moisturize dry hair.

 

Innersense Organic Beauty
Our Pick: Pure Harmony Hairbath  

 Innersense Pure Harmony Hairbath, courtesy of Innersense Organic Beauty

Innersense Pure Harmony Hairbath, courtesy of Innersense Organic Beauty

 

This sulfate-free gentle cleansing shampoo is created from extracts of aloe, pumpkin seed, shea butter and coconut oils to purify and cleanse. Orange flower oil uplifts the senses. Pure Harmony Hairbath received a Think Dirty 0, the best score possible in the Think Dirty app.


Niucoco
Our Pick: Hydrating Shampoo 

 Niucoco Hydrating Shampoo

Niucoco Hydrating Shampoo

Niucoco only uses cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil, and ingredients free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrances, and colors. Coconut oil helps strengthen hair strands and is a natural source of Vitamin E. This shampoo received a 0 rating on Think Dirty (the best score possible)!

100% Pure
Our Pick: Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative Shampoo 

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This shampoo uses the hydrating properties of coconut foam to deeply moisturize while gently cleansing. The formula is free of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, and sulfates. It is good for all hair types and will leave your hair strong and glossy.

Jusu Body 
Our Pick: Lavender Lemongrass Shampoo

 Jusu Lavender Lemongrass Shampoo, image courtesy of Jusu Body

Jusu Lavender Lemongrass Shampoo, image courtesy of Jusu Body

This gentle shampoo is made from biodegradable, non-toxic surfactants to help restore your hair’s natural oil balance. Horsetail tincture strengthens and nourishes, while lemongrass, lavender and an aromatic herbal blend of rosemary and geranium provide moisture and protection. This shampoo received a 0 rating on Think Dirty’s rating scale, the cleanest score possible.

Plaine Products
Our Pick: Refillable Shampoo Fresh Scent 

 Plaine Shampoo

Plaine Shampoo

Plaine Products Refillable Shampoo’s organic, vegan ingredients will gently bring your hair back to life and restore manageability, adding sheen and softness. This shampoo received a 0 rating on Think Dirty, the cleanest score possible.

Rocky Mountain Soap Company 
Our Pick: Rosemary Mint Shampoo

 Rocky Mountain Soap Rosemary Mint Shampoo, image courtesy of Rock Mountain Soap

Rocky Mountain Soap Rosemary Mint Shampoo, image courtesy of Rock Mountain Soap

Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s products are handmade in small batches using only 100% natural, simple ingredients. Experience the tingly goodness of 100% natural Rosemary Mint Shampoo without having to worry about sulfates or parabens.  

Acure Organics
Our Pick: Simply Smoothing Shampoo 

 Acure Organics Coconut and Marula Simply Smoothing Shampoo, Image courtesy of Acure Organics

Acure Organics Coconut and Marula Simply Smoothing Shampoo, Image courtesy of Acure Organics

Acure products are created without animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. This ultra-hydrating combo of marula oil and coconut water will transform hair from frizzed and frustrated to smooth and shiny.

Druide
Our Pick:
Vitality Shampoo

 Druide Vitality Shampoo, Image courtesy of Druide

Druide Vitality Shampoo, Image courtesy of Druide

Druide makes it their mission to use raw materials that are safe and produced under fair trade standards. This shampoo is recommended for fine hair and dry scalps.

DRY SHAMPOO

Mabrook & Co: Clean Dry Shampoo

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Mabrook & Co.’s Clean Dry Shampoo is a finely milled powder formulated to extend the time between washes. Pure silk amino acids and bamboo leaf extract work alongside natural clays, powders, and organic essential oils to nourish, strengthen and refresh your hair. The product is scented with pure essential oils of lemon and lavender, leaving a soft + fresh scent behind. It is cruelty-free and never tested on animals as part of PETA's Beauty without Bunnies program + Leaping Bunny approved. It is also made in small batches to ensure quality & freshness.
Mabrookandco.com, $26

 

MORE OPTIONS

John Masters Organics
Our Pick: Lavender Rosemary Shampoo for Normal Hair 

Pureology
Our Pick: Hydrate Shampoo

Suave Naturals
Our Pick: Juicy Green Apple Shampoo 

Carina Organics
Our Pick: Pure and Natural Dandruff Flake Removal Shampoo 

Giovanni
Our Pick: Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra-moist Shampoo 

Kiss My Face
Our Pick: Whenever Shampoo 

Pure + Simple
Our Pick: Mane Taming Shampoo 

Unite
Our Pick: Weekender Shampoo

The Honest Company
Our Pick: Sweet Orange Vanilla Shampoo 

Living Nature
Our Pick: Balancing Shampoo

Oscar Blandi
Our Pick: Dry Shampoo