Organic Curly Shampoo
I tried many “natural” shampoos I found at Whole Foods, with the same result: scalp rash.
I thought that I was "allergic to any shampoos” when instead these "not-so-natural" shampoos were responsible for creating these reactions.
🌸I learned that both conventional and "fake natural" shampoos, contain common chemical ingredients and irritants such as fragrances, the endocrine-disrupting parabens, SLA, Formaldehyde, sulfates, and all the ingredients that end in -eth (e.g. Ceteareth, Laureth-4, Laureth-23), also Polysorbate-20, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Triethanolamine and Cocamide DEA/MEA.
🌸 I also learned to avoid preservatives commonly found in natural shampoos such as:
potassium sorbate, which is considered a skin, eye, and respiratory irritant and
sodium benzoate classified 3 on ewg.org
honeysuckle which creates benzoic acid.
🌿 Once I switched to truly natural shampoos, my irritation magically disappeared and I have softer, stronger hair, and a healthier scalp. If you have any issues with your hair or scalp, it can be the high chemical content and cheap ingredients found in conventional shampoos that are often high-priced!
Here is why I don’t use conventional shampoo.
They are made of harsh cleaning agents, carrying agents, emulsifiers, emollients, humectants, proteins, fragrances, and preservatives.
❌ Cleaning agents contain synthetic and chemical surfactants: Cocamide, PEGs- (SLES), (SLS).
❌ Carrying agents are the base of shampoo and are the active ingredients. Don’t use a shampoo with the carrying agent propylene glycol: it causes dermatitis and it is rated 3 on ewg.org
❌ Emulsifiers create the consistency of shampoo. Toxic emulsifiers are MEA, DEA, TEA, and MIPA, and ingredients with PEG-n are considered carcinogenic.
❌ Emollients keep the hair moisturized. Toxic emollients are: silicones such as dimethicone. They coats hair and they are polluting since they do not biodegrade.
❌ Humectants give a more full look to the hair. Irritating humectants are butylene glycol, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol.
❌Fragrance is added to mask the toxic smell of conventional shampoo. These unnatural fragrances are strong and can create allergic reactions, dermatitis, respiratory distress, and potential effects on the reproductive system.
Choose only shampoos with essential oils. Check the natural fragrance brands page.
❌ Proteins: repair and strengthen the hair. Skip artificial protein Natural proteins are rice or quinoa proteins.
❌Preservatives such as Parabens, Dioxane, Benzyl Alcohol are toxic and they are the worse preservatives.
I also avoid potassium sorbate sodium benzoate. These are considered better preservatives but they can still create skin reactions.
Potassium sorbate: considered a skin, eye, and respiratory irritant.
Sodium benzoate: benzoic acid, vitamin C mix can cause cancer. Capable of causing contact urticaria
Honeysuckle: creates benzoic acid.
At the bottom of the page, you will find brands I don't recommend.
🌿Here you will find my favorite natural shampoos made with the most organic and safest ingredients available. Purple shampoo page here.
The cleanest shampoos I was able to find! Enjoy!💕
Miessence Organic Shampoo
Here is one of my favorite organic shampoos! Ready to learn about it? This shampoo is one of the cleanest shampoos around, made by Miessence, an Australian brand that uses only natural and Australian certified organic ingredients! I use their toothpaste as well! 😬
Their shampoo is one of the most delicate and pure I was able to find, making it great for sensitive skin and also for kids. If you have scalp rashes or want to improve your hair’s appearance or simply detox it, this is for you.
🍃Made with Organic Aloe Vera, elderberry, vitamin B-5, organic avocado, organic horsetail, organic nettle, organic burdock, organic rosemary, organic sage, and yucca!
🌿 It detoxes your hair from conventional shampoos and from their artificial, and irritating ingredients.
🍃There will be a detox phase that can last a few weeks! After that, your hair will be restored to its original health and natural beauty! ✨Results: shiny, stronger, fuller, and softer hair, with safer ingredients going down the shower drain! 😍You will get sexier hair and the planet will approve of it, too! Organic, vegan, and eco-friendly 🌎 Ready for detox??💚
INGREDIENTS: Certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, coco glucoside, yucca schidigera extract, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, d-panthenol (pro-vitamin b5) , Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, certified organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, certified organic citrus aurantifolia (lime) essential oil, non-gmo citric acid, certified organic persea gratissima (avocado) fruit oil, certified organic equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, certified organic urtica dioica (nettle) extract, certified organic arctium lappa (burdock) extract, certified organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, certified organic salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract
Here is their Lemon Myrtle Shampoo for normal and oily hair.
