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20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural

20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural

A curated list of the best paraben free shampoo, featuring the top rated and reviewed, sulfate free, natural and plant based / vegan shampoos with no harsh chemicals.

Selecting safe and healthy shampoos has become somewhat of a burden to the modern consumer. For one, there are hundreds of shampoo varieties and shampoo brands to choose from; and two, the shampoos that currently have the majority of the shelf space in major bath and beauty stores and drug stores are those that are typically made and sold by large corporations that don’t put safe, organic and eco friendly ingredient profiles as a major priority. Without naming any brand names, the next time you go to buy a shampoo, notice the one’s that have the prime shelf space and see if those shampoos are made without sulfates, parabens, and colorings — see if you can simply pronounce the ingredients. Funny enough, when selecting a high quality, healthy shampoo, we like to look for shampoos with short ingredient lists and plant ingredients that we recognize and can pronounce. For this list, we curated for the best paraben free shampoo. Below you’ll find natural and plant-based shampoos made without harsh chemicals — in addition to a few of our favorite shampoos that we use and trust. While browsing for the best paraben free shampoo, when you click through, be sure to look at the ingredient list. We of course researched these products, but it’ll be useful to learn what to look for in the long run when buying shampoo. If you like this review, feel free to leave us a good rating below.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Certified organic ingredients or organic ingredients.
+ All natural formulas (i.e., ingredient compositions derived primarily from botanicals and/or plants).
+ Plant based, or plant derived ingredients.
+ Vegan and cruelty free formulas (i.e., not tested on animals or cruelty free certified).
+ Eco friendly, biodegradable formulas.
+ Hypoallergenic.
+ Safe and non toxic formulas.
+ Relatively high marks by the EWG, having low toxicity ratings.
+ Recognized by the EPA, NSF or similar environmental group.
+ Recycled or recyclable packaging.
+ Made in the USA.
+ Largely free of, if not completely free of, toxic ingredients like parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
+ Color safe.
+ Free of synthetic and/or artificial fragrances.
+ Free of chemical preservatives and detergents.
+ Contains nourishing properties to strengthen, heal and/or protect hair.
+ Made with moisturizing ingredients to heal dry and/or itchy scalps (preferred).
+ Shampooing for daily use.
+ Brands that value sustainability and social responsibility.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Parabens.
– Sulfates.
– Phthalates.
– Dyes.
– Artificial and synthetic fragrances.
– Animal by-products.
– DEA.
– Propylene glycol.
– Petrochemicals.
– Non biodegrade ingredient formulas.
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 10 Rated Selections

20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Certified organic ingredients or organic ingredients.
+ All natural formulas (i.e., ingredient compositions derived primarily from botanicals and/or plants).
+ Vegan and cruelty free formulas (i.e., not tested on animals or cruelty free certified).
+ Eco friendly, biodegradable formulas.
+ Hypoallergenic.
+ Safe and non toxic formulas.
+ Recycled or recyclable packaging.
+ Largely free of, if not completely free of, toxic ingredients like parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
+ Color safe.
+ Free of synthetic and/or artificial fragrances.
+ Free of chemical preservatives and detergents.
+ Brands that value sustainability and social responsibility.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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All Natural Daily Shampoo, Developed by Doctors Using Clinically Superior Ingredients, Citrus and Mint, Pack of 2.
By: Puracy

What to know:
> Made from a blend of natural cleansers, botanical extracts, and vegetable emollients.
> Sulfate-free, coconut-based cleansers.
> Vitamins E & B5 blend with Olive Oil-Based Squalene to eliminate static & friction.
> 100% free of harsh chemicals.
> No triclosan, sulfates, formaldehyde, salicylates, parabens, phosphates, SLS, SLES, MEA, DEA, TEA, petroleum-based ingredients, animal by-products, perfumes, dyes or caustics.
> Hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free, biodegradable.
> Certified Cruelty-Free – Never Tested on Animals.
> Made in the USA.

Editor's Note

Puracy is one of the most, if not the most, highly reviewed all natural shampoos — click through to see for yourself. Puracy makes shampoos, conditioners, bath washes, and a number of other bath and cleaning products for conscious, eco friendly consumers. Their shampoo not only has an excellent ingredient profile, it’s also cruelty free and easy on the environment. In our opinion, it’s up there as the best paraben free shampoo.

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Age Defying, Hair Thinning Treatment System, 3 Piece Kit.
By: Andalou Naturals

What to know:
> Organic.
> Cruelty free.
> Non-GMO.
> Paraben free.
> Sulfate free.
> No phthalates.
> Free of preservatives.
> Fair Trade ingredients.
> Made in the USA.
> Gluten free.
> Recycable packaging.

