Natural Beauty

16 Best Safe & Natural Shampoos Without Parabens or SLS

Written by Organics

There’s more to shampoo than just fun bubbles. Shampoo can be toxic to your organs, cause irritation, and some ingredients in typical shampoo have been linked to cancer.  These products find their way into the market because of regulation and into your home because of the lack of education towards these products. But don’t worry, we found the safest and most natural shampoos available on the market.

These products are on the market because regulators like FDA may deem the quantity of these chemicals as minuscule. However, do so without having proof of potential long-term effects of prolonged exposure to these chemicals.  Not to mention the fact that your body is exposed to over 150+ chemicals on a daily basis and a good portion of which come from your skincare products. While FDA regulates cosmetics, these regulations are minimal in terms of making sure every product on the market is safe. Before going into the market, beauty products don’t require preapproval of FDA. If FDA finds something wrong with the product such as mislabeling or dangerous ingredients, they can pursue enforcement action against the product or the company producing it. But that’s a big if.

With millions of products on the market, it’s nearly impossible to do that. Without any kind of FDA regulation before the products enter the market, it is quite easy for harmful products to get into the market and stay there for a long time. After all, if some of the side-effects from certain products only occur after long-term exposure, how can someone pinpoint the exact cause of the problem? And at that point, it may be too late. While big brands are under more scrutiny, and they be more careful about what they put in their products, it does not mean that they don’t make the wrong choices at times to save a dime or two.

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So what can you do as the consumer? Before putting anything in or on your body, read the labels. While there are many products being mislabeled (often purposely), that is your best chance to weed out some bad products. We know that not everyone has the time or willingness to do this, so at Organics we started compiling lists of the safest natural products. Today, we are taking a look at your bubbly friend, the shampoo. We have searched for the safest and most natural shampoos available. Each shampoo has been certified by EWG with minimal or no ingredient concerns. Keep in mind that unless you are a guy with short hair, it may take you a while to find the right natural shampoo for your hair type. Try several and find one that is both safe and perfect to look your best.

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Here’s how we compiled this list

  • We scoured the web for the best quality natural shampoos on all major marketplaces. 
  • We used EWG database and analysis. The lower the EWG score the safer the product is for use. EWG verified is the best, as it means that the product avoids EWG ingredients of concern, has full transparency and has good manufacturing practices.
  • We removed products with questionable ingredients like SLS, dioxane, propylene glycol, parabens, DEA, and more.
  • We removed products with questionable reviews.  Some products can contain fake, paid, and otherwise untrustworthy reviews to boost their overall rating and sales.
  • We removed products with excessively bad reviews.

Best, Safe & Natural Shampoos

ATTITUDE Natural Treatment Shampoo

Features:

✓Safe ingredients

✓Certified eco-friendly by EcoLogo

✓Vegan

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✓Biodegradable

EWG Safety Rating: EWG Verified (profile)

Buy and check price here.

 

Christina Moss Naturals Organic Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: Not rated, but listed ingredients appear to be safe

Features:

✓Vegan

✓Safe ingredients

✓BPA-free plastic

Buy and check price here.

 

Herbal Choice Mari Sweet Orange & Cranberry Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: (profile)

Features:

✓Contains several organic ingredients

✓Safe ingredients

✓Vegan

Buy and check price here.

 

Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap

EWG Safety Rating: (profile)

Features:

✓100% Fair Trade

✓Safe ingredients

✓Portion of proceeds go to empowerment projects in Africa

Buy and check price here.

 

Baja Baby Night Night Lavender Shampoo and Body Wash

EWG Safety Rating: EWG Verified (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Suitable for babies

✓100% money-back guarantee

Buy and check price here.

 

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap

EWG Safety Rating: 1 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Can be used as shampoo, hand soap, body wash, cleaning, and more

✓Certified organic and vegan

✓Packaged in post-consumer recycled material

Buy and check price here.

 

Paul Penders Love in the Layers Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: EWG Verified (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓For all hair types

Buy and check price here.

 

California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash

EWG Safety Rating: 1 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Vegan

✓Suitable for babies

✓Manufactured in solar powered and FDA registered facility

✓Some ingredients are organic

Buy and check price here.

 

Desert Essence Lemon Tea Shampoo 

EWG Safety Rating: 2 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Some ingredients are organic

Buy and check price here.

 

Lowen’s Natural Vegan Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: EWG Verified (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Vegan

Buy and check price here.

 

Qet Botanicals Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: EWG Verified (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Some ingredients are organic

Buy and check price here.

 

Dolphin Organics Norfolk Lavender Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: EWG Verified (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Some ingredients are organic

✓Tear-free

Buy and check price here.

 

Mukti Organics Botanique Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: 2 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Some ingredients are organic

✓Vegan

Buy and check price here.

 

The Wonder Seed Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: 1 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Some ingredients are organic

✓Vegan

Buy and check price here.

 

Puracy Natural Daily Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: 2 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

✓Some ingredients are organic

✓Vegan

Buy and check price here.

 

Jason Daily Shampoo

EWG Safety Rating: 2 (profile)

Features:

✓Safe Ingredients

Buy and check price here.

 

Do you have any experience with the shampoos on this list? Let us know your opinions on them. Also, drop a comment below if you’d like us to do a post for best natural soap / body wash.

Also Read: People Are Ditching Their Shampoos With These 5 Toxic Ingredients

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  • Topher Diehl

    I really like Neal’s Yard Remedies Seaweed Shampoo and conditioner. Love their products. Organic or natural ingredients.