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Best Clean Shampoos – For Hair, Health & Environment



We’ve all become pretty adroit at reading food labels. No longer sucked in by the “diet this” or “healthy that” on the front of the package, we quickly scan the label for the bad stuff… excess sugars, sodium, bad fats etc…  Yet, we largely give shampoos a pass… until recently. The best clean shampoos are natural, healthful & restorative. Come to expect dead sexy hair without the toxins you shouldn’t be massaging into your scalp.


A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.    – Steve Martin 


The Bad Stuff

Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way.

Your skin & scalp are surprisingly absorbent (dermal exposure) when it comes to passing toxins & chemicals into the bloodstream.  Skin does act as a barrier for things like UV rays, bateria & larger particles.

Smaller particles (nanoparticles) however, can make their way into your bloodstream, to varying degrees. There is an entire industry of medications, nicotine patches etc… that are designed to be absorbed through the skin.

Our friends at Ursa Major put together a good article on this, if you’d like more info.

There are a number of toxins in hair products that we really don’t want to absorb, including:

  • Sulfates – make for a soapy texture but really harsh on your scalp & can cause irritation. Sulfates can also make your hair dry & brittle.
  • Polyethylene Glycols (PEG) – thickening agents containing ethylene oxides & dioxane that are harmful to health
  • Parabens – a preservative to prevent bacteria from growing in your shampoo. Easily absorbs into your skin, can mimic estrogen & have been linked to hormone disruption & breast cancer
  • Sodium Chloride – salt… makes the shampoo/conditioner thicker. Can create a dry and itchy scalp, promoting hair loss
  • Formaldehyde – (goes by other names, like quaternium-15) Common in shampoos & a known human carcinogen
  • Alcohol – fun in a glass, less so in a shampoo. The further up the ingredient list the more alcohol. Has a drying effect
  • Fragrance – If fragrance is included in the list, then it’s synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrances include hundreds of chemicals. Linked to disruption of reproductive systems, cancer, asthma…

Chemicals down the drain – The Environment

Moving to the best clean shampoos also protects the environment. What doesn’t make its way into your bloodstream will make it’s way down the drain & eventually back into the water system.


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The Good Stuff – Benefits of Clean Shampoos

Although the best clean shampoos typically don’t produce the type of lather your used to, the benefits are numerous:

  • Natural oils are restored to scalp & hair
  • No more itchy scalp
  • Thicker, fuller, stronger hair
  • Stimulates growth of new hair
  • Hair’s natural moisture is restored
  • Non-Allergenic
  • Natural fragrances are derived from natural sources
  • Protects you & the environment from harmful chemicals
  • Full of  antioxidants – fends off free radicals impacting hair & body

Fortunately there are several brands on the market that focus on your hair, your health and the environment.


Best Clean Shampoos & Hair Treatments


Reverie Shampoo

Best Clean shampoos - all natural shampoo is designed to cleanse your hair of impurities and also to hydrate it the proper way.



Evolve Ultrashine Shampoo

Best Clean shampoos -Contains restorative and strengthening nutrients to boost your shine and protect your scalp.



Evolve Conditioner

Best Clean shampoos -A water-based formula with healthy fatty acids and natural ingredients to close out your cuticles and boost your hair’s smoothness.



Rahua Voluminous Shampoo

Best Clean shampoos-Using green tea antioxidants, citrus juices and lemongrass helps remove product buildup and reduce oil production to extend time between shampoos, without drying hair or scalp.


Avalon Organics Hair Thickening Shampoo

Gentle cleansing to help build up hair strength.


Rahua Classic Conditioner

Best clean shampoos - Using hair enhancing Omega-9-rich rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp.


Rahua Elixir

Best Clean shampoos -A leave hair supremely healthy and naturally radiant, while an infusion of active antioxidants, antibacterials and microcirculatory properties work together to help balance and restore the scalp.


Ursa Major  Go Easy Daily Shampoo

Best clean shampoos


Pura D’Ora Thinning Hair Shampoo Therapy

Best clean shampoos -Uses 15 key ingredients to stimulate and restore hair follicles.

Ursa Major Go Easy Daily Conditioner

Conditioner designed to give your hair an added level of hydration and protection.


Reverie Cake Restorative Scalp Tonic

Tonic uses a combination of restorative active ingredients to support hair growth and restore scalp balance.


Pura D’or  Original Gold Label Shampoo

Anti-thinning biotin shampoo (16oz) with argan oil, nettle extract, saw palmetto, red seaweed, and no sulfates, natural preservatives, unisex.


Beautycounter Volume & Shape Shampoo

Using natural lifting power of hibiscus plant proteins to give hair a boost of weightless volume.


Avalon Organics Thickening Conditioner

Best clean shampoos -Organic conditioner nourishes and hydrates fine, thinning hair to help build volume.



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