The best sulfate-free shampoo by hair type
Just to get straight to the point. The best shampoo without sulfates is (obviously ;-)) Flow shampoo bar.
Everyone's hair is different. So if you're looking for a natural shampoo, without sulfates, parabens or microplastics, you want one that best suits your hair and scalp. Just like the rest of your hair products. That is why you will read below what the best shampoo without sulfates is per hair type.
Never heard of a shampoo bar or shampoo soap? Nothing to be ashamed of; read what a shampoo bar is and how to use it.
Since you're looking for the best sulfate-free shampoo, we're assuming you know what sulfates are and how to identify them. Did you know that not all sulfate-free shampoos are real? Want to know more about this? Then read first: shampoo without SLS and SLES. Or scroll further to your hair type to find out which natural hair products best suit your hair.
The best sulfate-free shampoo (without SLS)
De best sulfate free shampoo is a eco-friendly shampoo which does not contain SLS and SLES or derivatives and is still at least as effective. The best sulfate-free shampoo also contains no parabens, silicones, and other synthetic or unnecessary additives. In addition, we believe that hair products such as shampoo and conditioner are also plastic-free cosmetics to belong. This applies to both microbeads and the packaging (zero waste cosmetics).
Are sulfates bad for hair and scalp?
More and more people are wondering what synthetic ingredients do for hair, skin and health. And like what ingredients such as silicones, parabens and sulfates are. Fortunately, we are becoming increasingly aware of our health and more critical of the quality & sustainability of cosmetic products.
Why should you buy the best sulfate-free shampoo?
When you look at the purpose of sulfates, you could say that it is a good ingredient in shampoo. Because what are SLS and SLES used for? As an inexpensive way to effectively remove grease and grime. And it does. In addition, sulfates provide more foam and in combination with salt (!) the shampoo seems richer in composition.
Then what is the problem? Well, our scalp is naturally provided with a functional protective layer. And that is one of the most harmful properties of sulfates: it washes everything away (aggressively). So also the natural oils we need to keep our scalp and hair healthy and shiny. This is especially disastrous for sensitive skin or scalp eczema because it can cause irritations. By the way, in this case it is always better natural remedy for eczema to use.
In addition, it can make the hair dry and brittle - and nobody wants that :). Sulfate in shampoo weakens the outer (protective) layer of the hair. Which makes the hair more prone to damage caused by heat and other external factors. Also, especially as we age, our scalp needs more moisture to stay healthy. Sulfate in shampoo washes away the sebum that naturally moisturizes the hair and scalp.
Summarized; sulfates can cause:
- a dry or itchy scalp
- (and therefore dry and frizzy hair)
- an irritated scalp
- a faded hair color
For these reasons, it is best to choose a shampoo without SLS or SLES.
Natural shampoo by hair type
Below we list the best shampoo without sulfates for you. We advise you to use an organic hair rinse in addition to a natural shampoo bar. Both are made from certified organic ingredients - without complicated and questionable synthetic processes.
Not sure what hair type you have? Read also: How to choose the right shampoo bar? These are the combinations that our customers prefer to use:
1. Dry hair or sensitive scalp (flakes, eczema).
Shampoo bar hemp + Heather hair rinse
Do you suffer from dry hair or a sensitive scalp? Your hair will quickly look dull, fluffy or broken. Sometimes the scalp itches or you even suffer from small flakes. We hear from our customers very positive experiences with this shampoo bar and hair rinse for dry hair and scalp! Especially with scalp eczema and dandruff. Sulfate in shampoo can exacerbate scalp problems such as redness, irritation, itching and flaking. That is why we especially recommend for a dry and sensitive scalp hair products without sulfates.
ps; did you know that this sulfate-free soap is even suitable as natural baby shampoo?
2. Fine hair; for more volume
Beer & Oat protein + Heather hair rinse
Do you have fine and thin hair and could you use some extra volume? Then choose our shampoo with beer and oat protein. This one natural beer shampoo is the best shampoo without sulfates for more volume. Do you have very thin hair and even suffer from hair loss? Then view our hair loss shampoo.
3. Veƫ hair shampoo
Shampoo bar Tea tree + Juniper hair rinse
Oily hair is usually caused by a scalp that is out of balance. Organic Shampoo bar Tea tree actively works to restore the scalp's natural function. This shampoo bar is ideal for oily hair because Tea Tree oil balances the sebum production. Due to the Tea Tree, this shampoo bar also has antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
4. Shampoo bar for curls: Shampoo bar Marigold
Because curls dry faster, we recommend a sulfate-free shampoo bar and a natural Curly Girl method .
View the here best natural products for curly hair.
5. Dyed hair; red, brown or blond
Red hair: Shampoo bar Henna red
Brown hair: Shampoo Bar Brunette
Bond her: Shampoo Bar Blonde
In addition to a shampoo bar for colored hair, choose a natural hair rinse that matches the needs of your hair. Vinegar hair rinse has many benefits for the hair and scalp, for every hair type! Read here 7 reasons to use a vinegar hair rinse.