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The Best Organic Shampoos for Healthy, Shiny, Fast-Growing Hair

It's time for your hair to break up with chemicals.

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Not all chemicals are bad, but you don't need a long list of them in your hair products. A popular, non-natural ingredient you've probably skipped over a bunch of times on product labels, sodium lauryl sulfate, actually strips your hair of natural oils you need, leaving you with dry, sad strands. Organic shampoos are just as strong and fortifying as their competitive counterparts. But like the rest of the beauty industry, not all non-toxic shampoos are created equal. It ain't easy being green, but we've found the best of the best completely clean options your hair will thank you later for.

Here's the truth: organic shampoos get a bad rap for falling short on formulations that offer a lackluster lather and a sud-less shower experience. Some of them don't make the cut, that's for sure. But fortunately, there have been many innovations in this clean product category with amazing natural makeup brands and organic shampoos that work well on all hair types and give you the hair growth, nourishment, hydration, shine, and lather you're looking for. These shampoos are free of icky ingredients and are full of rave reviews.

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Every Day Shampoo
Playa sephora.com

What's cool about this coconut-derived shampoo is that it leaves behind a light lather full of nutrient-boosting bubbles that detoxify and nourish the hair with a healthy amount of hydration. It's careful not to strip away your hair's natural oils and overtime stimulates your roots for optimal hair growth. Prepare to be hypnotized by its amazing scent of black coconut, orange blossom, fresh sandalwood, and pacific musk in the shower. 

Voluminous Shampoo
Rahua sephora.com

Looking to add a bit of bounce and volume to your limp strands? This completely clean formula acts as a thickening agent, adding a noticeable amount of volume, while the rahua oil, which is rich in fatty acids, strengthens hair prone to breakage. It's also full of detoxifiers and antioxidants like green tea, citrus, and lemongrass to rid your hair of build-up and excess oil. 

Super Garden CBD Shampoo
R+Co randco.com

If slathering your strands in hemp-derived CBD doesn't sound appealing, then IDK what will. Your hair needs some R&R, too, and this shampoo will bring it back to a peaceful state using calming CBD, which has scalp-soothing benefits. There's also coconut, moringa, peppermint, and eucalpytus oil swimming around in this shampoo to stimulate hair growth. Even better: the environmentally-conscious bottles are made from plastic waste to reduce the brand's footprint. 

Organic Beauty Hydrating Hairbath
Innersense amazon.com

Drench your thirsty hair in a hydrating bath of balancing essential oils and softening emollients to smooth your hair cuticles. This rich and creamy texture works best on thick, coarse hair in need of more moisture. Made of shea butter, coconut, and tamanu oil, it has all the vitamins and nutrients for the healthy, happy hair you deserve.  

Be Gentle Be Kind Matcha + Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo
Briogeo sephora.com

You know what they say about superfoods: they'll allow you to live your best life. Now, your hair can live its best life too with this superfood shampoo, which uses the power of supercharged ingredients like apple, matcha, spinach, and vitamin C to ensure your strands have all the fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals they need. Inspired by all the nutrients green juice provides, this shampoo is the ultimate reviver. 

Soap-Free Shampoo Bar
Odacité nordstrom.com

According to Odacité, approximately 552 million plastic bottles end up in landfills each year—let that sink in. This plastic-free soap works just as well on its own with the help of argan oil, cupuaçu butter, castor and coconut oil to thoroughly cleanse and nourish your hair. "All the perks of your high-quality shampoo, sans the plastic pollution," the brand notes. Here's to shiny, soft hair that didn't involve harming the earth while in production.

Coconut Exract Nourishing Treat Shampoo for Dry Hair
Garnier Fructis target.com

Don't you worry—dry, dull hair isn't your forever. For all of $5, you can spoil your strands with this shampoo full of nourishing coconut extracts to cleanse and coat your hair in moisture. This formula is 98-percent naturally-derived and 100-percent vegan and will sensorially transport you to the tropics with its amazing scent. Yes, please.

Color Care Shampoo
Seed Phytonutrients sephora.com

It's hard not to notice this unique packaging, which is made of 100- percent recycled and recyclable materials. And no, I promise it won't disintegrate in the shower. Dealing with over-grown roots?Inside of this bottle are color-conditioning agents like raspberry seed oil and pea extracts to prolong fading color and brassiness. The brand notes this is the first shower-friendly paper bottle that is 60-percent less plastic than a traditional bottle.

Nourishing Shampoo
True Botanicals truebotanicals.com

This sleek bottle holds a concentrated dose of coconut-derived surfactants, which provides a nice lather that will cleanse and nourish your hair with hydration without over-stripping. It's gained a cult following and is love by celebrities like Olivia Wilde and skilled stylists alike for its ability to work its hydrating and shine-boosting magic on hair without icky ingredients.  

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