The 8 Best Organic and Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Brands for All Hair Types

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The “organic diet” is the healthiest for the body, we can say the exact same thing for hair-care products when it comes to hair health. Some of you may already know the huge difference between the commercial synthetic shampoo/conditioner and the organic/natural one, however before listing the best of the best of organic, natural and non-toxic shampoo & conditioner brands available on the hair-care market, let’s make these concepts clear as crystal for those who are new to organic hair care products. Therefore, I would like to pinpoint the accurate definition of an important set of some keywords labeled on hair care products just to make it much more easier for you to understand some of the cosmetics industry terms, and so for next time, you can pick your shampoo/ conditioner brand full of awareness and knowledge.

Natural/ Organic and Vegan/ Cruelty-free….Aren’t the same thing?

What you might not know is there is a clear difference between “organic” and “natural ”, and the same goes for “vegan” and “cruelty-free”. It may seem like they mean the same thing for the customer but they are completely different in the beauty industry, so let’s dive into their differences to prevent any possible confusion:

Between natural and organic:

Organic: For a product to be considered organic, it has to contain 95% organic ingredients, and its non-organic ingredients can’t be on the National List of Prohibited Substances, plus its organic ingredients should be agricultural products grown without synthetic chemicals (like pesticides and antibiotics) or genetically modified seeds.

Natural:  Defined as something found in nature, such as plants, animals or minerals. So it may have synthetic chemicals added.

Between vegan and cruelty-free:

Cruelty-free: means it has not been tested on animals.

Vegan: means that the product does not contain any animal ingredients or animal-derived ingredients.

Other labels:

Clean: refers to products that don’t use toxic ingredients linked to harmful health effects.

GMO-free: refers to an ingredient or a product whose genetic material hasn’t been changed in ways that do not occur naturally.

Rahua -

classic shampoo / classic connditioner

  • Hair type: best for all hair types.
  • Texture: the shampoo is honey-like but the conditioner is way more thicker.
  • Fragrance: Strong scent of rahua oil and woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil. To give you a little feedback on what does it smell like, let’s say it’s kind of a mixture of mint and lemon combined. A lot of rahua’s classic line lovers are obsessed with the smell however, some people can’t stand the strong smell of the product, and so if you’re new to the classic line of this brand, I strongly recommend to try out the travel size of the products (shampoo: 9.00$ and conditioner: 9.50$) just to have a clear idea about all the hype about it.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free.
  • Claims: Vegan, Clean, Gluten-free, Silicones-free, Synthetic fragrance-free.
  • Price: Shampoo: $34.00 for 275 ml and Conditioner: $36.00 for 275 ml.

key ingredients and their benefits

  • RAHUA (UNGURAHUA) OIL: Nurtures and strengthens the hair.
  • PALO SANTO OIL: Purifies the scalp and promotes hair growth.
  • QUINOA: Promotes healing and moisture retention.
  • COCONUT BETAINES: Removes dirt and excess oil from hair without depleting necessary nutrients and moisture.
  • ORGANIC ALOE: Smoothes, hydrates and nourishes damaged and lackluster hair.
  • ORGANIC GREEN TEA: Rich in active antioxidants known to protect hair and scalp.
  • ORGANIC RASPBERRY LEAF: Contains powerful antioxidants that nourish and repair damaged hair.

P.S: The shampoo and conditioner share the same main ingredients, except for COCONUT BETAINES which is not in the conditioner.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • Treats extremely damaged dry hair.
  • Perfect choice to treat hair loss.
  • Promises strong hair and scalp.
  • Promotes hair growth thanks to the Amazonian Palo Santo and Rahua oils

The conditioner’s main mission

  • Delivers ultra-hydration and moisture to the hair, just a small dim of the product does the work!
  • Works as a detangler thanks to Omega-9-rich Rahua oil.
  • Promises to give a natural luster.
  • The perfect choice for healthier hair and scalp.

