List of Sulfate and Silicone Free Shampoos and Styling Products

by Sahar on April 25, 2012 · 69 comments

Hey Ladies,

Here is the article that you have been waiting for. A list of shampoos and conditioners without silicones and sulfate. Before typing all the shampoos and conditioners, you should know that ALL Shampoos with natural ingredients are silicone, sulfate and paraben free. You can find them at any organic cosmetic stores.

List of Sulfate and Silicone Free Shampoos and Styling Products

There are soo many shampoos, conditioners and styling products that it will take hours to read every single bottle if they contain harsh chemicals. That’s why I am positive that this list will help a lot of you. You may even print this out and take it with you when you go shopping!

Sulfate and Silicone-Free Shampoos:

  • Kiehl’s Castille.
  • Aveda Sap Moss Shampoo.
  • Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment.
  • Avalon Organics Chamomile Citrus Highlighting.
  • Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturizing.
  • Burt’s Bees Doctor Burt’s Herbal Treatment Shampoo with Cedar Leaf and Juniper Oil.
  • Avalon Organic Botanicals.
  • Burt’s Bees Herbal Treatment and Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoos.
  • Hamadi Hair Washes.
  • Lavera Organic Shampoo.
  • Desert Organics Coconut Shampoo.
  • Alverde Organic Shampoo.
  • Sante Organic Shampoo.

You can see that this section looks different. It has a lot of earth colors and most likely all these products are organic products.

Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Conditioner

Silicone Free Conditioners:

  • Kiehl’s Leave-In.
  • Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Conditioner.
  • Bumble and Bumble Leave In Conditioner.
  • Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet.
  • Aubrey Organics White Camellia.
  • Suave Naturals Waterfall Mist.
  • Suave Naturals Aloe.
  • Suave Naturals Fresh Mountain Strawberry.
  • Suave Naturals Mango Peach.
  • White Rain Apple Blossom.

Silicon free

Silicone-Free Styling Products:

  • Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee.
  • Fresh Sugar Shea Butter.
  • Wella Liquid Hair Power Shift Shaping Gel (Strong).
  • Wella Bonk Mega Spiker Extreme Hold Styler.
  • Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera Gel.
  • Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel.
  • Aura Radiant Humectant Pomade.
  • Jamaican Mango and Lime Shine-A-Loc.
  • Dove Gel, Define & Shine Control.
  • Aussie Dual Personality Water + Gel.
  • Dove Gel, Shape & Life Volumizing
  • Got2Be Defiant Define + Shine Pomade.
  • Got2B Spiked Up Gel.
  • Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray Gel.
  • Herbal Essences Set Me Up Gel.
  • Hollywood Beauty Olive Creme Hairdress.
  • Hollywood Beauty Olive Oil.
  • L’Oreal Studio Line Texture Grab Gel.
  • Organic Root Stimulator Lock and Twist Gel.
  • Suave Anti-Frizz Smoothing Gel with Aloe – Extra Hold.

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Rama April 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

Very Informative Sahar.Thanks for sharing. 🙂


Kimi April 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

AWesomeeeeeeeeeeee list Sahar…thank you so much for sharing it here…I am bookmarking it straight away!!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


ginny April 25, 2012 at 10:34 am

Good morning Sahar…nice article..but i have not seen any of the listed shampoo in INDIA :(( ..are they available here???


jomol April 25, 2012 at 10:47 am

great Sahar……thanks for this list….others are welcome to add their bit to the list and we will keep updating this….:)


shajeela April 25, 2012 at 10:50 am

Sahar super :puchhi:


Parita April 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

Awesome list sahar and thanks for sharing it! even TBS shampoo n conditioners are silicon sulphate fre na?


Aarti Seth April 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

nice article and thanks for sharing :yes: :yes: :yes:
But availability is an issue…also after you last 2 articles, i searched internet and went to diff (dollar store/big bazaar etc) stores for these shampoos/conditioners but not got them as they said that due to less demand not ordering it further. So i ended up ordering online VLCC protein shampoo and Enliven Conditioner as i read on IMBB comments itself that even Enliven Shampoo contains Silicon :scream: :scream: :scream:

All of you there, also suggest some online stores from where we can buy these products :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:


Raji April 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

useful post… BTW.. Enliven, vo5, TBS are silicons and sulphate free na??? :chewnails: :chewnails: :chewnails:


Raji April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

hmmm does any one of u girls know where can i buy the cantharidrine hair oil in chennai????


jomol April 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

Raji,… ask at your local pharmacy…..I am not sure….I am just suggesting…. O:)


Raji April 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

i asked jomol… all saying they don’t have :(( :(( .One Pharmacist even said “madam are u sure about the name?? i have never heard such a product before”. 😥 I am planning to get it couriered post confirming its non-availability..


