Here’s the thing: The word “natural” isn’t properly regulated in the United States, so if you’re looking for a truly “all natural” shampoo, your best bet is to check out the ingredients label. That, we understand from experience, can be a time-consuming endeavor, so we’re going to help streamline your shopping with this simple guide to start. These ten picks suit a variety of hair types and are without many of the chemicals and detergents (like sulfates and parabens) that you’re probably looking to avoid if you’re making the switch to a more natural lifestyle.
Oh, and a simple tip for washing your hair in general: Make sure that your hair is really wet—we’re talking completely saturated—before you lather up and apply the shampoo to the back of your head first. Be sure to rinse and repeat. We promise this tiny tweak will make a big difference in how clean your hair feels afterward.