Shampoo without sodium lauryl sulphates

(64 Posts)
missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 14:07:57


I've seen L'Oreal advertised online but can't find them in my small-ish Boots.

Any other choices and not costing ££££s?

Elliptic5 Thu 22-Aug-13 14:14:46

Bet you watched "How not to get old" grin, so did I, googled the shampoos at the time, bit shock at the prices.

missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 14:26:39

ha ha ha! Yup!

missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 14:27:00

Which ones did you find then?

Jason's is reasonably priced. Should be available in local
Health store.

Pinebarrens Thu 22-Aug-13 14:27:50

my tesco sells the l'oreal one.

BeCool Thu 22-Aug-13 14:28:21

Green People
Naked from Boots (I think)

ILikeToClean Thu 22-Aug-13 14:36:02

The L'oreal one is called Hair Expertise and it is a good range, but probably only available in larger stores. Another good one to try is the Naked range. Both of these come on offer quite regularly if you get to a larger Boots, so doesn't make it too expensive. I think you can tell the difference -my hair feels silkier and smoother and don't tend to use as much. HTH.

NewNameforNewTerm Thu 22-Aug-13 14:36:30

Yes To

I use this range. Think it got good reviews in the Beauty Bible too.

Elliptic5 Thu 22-Aug-13 14:38:26

Burts bees and Avalon organics come to mind, don't know who sells them. Actually probably not that much more than my loreal professional range.

Yonihadtoask Thu 22-Aug-13 14:44:52

The Green people - shampoo is great. It seems pricey, but you use only a teeny bit each time - so works out much better value.

Also love Naked shampoo (and shower gels). Significantly cheaper.
Can purchase in Boots - or direct from their own website.

Yonihadtoask Thu 22-Aug-13 14:47:07

Also Dr Organics range from Holland & Barrett.

The Moroccan Argan Oil is lovely.

yellowballoons Thu 22-Aug-13 14:48:54

what is wrong with sls?

Elliptic5 Thu 22-Aug-13 14:50:27

Actually it does depend on how much you need to use, that's why I don't mind paying for my shampoo - I use so little it lasts for ages and I hide it when my daughter comes home.

dirtyface Thu 22-Aug-13 14:50:53

i was going to start the same thread, saw how not to get old last night

apparently SLS can make your hair fall out, how worrying

missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 14:52:49

Thank you!

My local Waitrose sells a lot of posh shampoos but without getting a magnifying glass out to read the labels , I don't know where to start.

tell me about Moroccan Argan Oil- I bought the serum/oil but is MAO a brand or do you mean generic argan oil? Bit confused on this one as I seem to think there are loads of 'argan oil' products.

missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 14:54:46

Every year at this time I get a flaky scalp- it's then the seasons start to change ( weird but true) so I think it's time to change shampoos and also I knew yonks ago that SLS was bad for your skin etc- so seems like a good time to try. I only need wash my hair ever 3-4 day so cost is not a massive issue- just didn't want to be forking out £15 for something- but £5 -ish quite ok.

Callmedreckly Thu 22-Aug-13 15:37:50

Organix at Boots £5.99 each.

Loreal Everstrong 2 for £9 Superdrug. So you could get the Shampoo & Conditioner.

also watched the programme & googled all night

Callmedreckly Thu 22-Aug-13 15:43:21

Loreal Everstrong is 2 for £9 at boots blush

GW297 Thu 22-Aug-13 15:45:09

Liz Earle, The Green People or Naked (from Boots.)

PoppyAmex Thu 22-Aug-13 15:45:31

This is amazing and the smell is out of this world.

I take it to the hairdressers (did keratin treatment, so can't use their products) and both the hairdressers and the clients comment on the smell.

missbopeep Thu 22-Aug-13 16:48:56

Looks like it's Organix or Naked then. Waitrose have the former- I assumed the Brazilian was people with wavy hair but maybe not? My hair is fine and fairly normal but I'd tend to go more for a product for dryer hair as I an fair with blonde highlights.

Onetwothreeoops Thu 22-Aug-13 16:52:07

Look for happy hair days as well. I don't know if waitrose have it but sainsburys do. I think it's £3.99, they have conditioners at the same price too.

It's good stuff.

gaggiagirl Thu 22-Aug-13 16:59:06

I love the L'Oreal ones I've tried quite a few I find I don't need to wash my hair as often as I did before changing to sls free.
Treseme do one too that's very little £££s

Doearwigsmakechutney Thu 22-Aug-13 19:40:24

L'oreal everstrong is great. If you order through Boots online, they'll deliver instore for free (if you spend more than £20). I bulk ordered when there was a 3 for 2 deal. I use it since having a Brazilian blow dry. The scent is lovely.

