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Your Guide To Natural Shampoo

With so many natural shampoo and conditioner choices on the market, it might seem like a hard task to find just the right one for you. I put together this organic and natural shampoo guide to make it a bit easier to find your perfect shampoo!

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Mainstream shampoo can often strip important nutrients and natural oils from hair as well as irritate the scalp. Over time, harsh foaming agents and synthetics can leave you with dull, lifeless hair which has been stripped of its natural gloss and sheen. Organic shampoo and conditioner can help revive, strengthen and replenish dry, frizzy, damaged or coloured hair, with different options available based on the needs of each hair type.

Why are there so many types of natural shampoo?

The amount of natural shampoos on the market can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming, but there are many different types for a reason! Each shampoo has been formulated to contain a different blend of ingredients to suit specific hair types, colours, conditions and concerns. The fact that there are different options available which means you'll easily be able to find out what is the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. Whether you need something to preserve your colour, rehydrate heat-treated hair, or balance and clarify an excessively oily scalp, there's a formula to suit the needs of your hair.

Which shampoo is right for your hair type?

If you're unsure of where to begin, start by narrowing down your major hair concerns. Do you want to transform your frizzy hair into smooth, defined curls? Do you need to replenish and rehydrate hair that's been damaged by dye or heat? Or do you have an easily irritated and sensitive scalp? The best option is to identify your biggest wish from your perfect shampoo and choose accordingly. Don't forget that when you're browsing through my hair care section, you can filter by your personal hair type to make things a bit quicker.

Guide to natural shampoos for different hair concerns

Frizzy/Curly Hair

Ethique Frizz Wrangler
If frizz and flyaways are your biggest hair concern, I recommend the Ethique Frizz Wrangler. This shampoo is actually a solid bar that you work into a lather through your hair, almost like a soap! Containing Coconut and Cocoa Butter as well as Banana and Vitamin B5, this nourishing bar offers some serious smoothing and hydrating benefits for dry and frizzy hair.

Acure Brazilian Keratin Straightening Shampoo
I also love the Acure Brazilian Keratin Straightening Shampoo when I want my hair to look extra sleek, as it contains natural Brazilian Keratin, Coconut Water and Marula Oil to smooth the hair and help protect against dryness and damage. Ideal for unruly curls or frizz, this formula leaves hair sleek and glossy, making it an ideal option for anyone who usually requires daily heat styling.

Coloured Hair

Acure Clarifying Shampoo
The Acure Clarifying Shampoo is a great alternative for coloured hair as it tones down brassiness while deeply cleaning the hair, never stripping it of those all-important natural oils. Suitable for all hair colours, this shampoo is especially good for blonde-toned hair due to the purple tones found in French Lavender, Blackberry, and Acai. Lemongrass cleanses, purifies and clarifies the scalp while Argan Oil, Avocado Oil and Vitamin B12 strengthen roots and promote shine.

Rahua Colour Full Shampoo
To ensure platinum blonde tones don't go brassy, a purple shampoo is essential. The Rahua Colour Full Shampoo is an amazing natural alternative to mainstream purple shampoos as it contains Omega 9, Earth Minerals and Morete Oil to enhance coloured hair and protect against fading, without the use of harsh synthetic ingredients. Ideal for the blondest of blondes, this rich formula helps to retain pigment, balance tones, and create a colour-fading barrier, and also contains Cranberry Seed Oil for high shine.

Dry/Sensitive Hair

100% Pure Healthy Scalp Shampoo
If your scalp feels dry and sensitive, it probably needs a bit of extra care and a very gentle formula. The 100% Pure Healthy Scalp Shampoo relies on Burdock and Neem to deep cleanse the scalp, nourishing the hair from the root to the tip as it works to stimulate circulation and replenish hair follicles and fibres. Ideal for very sensitive scalps, this gentle formula can provide relief from irritation, dandruff, itchiness and discomfort thanks to the soothing properties of Aloe Vera, Rose Water, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E.

Madara Nourish and Repair Shampoo
Madara Natural Haircare Nourish and Repair Shampoo has been formulated with natural ingredients such as Northern Nettle and Quince to gently cleanse, restore and repair dry and damaged hair. Rich and silky, this restorative shampoo helps to prevent breakage and split ends, leaving it strong, smooth and replenished with nourishing hydration.

Lavera Basis Sensitive Moisture & Care Shampoo
Another great natural shampoo for dry hair and sensitive scalps is the Lavera Basis Sensitive Moisture & Care Shampoo, which is packed with seriously soothing ingredients. Aloe Vera and Organic Almond Milk provide intense hydration while gently calming, soothing and cleansing the scalp to promote softer, smoother hair.

Oily Hair

Ethique St Clements Shampoo
The trick to finding a shampoo for oily hair is to find one that won't cause a build up of any excess oil, but won't strip your hair of the natural oils that it needs to stay healthy and strong. I love the Ethique St Clements Shampoo For Oily Hair as it harnesses the natural clarifying properties of Lime, Lemon, Orange, Basil, Rosemary and Juniper to help moderate your hair's oil production.

Lavera Freshness & Balance Shampoo
Using Lemon Balm and Mint to remove excess oils and any product build up without stripping the hair, the Lavera Freshness & Balance Shampoo is another favourite for gently cleansing oily hair. Containing clarifying Sea Salt and nourishing Arnica Blossom, this hardworking shampoo works to remove excess oil from roots while hydrating ends.

Damaged/Dull Hair

Lavera Gloss & Bounce Shampoo
Want shampoo-commercial-worthy shine and volume? The Lavera Gloss & Bounce Shampoo uses Pearl Extract to add bounce and light reflecting shine to the hair, while Organic Mallow and Avocado Extract smooth and soften the hair without weighing it down. This velvety formula helps to restore lustre and and vibrance to heat damaged hair.

Madara Gloss & Vibrancy
The Madara Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo gives dull and lifeless hair a boost of volume and bounce, containing antioxidant rich Cranberry Fruit Extract, hydrating Rose Water and purifying Northern Birch Leaf Extract to add shine and protect each strand.

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