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.
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.
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.
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.