John masters organics -

Shampoo / Conditioner

  • Hair type: Normal Hair.
  • Texture: Shampoo: Light and it foams very nicely compared to the other organic shampoos on this list.
    Conditioner: Light and you can rinse it off or use it as a leave-in conditioner.
  • Fragrance: Shampoo: It has some nice natural herbal scent of Lavender & Rosemary widely known for their soothing characteristics, and so when applied, it can immediately trigger powerful aromatherapy. Thus, this product is the best choice for de-stressing after a long tiring day.
    Conditioner: Citrus scent has a therapeutic effect in enhancing the mood, alleviating stress issues and uplifting the spirit.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free.
  • Claims: 70% or more organic content, Silicone-free.
  • Price: Shampoo: $19.00 for 8 fl.oz / 236 ml.
    Conditioner: $19.00 for 8 fl.oz / 236 ml.

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo:

  • Organic rosemary oil: Purifies and soothes.
  • Lavender oil: Calms and soothes irritations.
  • Jojoba Seed Oil: Prevents hair loss and promotes hair thickness.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Promotes hair growth.
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: Adds shine and softness to hair.

Conditioner:

  • Grapefruit Peel Oil: Smoothes the hair strands.
  • Neroli Flower Oil: Repairs damaged split ends and helps to deliver shine and luster to dull hair.
  • Coconut Oil: Long term moisturization.
  • Jojoba Seed Oil: Prevents hair loss and promotes hair thickness.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Promotes hair growth.
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: Adds shine and softness to hair.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • It works as a deep cleanser for normal hair.
  • It helps to balance oil production.
  • It promises to give you lustrous locks.

The conditioner’s main mission

  • It balances the production of the hair’s natural oil.
  • It hydrates the hair without weighing it down.
  • It makes your hair soft and shiny.
  • You may use it as your everyday detangler.

Evolve Organic Beauty -

SUPERFOOD SHINE NATURAL SHAMPOO / CONDITIONER

  • Hair type: Normal to Dry Hair.
  • Texture: Shampoo : Light and it lathers quite well.
    Conditioner: Light, it can not be used as a leave-in conditioner.
  • Fragrance: Shampoo & Conditioner: Sweet lovely scent.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free.
  • Claims: Natural, Vegan, Eco-friendly, No toxic chemicals.
  • Price: Shampoo: £13.00 for 8.5 fl.oz / 250 ml.
    Conditioner: £13.00 for 8.5 fl.oz / 250 ml

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo:

  • Baobab Proteins: They are a complete hair care solution ( deep nourishment, intense protection from UV stress and heat, reinforce hair strands and boosts shine).
  • Pomegranate Extract: It limits hair water loss, rehydrates and protects hair from heat damage.
  • Aloe Vera: Known for its soothing and moisturizing benefits for both hair and skin.

Conditioner:

  • Baobab Proteins: The same benefits as the shampoo.
  • Pomegranate Extract: The same benefits as the shampoo.
  • Organic Shea Butter: Due to its richness in unsaturated fat, essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and D and provitamin A, shea butter is the perfect moisturizer.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • Gently cleanses the scalp and hair without stripping the natural oils.
  • Prevents hair loss as it strengthens hair strands.
  • Rehydrates and protects the hair from heat damage.

The conditioner’s main mission

  • It is specifically formulated to rehydrate and rejuvenate normal to dry hair.
  • It promises to deliver amazing sheen to your locks.
  • It reduces frizzes and detangles extremely frizzy hair.

TABITHA JAMES KRAAK –

Clean Shampoo Golden Citrus / Clean Conditioner Golden Citrus

  • Hair type: Best for all hair types.
  • Texture: Shampoo: Normal, gentle lather.
    Conditioner: Normal, it cannot be used as a leave-in conditioner.
  • Fragrance: Shampoo & Conditioner: Are scented with organic essential oils of Neroli, Tea Tree, Tangerine, Lavender, Myrrh and Bergamot widely used in aromatherapy.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free
  • Claims: Clean, Natural.
  • Price: Shampoo: £25.00 for 8.5 fl.oz / 250 ml.
    Conditioner: £32.00 for 8.5 fl.oz / 250 ml.