Smoothing Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair
🍃 Created by a mama this shampoo gives your curls extra bounce and softness with vitamin-based formula. Shea butter conditioners and acts as a cuticle sealant to lock in hydration.
🌸 What’s In It: Tomato fruit extract, rice extract, and keratin amino acids. What It Does: Keratin (the protein that makes up our hair) is an essential building block to restoring strength and supporting regrowth.
Tomato fruit ferment seals moisture into individual strands, giving curls that spiral effect. Last up, rice extract has been used as a beauty treatment for centuries — known specifically for its strengthening and smoothing properties.
🌿 It features shea butter and organic virgin coconut oil. Both are renowned for their emollient texture and moisturizing capabilities. Shea butter contains vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids. It also shields hair from heat damage. Coconut oil nourishes the scalp and reduces oil build up. It’s also great for reducing breakage—so hair is less brittle.
Tomato: Enhances curl retention, hydrates and protects hair
Quinoa: Repairs hair damage, and aids in hair growth
Chamomile: Conditions and provides delicious aromatics
INGREDIENTS: Water, Sodium Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Distillate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Lactobacillus/ Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Acyl Coenzyme a Desaturase, Leuconostoc/ Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Levulinate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Anisate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate
Innersense Organic Shampoo
🍃 🌸 Did you try it?! Innersense Organic Beauty shampoos are very popular on Instagram, it seems that every green beauty blogger 🌿 recommends them! Their shampoos seem to work!
🍑 Their smell is very pleasant as well! I tried them and they are a great natural alternative to conventional shampoos.
🍃 🌸 It is currently a favorite organic shampoo for fine hair.
It makes my hair so soft and light and surrounded by a delicious organic mango smell. Definitely a great shampoo for gorgeous hair. It is gentle and mild, it moisturizes my hair making then looking healthier.
Crafted from extracts of organic pumpkin seed, organic green tea, shea butter, and coconut oils purify and cleanse while orange flower oil uplifts the senses. This sulfate-free formula perfectly balances hair, leaving it healthy and full of body, without residue or dryness with Hydrolyzed Rice Protein.
🍃 Made with organic ingredients, cruelty-free, biodegradable!
They have a huge selection for any hair type.
this is for 🌸 Fine to Normal Hair
To add more volume I also use also use 🌿 Innersense Organic Beauty I Create Waves Pink Himalayan Salt Spray
Their travel size is great for a trip, gym or simply if you need to try the products. 🌿 Travel Trio
Sweet Pea Extra Gentle Shampoo
🌸An extra gentle, daily moisturizing shampoo formulated with certified organic plant, vegetable, flower and tree extracts. Especially compounded for colour treated, permed, bleached, hi-lighted and dry hair.
🌸Gently cleanses without stripping hair of it's colour and replenishes scalp with essential moisturizing nutrients.
INGREDIENTS: Filtered Aqua, Potassium Cocoate (saponified Cocos nucifera / Coconut oil)*, Glycerin (vegetable), Pinus banksiana (pine) extract, Magnesium Chloride (Magnesium Oil), Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flower extract*, Urtica dioca (nettle) leaf extract*, Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) leaf extract*, Trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract*, Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar)*, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil*, Lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea) flower extract. *organic
Better for you and our planet🌎💚!
UNSCENTED VERSION available
Sweet Pea Extra Gentle Shampoo
🌸Calia Hydrating Shampoo is an all-natural shampoo is made with certified organic botanicals, certified organic enriching oils, and the addition of lavender, bergamot, and rose geranium essential oils.
🌸Formulated the most natural way we know-how. Even its preservative is from excreted tree sap from BC's forests. Its gentle, floral formula leaves hair feeling clean and alive without feeling stripped of its natural feel. Like any quality organic shampoo, this product will not have the same amount of foaming suds as the mainstream products with synthetic chemicals.
Gently shake before use.
🌸 Made in Canada
INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Coco Glucoside, Potassium Cocoate (Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil), Pinus banksiana (pine) extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) extract, Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flower extract, Echinacea purpurea flower extract, Urtica dioca (nettle) leaf extract, Trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Equisetum arvense (Horse Tail) extract, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil.
Better for you and our planet 🌎 💚!
Hair Massager Shampoo Brush
🌸 To keep in your shower for daily use.
Strengthen the roots of hair, moisturize hair.
