Best Cruelty-free shampoo and eco brands for curly hair
Shampoos are sort of considered as the necessary evil in the natural hair community. Some usually perceive them as all stripping and only good for stunting hair growth.
Since I have made the switch to an Eco lifestyle, I have gone through a lot of cruelty-free shampoo brands. Some promised to be gentle, others growth and shiny locks!
This is a rundown of the best cruelty-free and green shampoos my daughter and I have tried and love!
Keep in my mind we have different textures. She has more of a loose type of curl, she is between a 3A and 3 B, I am more of a 4B type of hair that is fine and prone to breakage.
Our hair has different behavior with different needs.
Mine tend to be drier, brittle, prone to tangles, and bit needy.Hers can get a bit dull and a little greasy in the roots.
I always pay attention to the ingredients I put on her hair, or anywhere else near her body for that matter. While I tend to be more experimental with mine.
I always steer clear of products with Phthalates, parabens, sodium chloride, sulfates, animal by-products, triclosan, and PEG.
The good: It refreshes the scalp, moisturizes well. It feels like one of those nice shampoo and conditioner you only get at those upscale salons! No animal products.
It’s great when my scalp start itching and is in a dire need of clarifying treatment. Not something I would want to use long term as it’s a bit stripping.
It’s very affordable. $ 16 for the set on Amazon. 16 oz. each bottle
The bad: Phenoxyethanol.
I only use it on my hair.
You cannot get cleaner than that!
The good: Vegan, Clean ingredients list, works like a dream. It always leaves my daughter’s shiny a bouncy, no residue.
The bad: The price tag! $ 40 for 12 0z. Ouch!
Yarok also has suite of great products to go with this shampoo if you are the kind of person who loves keeping your products from the same brand.
This one is more like a treat! I use it when my hair really needs a pick me up, quick. It’s for those days that not even a scarf will save me from a hair day. When knots and tangles are all i can see with no relief in sight!
The good: Great ingredient list. Smells great. A little goes a long way.
The bad(ish): Steep price tag! $55 for 12 oz. Thank God for travel and sample size!
It doesn’t lather but I don’t miss it as it’s still very moisturizing and restorative.
This is one is a hard worker! The brand, in general, is awesome. It’s not the first time I mentioned it on this post about affordable green beauty products.
The good: It plays well with color treated hair. It softens the hair and defines the curls. Affordable, organic, and it’s packed with vitamins and minerals. No sketchy ingredients.
The bad: None!
What are the green cruelty free shampoo you swear by? Let me know down below!
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