by Sabrina Perkins of

Naturals have a love-hate relationship with shampoo. We love that they cleanse our tresses but often they are just too harsh for our hair. Sulfates are the detergents in shampoo that cleanse away the dirt, pollutants and product build-up but they also strip away the natural oils we need to keep our hair moisturized.

Because of this many naturals have ditched shampoo all together and opted for cowashing cleansers or just washing with botanical conditioners. I love cowashing but know shampoos are still necessary sometimes but when I use one, I make sure it is sulfate-free. Here are 8 of the top sulfate-free shampoos that naturals use, love and swear by to get the job done.

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Trader Joe’s $10.30

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo
I love this shampoo and so does my daughter. It works amazingly well, will lather just like a sulfate-shampoo and not strip your hair. The only problem with this shampoo is that not everyone has a Trader Joe around so you can get it on

Waltgreens $12.49

Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo
Another favorite of mine, Kinky-Curly Come Clean Shampoo works so well that you will think it really does have sulfates. I do not mean that in a bad way. It just works great and the perfect choice if you have product build-up but leery on using a shampoo with sulfates. This entire line is great and gentle for naturals.

Ouidad $18.00

Ouidad Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo
Ouidad is a line worth trying and their Climate Control Defrizzing shampoo will tame those flyaways and calm the frizz. It is gentle, it is sulfate-free and it will beat humidity off your tresses.

Sally Beauty $11.99

As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo
The As I Am Hair line is extremely popular with Naturals and their As I Am Curl Clarity Shampoo with clarify with sulfates and removes old, dulling residue without drying out your hair.

Mop $14.19

Mop Top Gentle Shampoo
Mop Top Gentle Shampoo is sulfate-free, water-soluble shampoo that will not dry out your hair but clean effectively yet gently. Gain moisture and softness wit ultra-clean hair.

Sally Beauty $8.49

EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo
EDEN BodyWorks is a fairly new line and they have impressed many Naturals with their spectacular line. The Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo is formulated to help alleviate dry, flaking scalp and remove all gunk your hair does not need.

Urban Outfitters

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo
Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo is Fortified with green tea antioxidants that will protect your strands while it cleans gently. A great brand to give a try.

Carols Daughter $13.00

Carol’s Daughter Tui Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Carol’s Daughter is a stellar line with high quality ingredients. The Tui Moisturizing Sulfate-free shampoo is gentle, effective and reasonably priced.

What’s your favorite sulfate free shampoo?