Jhumki July 8, 2014 at 2:31 am

You are right Raji..
A lot of names missing from the list!!! Most common being TBS rainforest range and Organix or OGX!!


priyanka April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

please list me some available in india……….. :teeth


Sharmi April 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

I have gone through a review of Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner in this link: , and according to the ingredient-list, I haven’t found any such chemicals in it. :specs:

Still, please make me know if ‘Biotique Bio Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner’ is Sulfate and Silicone-free. I think that in India, this product is quite easily available. Moreover, its cost is too good. :yahoo:

Thanks in advance. Stay safe and healthy.


Aru April 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

hey same question from me..can anyone list shampoos/conditioners from India? i am only aware of TBS Rainforest..


Sahar April 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

if you have any salons near you or sally beauty supply you should go and ask them because they have some there. Asta Berry for examply is stationed in Dehli and sell only organics


Surabhi April 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

Sahar.. thanks for the list.. but sadly not many are available in India.. 🙁


ginny April 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

hey surabhi…how was ur trip???


Gurpreet April 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

Indian list of shampoos pls.. :waaa:


Sahar April 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

some of the shampoos and conditioners are wrote down are from salons. if you know any salons near you maybe you can go and ask them for sls and silicone free shampoos


parul April 25, 2012 at 12:02 pm

is loreal expert range silicon free????


jomol April 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Parul….I don’t think it is silicone free 🙁


Jhumki July 8, 2014 at 2:34 am

No. lo’Real did have a range which was silicone and sulphate free.. However it didn’t work.. They also had a peach kids shampoo which was free of nasties..


Arja April 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

By the day my city will wake up to sulphate and silicone free products , I will be as blad as a ddt-affected eagle. Very helpful post sahar, you are simply gorgeous , and yes, i have to hunt for some of these products in my anyhow now.


Arja April 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

*products in my city


TA April 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks Sahar but would be great to know ones available in India…. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:


Sahar April 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Asta Berry is a company that sells only organic stuff. they are someewhere in dehli did you hear about them? its a salon i belive


Rama April 25, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I believe Biotique,VLCC,FabIndia hair care range are silicon,sulphate free..


Aru April 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thanks Rama. appreciate the info.


Riti April 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Thanks Rama but now the other problem is…Are they meant for damaged hair ? 🙁 I want one specifically for my hair type 🙁 And cannot find 🙁


Aarti Seth April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hey Rama

FabIndia is not free from Silicon & sulphate :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: i am using same but discontinued after reading article from Sahar


Rama April 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

awww..fabindia has it ??Sry for the wrong info then 🙁
But I’m glad I’ve a vlcc silicon,suplhate free shampoo..
now that i got a conditioner aswell..totally silicon,sulphate free.. 🙂 Will b reviewing it soon.
Thrashed away my Herbal essence “hello Hydration” the moment i read this article.


shraddha April 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm

omg, iv never even heard of any of them. dekhna toh door ki baat hai :(( 😥


Sahar April 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

what about asta berry?
has organics and they are stationed in Dehli, India 🙂


Lalitha April 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm

why moderation???? :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:


Gauri April 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Amazing info sahar!


roopa April 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

ek toh, none of these products are available in India :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: .
Kyu bhai? :scream: :scream:
India mein saare jaanvar rehte hai kya? Why dont Indians deserve any organic, silicone-sulphate less products? Are any of our Phamous toileteries Mfg companies even listening? :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
is it so difficult to manufacture chemical-less stuff without making it so obviously expensive?? Even Baba Ramdev’s Kesh Kanti has SLES in it. had ho gayi! :stars:


Riti April 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Thanks a lot Sahar !!Let the online searching begin! 😛


Laxmi April 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

y moderation :struggle:


Vish April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

hey dats a superb article
i really loved reading all of your hair care articles :yes:
bt i dnt remembr seeing any of them in India


Aarti Seth April 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Hey all

Like to share list of silicon free shampoos/conditioner after searching internet/ stores/markets from past 3 days. Hope it will help you all

-Aaranyaa (a new herbal brand launched recently, with no silicon but 3% sulphate as SA says that below 9 0r 10% is considered safe)
-“TBS Rainforest range”
-Forest Essential
-Garnire UltraDoux-Naturals (Not Frutics one)
-VO5 (available at 99 stores)
-Suave (available at 99 stores)
-Enliven Conditioners not sure for shampoos as read in a comment on IMBB that enliven shampoos do have sulphates..(Available at various online stores like -i ordered Mango Variant yesterday from )
-Organic Surge (Not Sure for this :nonono: :nonono: )
-Revlon Flex

Serums :::
-TBS Grapeseed Glossing Serum
-Matrix Biloage (don’t remeber the variant name but it costs cheap than others, priced at Rs. 125 only)

Thats All :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

More comments Awaited as my search is still on.


