We often worry about the skincare and cleansers we use on our face and body, checking ingredients and testing them extensively. Unfortunately, we tend to forget to look into some of the things that we use on a daily basis, like shampoos!
Most shampoos that aren’t organic tend to use ingredients that can potentially irritate the scalp, cause some form of hair loss or contain carcinogens. The key culprit? The ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, along with other ingredients like Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol and Olefin Sulfonate, can dry out and damage the hair and skin, causing early hair loss and scalp damage for some people.
Fret not, because we’ve found some sulfate and paraben-free alternatives for you!
Best organic shampoos under S$30
Avalon Organics Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo
Containing 70% organic content and 100% vegetarian ingredients, this shampoo uses peppermint essential oil, quinoa protein, calendula, babassu oil, aloe, and vitamin E to strengthen hair and prevent breakage.
If you’re not a fan of peppermint oil, you should check out their other shampoos such as the lavender one and the tea tree one. Each shampoo treats a different hair concern.
It retails S$16.90 for 325ml.
Moist Diane Botanical Organic Lavender Shampoo
Using a blend of calming lavender and berries, this shampoo is designed to eliminate nervous tension and improve sleep quality while soothing your hair with a lingering scent.
It uses Moroccan argan oil and shea butter for cleansing, so it doesn’t strip your hair of its natural moisture.
It retails for S$18.90 for 480ml.
Shea Moisture Jamaian Black Castor Oil Shampoo
This shampoo is all about making hair thicker and stronger using Jamaican black castor oil, shea butter, and peppermint oil.
Perfect for those who regularly colour, straighten, perm, or heat-style their hair, it works to restore brittle over treated, coloured or heat-styled hair to its natural lustre.
It retails for S$19.50 for 384ml.
Alepia Shampoo Bar No-Poo
If you prefer a shampoo bar, we’ve found one too. This product comes in two varieties: argan oil for normal or dry hair and pink clay for oily hair.
These bars contain three powerful oils for hair and scalp nutrition including olive oil, laurel berry oil, and argan oil.
It retails for S$20.90 for 125g.
Verdeluxe Organic Shampoo
This shampoo is perfectly pH balanced so it can remove dirt and oils without stripping your hair of its natural oils.
Gentle enough to be used on color-treated hair and children’s hair, it uses lavender oil to prevent hair loss and ylang ylang oil to balance oil production.
It retails for S$21.40 for 400ml.
Amma Garden Organic Shampoo
Made in Taiwan, this shampoo line has many varieties to treat different hair concerns, but each one provides gentle maintenance to your hair.
Try the chamomile one which is recommended for permed, coloured, and easy-to-break hair.
It retails for S$25.90 for 750ml.
Avril Organic & Vegan Shampoo
Made in France, this shampoo is vegan and also certified organic as it uses organic aloe vera which protects and moisturises the scalp.
The shampoo is gentle enough to be used everyday and delivers shine and suppleness to your strands.
It retails for S$27.90 for 250ml.
Scalp-D Beaute Natuluster Organic Scalp Shampoo
This gentle, organic shampoo is created in Japan and contains 90% naturally derived ingredients.
You can use it to moisture your hair, strengthen and repair it, while treating scalp problems and coloured hair.
It retails for S$29.90 for 350ml.
Best organic shampoos under S$60
Hanz De Fuko Natural Shampoo
While it is marketed to men, the ingredients are no slouch and can be used by women to good effect as well.
The Hans De Fuko Natural Shampoo is made up of 16 natural ingredients and over 10 amino acids which aim to revitalise scalps and keep hair strong and healthy.
It retails for S$33 for 237ml.
Dixmondsg Organic Shampoo
Created by a local Singaporean mum, this hair care line is gentle enough to be used daily and is supposedly safe for even newborn babies.
There are two different series, Hair Gwoth and Repair, which have their own fragrances. Our favourite has to be the Candy Cane Repair one.
It retails for S$33.90 for 400ml.
