10 Organic and Natural Shampoos For Sustainable, Healthy Haircare
The Best SUSTAINABLE SHAMPOO & conditioner brands
We’ve compiled a list of all the best natural shampoos and conditioners from sustainable haircare brands, and a few of them are zero-waste! Many of these have been tested by us, but we made sure to add a few more who have raving reviews and included some for all different hair types! And even though these are eco-friendly shampoos, they work just as well, if not better, than the leading salon formulas - without all the nasty stuff!
Why Choose a Sustainable Shampoo?
Unfortunately, there are not a lot of regulations when it comes to bath & beauty products. This means you could potentially be bringing home toxic chemicals and not know the impact they could have on your health. What you put on your body, is just as important as what you put in your body - and this includes your hair care routine!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING FOR ECO-FRIENDLY shampoos
Always check the brand's website first! They should have transparent information on the materials and ingredients they use within their products. Another thing to look out for is sustainable packaging - is it refillable? is it plastic-free? Also, sustainable certifications are a good indicator (but, of course, just because a brand doesn't have one doesn't mean it isn't worth shopping). We try to make things easier for you by creating beauty listicles with all of our favorite brands. Finally, if you ever have a question about a product or brand, always feel free to reach out to them. Transparency is so crucial for sustainable brands!
Green Eco Dream is a marketplace where you can find a full collection of non-toxic, eco-friendly, and low- or zero-waste hair care products (in addition to other beauty products and home goods, too!) They carry several amazing shampoo brands that I trust, including Plaine Products, Seed, and HiBar. This is a great option if you want to save on shipping and purchase several different types of products in one place!
They’re also a Green America Certified Business and a member of 1% For the Planet.
Bars Over Bottles (aka B.O.B.) is on a mission to get rid of single-use plastic from our self-care routine with their hair, skin, and body care products. They have shampoo and conditioner for different hair types—oil control, moisturizing, curly, and rebuilding.
All of their products are vegan, made with clean and natural ingredients, plastic-free, cruelty-free, and waterless. They also have face cleansers, deodorants, and more!
For zero-waste shampoos & conditioners, this is my favorite, by far. Their formula is amazing, & it was one of the first eco-friendly switches I made in the bathroom many years ago. I still have my bottles to refill once I use up my other products, & my grandparents have switched to this brand, so I get to use it when I visit them. I suggest this brand to everyone. Two sisters founded Plaine Products, & all of the products are vegan, cruelty-free, and toxin-free. They even have cute travel-size bottles!
Did you know most shampoos are more than 70% water, made from petrochemicals, and packed in single-use plastic? Everist saw a problem and has introduced the first waterless shampoo concentrate, a 100% plant-based paste-textured concentrate activated by the water in your shower. Not only is this a great way to reduce waste, but with 5 essential oils, your scalp will be left feeling refreshed. In addition, formulas are color-safe, vegan, and cruelty-free and are free from parabens, sulfates, silicones, dyes, synthetic fragrances, and added preservatives.
The natural step after soap bars are shampoo and conditioner bars, and we love superzero’s selection. Their products are natural and are free of sulfates, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances or colors. The brand is also totally plastic-free, and the packaging is either recycled or recyclable. Superzero recommends products based on your hair type, which is a big plus. Check out this nourishing conditioner bar ($18) enriched with theobroma cacao seed butter for dry, damaged, or frizzy hair, or this cleansing shampoo bar ($18) with green tea leaf oil and juniper berry oil for normal/oily hair.
As someone who has been experiencing a lot of hair loss this past year, the Glossy Locks shampoo & conditioner from 100% Pure is on my list to try. I even found a review on their website with someone who has the same autoimmune disease as me.
Review: “I have Hasimoto Thyroiditis and my hair started to thin and fall out. I tried a number of products and the only shampoos & conditioners are 100 Percent Pure. My scalp is healthy and my hair is growing back & it's getting thicker!”
A woman Black-owned brand, CurlMix has won praise from top industry publications such as Refinery29, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Hype Hair Magazine, and Naturally Curly. All of their products are made with organic and natural materials.
“Our customers say our system leaves your hair soft, defined, feeling moisturized, elongating your curl, not crunchy, not flaky, and smelling like paradise.” - CurlMix
This brand creates for all hair types, and is definitely on my list to try. Innersense products are crafted from certified organic plant ingredients your hair will love that deliver hydration, health, moisture, shine and protection only Mother Nature can provide.
Review: “This is the best shampoo for my hair. My hair is salt and pepper and somewhat dry. I've been using both the shampoo and conditioner from this line and my hair is soft, shiny and voluminous.”
A soap free shampoo bar! With 552 million plastic shampoo bottles ending up in landfills each year, going plastic-free is more important than ever. This bar has a coconut oil-based lather that doesn’t strip the scalp, and cupuaçu butter, argan oil, and castor oil to seal in moisture.
Review: “This is the best shampoo I’ve ever used. Please don’t ever stop making this!! No more scalp itches or dandruff, especially when followed with an acv rinse.”
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