List of Sulphate Free Shampoos

25 Jan

Many consumers (including me!) have been moving towards using sulphate free shampoos as a gentle alternative to regular shampoos that contain sulphates.  For more information on sulphate / sulphate free shampoos read this

I came across a list on the Blackhairscience site and decided to use it as a base for this list and add to it.  The shampoos in red font are ones that I have seen in South Africa.  I have used blue font for brands that can be found in South Africa.  Though I have not come across particular sulphate free shampoos from these brands I know they the brands manufacture them.  These brands are almost all salon brands that can only be found in salons.  You will find them in most upmarket salons in South African malls.  I have used blue font for these brands.    I have also included Jo’M Shampoo on the list (in green font).  Their shampoo currently contains sulphates but they have informed me that they are changing the formula and using cocoglucoside (a surfactant derived from coconut oil) instead.  Before you buy it, just check the ingredients to see if you are getting the new formula (that is if you are looking for the sulphate free version).

This list is by no means exhaustive.  There are literally thousands of sulphate free shampoos on the market.  Many of them are made by small manufacturers and are found in health shops and online.  Though the shampoos below are sulphate free, I cannot vouch for the other ingredients that they contain.  Before buying a shampoo, do your research and find out what other ingredients are in it.  Also read a few reviews to know what the general feeling is about the shampoo.

Abba Pure Gentle Shampoo
Abba Pure Moisture Shampoo
Abba Pure Basic Shampoo
Abba Pure Color Protect
Abba Pure Curl Shampoo
AG Hair Cosmetics Colour Savour Sulfate-free Shampoo
AG Hair Cosmetics Recoil Curl Activating Shampoo
Alba Botanica Cocoa Butter Dry Repair Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Coconut Milk Extra Enrich Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Gardenia Hydrating Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Honeydew Nourishing Hair Wash
Alba Botanica Mango Moisturizing Hair wash
Alba Botanica Plumeria Replenishing Hair wash
Alba Botanica Daily Shampoo (also clarifying shampoo)
Alterna Color Hold Repair Shampo
Alterna Color Hold Shine Shampoo
Alterna Color Hold Straight Shampoo
Alterna Scalp Therapy
Alterna Clarifying Shampoo
Alterna Color Hold Repair Shampoo
Alterna Volume Restore Shampoo
African Organics Shampoos

Anita Grant Babassu Lavender Rose Shampoo and Shower Bar
Anita Grant Peppermint Babassu Shampoo Bar
Anita Grant Organic Kelp + Ylang Babassu Shampoo Bar
Aubrey Organics BGA Protein + Strengthening Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Egyptian Henna Shine-Enhancing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Replenishing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics J.A.Y. Desert Herb Revitalizing Shampoo
Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta® Nourishing Shampo
Aubrey Organics White Camelia Ultra Smoothing Shampoo
Auromere Ayurvedic Sulfate-Free Aloe Vera-Neem Shampoo
Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturizing Shampoo
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo
Avalon Organics Extra Moisturizing Olive and Grapeseed Shampoo
Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo
Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo
Avalon Organics Shine Ylang Ylang Shampoo
Avalon Organics Smoothing Grapefruit & Geranium Shampoo
Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Shampoo
Avalon Organics Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
Avalon Organics Volumizing Rosemary Shampoo
Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo
Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo
Aveda Men’s Pureformance Shampoo

Bed Head Foxy Curls Frizz-Fighting Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Bed Head Superstar Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Thick Massive Hair
Bee Mine Peppermint & Tea Tree Nourishing Shampoo
Blended Beauty Soy Cream Shampoo
Body and Bath Omega-3 Hemp Moisturizing Shampoo
Body Shop Honey Moisturising Shampoo
Body Shop Rainforest Shampoo

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Color Keeper Green Tea & Fennel Seed Shampoo
Burt’s Bees More Moisture Raspberry & Brazil Nut Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar
Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Very Volumizing Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo

Chagrin Valley Soap & Craft Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Castille Soap
CHI Ionic Color Protection System Sulfate Free Shampoo
CHI Organics Olive Nutrient Therapy  Shampoo

Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
CURLS Pure Curls Organic Clarifying Shampoo
CURLS Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream – Organic Shampoo
CURLS Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream – Organic Shampoo
CUSH Hydration Supreme Conditioning Shampoo
Crème of Nature Argan Oil Moisture and Shine shampoo

