13 Sulfate-Free Shampoos to Try Now

With all the hype about safe-for-you ingredients, sulfate-free shampoos have become the standard choice. Here’s the latest crop, guaranteed to deliver results, no bad ingredients involved.


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Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner

Think of this cleansing conditioner as a sort of next-generation two-in-one. It saves time in the shower and leaves hair with that bouncy, full-of-body look. $36, unwash.com


Unite Weekender Shampoo

With its bright orange color and blend of citrus and mandarin orange, this deep-cleansing conditioner is perfect for post-beach days, as it helps eliminate environmental stresses before they have a chance to do damage to your strands. $24, unitehair.com


Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo

If you’ve ever used the corresponding styling product, you already know how silky-smooth and soft this line makes tresses. An added bonus: It’s sulfate-free, but also creates a bit of that ‘"lather" some people love from their shampoo. $31, bumbleandbumble.com


Living Proof Curl Conditioning Wash

Whether you have ringlets, waves or some iron-created curls, humidity and frizz won’t ruin your look with this deep-conditioning wash. Apply it to wet hair, work through and watch your style stay all day thanks to a unique technology that helps strands not only keep their “memory,” but also mega-moisture as well. $26, livingproof.com


Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger MirrorSmooth Shampoo

This rich foam uses a proprietary KeraReflect blend to treat tresses to natural oils that successfully keep frizz and flyaways at bay while boosting big-time shine. loxabeauty.com

Hairstory Purely Perfect Hair Cleansing Creme

The company behind this brand has a very serious claim that makes you take notice: They guarantee that, no matter what kind of hair you have, you won’t need to use a conditioner, masque, detangler and most likely any other styling products in conjunction with this cleanser. If that promise doesn’t get you, the ingredient list (it’s packed with ingredients like aloe, flowers, evening primrose oil, peppermint and sunflower, to name a few) and the really unique clove-herbal scent, probably will. $40, purelyperfectproducts.com


Kérastase Bain Chroma Captive

With an impressive ingredient lineup that includes protectors and hydrators like zinc gluconate, linseed oil, UV filter and vitamin E, this color-preserving shampoo is like insurance for your highlights in the summer (it’s also the luxe line’s first sulfate-free, color radiance–protecting shampoo). $39, kerastase-usa.com


PhytoPlage After-Sun Rehydrating Shampoo

This major multitakser is a must for any summer travel. The coconut-based formula washes away salt, sand and chlorine on both the hair and body while leaving behind serious hydration. $22, sephora.com


KeratinComplex Keratin Color Care Shampoo

This sodium chloride– and sulfate-free vitamin-packed shampoo should be mandatory with any keratin or color treatment. It wards off damage while keeping hair sleek and healthy-looking. $21, keratincomplex.com


ColorProof Baobab Heal & Repair Shampoo

With an intoxicatingly sweet scent, this vegan shampoo counts the superfruit of baobab to help repair and protect color-treated tresses that rely a lot on any sort of heat tool. $50, colorproof.com


Pureology Hydrate Cleansing Conditioner

If you’ve ever tried this product’s predecessor (the Hydrate Shampoo), you are probably so loyal to it that you’ve sworn never to swap it out. This version isn’t meant to be a replacement, but swapping it in a few days a week is meant to offer a gentler cleanse, while still loading on all the hydrating, color-retaining benefits you’ve come to expect from the brand. $34, ulta.com


L’Oréal Paris EverPure Blonde Brass Banishing Shampoo

This deeply nourishing, lavender-colored shampoo fakes the look of freshly colored blonde hair after just one wash, while keeping the dreaded brassy look at bay. $7, ulta.com


Christophe Robin Shampooing Clarifiant

Combining an intoxicating mix of chamomile and cornflower, this paraben- and silicone-free wash gently lightens hair while clarifying it. $29, e-boutique.christophe-robin.com