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All Natural Biotin B-Complex Therapy Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, with Aloe, Lavender and Peppermint.
By: Avalon Organics

What to know:
> Helps build body in fine, thinning hair.
> Stimulates scalp to encourage hair growth.
> Cleans and nourishes hair from follicle through entire shaft.
> Boosts volume so hair feels thicker and softer.
> Organic.
> Cruelty free.
> Non-GMO.
> Paraben free.
> Sulfate free.
> No phthalates.
> Free of preservatives.
> Fair Trade ingredients.
> Made in the USA.
> Gluten free.
> Recycable packaging.

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Lavender Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner Duo.
By: Avalon Organics

What to know:
> Made without parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrance, phthalates or harmful sulfates.
> Contains organic calendula extract and certified organic rosemary essential oil with coconut and palm kernel-derived cleansers.
> Also contains nourishing vitamin and amino acid complex of arginine, panthenol and vitamin E.

Editor's Note

Avalon Organics has been featured on Bestlyy before. In the realm of ‘green’ beauty and organic beauty products, Avalon Organics has made quite a name for themselves. Crafting everything from shampoos and conditioners, to body lotions and facial serums, Avalon Organics utilizes all natural, plant-based ingredients without using harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Additionally, in order to operate sustainably, Avalon Organics utilizes packaging made from high post-consumer material content and makes their formulas biodegradable. They too are high on our list for the best paraben free shampoo.

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Pure Mint and Echinacea Stem Cell Volume Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Bundle.
By: Acure Organics

What to know:
> Color safe.
> Vegan.
> Free of gluten.
> Free of sulfate, paraben and phthalate.
> Vegan, plant based and cruelty free.

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Hair Straightening, All Natural Shampoo and Conditioner, Coconut.
By: Acure Organics

What to know:
> Includes marula oil for hair, argan oil for hair, aloe vera juice extract, aloe vera soap and acai.
> Color safe.
> Vegan.
> Gluten free.
> Sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free, petroleum free, PEG free, synthetic fragrance free, and silicone free.
> 100% biodegradable.
> Cruelty free.

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Moisture Rich Shampoo, Argan and Sweet Orange.
By: Andalou Naturals

What to know:
> Organic.
> Cruelty free.
> Non-GMO.
> Paraben free.
> Sulfate free.
> No phthalates.
> Free of preservatives.
> Fair Trade ingredients.
> Made in the USA.
> Gluten free.
> Recycable packaging.

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Organic, Wildcrafted True Blue Spirulina Shampoo.
By: Living Libations

What to know:
> Vegan.
> Gluten-free.
> 100% organic.
> Paraben free.
> Sulfate free.
> Cruelty free.

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100% Pure Burdock and Neem Healthy Scalp Shampoo.
By: 100% Pure

What to know:
> All natural formula.
> Does not contain synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulfates, detergents or any other harsh ingredients that can strip or dehydrate.

Editor's Note

It’s worth noting how ‘natural’ this shampoo is. Here’s the ingredient list: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (Organic Rose Hydrosol)*, Sodium Cocoate (Saponified Coconut) Oil, Vegetarian Glycerin, Extracts of Melia Azadirachta (Neem), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root and Fucus Vesiculosus (Kelp), Vegetal Cellulose, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Panthenol, Extracts of Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf and Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Salt (French Sea Salt), Extracts of Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/ Leaf and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Essential Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Essential Oil * Certified Organic.

As you can see, it’s 100% plant based. There’s zero harsh chemicals. Another pick for best paraben free shampoo.

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All Natural, Plant Based, Balancing Eucalyptus and Peppermint Argan Shampoo, with Sustainably-Harvested Seaweed, Argan Oil & Aloe Vera.
By: The Seaweed Bath Co.

What to know:
> Safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair.
> Gluten free, paraben free, SLS free & dye free.
> 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottle.
> Free of sulfates, including sodium laurel sulfate and parabens.
> Vegan and cruelty free/not tested on animals.

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Continued, Part 2, 5 Favorites
20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural, Featuring the Top Rated & Reviewed, Plant Based Shampoos with No Harsh Chemicals & Eco Ethical Beauty Brands.