DermOrganic Conditioning Shampoo
DevaCurl No-Poo Cleanser
DevaCurl Low-Poo Cleanser
Dr. Bronner’s Almond Liquid Soap Almond
Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Eucalyptus Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Rose Liquid Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Oil Liquid Soap

Earthsap Shampoos
Elasta QP creme conditioning shampoo
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo
Enchantrix Family Shampoo

Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Shampoo
Giovanni Golden Wheat Shampoo
Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume
Giovanni Wellness Shampoo with Chinese Botanicals

Hair One Cucumber Aloe Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
Hair One Olive Oil Hair Cleanser and Conditioner
Hair One Jojoba Hair Cleanser and Conditioner 

Hair Rules Aloe Grapefruit Purifying Shampoo
Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream
Herbal Choice Natural Tea Tree shampoo

Jane Carter Solution Hydrating Invigorating Shampoo
Jason Natural Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo
Jason Natural Biotin & Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo
Jason Natural Grapefruit and Aloe Smoothing Shampoo
Jason Natural Lavender & Rosemary Curl Defining Shampoo
Jason Natural Tall Grass Shampoo
Jason Natural Rosewater & Chamomile Normalizing Shampoo
Jason Natural Plumeria & Sea Kelp Moisturizing Shampoo
Jessicurl Gentle Lather Shampoo


Jo’M Shampoo
Jonathan Product- Infinite Volume Shampoo
Jonathan Product- Weightless No Frizz Shampoo
Jonathan Product Hydrating Shampoo
Jonathan Product Green Routine Nourishing Shampoo

Karen’s Body Beautiful Bodacious Beauty Bar (Shampoo Bar)
Karen’s Body Beautiful Cool Clarifying Shampoo
Karen’s Body Beautiful Ultimate Conditioning Shampoo
Kenra Platinum Color Care Shampoo
KeraCare 1st Lather Shampoo
KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo

Kinky-Curly Come Clean Moisturizing Shampoo
Kiss My Face Aromatherapeutic
Kiss My Face SaHaira

L’Oreal Everstrong Hydrating Shampoo
L’Oreal Everpure Smooth Shampoo
L’Oreal Everpure Volumizing Shampoo
L’Oreal Everstrong Reconstructing Shampoo
L’Oreal Hair Expertise Everstrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Bodify Shampoo

Matrix Biolage
Mizani True Textures™ Curl Balance Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Mizani Cleansing Cream

MOP C-System Clean Shampoo
MOP C-System Hydrating Shampoo
MOP C-Curl Enhancing Shampoo
Moroccan Oil

Natures Gate Organic Shampoo
Neutragena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

NuHair Volume Maximizing Shampoo
NuHair Shampoo for Damaged and Problem Hair

Nutress Hair Stop Break Sulphate Free Shampoo

Organix Awakening Mocho Expresso Shampoo
Organix Energizing Passion Fruit Guava
Organix Enriching Cucumber Yogurt
Organix Fortifying Lavender Soymilk Shampoo
Organix Healing Mandarin Olive Oil
Organix Hydrating Tea Tree Mint Shampoo
Organix Instant Repair Cocoa Butter Shampoo
Organix Moisturizing Grapefruit Mango Butter
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
Organix Rejuvenating Cherry Blossom Ginseng Shampoo
Organix Revitalizing Pomengranate Green Tea
Organix Smoothing Shea Butter Shampoo
Organix Soft and Silky Vanilla Silk Shampoo
Organix White Tea Grapeseed Shampoo
Oyin Grand Poo Bar

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shampoo
Phyto Phytojoba Gentle Regulating Milk Shampoo – Dry Hair Formula

Phyto Phytojojoba Intense Hydrating Shampoo

Pure Shampoo
Pureology Shampoos

Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea
Queen Helene Mint Julep Shampoo



Scott Wells Daily Sulphate Free Shampoo

Scruples White Tea Sulfate Free Restorative Shampoo
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo
Silk Elements ColorCare Sulfate Free Shampoo
Softsheen Breakthru Fortifying Moisturizing Shampoo

TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Sulfate-Free Daily Dose Shampoo
Thursdays Planation Tea Tree Shampoo
Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

Any other sulphate free shampoos you have come across?  Add them in the comment box and I will slot them in.

Yes To Cucumbers Color Care Shampoo


27 Responses to “List of Sulphate Free Shampoos”

  1. vee 25 January, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    Your list just made me realise how small (& therefore expensive!) the South African market is 😦

    • Tendayi 25 January, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      I know! At least we do have some shampoos to choose from!!

