Happy Hair Guide: Sulphate-Free Shampoos For Healthy Hair

Have you joined the sulphate-free shampoo bandwagon yet? If you haven’t, we highly recommend you do, because getting rid of sulphate shampoos is probably the best thing you can do for your hair. It takes a few washes (about three-four) for your hair to get used to the lack of harsh chemicals and detergents, but once it settles into the routine, there’s no going back.

We’re aware of just how confusing it can get to pick your first bottle (or fourth!), so we’re here with some of our very favourites. Flip that hair back and take note.

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

Rainforest Moisture Shampoo

Mane Attraction: If the absence of lather in sulphate-free shampoos makes things feel not as clean, you’re going to like this one. It doesn’t just foam up better than most sulphate-free shampoos, it smells absolutely divine too.

Price: INR 795

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Baby Shampoo

Himalaya Baby Shampoo (400 ml)

Mane Attraction: No, we do not have baby fever. But this spontaneous purchase proved to be quite the pleasant surprise. Made using hibiscus extract and chickpea, this shampoo is super gentle on the hair, so if you have colour treated or just damaged hair in general, this might be great for you. Also, loving the price.

Price: INR 260

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo

Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo

Mane Attraction: Infused with oils of peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, nettle, chamomile, thyme, rosemary, lavender, and more, this shampoo feels like a party on the scalp. Because of all the minty-ness, this is also great for stimulating hair growth.

Price: INR 595

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo

Moroccanoil Shampoo

Mane Attraction: This highly concentrated shampoo lathers up real nice and you need a very little amount of it at a time, so that justifies the price tag, right? (The things we tell ourselves). The argan oil and keratin in this makes is awesome for dry hair.

Price: INR 1,710

Khadi Natural Woody Sandal & Honey Herbal Shampoo

Khadi Woody sandal  & honey herbal shampoo

Khadi Woody sandal & honey herbal shampoo

Mane Attraction: Khadi to the rescue, guys! You now no longer need to lose your month’s salary over a bottle of sulphate-free shampoo. This budget option is pretty good for an oilier hair type.

Price: INR 210

Hydra By Ambika Organic Scalp & Hair Cleanser

Organic Scalp & Hair Cleanser (200ml)

Organic Scalp & Hair Cleanser (200ml)

₹ 500

Mane Attraction: Infused with Black Musk, Jojoba, Lemon, Lavender, and Tea Tree essential oils, this one gently cleanses without any artificial chemicals. Plus, it's supposed to leave hair soft, smooth, and even fight dandruff and it's vegan.

Price: INR 500

Soulflower's Reetha, Coconut Milk Hair Cleansing Bar Soap

Reetha, Coconut Milk Hair Cleansing Bar Soap (150g)

Reetha, Coconut Milk Hair Cleansing Bar Soap (150g)

₹ 340

Mane Attraction: Packed with cold-pressed olive, castor, coconut and palm oils and powered by lemon essential oil, ginger juice, coconut milk, reetha powder and vitamins, this is an all-natural shampoo bar that cleanses and nourishes in one shot. It's vegan and dandruff and hairfall fighting, naturally!

Price: INR 400

St. Botanica Moroccan Argan Hair Shampoo

Moroccan Argan Hair Shampoo, 300ml

Moroccan Argan Hair Shampoo, 300ml

₹ 499

Mane Attraction: Deeply hydrating and moisturising, this shampoo's made to nourish and care for your hair, the natural way. It's packed with the cult favourite, Moroccan Argan Oil and is a sure-fire way to get those luscious locks.

Price: INR 599

BareAir Rhassoul Clay & Argan Shampoo

Rhassoul Clay & Argan Shampoo (300ml)

Rhassoul Clay & Argan Shampoo (300ml)

₹ 795

Mane Attraction: Formulated to fight pollution, this shampoo has a deep cleansing formula that's also deeply nourishing. Packed with the goodness of Rhassoul clay to suck out all the stickiness and Argan oil to hydrate, this one's going to leave your hair oh-so-clean and soft, too!

Price: INR 795

Oriental Botanics Red Onion Hair Shampoo & Conditioner

Red Onion Hair Shampoo + Conditioner Kit

Red Onion Hair Shampoo + Conditioner Kit

₹ 849

Mane Attraction: No more slicing and applying a smelly red onion to your hair to get the benefits of this natural remedy! Oriental Botanics shampoo has all of the goodness of red onion without any of the hassle. Nourishing, deep cleansing and rejuvenating for falling hair, this one's great for problem hair!

Price: INR 1,399 (Shampoo & Conditioner kit)