Three Great Sulphate-Free Shampoo & Conditioners For Healthy Hair

The trend for sulphate-free shampoos isn’t going anywhere, with more and more brands ditching the foaming ingredients in favour of a gentler alternative. Many try to stay away from them as much as possible, as the detergents (also used in washing-up liquid and laundry powder) can be incredibly irritating for sensitive scalps. Sulphates are also hugely stripping on the hair, removing not only the grease and dirt we’d like to be rid of, but the goodness and natural oils that help to leave hair looking and feeling healthy. As someone that’s just had hair extensions fitted, one of the main recommendations is to use sulphate-free shampoos and conditioners to maintain the quality of the hair and to prevent them becoming dry, brittle and dull. Although there are loads of suitable shampoos available, these three have been my personal favourites over the last few weeks – all providing a subtle lather, beautiful scent and silky smooth feeling.

1. Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner (£16.55 & £17.25) 
This shampoo gently cleanses hair while infusing it with a combination of nutrients – including argan oil, keratin, fatty acids and proteins. Free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens (and safe for colour treated hair) the shampoo provides a great alternative to the silicone and sulphate heavy high street buys. It helps to leave hair feeling squeaky clean, while the conditioner adds a soft finish and nourishment. Both products smell incredible and work exceptionally well on hair that’s dry, coarse or frizzy – the inclusion of argan oil helps to tame down unruliness before you’ve even got out of the shower. A great all-round duo of goodness.

2. Rahua Rainforest Grown Shampoo & Conditioner (£27.00 & £28.00)
This completely natural formula helps to create subtle body and bounce, while still taming and detangling unruly hair. It’s formulated with 100% natural ingredients, as well as an aromatheraputic blend of Lavender and Eucalyptus to calm and relax the senses; it really is an experience that uplifts first thing in the morning. It gently cleanses the hair, providing a subtle foam that doesn’t strip hair or leave it feeling dry. Omega-9 Ungurahua Oil helps to heal, moisturise and restore hair follicles so hair is stronger and healthier, whilst Citrus Juices break down hair oils to extend the time needed between washes – always a bonus – whilst Jojoba Oil moisturises and nourishes the hair. This is a beautifully scented concoction that’s a complete pleasure to use, although the fragrance is not for the fainthearted.

3. Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo & Conditioner  (£8.75 each)  
This was one of the first shampoo and conditioners to really make me consider permanently switching to sulphate-free, when it was launched a couple of years ago. Formulated with West African shea butter, naturally sourced Vitamin E, shine-boosting apple and orange extracts plus naturally derived cleansers, this unsurprisingly smells amazing and works wonders. It leaves hair feeling clean and shiny without being or stripped of goodness, while the rich and creamy conditioner leaves hair feeling smooth and silky. The price point is incredible considering the quality of the formula, so this duo is a great introduction to sulphate-free alternatives.

Do you try to use sulphate-free hair products? Have you tried any of these three yourself? 



  1. Leahxo
    October 23, 2014 / 9:09 am

    I love the Moroccan oil shampoo and conditioner! I've got two big bottles in my bathroom which are slowly running out….they're definitely on the repurchase list xx

  2. Nashia Anthony
    October 23, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Should definitely check out the Moroccan Oil range sounds amazing. Need to find a where they stock it Hong

  3. Ting Yn
    October 23, 2014 / 10:20 am

    YES! I love that Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner. I switched to sulphate and silicone free hair regime over a year ago and my hair is so much better for it, I was finding that the constant use of heat and silicone was drying on my hair and causing lots of damage. The silicone was stopping my hair from being nourished as it was just sealing the hair shaft. The Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner is my favourite.Ting |

  4. Jessica Beautician
    October 23, 2014 / 10:21 am

    The LE offerings are fab! I've got to give a shout out to Bumble & bumble's Invisible Oil line for being sulphate free, and all kinds of incredible 😉

  5. Jess | Just Jesss
    October 23, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    My eczema is so much better since switching to sulphate-free shampoos but I've really struggled to find one that works well with my oily scalp, so thank you for these suggestions 🙂 I think I'll be looking into the Liz Earle next! Jess xo

  6. Katherine Joan
    October 23, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    I tried before sulphate – free products and I can say its a doble edged sword bussines. Some products are sooo goooddd but others are a waste of money, because they leave you hair feeling greasy and doesn't clean it at all. My favorite sulphate – free products are from Diva Curl and Organix. Really recommend them! -Hugs from Panama <3

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