Shampoos can claim they’re made with all kinds of holistic ingredients—tea tree oil, mint, and oat milk—but that doesn’t mean the formula won’t be harsh on both your hair and the environment, too. And when we’ve used super-clean hair shampoos in the past, the formula could often be lacking: without sulfates and other harsh cleansing agents, natural shampoos can leave hair feeling lifeless. Luckily, natural and organic shampoos have come a long way, and the latest formulas cater to all hair types, from dry curls to oily, dyed, and even thinning hair. Here, 15 editor-approved natural and organic shampoos that make your hair routine a little greener.
Daily Hair Cleanser Shampoo
Not only is this formula 93-percent natural and sulfate-free, it’s also housed in a paper bottle that is made from all recycled materials and is itself 100-percent recyclable.
Soap Free Shampoo Bar
If you’re looking to cut down on your plastic consumption (and who isn’t?), this shampoo bar has argan and coconut oils to moisturize strands while delivering the lather you love, without the waste.
Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo
It’s all about hydration when you’ve got curly hair. Made with rice amino acids, shea butter, and vitamin E, this shampoo seals the cuticle to keep curls hydrated and frizz-free.
Clarifying Lemon Shampoo
A gentle, sulfate-free clarifying shampoo used to just be the stuff of dreams, then Avalon Organics went and made it reality. Better yet, it’s vegan and cruelty-free, too.
Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Shampoo
If you’re someone who regularly colors, straightens, perms, or styles hair with heat, this is for you. Made with organic shea butter, Jamaican black castor oil, and peppermint oil, this formula gives hair moisture, reduces breakage, and promotes healthy hair growth.
Green tea extract and aloe keep hair feeling soft and hydrated, but the natural scent—a blend of citrus and floral essential oils—is what’s earned this formula a devoted following.
Babassu Oil Conditioning Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Babassu oil, which comes from an Amazonian palm fruit, is rich in nutrients to deeply moisturize curls from the root-down. After just one wash, curls will feel super-smooth and hydrated.
Cowash Me Cleansing Conditioner
Dry hair of any texture can benefit from subbing in co-wash, and we love that Alikay Naturals spells out its ingredient list in plain English—so you’re not left wondering what Behentrimonium Methosulfate is doing in your cleanser.
Made with aloe vera leaf juice, camellia oil, and black soap, this shampoo has antibacterial and hydrating properties to keep a sensitive scalp clean and calm.
Matcha Mint Shampoo
For those who can’t start their day without their morning matcha, this pleasantly green, antioxidant-rich formula will fit right in with your routine. The yummy vanilla-mint fragrance is a nice change of pace, too.
Infused with oils and strength-boosting proteins, this shampoo will instantly boost softness and shine for dry hair. Plus, it has the loveliest tropical mango smell.
Cocomino Glossing Shampoo
Clean skincare brand Drunk Elephant just launched a line of hair and body products that will upgrade your entire beauty routine. We love the glossing shampoo for gentle cleansing hair without sacrificing natural shine.
There’s a crazy-potent blend of essential oils like grapefruit, jasmine, and sandalwood in this formula, so you can expect your hair to look shinier than ever before.
Go Easy Daily Shampoo
This shampoo foams up enough to deeply cleanse thick and heavy hair, but it doesn’t strip hair of its natural oil. Instead, the pre-conditioning treatment makes hair feel soft and shiny.
Pure Harmony Hair Bath
This gentle formula hydrates fine hair without weighing it down, and you’ll love the addictive—and all-natural—citrus scent.