Aarti Seth April 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

i knew that it will be into moderation :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :quiet: :quiet:


Akshatha April 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm

what is this 99 stores??? do you ve any website.. pls add it na.. its ok if its going to be on moderation… 🙂 they’ll publish it..


Rama April 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

Akshatha,I believe Aarti means the 99lables online stores..Is that right Aarti ?


Aarti Seth April 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

sorry for late reply 🙂

like dollar stores we have 99 stores (kind of super market) in Delhi NCR and i hope in major cities of India and they stock all the products at pocket friendly prices and we got international brands toiletries as well
U can chk their website


kusuma April 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

I have Suave Naturals Tropical coconut. It has sulphates but not silicone. It does not take off the oil completely, so I use it when I dont oil my hair. Its lot less harsh than Dove for me.


Rama April 26, 2012 at 9:01 am

Many thnks AArti for this list.. 🙂


Aarti Seth April 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm


i think suave, enliven & vo5 shampoos have SLS but their conditioners are safe to use 🙂


shanaiia April 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Wow awesome article…tHanx for the list 🙂


Renji April 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

thnx for sharing these valuable information Sahar…I have now switched to TBS Rainforest Range 🙂
Thts too free of silicones, sulphates and parabens…. :teddy: :teddy:


Aarti Seth April 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

hey Renji

can u help me from where i can order TBS products?


Jhumki July 8, 2014 at 2:37 am

Aarthi, order them online.. In the website of The Body Shop India


Shilpa Pinaki April 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

After doing Ph.D over ‘Google..The Great’ I have found ‘eh cosmetics’ & few other brands which are available here & are chemical free.. :happydance:

Thanx Sahar for opening our chemically closed eyes.. :stars:


Shilpa Pinaki April 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Moderasiooonnnnn.. :spank:


mehreen April 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

tahnks so much for sharing!!!!!! im always looking for more natural products:)


Preeti May 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Himalaya has come out with a new range of shampoos which are SLS, paraben and silcone free. 🙂 Available in all their regular variants. However its not available in all shops yet. Also I dont see their conditioners in this new range. Waiting eagerly for the conditioners as well since frankly TBS is costly! Matrix conditioners are silicone free. You even get a variant which is paraben free, however their shampoos have all 3. 🙁
Also are you sure that TBS Grapeseed Glossing serum is silicone free? When I checked the bottle, the first ingredient mentioned is cyclopentasiloxane which is nothing but silicone based oil! 😐


neha November 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I’m loosing my hair….bfr 11 months i had my hair rebonded(INDIA)….nd i got massive hairfall….so with that i stopped using hair spa nd stopped conditioners too applying to my hair and till now am just using “lorial professionnel paris liss ultime oil incell shampoo”…..infact with that also am suffering with hairfall nd alot with dryness…..guess my hair got damaged with that rebonding….soo can anyone help me out, which one is the best shampoo and conditioner(should me MILD AND SLS FREE) should i use for dry, damaged nd for hairfall..???.my hair got very thin….Help me please…..


Jhumki July 8, 2014 at 2:54 am

Ok. Here my take on this article. 90% of these products have limited availability in India.
Burt’s Bees is available in Sephora.. However it’s exorbitant price makes is prohibitive to buy!!
Same goes for Kiehls!! *nababana*

The most easily available ‘nasties free’ range is TBS Rainforest. available in almost all the major cities.. Besides, if you can splurge.. You can opt for either Forest Essential or l’Occitane .. Try biotique, nirwana (Indian brand available online) or try a baby shampoo!!! I am not sure is Khadi and FabIndia products are free if Sulphates..

The best silicone, sulphate and parabens free hair products which I have used till date are from Organix (I think it’s called OGX now) 100 times better than TBS Rainforst, these are good products, which are value for money and easily available online.. 😀


Neha August 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Please give a list of sulphate and silicon free shampoos and conditioners available in India.


Rashmi Lakra August 31, 2015 at 2:31 pm

can u help me from where i can get alverde shampoo in india ?


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