Found: The 24 Best Organic and Clean Hair Products


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If you’ve been trying to clean up your beauty routine, you might have noticed that hair is a tough category. With an endless list of ingredients you can’t pronounce and formulas that we rely on every single day, it can be hard to make the switch. That said, the clean haircare world is catching up. From shampoos to styling products, there are tons more options today than even a year or two ago. Plus, your favorite retailers are making it easier than ever to shop for nontoxic products. For instance, Sephora’s Clean seal is only bestowed onto products that are free from its list of over 100 potentially harmful ingredients and that contain less than 1% synthetic ingredients.

Ready to add more clean and organic products to your hair routine? Read on for 24 shampoos, conditioners, dry shampoos, styling products, and treatments that will help give you the healthy, shiny tresses of your dreams—without the added chemicals.

Shampoos and Conditioners

With these shower staples, the main things to look for are formulas free of sulfates (which are harsh on hair) and parabens (a preservative that can disrupt hormone levels). These brands have taken things even further, cutting out dyes, silicones, phthalates, and other potentially harmful ingredients.

Repairing Shampoo

Repairing Conditioner

Strengthening Shampoo

Strengthening Conditioner

Color-Safe Shampoo

Color-Safe Conditioner

Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo Bar

Dry Shampoos

One added benefit of dry shampoo? It helps cut down on shower time, saving gallons of water per year. Go nuts with these formulas, which are made without alcohols, silicones, and talc.

Invisible Dry Shampoo

Custom Dry Shampoo

Under-$10 Dry Shampoo

Beachy Dry Shampoo

Instant-Volume Dry Shampoo

Styling Products

Double-check labels to make sure hair oils and styling creams don’t have hidden silicones, which give the illusion of shine and make it harder for healthy ingredients to reach the cuticle. Similar deal with salt sprays: They might seem simple and harmless but often have more ingredients than they really need.

Softening Hair Oil

Frizz Cream

Salt Spray

Muti-Use Hair Oil

Hair Spray

Hair Treatments

Everyone deserves a little pampering, and that doesn't have to change just because you change up your routine. From refreshing scalp treatments to deeply hydrating masks, these products deliver on what they promise but leave out the unnecessary junk.

Honey Hair Mask

Overnight Mask

Leave-In Treatment

Scalp Oil

Revitalizing Mask

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This piece was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Freelance Contributor

Lindy Segal is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. She's originally from Atlanta, but she's sorry to report she doesn't have an accent. However, she does still have her taste for carbohydrates, love of losing sports teams, and fear of driving during rush hour. She's been in editorial for over eight years as a social media manager and writer covering beauty, fashion, and lifestyle at Glamour and People. Most recently, she was the women's editor at Express. These days, in addition to Who What Wear, you can see her byline at places like Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Ipsy, and WeWork. Both a skincare obsessive and a minimalist, she keeps her routine short, sweet, and effective—and she doesn't go a day without sunscreen. She's also deeply passionate about sustainability, and she strives to recommend products she truly believes are worth the investment. When she's not writing about the best and brightest beauty finds, she can usually be found hunting for vintage and secondhand treasures, attempting to find zen at a yoga class, bingeing Bon Appétit YouTube videos, or napping under her weighted blanket.