Favorites

20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Certified organic ingredients or organic ingredients.
+ All natural formulas (i.e., ingredient compositions derived primarily from botanicals and/or plants).
+ Vegan and cruelty free formulas (i.e., not tested on animals or cruelty free certified).
+ Eco friendly, biodegradable formulas.
+ Hypoallergenic.
+ Safe and non toxic formulas.
+ Relatively high marks by the EWG, having low toxicity ratings.
+ Recognized by the EPA, NSF or similar environmental group.
+ Recycled or recyclable packaging.
+ Largely free of, if not completely free of, toxic ingredients like parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
+ Color safe.
+ Free of synthetic and/or artificial fragrances.
+ Free of chemical preservatives and detergents.
+ Contains nourishing properties to strengthen, heal and/or protect hair.
+ Made with moisturizing ingredients to heal dry and/or itchy scalps (preferred).
+ Shampooing for daily use.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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Natural, Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner with Organic Coconut Milk and Ultra Whipped Egg White Proteins.
By: OGX

What to know:
> With organic coconut milk & oils.
> Sulfate free.
> Paraben free.

Editor's Note

If you’re a vegan, this shampoo and conditioner combo might not be for you — but these ingredients (e.g., egg whites) are ‘salon quality’ ingredients chosen for their nourishing properties. We’ve used this shampoo a bunch before and love how it makes our hair feel after a wash. This is another selection that we’d consider up there with our best paraben free shampoo.

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100% Plant Based, Organic, Wildcrafted Seabuckthorn Shampoo.
By: Living Libations

What to know:
> All Natural Ingredients, Paraben free, Sulfate free, Cruelty-free.
> Seabuckthorn has anti-inflammatory properties, carotenoids like beta carotene, and phytosterols that reduce redness.

Details

Plant Based, Natural Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
By: Carol’s Daughter

What to know:
> No Sulfates, No Parabens, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors, No Petroleum.

Details

100% Plant Based, Herbal Amla & Bhringraj Shampoo.
By: Khadi Natural

What to know:
> SLS & Paraben Free.
> All natural, plant-based formula.
> Eco friendly, biodegradable formula.

Details

Luxury Shampoo, Salon Quality, Natural, Good For Dandruff, Moisturizing, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and Itchy Scalp.
By: Organic Prestige

What to know:
> Hypoallergenic, Sulfate Free, Papaben Free, No Add Fragrance and Chemical Free.
> Cruelty Free, No Animal Testing and Vegan.
> Halal & Kosher.

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Continued, Part 3, 5 Budget Picks
20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural, Featuring the Top Rated & Reviewed, Plant Based Shampoos with No Harsh Chemicals & Eco Ethical Beauty Brands.

Budget Picks

20 Best Paraben Free Shampoo + Affordable, Sulfate Free, Natural // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget, each product is under $12. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Affordable (i.e., under $12).
+ Certified organic ingredients or organic ingredients.
+ All natural formulas (i.e., ingredient compositions derived primarily from botanicals and/or plants).
+ Vegan and cruelty free formulas (i.e., not tested on animals or cruelty free certified).
+ Eco friendly, biodegradable formulas.
+ Hypoallergenic.
+ Safe and non toxic formulas.
+ Recycled or recyclable packaging.
+ Largely free of, if not completely free of, toxic ingredients like parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
+ Color safe.
+ Free of synthetic and/or artificial fragrances.
+ Free of chemical preservatives and detergents.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

100% Natural, Plant Based Full Volume Shampoo, Lavender and Biotin.
By: Andalou Naturals

What to know:
> 70% certified organic content.
> Biotin B-complex infuses essential protein for thicker, fuller strands.
> 100% paraben and sulfate free, and color safe.
> Utilizes advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with natural and fair-trade ingredients.
> Cruelty free.

Editor's Note

Andalou Naturals is a shampoo brand that we put on our list of the best paraben free shampoo — fortunately their shampoo is also relatively affordable. In our opinion, this is a high quality shampoo and a solid pick when you’re on a budget.

Details

Natural, Healthy Hair Repair Shampoo with Fruit Extracts.
By: Yes To Blueberries

What to know:
> 98% natural.
> Free of parabens, petroleum and SLS.
> No animal testing.

Details

Organic, Non Toxic Clarifying Lemon Shampoo.
By: Avalon Organics

What to know:
> Plant-derived cleansers.
> Environmentally friendly practices.
> Cruelty-free, no animal testing and 100% vegetarian.
> NSF/ANSI 305 certified organic.

Details

This is another pick that we placed in our section of the best paraben free shampoo. This option is under $15.

Details

Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo with Peppermint, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Botanicals.
By: Trader Joe’s

What to know:
> Contains No Laurel/Laureth Sulfates.
> Cruelty Free, Never Tested on Animals.
> Certified Organic Botanical Ingredients.

Details

Organic, Vegan Shampoo, Unscented with Botanical Ingredients.
By: LIP-INK®

What to know:
> Free from Detergents, Surfactants, Sulfites, Chemicals, Colors, Dyes, Perfumes or Scents.
> Free of SLS OR SLES.
> 100% All-Natural.
> Vegan.
> Hypo-Allergenic.
> Eco friendly, biodegradable.

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