The Definitive Guide to the Best Hair Products That Leave Out Sulfates and Silicones

The Definitive Guide to the Best Hair Products That Leave Out Sulfates and Silicones
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While we love a good lathering shampoo around here, we’re aware of the movement to steer clear of sulfates and silicones and turn toward sulfate-free, silicone-free shampoos and conditioners, particularly for those who have curly and natural hair. Or even those of us with keratin-treated hair. Well, color-treated hair, too. See what we mean? There’s a lot of you out there.

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We’re here to help: We’ve rounded up the best hair products that contain no sulfates or silicones in every product combination possible. From serums to conditioners to creams to mousse and back, consider this a harm-free hair zone, curly and natural girls.

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If you have color-treated hair, avoiding sulfates is key to preserving your investment. This amazing shampoo is packed with nutrient-rich sunflower oils, which plays well with powerful B vitamins and apricot to gently cleanses and provide natural UV protection to prevent fading. In short, salon hair outside the chair is yours.

Kiehl's Since 1851 Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo, $19; at Kiehl's

If you've yet to try this amazing frizz-preventing product line that is blissfully sulfate- and silicone-free, we highly recommend getting on board. Not only do the products in this starter kit (and all of the products in the line) leave your hair free of puffy disruption for up to 48 hours, but they also repel dirt, block humidity and give you protection without adding weight.

Living Proof No Frizz Discover Set, $29; at Nordstrom

Every once in a while, a girl just needs a little dry shampoo to lift and eradicate that whole greasy hair situation. This gentle formula helps add life back to your 'do with oat extract, and without any sulfate and silicone don'ts.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract, $10; at

This shampoo and conditioner duo is silicone-, sulfate-, gluten-free, and totally vegan-friendly, and infused with quinoa and keratin proteins to gently cleanse and condition hair while strengthening each strand.

Verb Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, $14 each; at Verb

This amazing daily conditioner helps gently remove surface dirt while conditioning and hydrating, all without adding weight. Curls are soft and springy with just one use.

DevaCurl One Condition Original Daily Cream Conditioner, $22; at Ulta

If you've got flakes outside of winter, fix that situation with this all-natural shampoo with tea tree oil, a natural cure for itchy, flaking scalp that will soothe and leave you flake-free in no time. Peppermint helps to clarify and yucca adds needed hydration.

Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo, $8.99; at

We strongly believe in weekly repairing masks to give back what we take from our hair each week, and this sulfate and silicone-free formula uses pine pulp to prevent frizz and tame unruly dryness for up to 72 hours without weighing hair down. We're in love.

Phyto Phytolisse Express Smoothing Mask, $45; at Sephora

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