If you take a look at your shampoo, you’ll probably see sodium lauryl sulphate or sodium laureth sulphate listed as one of the main ingredients. Known to produce that expected foaming sensation, these are the most common cleansing agents in traditional shampoos. However, sulphates are harsh on the hair and scalp, and can even lead to thinning hair, hair loss, and fading of coloured tresses. This is why sulphate-free shampoos are becoming increasingly popular. If you struggle with dandruff, be sure to check out our guide The 8 Best Anti-Dandruff Shampoos. Discover the best sulphate-free shampoos, which deliver a thorough cleanse without the nasty side effects of harsh chemicals.
A take-home shampoo inspired by the original salon Olaplex treatment.
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo 250ml works to rebuild bonds in damaged and vulnerable hair, perfect for maintaining the results of a professional Olaplex treatment. Restoring strength and moisture while delivering a gentle yet thorough cleanse, this cruelty-free shampoo will nourish even the most damaged locks for a healthier, shinier, and softer finish.
Olaplex uses Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol to cross-link single sulphur–hydrogen bonds, which are broken during chemical treatments or by environmental aggressors. By rebuilding bonds within the hair, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol improves the overall appearance of the hair and creates manageability, ample shine, and new vitality. Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo 250ml is free of harsh abrasive and sulphates, which can cause further damage to already vulnerable hair. All of this makes No.4 the perfect shampoo to use, regardless of whether you’ve had a salon Olaplex treatment or not.
Suitable for all hair types but best for dry, damaged, and colour-treated hair, this environmentally friendly shampoo delivers a thorough yet gentle cleanse every time. Yet it never strips essential nutrients from your precious tresses.
Windle & Moodie Nourishing Treatment Shampoo has been expertly formulated to tackle the needs of damaged, dry, and colour-treated hair. While many traditional shampoos use sulphates as the main cleansing agents, this hydrating shampoo uses alternative cleansers to gently refresh the hair and scalp. What’s more, this treatment shampoo is bursting full of antioxidants to protect and repair hair, and is free of damaging sulphates and harsh chemicals.
Windle & Moodie Nourishing Treatment Shampoo uses natural and vegan ingredients to treat damaged locks. Antioxidant-rich Rooibos Tea Extract promotes healthy hair growth while protecting strands from the damage of environmental aggressors and free radicals. Argan Oil adds shine and strengthens the hair. Sugar Beet Extract and Wheat Micro-Proteins work together to rebalance and nurture the scalp.
MOROCCANOIL Moisture Repair Shampoo can be used every day, even on coloured hair, and will deliver fast and dramatic results for a complete hair transformation.
MOROCCANOIL Moisture Repair Shampoo 250ml is all about hydrating hair for a healthy and revitalised finish. Free of drying chemicals and harsh cleansing agents, including sulphates, this nourishing shampoo cleanses locks without ever stripping out moisture and important oils. Moisture Repair Shampoo also provides instant and long-lasting hydration. Perfect for dry, dehydrated, colour-treated, and damaged hair, this hydrating shampoo is a must-have to restore vitality, shine, and moisture.
To repair and strengthen hair, this shampoo formula from MOROCCANOIL is enriched with a powerful blend of Argan Oil and Keratin. These ingredients work together to promote healthy hair growth while boosting moisture levels within each individual hair cuticle. These nourishing ingredients also provide antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors, which can cause damage and dryness.
Rich in antioxidants and botanicals, sulphate-free Angel.Wash is the perfect alternative to traditional shampoos.
KEVIN.MURPHY Angel.Wash has been designed with fine and thinning hair in mind. The lightweight and gentle formula thoroughly cleanses hair without weighing it down or causing further damage. Free of harsh chemicals, this mild shampoo removes impurities and product build-up while helping to rebalance the scalp and strengthen locks prone to shedding and hair loss.