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo:

  • ROSEMARY EXTRACTS: Boost hair growth and prevent hair loss.
  • HORSETAIL EXTRACTS: Strengthen hair strands.
  • MARIGOLD EXTRACTS: Treat damaged, over-processed and extremely dry hair.

Conditioner:

  • GREEN TEA: Promotes hair growth.
  • ROSEMARY: Boosts hair growth and prevents hair loss.
  • MARIGOLD: Treats damaged, over-processed and extremely dry hair.
  • BURDOCK: Rich in Vitamin A, which can help nourish the scalp and strengthen hair.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • Best choice for color-treated hair.
  • Designed to detox your scalp from toxins.
  • In-depth cleanser, it helps in removing heaving products.

The conditioner’s main mission

  • Highly hydrating.
  • Delivers moisture that will keep your hair soft as silk.
  • Will keep your hair shiny for a long time.

100% pure –

Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing Shampoo / Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing Conditioner

  • Hair type: Better for oily hair.
  • Texture: Shampoo: Normal, Light lather.
    Conditioner: Normal, This product can not be used as a leave-in conditioner.
  • Fragrance: Shampoo & Conditioner: Lovely fruity scent.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free.
  • Claims: Natural, Gluten-free, Vegan.
  • Price: Shampoo: $30.00 for 13 fl oz / 390 ml.
    Conditioner: $30.00 for 13 fl oz / 390 ml.

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo:

  • NETTLE: Promotes healthy hair growth.
  • VITAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL): Restores and protects from free radical damage.
  • KELP: Enriches skin and hair with essential minerals.
  • POMELO: Promotes strong, thick hair.
  • YUZU FRUIT: Brightens and stimulates collagen production.

Conditioner:

  • PROVITAMIN B5: Moisturizes and strengthens.
  • COCONUT OIL: Deeply moisturizes.
  • VITAMIN E: Restores and protects from free radical damage.
  • POMELO: Promotes strong, thick hair.
  • YUZU FRUIT: Brightens and stimulates collagen production.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • Washes away excess oil and hair-dulling buildup.
  • Promises to restore brilliant shine, bounce, and vibrancy.
  • In-depth cleanser.
  • Delivers hydration infusion to thirsty strands.
  • Enhances volume.
  • Promotes hair growth.

The conditioner’s main mission

  • Restores natural vibrancy and shine without stripping moisture or color.
  • Promotes hair strength.
  • Brightens and adds brilliant shine by gently breaking away hair dulling impurities and buildup.
  • Suitable for color-treated hair.

Prose –

Shampoo / Conditioner

  • Hair type: Customized for every hair type.
  • Texture: Shampoo & Conditioner: Customized (it depends on your final formula).
  • Fragrance: Shampoo & Conditioner: Customized (they also offer a fragnance-free option).
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free.
  • Claims: Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Silicone-free, GMO-free, Dye-free.
  • Price: Shampoo: $25.00 for 8.5 fl.oz and
    Conditioner: $25.00 for 8.5 fl.oz 

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo:

  • Shikakai Extract: Cleanses scalp.
  • Green Tea Water: Antioxidant
  • Peppermint Extract: Regulates sebum production
  • Pro-Vitamin B5: Moisturizer.
  • Honey: Volumizing.
  • Biotin: Promotes hair growth
  • Fermented Rice Water: For smoothing effect.
  • Arginine: Works as heat protect
  • Apple Cider Vinegar : Delivers shine.
  • Argan Oil : Nourishes scalp and hair.
  • Prebiotics : For scalp balance…etc

Conditioner:

  • Caviar Lime Extract: Delivers shine
  • Plum Oil: In-depth moisturizer.
  • Karanja Oil: Works as UV absorber.
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant.
  • Grape Seed Extract : For Anti-Breakage effect.
  • Sacha Inchi Oil: Delivers the right nourishment.
  • Babassu Oil: For deep Repair.
  • Silk Proteins: Cuticle nutrition..etc.