The Public Organic Super Positive Essential Oil Shampoo
Formulated with 100% essential oils, this shampoo lathers up into a rich foam that moisturises and cleans dry stressed hair.
There is a luscious floral woody scent that will leave your hair feeling refreshed from the root to the tip.
It retails for S$34.60 for 480ml.
Drunk Elephant Cocomino Glossing Shampoo
Formulated with antioxidant and fatty acid-rich oils such as sacha inchi seed, marula, and argan, this shampoo provides moisture to the hair without weighing it down.
Panthenol and sodium PCA are also present to prevent the dehydration of your locks too.
It retails for S$35 for 240ml.
Aud's & Ann's Organic Shampoo
We’ve got another local brand here for you. This shampoo is created with more than 50% organic virgin coconut oil which nourishes your scalp and improves oily scalp condition.
Gentle and suitable for daily use, it also penetrates your scalp to improve and strengthen your hair, preventing breakage and hair fall.
It retails for S$35.20 for 300ml.
O'Care Love Basic Hair Shampoo
Created in Taiwan, this shampoo utilises fine active plant keratin for deep moisturising. It brings health, suppleness, and elasticity to dry hair.
It uses 94% organic and natural ingredients including organic green tea polyphenol.
It retails for S$35.90 for 500ml.
Doers of London Shampoo
This everyday creamy shampoo uses natural ingredients to combat everyday abuse. It is certified vegan and cruelty-free too.
It contains hydrolysed wheat proteins, copaifera officinalis oleoresin, organic evening primrose oil, organic sage, nettle and calendula extracts.
It retails for S$36 for 300ml.
Bema Organic Hair Loss Bio Shampoo
This shampoo uses a complex based on marino glycogen, rosemary, moringa, and indian kino tree to stimulate and strengthen the hair connective tissue.
This reduces hair falling and also improves hair growth, structure, and volume, so it is great for thinning hair.
It retails for S$40 for 200ml.
Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Matcha + Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo
A green juice inspired shampoo, this is formulated to moisturise dull using a super-charged boost of vitamins.
With 98% naturally derived ingredients, it provides a hydrating cleanse and supports healthy hair and scalp.
It retails for S$45 for 354ml.
Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo with Chamomile and Cornflower Progressive Ligtening Treatment
If you’ve got highlights in your hair and want to keep them vibrant, then this should be your organic shampoo of choice.
The chamomile and sunflower in this shampoo work together to brighten hair, boost highlights and lighten hair in a progressive manner.
It retails for S$46 for 250ml.
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Shampoo for Damaged Hair
Great for dry and normal hair, this is an ultra-hydrating shampoo that uses algae extract and panthenol.
It also utilises vitamin b to improve the texture of hair and add body and sheen to your locks.
It retails for S$58 for 473ml.
Best organic shampoos under S$90
Natures Organic Sense Rebalancing Shampoo
Containing organic sage extract, tea tree oil, and bio sulfur, this product regulates sebaceous production of the scalp and delays the formation of grease.
It also gives the hair a soft and shiny gloss while maintaining hair elasticity so you’ll have luxurious, non-oily hair.
It retails for S$99.90 for 1l.
Best organic shampoos under S$110
John Masters Organics Shampoo for Normal Hair with Lavender & Rosemary
Plenty of people know the John Masters brand, but not many are aware that they also have an organic shampoo line that’s fully based on natural ingredients.
The lavender and rosemary shampoo is pH-balanced and contains thirteen other ceritified-organic ingredients plus soy protein and wheat amino acids.
It retails for S$102.95 for 1l.
Dr Organic Aloe Vera Shampoo
This shampoo uses bioactive Aloe Vera as a key ingredient. This means that it is high in polysaccharides, which help to nourish the scalp and hair roots.
Combined with other bioactive natural ingredients in the shampoo, the mixture coats and penetrates hair fibres easily and help to strengthen hair to leave it smoother and less prone to breakage.
It retails for S$104 for 265ml.
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