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What is your favourite SLS free shampoo?

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Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 09-Feb-17 10:14:48

I used to be fairly loyal to dr organic aloe shampoo. But the last bottle I bought was really runny and watery. So I seem to be using lots more than I used to to wash my hair.

Time for a change! smile

What do you recommend?

I avoid sls because it dries my skin out and makes me itch like mad! blush

Melstarrynight Thu 09-Feb-17 10:50:44

Faith in nature, they smell wonderful.

RoganJosh Thu 09-Feb-17 10:53:59

Body shop rainforest is going down well here. I recently changed from Aubrey organics rosemary which was also good but expensive.
We tried ogx or whatever that used to be organics but it's got something so similar to SLS that we all itched like mad.

Bluebellevergreen Thu 09-Feb-17 10:55:01

Dr organic has gone very watery. The shower gel I was given as a present didnt last long at all

marmitecheesetoast Thu 09-Feb-17 11:00:17

I'm currently using the following SLS free shampoos -
Yes 2 Carrots
Boots Botanics Intensely Hydrating shampoo (but upsettingly think this may have been discontinued?)
And my current favourite ORS Curls Unleashed rosemary and coconut shampoo. Don't know whether you've got curly hair or not or whether that matters but I love the smell and lather you get with this!

WaterBelle Thu 09-Feb-17 11:58:43

I just used Dr Organic (the coconut one) and have to say it was no where near as good as Faith in Nature.
I couldn't find Faith in Nature anywhere near me last time I looked. must try again.
I used to use the boots Naked range which I loved, but seems to be gone.
I avoid Yes to Carrots for ethical reasons.

myfavouritecolourispurple Thu 09-Feb-17 12:31:17

I was using Liz Earle but said on another thread that I thought they'd changed the formulation and my hair was really lank and awful. However, I continued using it even though I'd bought a replacement at the hairdressers and my hair was fine, so I put it down to the very cold weather we had and hair having needed a cut.

Well. Today is really cold. And my hair is looking really lifeless again! So it obviously is something to do with really cold temperatures.

So I think I can recommend Liz Earle after all and even with the reformulation.

NomDePlumeReloaded Thu 09-Feb-17 12:32:34


MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Thu 09-Feb-17 12:40:45

I alternate between these two as they're both for coloured hair. I prefer the L'Oréal one tbh.

poohsticks13 Thu 09-Feb-17 12:47:20

I usually use Tara Smith and buy them from EBay. If I want to treat myself (or have vouchers!) I get some Aveda.

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 09-Feb-17 12:50:09

My hair is not coloured and fairly thick so don't need to consider those issues (it is going grey tho)

I've tried faith in nature and yes to carrots - I didn't like either - yes to carrots made me itch/ stung my eyes I think. And I can't remember why I didn't like faith in nature- but I didn't finish half the bottle before I moved on.

bluebelle - glad it's not just my imagination about it being too watery!

waterbelle - what's the ethical reason? I had assumed they were ok as brands go. Think they have the no animal testing logo 😬

puddock Thu 09-Feb-17 12:52:26

Faith in Nature used to do a chocolate and rosemary one which I loved.

LadyOfTheCanyon Thu 09-Feb-17 12:58:25

I've just starting the Dr Organics Tea tree one and it seems to be doing the world of good for my psoriasis.

WaterBelle Thu 09-Feb-17 14:23:59

@Squirrelfruitandnutkin Didn't agree with Israel human rights, and have boycotted all Israeli products for a few years now. I also noticed they changed their products stamp from "Made in Israel" to Made in US and tried to hide the fact, somewhat immoral in my opinion.
More info here:

Squirrelfruitandnutkin Thu 09-Feb-17 15:10:24

Wow! Definitely food for thought!

Knitella Thu 09-Feb-17 15:53:15

I'm really liking NOAH shampoo and conditioner at the moment. I bought them at Wholefoods. My hair is coloured and on the dry side.

I've also tried Purelolgy at my friend's house and it's lovely. Foams up well for an SLS free shampoo.

Madbengalmum Thu 09-Feb-17 16:03:59

Espa shampoo and conditioner, smells amazing too. Just lovely and free of nasties.

building2017 Thu 09-Feb-17 16:19:40

I used to love Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner but the coconut oil makes my scalp break out. So I've moved over to Green People Daily Aloe Shampoo and Intensive Repair Conditioner which are good.

OreosOreosOreos Thu 09-Feb-17 16:39:32

Moo Goo range - I had horrible eczema around my hairline and up onto my scalp in places and it's cleared it up a treat!

Trundle13 Thu 09-Feb-17 20:47:29

Another vote for Body Shop Rainforest range smile

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 10-Feb-17 15:05:13

I came across this article, it might be of interest to you.

sparechange Fri 10-Feb-17 15:06:49

OGX - the Moroccan oil one, or the one is the shiny brown bottle (not the matt brown bottle)

Boots and Waitrose also stock it

Jointhejoyrun75 Fri 10-Feb-17 15:55:27

The Palmers coconut oil shampoo is fantastic, smells amazing and leaves my hair so soft

RoganJosh Fri 10-Feb-17 16:15:00

The OGX one has something so similar to SLS though that it seems to act as SLS does.
Aqua (Water)

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Dimethicone Copolyol

Cocamide DEA

Glycol Distearate

Argania Spinoza (Argan) Kernel Oil

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter) Extract


Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Extract



Cetyl Alcohol

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride


DMDM Hydantoin

CI 16035 (Red 40)

CI 19140 (Yellow 5)

Benzyl Benzoate



sparechange Fri 10-Feb-17 17:45:19

DH and I are both super sensitive to SLS and parabans, and haven't had any problems with the OGX range...

Not sure what effect it would have one others though

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