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I need a sulphate free shampoo which actually cleanses the hair

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vengeancer Tue 14-Jul-20 07:03:12

I have very curly (3b/c and on the dry side) hair and a lot of TLC (along with products) goes into my mane. I avoid silicones and try to avoid sulphates but I find I always ends up with product build up even with regular sulphate free shampoo use and I end up using a 'normal' shampoo every now and then to get the grease off but it is drying my hair.

I have tried the Palmer's shampoo and just finished one of the Maui moisture shampoos. Both didn't quite work.

Can someone recommend a shampoo which is sulphate free but gets rid of dirt/product build up?

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vengeancer Tue 14-Jul-20 07:04:24

oh, should have said I am willing to spend about £5. There are some shampoos with amazing reviews out there but I will never spend £30 on a bottle of hair wash grin

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TheyCalledherPatience Tue 14-Jul-20 07:09:06

I really like Faith in Nature. However I don't use other products in my hair so I'm not sure whether it would do the job for you or not. Worth a try maybe, it's not expensive.

snappycamper Tue 14-Jul-20 07:09:57

If you're only willing to buy cheap shampoo you won't get a decent one without sulphates. Sulphates are what makes shampoo cheap hmm

jeremypaxo Tue 14-Jul-20 07:11:23

I like the Charles Worthington micellar shampoo. It's slightly more than £5 though I think - maybe £8 ish?

vengeancer Tue 14-Jul-20 07:13:48

theycalled, is that the body shop shampoo? I had that too but forgot to mention. didn't work for me either.

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11MrsLuther Tue 14-Jul-20 07:14:33

I've just ordered the shea.10 in 1 fruit fusion one its £10 though. I was going to go for the noughty one but its out of stock at the moment. Like you, I use shampoo sometimes, but my hair is so much better.already using the curly girl method. I'm type.2b/2c.

Rodders92 Tue 14-Jul-20 07:16:17

I use the tresemme one in a maroon coloured bottle that lathers up well for a sulphate free one

Mumdiva99 Tue 14-Jul-20 07:20:21

What about trying a shampoo bar. Lots of those are Sulphate free. I've been using them since Christmas and am happy. (Can't recommend a brand as the one I have now was an M&S Xmas gift product and I can't remember the one I used before. Two bars in 6 months is pretty good going).

TheyCalledherPatience Tue 14-Jul-20 07:23:38

No, not body shop.

I usually get it from Amazon

Justkeeprollingalong Tue 14-Jul-20 07:23:52

As a previous poster said, you're not going to get anything decent for a fiver! A more realistic budget is £10-£15 unless on offer. However used properly it should last a long time. Wash twice using a small amount - about the size of a broad bean. The first wash won't lather well but the second one will.
Faith in Nature isn't Next, I get it from the health food shop, I think it is about £9.50.
The proper Moroccan Oil range is expensive but fantastic. My last set of shampoo and conditioner was over £40 but lasted about 4 months.

billybagpuss Tue 14-Jul-20 07:28:47

We use Argon oil of Morocco they often have deals on

TheyCalledherPatience Tue 14-Jul-20 07:29:01

I usually pay £7.99 on Amazon for shampoo and conditioner together (Faith in Nature.)

Pollyputthepizzaon Tue 14-Jul-20 07:29:47

Faith in nature. It’s on Amazon or Waitrose.

user1471459103 Tue 14-Jul-20 07:35:14

I use House of Mistry, they got an online shop and are around £4-6.
They’re the only natural shampoos which get my hair clean properly ( not curly, more textured and most other shampoos always leave a “dirty” patch behind the ears).
I heard about them from a recommendation here about 8 years ago and have used them since, no repeat usage fatigue yet.

elaeocarpus Tue 14-Jul-20 07:35:25

Have you checked what is in the other products you mention you use? They might be what is causing build up, which you cant shift with sulfate free shampoo if its silicones

Waitrose pure range ; DGJ organics hair juice i found good; currently have an ogx one.

vengeancer Tue 14-Jul-20 07:37:01

ela, it's a long list of stuff but I think you need a degree in chemistry to understand the ingredients grin

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greengoose21b Tue 14-Jul-20 07:37:17

I'm a big fan of Holland And Barrett's Dead Sea Magic range. It is about £8-9 but often on bogohp

Disfordarkchocolate Tue 14-Jul-20 07:37:22

Bain and Savon to shampoo bars that are sulphate free. I love my milk one.

Friendly Soap Company do good sulphate free bars too, and the best conditioner I have ever had.

onedaysoonish Tue 14-Jul-20 07:40:19

I rate purology but it's expensive. However, Johnson's baby shampoo is also quite good and super cheap. Somewhat of a false economy though because you have to use an awful lot of it to get your hair clean. But could be worth a try?

Everydayisalearningday Tue 14-Jul-20 07:44:58


I use the tresemme one in a maroon coloured bottle that lathers up well for a sulphate free one

Snap and the garner natural conditioners in the brown and blue bottles are silicone free so I’m probably getting both for £5

liaun Tue 14-Jul-20 08:00:52

I use this, definitely worth the money

Bamboobo Tue 14-Jul-20 08:07:37

I really like the Charles Worthington micellar one too, and it's often on offer in boots. Most of the ogx ones are sulphate free too. Or in Savers there's a L'Oréal one- used to be Everpure but I think it's something else pure now.

Pinkvici22 Tue 14-Jul-20 08:11:16

OGX - sulphate free and leaves my hair lovely. I like the coconut oil or the argan oil

2Kidsinatrenchcoat Tue 14-Jul-20 08:13:13

Faith in nature isn’t sulphate free, it’s the second ingredient!

Noughty is sulphate free but turns my 2c/3a hair into a dry matted mess

Have you tried using a co wash? The as I am cowash is amazing, and I’ve heard good things about the cantu one

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