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10 best Cruelty-free shampoo and eco brands for curly hair

by Michaelle
Best Cruelty-free shampoo and eco brands for curly hair
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.


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Cruelty-free shampoo brands for curly hair

curly haircare

1.-Tea tree Tingle shampoo and conditioner by Trader Joe’s

What we like about it:  

 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: 


Recommended for:

Dry hair, dandruff.

2.- Feed your moisture by Yarok

What we like about it:

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.

Recommended for:

Dry and damaged hair.

3.- Nourish shampoo by Josh Rosbrook

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!

What we like about it:

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.

Recommended for:

Tangled hair in need of TLC

4.- Griffin Remedy Restorative shampoo

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.

Read: Affordable green products under 15 and 25 dollars

What we like about it:

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:  


Recommended for:

Colored and damaged hair. Kinky hair.

shampoo for curly hair

5.- Avalon organics Tea Tree Mint Scalp Normalizing Shampoo

This an harmonious blend of tea tree oil, mint, eucalyptus, and chamomile.

What we like about it:

This shampoo is sulfate free, biodegradable, paraben free, no synthetic fragrances, or colors. Non GMOs, and NSF/ANSI 305 certified.

Cleanse while hydrate hair and scalp. It also energizes to restore comfort and circulation. At the end you get soft, shiny, and manageable hair.

Recommended for:

Dry, dandruff prone scalp.

6.- Desert Essence Organics Haircare Shampoo ( Fragrance free)

This shampoo is unscented, soothe the scalp while retain your hair natural fragrance.

What we like about it:

It softens and revitalizes the hair and scalp. It doesn’t weigh the hair down.

Recommended for:

Oily and flat hair.

7.- Beauty Without Cruelty daily benefits (BWC)

Gentle formula to restore balance, body and shine.

What we like about it:

Synthetic fragrance free, paraben free, SLS free, and PH balanced. Rich lather without any residue left behind.

Recommended for:

Everyday use.

shampoo for curly hair

8.- Mukti Botanique Shampoo

This formula is infused with herbal extract to restore shine, body, and bounce. It’s organic, gluten-free, nut free, and silicone free. No harsh chemicals and detergents.

What we like about it:

It has a light scent of cucumber and lime. Simple ingredients. It also clarifies gently.

Recommended for:

Color treated hair, chemically processed.

9.- Lush Veganese

This shampoo has an uplifting scent of lemon.

What we like about it:

Lightweight shampoo.It’s not drying, has a nice slip to it.

Recommended for:

Remove build up. Great for dry and damaged hair.

10.- Pureology Curl complete Shampoo

Floral scented with a low lather formula. It’s also sulfate free.

Its formula is gentle enough for curly kinky hair. Non drying and moisturizing.

Recommended for:

Kinky, dry hair.

Great vegan haircare with minimal to no harsh chemicals and detergents are not really hard to find. Just make sure to read the ingredients and look up any ingredients that look unclear to you.

Our is one of the first thing people notice on us. It’s also an indication of our health. Let’s be mindful and take care of it.

What are the green cruelty free shampoo you swear by? Let me know down below!

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