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The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos 

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Updated May 29, 2019 10.1k votes 6.4k voters 720.5k views 39 items

List Rules Shampoos that contain no Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Ammonium Lareth Sulphate, and Myreth Sulphate

The best sulfate-free shampoos manage to clean hair effectively without stripping color and/or natural oils. So, what are the best sulfate-free shampoos? Switching to a shampoo that is free of Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfates can potentially help your hair hold color much longer than it normally would, no matter what your hair type is. Yes, the SLS does increase lather in the shampoo, so that takes a bit of getting used to - but many of the sulfate free shampoos on this list do, in fact, lather well. The brands on this sulfate free shampoo list are some of the best, most effective sulfate free shampoos on the market right now. Agree? Vote the shampoo up! And if you've tried, and absolutely hated, one of these sulfate free shampoo brands, be sure to vote it down.

Here's the thing with using a sulfate free shampoo: you have to do your homework. Read the label on the shampoo bottle and make sure it clearly says "sulfate free." Next, check the ingredients and be certain that you don't see "Sodium Lauryl" or "Sodium Laureth Sulfates." Due diligence is key when finding a great sulfate free shampoo.

Another potential benefit of switching to an SLS free shampoo: if you have very dry/damaged hair, the shampoo will be less harsh. Also, some people with sensitive skin or a sensitive scalp could benefit from a switch. The fewer chemicals, the better. On this list, are several no sulfate shampoo brands. Some of these lines include sulfate free shampoos for fine hair, dry hair, color-treated hair and the like. Be sure to select a sulfate free shampoo that fits your needs.

If you've got a sulfate free shampoo that you simply can't do without, definitely comment on this list! Everyone's looking for that magic shampoo that has few chemicals and still manages to make hair look amazing.

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Pureology Nanoworks Sham... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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L'Oreal Paris EverStrong... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Pureology Hydrate Shampo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Kirkland Signature Profe... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Biolage Delicate Care Sh... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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It's a 10 Miracle Moistu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Moroccanoil Moisture Rep... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Enjoy Sulfate-Free Hydra... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Trader Joe's Balanced Mo... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Organix Rejuvenating Che... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Nexxus Color Assure Sham... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Kenra Platinum Shampoo ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Giovanni Smooth as Silk ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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DevaCurl DevaCare Low-Po... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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TIGI Bed Head Superstar ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Aquage SeaExtend Silkeni... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Burt's Bees Very Volumiz... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Jason Natural Biotin Sha... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Mistrys Organic Naturall... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Healthy Skin for a Happy... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
AmandaSmith added
Since we only use natural ingredients that are nourishing to your skin and hair — not harsh and stripping sulfates and phthalates — these products are right for you regardless of your race or gender. This shampoo is designed for everyone; that means it doesn't matter if your hair is oily, dry, frizzy, flat, short, blonde, exotic, etc. It's the no poo option for modern clean bathing. There's no miracle or secret to this shampoo: there just isn't anything bad in it
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ABBA Moisture Scentsatio... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Brazilian Blowout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Avalon Organics Botanica... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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Alba Botanica Plumeria H... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos
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TIGI S-Factor Color Savv... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos