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7 Best Organic Shampoos Compared for Price & Quality!

By Holly / August 21, 2015

We are obsessed with what we put on our face – from using a facial cleanser for sensitive skin to applying the best nourishing moisturizer and buying organic face powder to making natural lip balm.

With so much care taken for our face, we often neglect a product we use every day – our shampoo.

Almost all commercial shampoos carry ingredients that are harmful to our health. One such ingredient is sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS).

Best Organic Shampoo 2017

John Master

Why we chose it:

  1. Safe to use for color-treated hair
  2. Best for dry or damaged hair
  3. Contains 17 herbs, plant extracts & essential oils 

As a main component found in shampoo, SLS is one of the most dangerous carcinogens in the world. It is used in shampoos because of its ability to produce lather when mixed with a bit of salt. We as consumers have assumed that lots of foam mean cleaner hair — this is not the case at all.

There are many health hazards related to SLS like:

  • Irritation to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract
  • Irritation to eyes when shampoo gets into your eyes
  • Damaging to hair follicles
  • Impairing ability to grow hair
  • Damaging to immune system
  • One study has shown that using pure SLS on your scalp will cause hair to fall out

Do you know SLS also gets rid of grease which is why it is used to clean engines, garages and kitchen floor?! Let’s not go into how SLS is also inside other personal care products like toothpaste, hand and body soaps, facial cleanser, shaving gel etc.

With so much harmful effects of SLS, it is time to switch to a natural and organic shampoo. We have tried and tested many different organic shampoos to bring you the best of the best.

Selection Criteria

We have a few selection criteria in our selection of the best organic shampoos on the market:

  1. Ingredients – no synthetic crap
  2. Scent, lather and washing experience
  3. How clean our hair felt
  4. End result of our hair
  5. How long can we go between washes
  6. The company practices

Best Organic Shampoos

Shampoo BrandBest FeaturesUser FeedbackPrice LevelOur Rating
Rahua100% organic & natural ingredients like coconut butter & shea butter betaines for safe & effective removal of oil and dirt. Rahua oil molecules penetrate deep into hair shaft; creates and maintains healthy, bouncy and lustrous hairGoodAffordable3.8 / 5
John MasterPurifying shampoo optimizes scalp conditions for healthy, manageable hair, contains 6 certified-organic ingredients for buildup removal and stimulate the scalp and does not contain sodium lauryl sulfateVery GoodAffordable4.6 / 5
NATUDelicately cleanses, while protectively preserving hair's appearance & strength, synthetic fragrance, not tested on animals Very goodCheap4.1 / 5
CaliaMildly scented shampoo contains 100% pure essential natural oils,Hypo allergenic & environmentally friendly, Sulfate, DEA, Sodium and Propylene Glycol freeVery GoodAffordable4.4 / 5
AcureProvides lasting moisture for dry and damaged hair, repairs and safe for color-treated hair. Contains organic Argan Oil, Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil Very good Cheap4.2 / 5
Skinny SkinnyOrganic shampoo has spicy scent without the nasty chemicals, absorbs oil has and retains natural shine and luster, removes dirt leaving no traces of residue.GoodAffordable3.8 / 5
Luxsit Organics Enlight ShampooContains vegetable-based surfactants and nettle extract & blended with antioxidants, peppermint and Rosemary provides fresh scent, natural beta glucan protects outer layer of hair shaft.Very goodAffordable4.0 / 5

1. Rahua


Scoring low 2 on the EWG Cosmetic Database, the Rahua classic shampoo and conditioner cleans your hair really well. It is rich with organic and 100% natural ingredients, the oil strengthens weak and damaged strands while nourishing and regenerating the scalp and hair follicles. The coconut and shea butter keeps your locks soft and silky while removing dirt, oil and grime.

This shampoo is suitable for coloured hair as it is gently formulated to clean hair with fewer suds.

One of its ingredients, Palo Santo, has a delicate scent that provides soothing aromatherapy treatment while showering.

It provides some lather and the end result is a well-behaved hair that makes us feel light and clean. You can last for 2 days without washing hair.

Best suited for: Normal and coloured hair.

2. John Master


John Master sits on 3 on the EWG Cosmetic Database as the products contain essential oils which can cause allergies. Other than that, John Masters’ products is 100% pure and clean. There are a range of hair care products from shampoos and conditioners to hair masks and styling products.

Some of the favorites include Evening Primrose Shampoo, Honey and Hibiscus Shampoo.

The Citrus and Neroli Detangler is good for thinner hair as it is lightweight. Our locks do not get weighed down while the shampoo is suitable for daily cleansing.

Best suited for: Thin and fine hair.




NATU is free from parabens, silicones, resins, sulphates, DEA, TEA, MEA, Phthalates, petroleum products and synthetic fragrances.

There isn’t much lather as compared to the chemical shampoo but there is still lather. It is herbal scented and the conditioner is creamy and rich enough to leave your hair tangle-free.

Best suited for: Due to its extensive range of shampoos, conditioners and hair serums. It is suitable for dry, normal and oily hairs.

4. Calia

calia shampoo

Calia is free from DEA, sodium chloride, sulphates, propylene glycol. It is probably one of the purest shampoo in our review. The lather is good and the lavender and bergamot scent is light and pure. The conditioner is thick and is great for dry hair.

Calia products will lift your hair roots and make your lock fee thicker due to the silica.

Best suited for: Thin hair.

5. Acure


Acure shampoo is ranked 1 on the EWG Cosmetic Database while the conditioner is ranked 2. The products are free of gluten, sulphates, parabens, phthalates. It is free from animal testing and vegan friendly, and all the ingredients are fair trade certified.

Acure will not weigh down your hair and the ingredients (argan oil, sea buckthorn oil and argan steam cells) work wonders to give you softness and shine to your locks.

The lather was good due to the coconut-based ingredient and we can go without washing our hair for 3 days.

Best suited for: Dry and frizzy hair. You can try their other range of shampoos and conditioners for different hair types.

6. SkinnySkinny

Skinny Skinny Organic Shampoo

Skinny Skinny is a dry shampoo made with pure ingredients like cornstarch, brown rice powder, white clay, horsetail power, orris root powder and essential oils.

The shampoo soaks up oil and is good for quick fixes. The scent is mild and pleasant and overall, it adds volume to your hair.

Best suited for: People in a rush.

7. Luxsit Organics Enlight Shampoo


A luxury brand from Sweden, the product comes in gorgeous packages. Luxsit Enlight Shampoo is free from all harmful chemicals and ingredients. With coco glucoside, the shampoo foams really well. The unique formula of antioxidants and nettle extracts prevents itchiness and irritation. Peppermint and rosemary oils cleans our scalps and gives a long-lasting refreshing scent. The oat and kelp extract helps in creating a healthier and shiner hair.

Best suited for: Normal hair.

Wrapping up

There you have it, the 7 best natural shampoo options on the market. Have you used any one of these before? What are your results? We’d love to know!

Article Updates:

Related article (external website): 5 recommended shampoos for dry scalp.

Related article (external website): World’s best organic conditioners.


About the author


Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!