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As a full-blown naturalista of 3 years (whew the time has gone by… and my hair still isn’t down my back… womp womp) I often find that we are usually pretty worried about shampoo. If you are a curly girl method follower… this post unfortunately is not for you but I do have some alternatives that fit right into your alley! This post is for my ladies that are a bit weary of shampoo because they think it will dry out your natural hair. That is not necessarily the case. These following suggestions are the 10 best moisturizing shampoos for natural hair that I have had the pleasure of using. Why?
Well for starters they are all sulfate free which means you won’t get the stripped super cleansed feeling as if you just washed your hair with a bar of soap. Moisturizing shampoos for natural hair are popping up all over the beauty supply and major box stores shelves, but you still need to read the ingredient label. Just because they say “moisturizing” doesn’t mean they always are. Check to make sure that the ingredient list is best for your hair care regimen. And then… watch the magic of your hair transform from dirty to clean and moisturized while using shampoo!
PS: I always recommend using a pre-poo of your favorite oil or DIY concoction before shampooing as well to increase the moisture level!
10 Best Moisturizing Shampoos For Natural Hair
Ingredients: AQUA (PURIFIED WATER) INFUSED WITH PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT (AMLA) EXTRACT, VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS (BILBERRY) EXTRACT, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM (SUGAR CANE) EXTRACT, ACER SACCHARUM (SUGAR MAPLE) EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS(ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT, AND CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, POLYSORBATE 20, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, CITRIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, EDTA DISODIUM, PANTHENOL (PRO VITAMIN B5), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E).
Ingredients: Water/aqua/eau, decyl glucoside, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium laurylglucodsides, hydroxypropylsulfonatte, babassuamidopropyl betaine, babassuamide MEA, PEG-150/pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, hydroloyzed sweet protein, Hibiscus esculentus seed extract, gluconolacton, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, *Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower/leaf oil, Citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, Mentha piperita, (peppermint) leaf oil Ociumum basilicum (basil) leaf oil, Litsea cubeba) fruit oil, *Abies grandis (grand fir) needle oil, *Mentha spicata spearmint leaf oil, sodium benzoate.
Ingredients: water, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, nettle oil, thyme oil, birch leaf oil, chamomile, clary, lavender, coltsfoot leaf, yarrow oil, mallow, horsetail oil, soybean protein, coconut derived c12-14 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, tocopherol (vitamin E), trace minerals, citric acid (corn), sodium hydroxymethyglycinate, sea salt, grapefruit seed
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Stearalkonium Chloride(Coconut derived), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera juice), Vegetable Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk Powder, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary oil), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Botanical Blend Ingredients.
Ingredients: Purified water, organic rosemary oil, organic valencia orange citrus, organic mango, organic lemongrass, organic ginko biloba, organic echinacea, organic willow bark, organic sea kelp, organic chamomile flower, organic textured soy protein, organic lavender, organic grapefruit, C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tocopherol (Vit E), Citric Acid, Methylparaben, propylparaben, sea salt, botanical fragrance
Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Mandarin Orange Fruit, Organic Marigold Flower, Organic White Willow Bark, Organic Sea Kelp, C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate and Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Derived), Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Phenoxyethanol and Natural Fragrance.
Ingredients: Water, Infused Ginger Root, Aniseed Oil, Cassia Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Derived from Coconuts), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionates (Coconut Cleanser), Glycol Distearate (Cream Emollient), Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate (Derived from Coconuts), Ricinus Communis, (Castor) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Polyquatemium-10, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Essential Scents and LOVE!
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside(Coconut Oil), African Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter)*, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Guar Gum, Lonicera Capifloium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Avacado Oil
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Algae Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. PARABEN FREE
Ingredients: Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Lauramide DEA, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Peg-10 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino, Lactic Acid, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Chloride, Caramel
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