Going organic is still a growing trend but organic does not just apply to food it applies to shampoos as well. Concerned about the effects that some of the artificial ingredients contained in conventional shampoos might be having on their hair (as well as maybe their health) more and more people are making the switch to a more natural alternative. Here then is a look at some of the most popular organic shampoos available right now:
23. Lily Of The Desert Aloe 80 Organics Daily Shampoo
This shampoo is packed full of ingredients that are great for all different types of hair. There is aloe vera for shine and body, rosemary for strength and color clarification (even for naturally colored hair) and wheat germ to add even more strength. In addition to these all natural ingredients this shampoo is free of parabens and all artificial colors and perfumes and has a nice fresh scent that many users like a lot.
Those who like this shampoo tend to have fine hair prone to a little greasiness and they liked the way it performed as well as the way it produced a good lather, especially for a sulphate free shampoo. A number of users prone to dandruff and itchy scalp found that not only did it not help clear up the problem some felt it made it worse.
22. Avalon Organics Biotin B Complex Thickening Shampoo
Thinning hair is a problem for many people – both men and women. This shampoo contains a number of ingredients that are believed to help hair grow longer and stronger as well as help halt hair loss and give new hair a chance to grow. Packed full of the B vitamins that are so crucial to healthy hair this shampoo also contains aloe, jojoba, rosemary and wheat germ – all ingredients that are believed to help hair grow and even restore itself.
This shampoo has garnered rave reviews from many of its users who do indeed feel that it not helps their hair look thicker but while it does not regrow hair in anyway ( a misconception that some people had and not a claim that the manufacturer made) it did make it appear much fuller and feel stronger – something that can be a real confidence booster for those sensitive about their thinning hair.
21. Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo
The list of ingredients contained is this lovely smelling shampoo is an impressive one, including honeysuckle and rose oils, Extracts of Fennel, Hops, Balm Mint, Mistletoe, Chamomile, Yarrow, Ginkgo, Ginseng, Angelica, Chrysanthemum, Magnolia, Horsetail, Coltsfoot and Forsythia and coconut and sweet almond oils. All of these ingredients are great for adding moisture and shine to hair, making this shampoo an ideal choice for those with dry hair that tends to break easily.
Fans of this shampoo loved its smell and felt it did a great job adding moisture to their hair without making it look oily or greasy. Some were a little put off by the lack of lather but that is fairly normal for a sulphate free product like this one as it is those chemicals that are responsible for the excessive amounts of lather some shampoos produce. The lather does not really serve a purpose as far as cleansing hair but some people do prefer it is there!
20. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo
Although adding olive oil to shampoo might seem like a rather strange idea first it is in fact a substance that has been known for its ability to strengthen and moisturize hair for a long time, going back centuries in fact and has long been used by those hoping to tame coarse hair. Technically though this shampoo is not completely organic in the sense of the word you might be expecting. Unlike some other certified organic shampoos, which contain no artificial ingredients this shampoo does contain parabens and sulphates although the olive oil it contains is natural.
On the positive side many people who tried this shampoo found that it made a noticeable difference to the manageability of their difficult hair and that it softened coarse hair very well.
19. Jamaican Black Castor Oil Organic Shampoo with Shea Butter
Another unusual idea to some might be putting castor oil in their hair but women have actually been doing so since Cleopatra’s time back in Ancient Egypt in an attempt to keep their hair moisturized and healthy and thousands of women still do so today. This shampoo contains Jamaican Black Castor Oil which many people have found to be effective for smoothing frizzy hair and adding body and shine as well as helping hair faster.
100% natural and free of alcohol and sulfates this shampoo is a big hit with ladies with thicker, curlier harder to manage hair. People who like the product praise its ability to leave them with smoother, silkier hair that can be styled without the need for chemical straighteners or hot styling tools.
As this is a shampoo that contains no sulfates it does not lather as much as a drug store shampoo, something some people did not like and some also found the smell a little overpowering (although they did like the end result).
18. NaturOli Soap Nuts Natural Shampoo
This all natural shampoo is a “clarifying” shampoo, designed to free the hair of a build up of styling product and other pollutants. Regular shampoos often leave traces of these things behind and most professional stylists do recommend that anyone, whatever their hair type use a clarifying shampoo in place of their regular brand at least occasionally.
This shampoo has a great many all natural ingredients – Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Jojoba oil and Japanese Green Tea, all excellent cleansers. Those who liked this shampoo found it did take a couple of washes before they noticed a real difference (which is actually something that the manufacturer states you might right on the bottle) but when they did most found that their hair had extra body and was far easier to style and control even when wet.
17. Nature’s Baby Organics Shampoo & Body Wash, Vanilla Tangerine
This is a slightly different kind of organic shampoo as it is designed to be an all purpose product that can be used as a shampoo and a body wash ( a convenience that some people really like) Its ingredients include Certified Organic Aloe, Organic Comfrey, Organic Calendula, Shea Butter, Kukui Nut Oil, Safflower Oil and Natural Vitamin E and since it is designed to be used on babies as well as adults it is “tear free”.
This is a shampoo that tends to be a hit with whole families and Moms have raved not only about how nice it leaves their children’s hair but also how it helped solve dry skin problems (something that can be very painful for babies.) Fans of this product also love the smell which is described as sweet and light and not at all overpowering.
16. Renpure Organics I Love My Hair! Body and Shine Shampoo
Dull, rather lifeless hair is a problem for many people and often even styling products designed to add shine and volume are not very effective leaving some people with oily, sticky hair instead. This shampoo is designed to add body and shine naturally and contains Hydrolyzed Soy Protein for conditioning and Chamomile and Green tea to add shine and improve hair elasticity.
Fans of this shampoo say it leaves their hair with more volume and a “cleaner feel”. Some even say that it does such a great job of moisturizing their dry hair that they have switched to a lightweight conditioner only.
15. Nexxus Phyto Organics Theratin Extreme Moisture Shampoo
Nexxus is a very well known name in the mainstream beauty industry and it may surprise some that they make an organic shampoo at all. This is perhaps not however a completely organic shampoo as it does contain sulfates, something some people feel organic shampoos should not. It does however contain natural soapbark extract, Manuka honey and pineapple extract. Those that liked this shampoo though really loved it, raving about how shiny and manageable it left their hair as well as the great smell.
14. John Masters Organics – Lavender Rosemary Shampoo
This shampoo is paraben free and has only limited number of sulfates as well. The lavender and rosemary it contains is there to strengthen hair and reduce breakage while providing just the right amount of extra moisture. Rosemary also helps reduce hair loss while adding the illusion of additional volume to fine hair.
Fans of this shampoo liked the way it left their hair feeling and some felt it really did help halt hair loss. Others just really liked the smell and the lightweight conditioning.
13. Desert Essence Italian Red Grape Shampoo
This is a shampoo that is designed to help repair some of the damage done by coloring products and other chemical hair treatments. In addition to grape extract it also contains rosemary, yarrow, witch hazel and coconut oil – substances that clarify and moisturize hair.
Those who liked it thought it did a great job of making dull damaged hair look stronger and healthier and although it is not marketed to people with oily hair a number of people with that hair type found that using this shampoo helped to alleviate the problem quite a lot and reduced the need for daily hair washing.
12. Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
This is another shampoo designed for regular use as a clarifying shampoo. It contains a number of clarifying and strengthening ingredients including rosemary, sage, lemon extract and chamomile. This shampoo gets especially good reviews from people with oily hair who found that it helped “cut through the grease” without drying their hair out or making it look dull.