  2. NikkiSho 25 January, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Thanks for sharing.Now i know what shampoo to get on my next purchase.

  3. Nancy 25 January, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Thanks. For more alternatives try a good healthshop. I’ve tried African Organics natural shampoo (not for me), Thursdays Plantation tea tree shampoo (good) and castile(olive oil) soap(gets betr with use).

    • Tendayi 26 January, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      Thanks for the additions Nancy. I will add them onto the list.

    • Tanya 01 September, 2012 at 4:49 am #

      I agree, African Organics is not for me…

  4. Safiyya 02 February, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Do you know if Denorex Herbal Medicated shampoo is Sulphate free?

    • Tendayi 03 February, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      I will have to research this Safiyya. We do not get Denorex here is SA (at least not that Im aware of).

    • caron 08 March, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      Yes we do get Denorex in SA and im sure it isnt sulphate free because it is designed for people with dandruff and dry scalp

      • Tendayi 08 March, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

        Thanks Caron. I actually saw it today in Dischem. I will check if its sulphate tree next time Im there.

  5. Thando 08 February, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    I use Yes to Cucumber
    I think its also Sulfate free? Is it? I buy it at Clicks.

    • Tendayi 08 February, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Thanks Thando. Yes it is sulphate free. I will add it to the list. I remember Clicks saying they had discontinued the ‘Yes’ line. I hope they reconsider because I really like the Yes to Cucumbers Color Care Leave In Conditioner

      • Thando 09 February, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

        It is true… they have discontinued the range at most stores. I travel to the Gezina Clicks to get mine…leaving 4 close ones… talk about desperation.

      • Tendayi 10 February, 2012 at 9:52 am #

        I have travelled long distances to find products too 😉

  6. Belle 17 May, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I’ve been using the Body Shop’s Rainforest Moisture Shampoo, conditioner and hair butter, and I LOVE the shampoo!! It smells amazing and leaves your hair super soft, shiny and smelling gorgeous :’) I wanna shed a tear just thinking about it! Lol, the hair butter is also REALLY good for moisturising, but it’s very light and water based, so you have to seal after applying it to keep hair soft and moisturised. The conditioner, on the other hand is also nice but after washing, it tends to leave my hair a little drier than it was after rinsing out the shampoo :/

    I’ve heard a lot about the Earthsap range and I’m dying to try it, to see if their conditioner will be any better. Any ideas as to where in Pretoria I can find it?

    • Tendayi 18 May, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      I have not yet tried the rest of the Rainforest Moisture range besides the shampoo. Will give them a try!! So many products to try so little time!!

      I have seen the Earthsap range at the health shop at Menlyn Retail Park mall. The shop is called Health Yard. Let me know what you think of it.

  7. vix 21 August, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    r organics also has a range of sulfate free shampoos, uk readers may like to know this since there are so few options out there for us. Its usually available in Holland and Barrets for around £5 🙂

    • Tendayi 21 August, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Thanks Vix. I will add it to the list. Is it called R Organics?

  8. Brazilian Blowout 27 August, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Where do you buy Scott Wells Daily Sulphate Free Shampoo? Only at salons?

    • Tendayi 27 August, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      I know Scott Wells is sold in salons but I don’t know if they have this particular shampoo. You best bet would be salons and Style Studio (in SOuth Africa)

      • Tanya 01 September, 2012 at 4:54 am #

        Also try (South Africa). I just saw it on there. I was just googling the list of ingredients for it when I came across your blog!

      • Tendayi 01 September, 2012 at 7:42 am #

        Thanks Tanya 🙂

  9. nuraan 12 November, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    hi, do you know if argan oil shampoo produced by mannings, is sulphate free

    • Tendayi 12 November, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

      Sorry Nuraan. I do not know this shampoo or brand / manufacturer.

  10. Sandy 01 April, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Hi. I have thin, soft hair and need volumising, sulphate free shampoo. Anything you can recommend in SA

    • Tendayi 02 April, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Some of the sulphate free shampoos have two or three shampoos in the line. You could look at those and see if they have one for volumising.

      What I would suggest though is to add some protein to your hair care to take care of your thin / soft hair. I think adding a product with protein or doing a deep conditioner with protein will do more fore your hair than a volumising shampoo.

      Take a look at this post for detail on protein and its benefits for hair –

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