Nourishing Angel.Wash shampoo not only helps remove impurities for the perfect everyday cleanse. It also provides fullness and volume using a blend of Oat Proteins and Hydrolysed Wheat Proteins. The shampoo also contains antioxidant-rich Green Tea Extracts and Sunflower Seed Extracts, which work together to shield hair from damaging environmental aggressors and UV rays. Angel.Wash is perfect for colour-treated hair, as it contains Superoxide Dismutase, a protein enzyme used to prevent oxidation and colour fading.
Free of harsh cleansing agents and sulphates, which are particularly damaging to fine and thin hair, this everyday shampoo leaves hair feeling thicker, healthier, and cleaner with every application.
VIRTUE Full Shampoo 500ml is all about plumping fine tresses for a fuller look that’s bursting with body and vitality. Creating enviable, just-stepped-out-of-the-salon locks, this nourishing shampoo uses advanced Keratin to add density to each individual hair strand while washing away product build-up and impurities.
VIRTUE Full Shampoo 500ml has been formulated with revolutionary Alpha-Keratin 60ku, a protein derived from ethically sourced human hair as opposed to traditional animal sources of Keratin. These human-hair proteins are more effectively absorbed into the scalp and hair fibre, promoting healthy hair growth and thicker locks. To energise the senses, VIRTUE Full is also perfumed with a blend of citrus and florals for an aromatic finish.
Revitalise tired and lacklustre tresses with Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo. Suitable for all hair types but is particularly beneficial for damaged and unruly hair.
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo 250ml is the perfect cleansing treatment to bring your hair back to its best: full of lustre, shine, and vitality. A mild formulation bursting with nourishing botanicals, this sulphate-free shampoo effortlessly removes impurities from the hair and scalp without ever stripping it of natural nutrients or using harsh chemicals. Building healthy and strong locks, this high-performance shampoo from Oribe also ensures maximum protection against environmental aggressors while banishing frizz for a smooth and soft finish.
To restore, revitalise, and repair the hair, the shampoo contains a blend of Cypress Oil, Argan Oil, and Maracuja Oil, which work together to provide both instant and long-lasting hydration and to strengthen the hair cuticles. These antioxidant-rich oils also protect the hair against free radical damage while maintaining a healthy pH balance in the scalp.
Cleanse and purify your hair with Hunter Lab Invigorating Shampoo. Suitable for everyone and can be used daily.
Hunter Lab Invigorating Shampoo 550ml harnesses the powers of Australian botanicals and extracts to clean and rejuvenate hair without stripping out nutrients or moisture. Perfect for lacklustre hair of all types, the shampoo is rich in antioxidants to protect against harsh environmental aggressors and free of damaging sulphates and chemicals.
To nourish the hair with hydration and proteins, Hunter Lab Invigorating Shampoo 550ml contains high concentrations of native Quandong, Desert Lime, and Wattle Seed, which work together to completely purify locks. This shampoo also contains Hemp Oil for additional antioxidant protection against free radical damage. To invigorate the senses, the shampoo has a refreshing Bergamot, Grapefruit Peel, Basil, Rosemary, and Mint fragrance.
ILES FORMULA Haute Performance Shampoo is suitable for all hair types. Use this formula as a daily shampoo without worrying about stripping hair or causing dehydration.
Iles Formula Haute Performance Shampoo 200ml has been designed to do more than just remove impurities and everyday grime. This cleansing formula works as a complete hair treatment to restore vitality and shine to lacklustre locks. Using only high-performance ingredients and no nasty chemicals and sulphates, this nurturing shampoo adds lustre while smoothing down unruly hair for a sleek and healthy look and feel.
This nourishing shampoo is infused with a blend of hand-picked botanical extracts that replenish hair and keep it protected from environmental aggressors. For an instantly softer and sleeker finish, Haute Performance Shampoo is also enriched with Silk Proteins, which work to tame flyaways and frizz and improve hair texture.
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This article has been updated on 12/02 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Amelia from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.
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