Many similar massge tool are made with plastic, this one is made with silicone
✔Shampoo brush with perfect grip handle to fit your hand comfortably (Manual with no battery required & Waterproof)
✔Scalp massager with soft thick silicone bristles stimulate blood flow
✔Relax the scalp muscles and reduce stress (Wonderful Feeling)
elp the headache disappear faster.
✔No need to worry about your long nails or sensitive scalp (as well as all hair types)
🌸 This MAXSOFT Hair Brush is a great shampoo brush, for scalp massage, hair loss, hair treatment, and for hair volume .
it helps to use less shampoo and conditioner.
Useful for all Hair types with soft thick silicone bristles on dry or wet.
🌸 Easy to use, massage your scalp and deep clean scalp
For kids, Be the first lesson to learn how to clean hair all by themselves.(children love it)
Make a game-changing addition to your shower routine.
Great for dog's bath time.
Plaine Products Plastic-free Palm Oil-free
💚 This brand not only offers vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free clean Shampoo in eco-friendly packaging, they also offer a refill and recycling program where you can send them back the empty bottles for free. With them, nothing ends up in a landfill!
🍃 This Return Empty Bottles for Reuse is the most eco-friendly way to recycle our empty bottles and a step up to avoid plastic completely
🐠Free of single-use plastic
Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicone, and palm oil
Blended with whole essential oils (instead of synthetic fragrance)
Vegan and non-GMO ingredients
Designed to biodegrade
Baby safe and hypoallergenic
Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny certified
🌴 Palm Oil-free
Carbon Neutral Shipping
✅ Their unique formulas are carefully selected from nature’s most nutrient- and vitamin-rich plants, minerals, and renewable sources. They are blended and manufactured with care in Florida for Plaine Products.
🌸Especially now, we are more prone to embrace companies that make products that satisfy our vision as responsible consumers!
Their approach to sustainable living is an inspiration for all of us and for other companies that are switching to a more eco-friendly production!
INGREDIENTS: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Saponified Oils of Coconut and Safflower Seed, Guar Gum, and Irish Moss (Red Algae Extract – Carrageen). Organic Camellia, Sunflower, and Ricebran Oils. Extracts of Chamomile and Quillaja Saponaria. Papaya and Pineapple Pulp Extracts. Rosemary Oleoresin, Vitamin E Complex, Organic Green Tea, Geogard Ultra, and Potassium Sorbate.
🌿 I support this company and the amazing products!
❌ Brands that I don't recommend
❌I don't recommend this shampoo.
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil: causes skin irritation
Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil: Industry restrictions due to photoirritation, skin toxicant or allergen
Hexenol: Causes serious eye irritation, associated with endocrine disruption.
Sodium Phytate: bladder tumor, serious eye irritation.
INGREDIENTS: Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Tea) Seed Oil*, Decyl Glucoside, Alcohol
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Citrus, Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Extract, Acacia Dealbata Flower Extract, Violata Odorata (Sweet Violet) Leaf Extract, 3-Hexenol, Nerolidol, Dimethyl Heptenal, Linalol, Eugenol, Citric Acid (Occurs Naturally In Citrus Fruits), Sodium Phytate, Sodium Chloride.
❌ I don't recommend this product since it has controversial ingredients such as perfume and colorants
INGREDIENTS: stearic acid, sodium cocoyl glycinate, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) butter, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, betaine, brassica alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, lactic acid, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sodium isethionate, parfum, Cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil, benzyl alcohol, glycerine, mica, sodium chloride, dehydroacetic acid, aqua (water), citral, geraniol, linalool, limonene, titanium dioxide, CI 77891, CI 77288
❌ Brands that I don't recommend
❌ Brands that I don't recommend
❌I don't recommend this shampoo.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua / water / eau, sodium coco-sulfate, coco-glucoside, vegetable glycerin, sodium cocoyl isethionate, citric acid, panthenol (vitamin B5), glyceryl oleate, cyamopsis tetragonoloba (guar) gum, sodium benzoate, inulin, potassium sorbate, nasturtium officinale (watercress / cresson) extract, tropaeolum majus (Indian cress / capucine) extract, sodium chloride, maltodextrin, moringa oleifera seed extract, hydrolyzed soy protein, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry / canneberge) fruit extract, gamma-decalactone*, ethyl hexanoate*, ethyl 2-methylbutyrate*, hexyl salicylate*, raspberry ketone*, triethyl citrate*, *fragrance (parfum).