Our Favorite Sulfate-Free Shampoos

Our Favorite Sulfate-Free Shampoos
Photo: ImaxTree.

If you haven’t already switched over to Sulfate-free shampoos, it might be a good idea! Sodium Laureth or Lauryl Sulfate are toxic chemicals used in shampoos and soaps to help them “foam-up.” But that lovely lather is misconceived because sulfates actually dry out hair damaging the hair follicle. Who wants toxic chemicals in their everyday beauty routine? Not me! Aside from damaging your precious tresses, if you have color-treated or highlighted hair, sulfate can also cause your color to fade faster and turn brassy rather than brilliant.

Sulfate-free shampoos are not only less damaging and more moisturizing but they are also safe for color-treated hair, making color last longer in between dye jobs. Below are my absolute favorite sulfate-free picks to keep your hair clean, minus all of the bad stuff.

Our mission at STYLECASTER is to bring style to the people, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

STYLECASTER’s mantra is ‘Style To The People’— and our mission is to be an accessible, inclusive, ahead-of-the-trend destination for millennial and Gen Z women who want to live with style and substance. Our fashion, beauty and lifestyle coverage is equal parts informative and inspiring, and at once aspirational yet attainable. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.

1. Puriya Sulfate Free Tea Tree Shampoo



This tea-tree-infused shampoo gives your scalp and strands a deep clean without the use of any harmful chemicals including toxic fragrance and of course, sulfates.

2. L'oreal Paris Ever Pure Sulfate Free Shampoo & Conditioner



This inclusive shampoo and conditioner set is perfect for those with color-treated and highlighted hair because it gently cleanses without stripping or fading your color.

3. Kerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste Sulfate-Free Shampoo



This gentle, hydrating shampoo is infused with keratin proteins to help reduce breakage and split ends without over-drying or causing irritation to sensitive scalps. It also smells amazing and the fragrance lasts in your all day long.