Save Your Strands With Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Unless you've been locking yourself in a closet choking on phthalates and scented markers, you know that natural, chemical-free beauty is all the rage these days. And, in an ironic twist, for those of us with chemically treated hair, our salon-damaged doesn't permit chemical-laden products, which can lead to dry, frizzy, straw-like strands. One of the most common culprits? Sulfate, the detergent that gives many shampoos their soapy lather.
Because we know you could spend hours in the shampoo aisle reading up on each product and debating which is best, we've simplified the process and narrowed down the list for you. Check out our picks for the best sulfate-free shampoos and find the best one for your hair type. Happy washing!
1 of 8
Aveda's moisturizing shampoo saturates dry, brittle hair with buriti oil and plant-derived conditioners, leaving hair softer than your favorite worn-in tee.

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo, $24, available at Aveda.
2 of 8
Color Wow's shampoo is nothing short of well, wow. It's specially designed to prolong your color treatment while nourishing and moisturizing hair.

Color Wow Color Security Shampoo, $22, available at Ulta.
3 of 8
Preserve your fringe and your color with this vitamin-rich shampoo. It helps to promote lustrous shine while protecting against harmful free radicals.

Goldwell Dualsenses Green True Color Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $13.99, available at Sleek Hair.
4 of 8
If you're looking for a shampoo to brighten up your shower time and your mane, then consider Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Shampoo. Not only does it contain hydrating aloe leaf juice, but the sulfate-free winner also smells downright incredible. We'll definitely be spending a few extra minutes in the bathtub tomorrow morning.

Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $13, available at Sephora.
5 of 8
This smoothing shampoo promises to control over-the-top volume and static with hardworking ingredients like avocado oil.

René Furterer Lissea Smoothing Shampoo, $28, available at
6 of 8
The reason why we use shampoo in the first place is to cleanse our hair. Living Proof's shampoo takes its job seriously, ridding hair of build-up and product residue. It's also formulated to thicken tresses and boost body.

Living Proof Full Shampoo, $24, available at Living Proof.
7 of 8
We have an obsession with argan oil — its restorative properties make our hair feel like silk. Organix shampoo is loaded with the covetable ingredient at an affordable price, meaning it will protect your hair and your wallet.

Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo, $7.99, available at Ulta.
8 of 8
No matter what the season, it seems like we're constantly battling the outdoors for a good hair day. The Climate Control shampoo from Ouidad leads the charge against humidity, heat, and other pesky environmental conditions, taming your mane in even the most disastrous weather.

Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo, $19, available at Ouidad.