Best Herbal Shampoos (For Happy, Healthy Hair)

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Are you the messy hair don’t care type? Or more of the hair is my crowning glory queen? Either way, we all feel more beautiful when our hair is clean, smells fresh, and looks good, right? And making sure you use the “right” shampoo with the right ingredients is important. 

The chemicals found in most hair products cause skin sensitivity and harm our hair. Herbal shampoos are great alternatives as it contains minimal to no toxins. We’re here to look at some of the best herbal shampoos available and help you to find the perfect one.

Before we go into the details, let’s look at some frequently asked questions about herbal shampoos.

Why herbal shampoos?

They are toxin-free and good for the environment. A better choice when you want to keep your hair free from chemicals. And, they help lessen harm to Mother Nature too. Something that is on everyone’s mind right now.

What ingredients do they contain?

It varies for every product, but the usual ingredients are essentials oils, active antioxidants, and herbal extracts. These kinds of shampoos are also usually paraben and sulfate free, so safe for sensitive skin as well.

Are they safe for my hair?

Like all other products, it is best to read through the ingredients first. Checking for anything that you may be allergic to is always a good start. Even plant-based or organic ingredients may not be great for some of you. That is why I always go with organic, even for dishwashing liquid.

Now let’s move on to some of the best choices we have out there.

Top Products

Organic Daily Shampoo by Ongaro Beauty

Ongaro Beauty Organic Shampoo - Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera, Probiotic Extracts, Peptides, & Apple Stem Cells - Hair Growth Shampoo for Dry, Oily, & Colored Hair - 12 fl oz

Aloe vera is known for repairing dead skin cells and has amazing benefits for our hair. Having 100% aloe vera base, the Organic Daily Shampoo by Ongaro Beauty is the best find if you have dry, itchy scalp. This hydrating, anti-dandruff shampoo is made even better as it does not contain sulfates, parabens, and gluten. It’s also safe to use for those with extremely sensitive skin.

If you have normal to oily hair and you want to try this, don’t worry. It works for all types of hair so you won’t feel left out. It cleanses and leaves hair soft using probiotics and vitamin E. Quite easy to rinse off too, so no problem with leaving residue on your scalp.

The addition of chamomile, green tea, oranges, lemon, and shea butter gives it a fruity mix scent. Perfect for repair and smelling good at the same time.

You’ll get a 12oz bottle for around $19.00 so quite pricey for the size. But if you’re looking to have healthy, dandruff-free, and chemical-free hair, then this is definitely worth it.


Soapberry for Hair by Tree to Tub

Tree to Tub Lavender Dry Hair Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp - Gentle Hydrating Dry Scalp Shampoo for Women & Men, Moisturizing Sulfate Free Shampoo w/Organic Argan Oil, Chamomile, All Natural Aloe Vera

Looking for a shampoo product that’s cruelty-free, vegan, fair trade, ecosystem friendly, and sustainable? Then you’ve found your match! Soapberry for Hair byTree to Tub is hypoallergenic and free from toxins.

As we know the pH balance is at 5.5. The perfect spot for the skin’s acid mantle to protect it against bacteria and allergen. Think of it as a raincoat, protecting your skin from getting wet when it’s raining.

Soapberry for Hair by Tree to Tub is conscious of the skin’s pH balance. That’s why one of the main ingredients is saponin-rich soapberry, which helps a lot in maintaining our scalp’s acidity level. Other ingredients like organic Argan oil, chamomile, and olive leaves, gently soothe the scalp too.

It doesn’t lather as much as other shampoos though, so you may need to use more than the usual amount. You may also want to use a softening conditioner after shampooing, as it tends to strip the scalp after cleansing and leave your hair tangled.


Moroccan Argan Oil Organic Shampoo by Pure Nature Lux Spa

Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo - Sulfate SLS Paraben Free Moisturizing Treatment for Women and Men - For All Types Including Curly, Dry, Damaged and Oily Hair - Hydrating and Nourishing - Salon Grade

Whether you perm your hair when straight or iron it out when frizzy, the ugly truth is, keeping it healthy while having fun is a challenge. For those who love to experiment with their hair, the Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo SLS Sulfate Free Organic by Pure Nature Lux Spa is a must-try.

It contains antioxidants and vitamins to help repair extremely damaged hair caused by daily blow-drying and chemicals from other styling products.

It restores moisture with the Moroccan Argan oil ingredient. So no matter the abuse your hair has gone through, this shampoo will help keep it soft and shiny. While using a small amount will lather quite nicely, it also comes in XXL size giving you more bang for your buck.

This shampoo is best for people with dry, processed hair. It tends to build up too so rinse your hair thoroughly.


Degrease Shampoo by Maple Holistics

Clarifying Shampoo for Oily Hair and Scalp - Deep Cleansing Shampoo Build Up Remover with Rosemary Oil - Degrease Shampoo for Greasy Hair & Scalp - Vegan Color Safe Sulfate & Paraben Free (8 Fl Oz)

An oily scalp means oily hair. And excess oil in our hair means dirt clings as stubborn fat does around our bellies. Degrease Shampoo by Maple Holistics removes oil and grease build-up on your scalp, just like its name.

Having oily hair doesn’t mean that you don’t suffer the curse of dandruff. Essential oil ingredients keep pesky dandruff at bay. While Jojoba and peach kernel hydrates and keep it shiny.

Leave it on for 2-3 minutes and you’ll feel the product working on your hair. Be patient and let it do its magic. Refreshed and squeaky clean, it’s worth the extra minutes in the bathroom.

Take note that it isn’t recommended for daily use for those with sensitive skin. Also, you may want to delay using this if you have recently colored your hair.


Baebody Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Baebody Award Winning Tea Tree Shampoo - Clarifying Shampoo For Build-Up, Dry Scalp Shampoo For Oily Hair - Vegan Tea Tree Oil Anti-Dandruff Shampoo For Men/Women

Another shampoo for the dry, flaky scalp is the Baebody Tea Tree Oil Shampoo by Baebody. Sold for $16.95 per 16oz bottle, it helps clear your scalp of unwanted, clogged dirt.

Tea tree oil naturally has antiseptic properties. It stops the growth of bacteria and allows your pores to breathe. This results in less flaking. While the almond oil ingredient nourishes your hair and keeps it shiny.

The one thing that could’ve been better is its smell. It doesn’t have fruity or refreshing undertones. It rather smells a little strong like medicine and stays for a while after use. Overall, if the scent isn’t a deal-breaker, then go for it.


The Seaweed Bath Co. Balancing Shampoo

Seaweed Bath Co. Balance Shampoo, Eucalyptus Peppermint Scent, 12 Ounce, Sustainably Harvested Seaweed, Pro Vitamin B5, For Normal to Oily Hair

The main ingredient for The Seaweed Bath Co. Balancing Shampoo by The Seaweed Bath Co. is quite unique. It uses bladderwrack seaweed, brown algae, usually found on northern Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Bladderwrack seaweed hydrates the scalp prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth. For those with thinning hair, this is a steal for under ten bucks per 12oz bottle.

It smells great, too. A mix of eucalyptus with a hint of lavender. And it feels refreshing and not overpowering. The only thing is that it dries the hair a bit so you better use it in rotation with a moisturizing shampoo.