Clean, Shiny Strands Without The Soap

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You may have heard that sudsy shampoos tend to be bad for your hair. It’s true. For the most part, that bubbly, cleansing action just means your shampoo contains potentially harmful detergents and preservatives that can dry out your strands over the long haul.

Unfortunately for many of us, that sudsy-action is what makes us feel like we properly scrubbed. So when the all-natural, thalate- and paraben-free products started to hit shelves, we tried them to no avail. No suds equals a less clean feeling and worse, it makes bath time feel like half the fun.

Beauty brands understand the sentiment, which is why they’re constantly creating new and improved products-including shampoos that are good for your hair and give us that extra satisfaction of a proper hair cleanse, even if they don’t exactly suds up. Here are two we recommend trying:

Wen by Chaz Dean ($32): This is by no means a new product on the market, but the one-step cleansing conditioner works to clean your hair with no shampoo necessary. Just pump this creamy formula into your hands and run it through your hair and scalp. Then scrub. It doesn’t really foam, but when you rinse it out, you’re left with a minty-fresh feeling and ultra smooth locks.

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo ($55): Following the concept of their popular Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil ($65) for face, this shampoo is oil-based so it gently purifies your hair and scalp without stripping it. Plus, it has a luxurious scent and leaves your hair feeling silky. Bonus: It actually does foam up (not like your old fashioned shampoo, but enough to stave off your craving for bubbles).

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