Imagine washing your hair with a dishwashing liquid or a cloth cleaning bar…NEVER! right? We don’t realize that we are in some way doing it in the form of using shampoo and conditioner which consist of sulfate in high amount. Before having a look at the list of sulfate free shampoo available in India, let’s have a quick understanding of what sulfates are.
So what are sulfates?
Most of our household cleanings products such as dish detergent and laundry contain sulfate in it, and so as our shampoos and conditioners. Sulfates are a common foaming agent added to cleaning products from our daily household cleaning products to cosmetics and hair care products. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is the most commonly found sulfate in shampoos and conditioners. While sulfate in shampoo gives a good lather and also helps in removing dirt and oil from our hair and scalp, it also strips natural oil from our hair, thus making the hair rough, dry, and brittle.
Why switch to sulfate free shampoo?
Sulfate free shampoos are mostly free of harsh chemicals. It keeps the hair from attracting any extra chemicals or chemical build ups. It also decreases hair dryness, reduces frizz and keeps the scalp healthy. The down side is that products that are sulfate free usually don’t give much lather.
So, in today’s post I am going to list best sulfate free shampoos that are available in India.
WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo is infused with Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, making it their best-selling shampoos. Apple cider vinegar encourages healthy hair growth helps hair retain more moisture helping to prevent split ends . Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the pH of hair and scalp, stimulating better circulation to the hair follicles, which in turn strengthens hair roots. The product is free of sulfates as well as parabens, thus the product takes some effort to lather. However, when the hair is washed using lukewarm water, it lathers like magic. Don’t forget to use cold water at the end of the hair wash to close the open hair follicle. I suggest you use a conditioner after the wash because it adds a lot of volume to hair so a good conditioner with giving your hair a more settled look. Apart from that, it does makes the hair shiny, controls frizz, and making it more manageable. READ FULL REVIEW HERE
Quantity – 300 ml
Price– 499 MRP but you can get it for 399 rs at Amazon
Khadi Neem Aloevera Shampoo Sls & Paraben Free
This shampoo by Khadi Herbal Natural Handmade is sulfate and paraben free. It claims to prevent hair fall and preventing hair damage.
Price– MRP 250 RS, yet you can get it for below 200 rs on Amazon
OGX Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
Infused with argan oil this shampoo is yet another sulfate free shampoo you got to try. It’s a little more on the expensive side, but you can always look online for better deals and offers. The nourishing oil in it helps restore moisture to dry hair and protects your hair from the damage caused by heat styling and the UV rays of the sun. As far as lathering of the product is concern, it gives a good lather and amazing hair wash experience.
Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner,
Most sulfate free products can be on a slight hair drying side, this product is a good combination of shampoo and conditioner. Cruelty- free and affordable, this herbal shampoo also contains ingredients such as apple extracts, coconut oil, almond oil, shikakai, himalayan water, Indian pennywort, and agar-agar.
Price – MRP 155 rs, get it for 116 rs on Amazon
I’ll be adding more sulfate free shampoo in this list as I go on trying them. Mean while. let me know which is your favorite sulfate free shampoo you have used in the comments below.