Big list of the most popular natural shampoo with pictures and our comments. First Part: hair101.org/best-organic-shampoos-for-you-part-1
11. Pura d’or Anti-dandruff: Premium Organic Shampoo
Dandruff is a problem that can be very hard to deal with and many people think that only the harsher chemicals in drug store shampoos can have any effect at all. This shampoo does not contain any of those chemicals but instead uses a combination of essential oils – tea tree, rosemary, lemon bark, lavender and avocado – to combat dandruff instead while also containing the B vitamins that are so good for hair’s overall health.
Those who like this shampoo – and that is a lot of people – all say pretty much the same thing – that it works very well to reduce dandruff and flaky scalp and that they have stopped using drugstore shampoos and have switched to this one instead!
10. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Pure-Castile Soap
This shampoo was around long before organic shampoos became trendy. It is very simple – its only ingredients are Potassium Solution and Coconut-Olive-Jojoba-Peppermint Oils and it is designed to be used as an all in one shampoo, body and hand soap. Most people do not use it as a shampoo on a regular basis but find its great in a pinch although it can leave a slightly waxy feel on oily hair.
9. Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo
This shampoo is sulfate and paraben free and contains both organic coconut milk extract and egg white proteins which add strength and elasticity to hair. Fans of this shampoo love it for its decadent smell and surprisingly rich lather but some do complain that it has a tendency to dry their hair out a little and not using an additional conditioner is not an option! Some also find the coconut smell a little overpowering but that does tend to be a matter of personal taste as some people who have reviewed it love the aroma!
8. Jason Natural Products Shampoo Biotin
Biotin is an essential B vitamin that helps health grow longer and stronger but that is not all that this shampoo contains. It is also enriched with keratin amino acids, another great substance – it’s what hair is made from anyway and the extra dose can help mend split ends. There is ginseng, jojoba oil aloe vera and chamomile in the formula as well.
Many of the people who tried this one loved it but surprisingly perhaps the real rave reviews come from guys who like the way it leaves the texture and feel of their hair but does not leave behind a feminine scent. Men with thinning hair also felt it made what hair they had look thicker and stronger.
7. Giovanni Cosmetics Shampoo Tea Tree Triple Treat
This shampoo is a clarifying product infused with real tea tree oil to help calm an irritated scalp as well. The natural antibacterial properties of tea tree oil are responsible for that and tea tree oil is considered to be a great weapon against dandruff as well. This formula also contains peppermint oil which has a cooling, relaxing effect when it is massaged into the scalp.
People who have tried it rave about that refreshing peppermint and its wonderful aroma and some swear they can come out of the shower feeling more energized because of it aside from having soft clean hair as well. People with oily hair also found it as effective as people with dandruff did but some with “normal” hair the shampoo dried their hair out a little.
6. CHI Organics Olive Nutrient Therapy Shampoo
This shampoo, which is full of essential oils like Basil, Nettle, Lemon, Orange, and Lime oils as well as olive oils is designed to restore strength and shine to hair that has been damaged by repeated colorings without stripping away the color that is there. The shampoo has a pleasant jasmine scent that is relaxing and a light feel. There are no sulphates but reviewers say in spite of that fact the lather is creamy and rich. This shampoo is popular with women of color as well as with women who have damaged hair as they feel it makes their hair softer, easy to manage and smooths out a lot of the natural “kink” in their hair.
5. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Shampoo
This is another sulphate free offering that has an intense, tropical aroma that some people love and some people find to be a little too much. In terms of ingredients it contains natural aloe vera extract, Awaphui, a Hawaiian wild ginger that softens hair and Kukui nut oil that is rich in the Omega 3 fatty acids that help hair grow faster and stronger. People who liked this shampoo felt that it left their hair feeling very clean without feeling too dried out and that it helped make fine hair a little more manageable when styling.
4. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo
Paul Mitchell is another big name in the world of salon products and this shampoo is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the accompanying conditioner. It is not sulphate free but it does contain all natural tea tree oil, peppermint oil and lavender extract. People love the invigorating scent and the tingle the shampoo imparts as it is massaged into the scalp (thats the peppermint at work) And as you might expect from a shampoo that has tea tree oil as the main ingredient those with dandruff found itto be very effective in combating the problem.
3. Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
This shampoo is designed to put moisture back into dry, damaged hair and seal it there so that hair remains soft and shiny when it has been dried and styled. In addition to pure shea butter it also contains argan oil, a Moroccan oil known for its shining properties. Some people balk at the price of this shampoo as it is rather high but those who like it best are people with very damaged hair -either from coloring or chemical processing – who feel it works very well to repair split ends and add moisture back to their hair that the chemicals had stripped out.
2. TheraNeem Gentle Therape Shampoo
Neem oil is another essential oil that like tea tree oil is known for its ability to calm an irritated , itchy scalp and help reduce dandruff and flakes. The shampoo also contains cherry bark for extra shine and chamomile for clarifying purposes. Those who liked it found it helped relieve not only a general itchy scalp but scalp problems caused by more serious conditions like psoriasis and rosacea and it appealed to guys because of its light, not too feminine scent.
1. Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash for Baby
Another “dual use” product this shampoo is designed for babies but some Moms find that it works just fine for them too, especially those with fine hair. The ingredients are very simple with the primary one being organic calendula flower, a gentle natural plant based cleanser. Moms tended to love this product for their kids because it is free of artificial ingredients and is very gentle both on hair and skin.