BeCool Thu 22-Aug-13 20:25:35

I think the Green People shampoo is quite simply the best shampoo I've ever used.

It is pricey though.

A friend of mine always uses these Faith In Nature

Body shop rainforest range is SLS and paraben free, lovely on your hair too.

cerealqueen Thu 22-Aug-13 20:59:53

I use the L'Oreal one from Sainsburys, it smells a bit chemical though.

yellowballonns I use non SLS shampoo because I dye my hair and since I've been using it, the dye adheres to grey hair better and stays put longer!

L'Oreal Everriche is great, smells gorgeous, and come in variants for fine and unruly hair. Current favourite shampoo, you can get it in Sainsburys.

snowlie Fri 23-Aug-13 08:29:12

I use Naked - didn't know they we're making shower gel, usually wash using their shampoos. SLS makes my skin itch.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 23-Aug-13 14:07:24

poppy did you realise that it has sodium chloride in it which is what you are supposed to avoid after keratin treatment?

Shitrus Fri 23-Aug-13 14:14:14

Naked Bodycare has free delivery this weekend.

PoppyAmex Fri 23-Aug-13 14:41:33

Yes, Step.

That shampoo has neither sodium chlorite or sulphates.

Daffodilly Fri 23-Aug-13 14:58:15

Which Green People shampoo do you use BeCool? Is it the Aloe one?

Ledkr Fri 23-Aug-13 15:33:55

Tell me a out it!!
I want to "not get old-er"

lazysleepymummy Fri 23-Aug-13 15:54:38

I've got hair down to my waist and have used Avalon organics for years. Always get complemented on my hair grin They tend to be on a 3 for 2 deal so pretty good price. My favourite is the peppermint shampoo/conditioner. Smells amazing and tingly on scalp smile

If SLS makes your hair fall out and most shampoos contain it why aren't there more bald women around?

Callmedreckly Fri 23-Aug-13 22:06:46

Arghhh Shitrus You just cost me £9! grin

TerribleTantrums Fri 23-Aug-13 22:13:49

I use Aveda, which I have to admit is expensive, but you only need to use a small amount so it lasts for ages.

Jason is good (but not the volumising one which turned my hair into straw). The only Naked one that I've tried is also the volumising one, and it didn't volumise at all.

Yes to Carrots (or Yes to Cucumber/Tomatoes etc) are reasonably widely available and, while I haven't tried the shampoo, the shower gel in the range is excellent so I would assume the shampoo is good too.

RubyrooUK Fri 23-Aug-13 22:30:15

Are any non-SLS ones good for flaky scalps? Both DH and I get super sensitive scalps and have found only Head & Shoulders stops the pain and itching. I have tried far more expensive products but with no success - all of them leave me with a sore scalp after a few weeks.

heritagewarrior Fri 23-Aug-13 22:42:55

I'm with BeCool. I use Green People shampoo (sensitive skin one) and all my other products come from them too.....

marking place so I can read when not so tired. lush shampoo bars are pretty chemical free btw

Jins Fri 23-Aug-13 22:47:21

I leapt at this thread because I've moved to SLS free shampoos as well but I'm disappointed that many of the suggestions are full of silicones

I'll have to stick with my rainforest shampoo for a while but I'm getting quite tired of the scent

AmberLeaf Fri 23-Aug-13 23:04:00

Lush shampoo bars do contain SLS though, they did take it out for a while but the feedback from customers was that they wanted shampoo that had suds!

AKissIsNotAContract that is what I was going to ask too.

Rummikub Fri 23-Aug-13 23:15:06

I just checked my tesco shampoo. It doesn't have sodium lauryl sulphate but does have sodium laureth sulphate. Are they as bad as each other? I've tried turning to google but getting opposing view points. Some say its not as harsh and therefore used in baby shampoo.

delasi Fri 23-Aug-13 23:21:02

I use Body Shop Rainforest, Tresemme Naturals. Boots used to be sulphates and silicone free in their almond & coconut stuff - have a look at cheap own brands, eg Morrison's, Superdrug etc, a lot directed at dry hair are surprisingly sulphate and silicone free.

I do CG so I co-wash and just the odd low poo now and then so apologies if these suggestions end up being mainly conditioners!

This reminds me though, if you go sulphate free it might be good to silicone free too because silicone are hard to wash out and sulphates are usually needed to do that, so if you have silicone but no sulphate you might end up with a lot of product build up.

EugenesAxe Fri 23-Aug-13 23:23:55

I'm another Green People appreciator - I use rejuvenating shampoo and conditioner. Their shower gel is also amazing; foams up as much as nasty ones on my scourer. You only need very small quantities.

