Post # 1
I’m growing my hair out, and it’s a bit damaged so I’m trying to find the gentlest sulfate-free shampoos. About 10 years ago I used to use Biolage Hydra Source, and what I loved about it was that it was so gentle, my hair would almost feel like it didn’t need a conditioner (but I would use one anyway). However, I read a bunch of recent negative reviews where people are convinced the formula has changed (not sure if that’s true or not). Regardless, I see that it has SLS, which I’m trying to avoid. My skin seems to hate it.
I tried L’oreal EverPure, but my hair still feels a bit stripped when I rinse.
Any product suggestions? (note: I’m not interested in co-washing or no-poo. Definitely want a shampoo.)
Post # 2
Aw shucks, I was going to suggest Rye Flour. It cleans, doesn’t strip my long and thick hair. If you MUST have a shampoo, I’d suggest a watered down one like Sulfate free Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner. Very nice.
Post # 3
I really like Shea Moisture shampoos. They’re advertised toward women of color, but they’re great for anyone looking for a gentle, moisturizing cleanser. I’m currently using the African water mint one and loving it. If you’re looking for something super moisturizing, their curl and shine shampoo is really nice too. But if you’re using styling products with lots of silicones, it might not be cleansing enough for you.
For reference, I’m white and have wavy (2b/2c) hair. But curly-hair products are made to be gentle and moisturizing, so they’re awesome.
Post # 4
i love shea moisture shampoo. i have thick curly hair so i use their curl moisture and shine shampoo, but i believe they have products for other hair textures as well!
Post # 5
Try J.R. Liggett’s shampoo bars. Very gentle and natural ingredients, plus they’re inexpensive. One bar lasts me a good 6 months or so. I found that I generally don’t need conditioner, but occasionally I’ll use a homemade ACV rinse afterwards for detangling.
Post # 6
ah, that’s two votes for shea moisture! I’ll have to check it out. my hair is type 2A-2B wavy with a fine texture, the wavier areas are more frizzy, so maybe this will work for me!
Post # 7
I love any of the Enjoy shampoos and conditioners. I believe they are all sulfate free- I know the ones I have tried are. And they smell amazing! My favorite is the Luxury shampoo and conditioner
Post # 8
I like argan oil shampoo. I found one on amazon that I really love but did try a few until I found one I loved. I also use a argan oil treatment every few months.
Post # 9
Yay Shea Moisture! I love love love their curl defining cream, shampoo and conditioner!
I Also use the OGX lines for sulfate and sls free shampoos too and the Sea Moisture one works wonders on my hair.
Post # 10
I also use Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner. I love it!
Post # 11
I use DevaCurl shampoo and conditioner. All their products are sulfate, silicone, and paraben free. I have curly dry hair, but DevaCurl really helps my hair stay healthy
Post # 12
It’s a 10 sulfate free shampoo
Post # 13
Personally, I can’t recommend DevaCurl shampoo. It makes my hair messy…
Post # 14
I, too, have some breakage. My hair is curly but thin and frizzes a lot.I have actually tried shea moisture shampoo and my hair is wavy/curly, and it works! I have to say, ive recently tried pantenes pro-v daily moisture renewal conditoner, and its actually really helping the repairing process in my hair! 🙂
Post # 15
Alaffia Everyday Shea is lovely, as is Acure’s argan oil shampoo. I’ve just recently started using a shampoo bar by Ethique for frizzy hair—it’s a little pricey but the bar lasts FOREVER. All of these smell amazing, too.