These Are The Best Natural Products For Every Hair Type

We're in the middle of a sustainability revolution. Sure, reading labels and paying attention to where our clothes are made, what's in our food, and what we're putting on our faces isn't always easy, but it's making us a hell of a lot more healthy in the long run.

And while many of us follow the golden rule of the natural movement — "thou shalt be able to pronounce all ingredients" — when it comes to our serums and moisturizers, we tend to forget it when we wash our hair. But if you're still using the shampoo and conditioner from when you were 10 — and your hair is dry, stripped, and dull — then chances are sulfates, parabens, fragrances, and a bunch of other sneaky additives could be to blame.

Look, we hear your concerns: that your texture is difficult and plant-based ingredients won't be able to stand up to it; that you need a big, fluffy lather to really feel like your scalp is getting clean; that you just can't give up that artificial, but addictive, coconut scent everyone always compliments you on. And we're here to tell you that you can rest easy, because we rounded up the absolute best new formulas for every hair type and need — from fine to frizzy. Plus, your blowout can still smell like coconut, only now it'll be the real deal.

Let us know if you've made the switch to all-natural hair products, and share your favorites, in the comments below.
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For Dry Hair...
You've got to love a label that lays it all out for you. This duo's hero ingredient — hydrolyzed wheat protein — helps to replenish lost moisture and gradually strengthen strands. Make sure to follow up with a heat protector when you get out of the shower.

Eleven Australia Hydrate My Hair Shampoo, $22.95, available at Eleven Australia.
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If your hair always feels weighed down, and never truly clean, silicones could be to blame. They give a silky-smooth feeling in the short term, but end up coating strands and clogging pores in the long term. This treatment is free of 'em, but packed with good oils, like rosehip, argan, and coconut, to restore your hair's health and seal split ends.

Briogeo Rosarco Oil, $28, available at Sephora.
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Buy this conditioner for the funny message on the bottle; keep it because it's so rich, reparative, and shine-enhancing.

Evo Ritual Salvation Conditioner, $25, available at Evo Hair.
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For Oily Hair...
Ditching your aerosol dry shampoo for a powder version sounds...messy. But this is nothing like baby powder, promise. Pour a little into your palms and work it through the roots of your hair, scrunching with your fingers as you go, for volume, a matte finish, and a beachy-floral scent. Then, snap a shot of it for your Instagram, because, well, it's adorable.

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo, $24, available at Captain Blankenship.
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We jump at any excuse to clear clutter from our showers and shorten our morning routines, and this two-in-one wins on those fronts. The mint gives your scalp a tingly-clean feeling, while the marula oil adds moisture throughout.

Acure Body Beautiful 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner, $19.99, available at Acure.
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Washing with a clarifying shampoo is like hitting the restart button on your scalp, especially if you're a styling-product junkie. It removes weeks' worth of buildup — but you should use it sparingly to avoid stripping.

Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo, $24, available at Sephora.
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For Color-Treated Hair...
Purple shampoo is a lifesaver for toning brassy blonds and grays — and a natural one is a good way to balance out all the harsh chemicals from the peroxide.

Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo, $40, available at Aveda.
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Prolong your color with a heavy-duty conditioner that locks in vibrancy and strengthens strands with botanicals.

Alterna Bamboo UV+ Color Protection Vibrant Color Conditioner, $22, available at Sephora.
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Holding out for months between salon appointments can be painful. Try this first: a reparative mask that contains strengthening keratin, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and fruit antioxidants. Leave it in for the length of a relaxing bath or an episode of The Bachelorette.

Phyto Phytokératine Mask, $45, available at Sephora.
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For Damaged Hair...
This product is a miracle in a tube for sealing split ends until your next trim. It's also super-lightweight, so it won't feel heavy even if your hair is fine.

Evo End Doctor Smoothing Sealant, $25.95, available at Evo.
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This at-home mask leaves your hair looking and feeling the way it would after a salon treatment. Plus, you know that moment at the shampoo bowl when you close your eyes and escape for a bit? You can do that in your shower, thanks to the aromatherapy effects of the lavender and eucalyptus.

Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask, $58, available at Rahua.
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If you're prone to breakage and frizz, add this to your shopping cart. The organic oat beefs up brittle strands, and jojoba-seed oil smoothes unruliness.

Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo, $11, available at Weleda.
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For Fine Hair...
Fine hair is often flat hair, which is no fun after a blowout. But this volumizing shampoo contains biotin, so it actually gives lasting lift at the roots — which means way more hairstyle options for you.

Grown Alchemist Volumising Shampoo, $49, available at Beauty Habit.
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Fine hair + leave-in conditioner = weighed-down disaster. Not here. All you get is a silky sheen.

John Masters Organics Rose & Apricot Hair Milk, $26, available at Ulta Beauty.
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This sea-salt spray has the same salinity measure as the Pacific Ocean. So basically, it's legit. You'll look like you just came out of the water, but you'll smell like you came out of a coconut grove.

Herbivore Sea Mist Texturizing Salt Spray, $20, available at Herbivore.
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For Thick Hair...
Detangling sprays remind us of our childhoods — and our moms painfully combing through our knotted hair — but they're actually a great addition to your grown-up lifestyle if you want to minimize hair loss due to brushing.

John Masters Organics Citrus & Neroli Detangler, $16, available at John Masters.
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If you have thick hair that never seems to fully absorb moisture, try this: It's got a superhero trio of coconut oil, oats, and aloe vera.

Yarok Feed Your Moisture Masque, $49.50, available at Yarok Hair.
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For Sensitive Scalps...
Ease the irritation of an itchy or inflamed scalp with this purifying serum, which breaks down pore-clogging sebum.

John Masters Organics Deep Scalp Purifying Serum, $23, available at John Masters.
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This shampoo can be used on any type of hair — it's that gentle. It's also crazy-stimulating for your scalp, thanks to the organic rosemary.

Neal's Yard Remedies Invigorating Seaweed Shampoo, $18, available at Neal's Yard Organic.
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This hydrating aloe vera shampoo cleanses without any chemicals, and works wonders on eliminating flakes.

Dr. Alkaitis Organic Shampoo, $50, available at Dr. Alkaitis.
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For Natural Hair...
Think of this post-shower styler as a body butter for your hair. It smoothes thick and frizzy strands and restores bounce to curls.

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $11.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Have you ever smelled monoi oil? It's made by combining gardenia blossoms with coconut oil, and it's out of this world. That's reason enough to try this shampoo, but if you need others, it also prevents sun damage and breakage like a boss.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo, $20, available at Carol's Daughter.
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For Normal Hair...
Basic is a good thing when it comes to hair types. If you don't have any concerns beyond just wanting the best blowout possible, go for lightweight, moisturizing formulas packed with botanicals.

Rahua Shampoo, $34, available at Rahua.
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Cut down on your styling-product clutter with a softening, leave-in prep treatment.

Evo Day of Grace, $24, available at Evo Hair.
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For Curly Hair...
Finally! We found a product that gives curls major hold, but doesn't feel greasy or crunchy.

Briogeo Curl Charisma, $20, available at Sephora.
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Work this buttery styling product from mid-shaft to ends for a gleaming, healthy finish.

Original Moxie Hair Bling High Shine Pomade, $19, available at Sephora.
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Apply a few pumps of this oily heat protectant from roots to tips before blowdrying, and you'll be damage-free for a whole lot longer.

Earth's Nectar Coconut Curls, $23.50, available at Sephora.
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