Natural is a good website for all this stuff and you get reward points that translate into money off vouchers. I've used Faith in Nature; it's good but doesn't leave you as sleek as Green People. Think it's cheaper though.

Showtime Fri 23-Aug-13 23:32:25

I'm presently collecting recipes for home-made shampoos, need more research but sure it will be worthwhile.

AKissIsNotAContract that is what I was going to ask too.

I think it's just a con to encourage people to buy more expensive shampoo. Ironic really that L'oreal is one of the brands that people are suggesting when it is well known that they test on animals. I'll stick to my SLS one that hasn't been squirted in rabbits eyes thanks.

dirtyface Sat 24-Aug-13 09:13:47


there are actually lots of women around who have thin / thinning hair. they may not be actually bald but they are losing a lot of hair. there was a long running thread on here a while ago where there were loads of posters losing their hair. scared me shitless tbh

TwasBrillig Sat 24-Aug-13 09:23:44

I'm still a bit confused. I have a Brazilian hair dry so bought a green looking shampoo but I haven't checked the ingredients. What am I looking for?

So far I've seen two different sls mentioned.

Would all three be labelled with those terms? Does any shampoo not have any of them and still work?

Luckily my Brazilian lasts a good time, but if I had the right shampoo would it last longer? My hair is thin anyway so anything that helps!

PoppyAmex Sat 24-Aug-13 09:34:47

Twas, like StepAway mentioned up thread you need to look for shampoos without sodium chloride and sulfates.

IME, salt considerably shortens the lifespan of the treatment.

TwasBrillig Sat 24-Aug-13 09:42:34

Ah yes - I currently have my daughters 'asda eco baby shampoo."

It says no parabens and 'simply natural with no nasties'
But does have sodium laureth sulfate and sodium chloride (and 2 other sodium things -Benzoate and hydroxide)!!

Are there only a few products safe to buy then?

AwkwardSquad Sat 24-Aug-13 10:00:45

Green People. Leaving the SLS debate to one side, I find GP shampoo and conditioner leaves my fine hair in great condition and it's the best range I've used. I've tried some of the other ones mentioned above, including Aveda, and so far GP wins, for me anyway. I use the Aloe one at the moment.

GW297 Sat 24-Aug-13 12:58:58

I think it's time for me to give the green people shampoo another go after seeing so many recommendations on here. Plus they give a percentage of their profits to charity too!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 26-Aug-13 19:07:12

sorry poppy but it clearly says on the site linked that it does contain sodium chloride. oops

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 26-Aug-13 19:08:31

Product Description
Product Description
Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo has an alluring blend of antioxidant rich coconut oil along with lush keratin proteins to strengthen and soften the hair, while avocado oil and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong, tresses, adding a brilliant glow and luminescent shine. This rich sulfate and sodium chloride free formula smooths and strengthens your curly or wavy tresses. Indulge your senses with Organix, beauty pure and simple. Softly scented, Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo is also available in a conditioner and an anti-breakage hair serum for extra protection while styling. NOTE: The shampoo product utilizes a unique blend of sulfate-free surfactants but is not sodium chloride free.

PoppyAmex Mon 26-Aug-13 19:13:24

Oh crap, you're right Step.

Now I'm thinking I'm senile because I've been told Organix was Brazilian/Keratin friendly since I've done my first treatment years ago.

I used to buy the Coconut Organix as recommended by hairdresser - now I'm wondering if that one has sodium too? hmm

Off to check now. Anyway, thanks for your attention to detail.

PoppyAmex Mon 26-Aug-13 19:15:39

Well that's odd, their website specifically says it's sodium free, so I'm guessing it's the Amazon listing that's wrong?


StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 26-Aug-13 19:16:50

no worries, it obviously worked so maybe no need to change, I struggled to find one without and ended up with sainsburys kids cherry almond shampoo which is cheap and lush!

missbopeep Mon 26-Aug-13 19:49:50

Okay- so I bought the Organix Moroccan Oil one then was worried when I read the ingredients.

I googled for ages and came up with various things including this one

I also found another more detailed account which said that the above chemical is not as irritating as SLS but it's not exactly innocent either. It just seems less likely to cause irritation to the scalp.

The article I found arrived at the conclusion that it was half as irritating as SLS because of the amount used in the organix shampoos- about 20% according to organix.

So- I'll use my shampoo up but might look further afield next time for some with any of this.

missbopeep Mon 26-Aug-13 19:51:28

sodium chloride is simply salt- like you put on your chips grin

It's not the sodium that is the issue it's the sulphates.

PoppyAmex Mon 26-Aug-13 21:09:30

missbopeep sorry to have derailed your thread - the sodium issue is for people who had the keratin treatment done.

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