The shampoo’s main mission (it depends on your final formula)

  • Gently cleanses the scalp.
  • Delivers light hydration to hair.
  • Rebalances the roots.

The conditioner’s main mission (it depends on your final formula)

  • Promises to restore your strands without ever weighing them down.
  • It helps to remove hard-to-get tangles.
  • Delivers high hydration.
  • Promises shiny hair.

Calia –

Hydrating Shampoo / Hydrating Leave-In Conditioner

  • Hair type: For normal to oily hair types.
  • Texture: Shampoo: Nice lather.
    Conditioner: Can not be used as a leave-in conditioner.
  • Fragrance: Shampoo & conditioner: Mildly scented with natural essential oils lavender, bergamot and rose geranium widely used in aromatherapy.
  • Ethics: Cruelty-free
  • Claims: Natural, Sulfates-free, DEA-free, Sodium-free, Propylene Glycol-free.
  • Price: Shampoo: $11.49 for 240 ml.
    Conditioner: $11.49 for 240 ml.

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo:

  • Coconut Oil: Promotes hair growth.
  • Lavender Oil: Soothes and heals the scalp and thereby reduce hair fall.
  • Alfalfa Extract: Prevents hair loss.
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: Nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles, stimulating the growth of fuller, thicker, and healthier hair strands.
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract: Prevents hair loss and promotes regeneration of hair.

Conditioner:

  • Pumpkin Seed Oil: Provides excellent anti-oxidants and prevents the hair follicle from free radical damage.
  • Coconut Oil: Promotes hair growth.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: Stimulates natural hair growth.
  • Lavender Oil: Soothes and heals the scalp and thereby reduce hair fall.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • Gently cleanses hair without completely stripping its natural oils.
  • Highly hydrating.

The conditioner’s main mission

  • Leaves hair manageable and vibrant.
  • Highly hydrating.

acure –

ultra Hydrating Shampoo / ultra Hydrating Conditioner

Hair type: Dry hair.
Texture: Shampoo: Light, nice lather.
Conditioner: Light, cannot be used as a leave-in conditioner.
Fragrance: Shampoo & Conditioner: Lovely and mild scent of argan and sweet almond oil.
Ethics: Cruelty-free
Claims:  Vegan, Paraben free, Mineral oil-free, Petrolatum-free, Formaldehyde-free.
Price: Shampoo: $9.99 for 8 fl.oz / 236 ml.
Condtioner: $9.99 for 8 fl.oz / 236 ml.

key ingredients and their benefits

Shampoo & Conditioner:

  • ARGAN OIL: Promotes hair growth.
  • PUMPKIN SEED OIL: Provides excellent anti-oxidants and prevents the hair follicle from free radical damage.
  • SWEET ALMOND SEED EXTRACT: Contains all kinds of healthy ingredients for hair like Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamin E, and magnesium, it is optimal for treating hair loss and damaged hair.
  • COCOA SEED BUTTER: Keep your hair healthy and soft.
  • ACAI FRUIT EXTRACT: Known to promote blood circulation which is important for stimulating hair growth.
  • POMEGRANATE EXTRACT: Strengthens hair follicles by stimulating circulation and improving blood flow to the scalp.

The shampoo’s main mission

  • Provides high hydration to dull and extremely damaged hair.
  • Washes away excess oil and hair-dulling buildup.
  • Leaves hair feeling fresh and clean.

The conditioner’s main mission

  • Hydrates the hair without weighing it down.
  • In-depth moisturizer.
  • Promises to leave your hair soft and manageable.