19 Best Natural Shampoos: EWG Rated & Human Reviewed

Make your Friends Jealous with your Gorgeous Hair and avoid Nasty Toxins at the same time. Right?! These Natural Shampoos are Rated Safe by EWG and Reviewed by Human Beings.  Another great resource from Blissful Miss.

Oh, I’m so excited for you right now! 

Why? Because you are about to have hair that’s all kinds of gorgeous without all the toxins you’re used to putting on your poor head. Toxins that seep into your bloodstream and cause cancer, mess with your organs, immune system, hormones and way more. 

I’m not even kidding.

Or perhaps you’ve already been using non-toxic shampoo, but are on the hunt for a better one. Either way, yay for you because Blissful Miss is about to ROCK  YOUR WORLD!

You now have access to the best resource available for discovering shampoos that are safe and natural … AND provide locks of serious gorgeousness! (I’ll tell you how I know in a minute.) 

But wait! There’s more! 

Chances are high you and your hair will totally love your new natural shampoo far more than any chemical laden one you’ve used in the past. Why?

Chemical Shampoos Strip Hair of Natural Moisture

This means once your mane adjusts to being all natural, your hair will be: 

  • Healthier 
  • More Manageable 
  • Fuller and Thicker 
  • Shiny Beyond all Reason

And your scalp will be:

  • NOT Flakey and Itchy … Eew!
  • NOT overly Oily ... Eew! Eew!
  • NOT triggering Allergic Reactions (if you have sensitive skin issues, try a natural shampoo … like yesterday)

You should also be able to wash your hair far less often before it gets all icky oily, which is healthier for your scalp and hair (the less washing part, that is)).

Give Natural Shampoo Time to Rock Your World

Your very first wash with a natural shampoo might be mind blowing, but it's also possible that your scalp and hair may need time to adjust. You might initially experience excessive oiliness. I did. This is because your poor head is working hard to regain its natural pH balance, which most people say happens in about 7-10 days, while others say it took them a month or so.

Be patient. If you stick with it, you will end up with glorious hair that is … well, review the bullet points above. If not, try a different shampoo on this list. We all have unique hair with unique needs. So find what works for you.

What are Sulfates?

Sulfates are nasty. Sulfates cause cancer. Europe bans sulfates. (Hello America!)

Sulfates also provide the lathering action that makes your shampoo feel like it’s so amazing. When it’s not. You're sulfate-y shampoo is lying to you. Don't believe it.

Sulfates are Not Nice to your Hair

Sulfates:

  • Strip Natural Oils
  • Dry Out Hair
  • Cause Frizzy Hair
  • Strip Color

So really, the luxurious lather many of us are used to is the only real “benefit” to sulfates. And yet your hair does get clean without it. It just takes some getting used to. Also, several of the shampoos in the Blissful Miss list do lather well.

4 Tips to Adjusting to Natural Shampoo

  1. Give your hair time to adjust. Probably a week. Maybe a month. (It's worth it!)
     
  2. Wash your hair less often to allow your natural oils to nourish your scalp.
     
  3. If your hair is oily (and you just can’t stand it) try a dry shampoo between washes to soak up excess oil
     
  4. If you don’t feel like your shampoo is truly cleaning your hair, wash it twice. (Just remember, the more you wash it the more natural oils you pull away.)

How this Blissful Miss Resource Lists Was Created

EWG

The shampoos on this Blissful Miss Guide begin with The Environmental Working Group (EWG), which rates products according to their effects on the body. Shampoos are given a rating of 1 through 10, with 1 being the safest and 10 the most toxic. The shampoos on this list are all rated 1.

If you've been to the EWG Skin Deep Database to find a safe product you know how overwhelming it is. To date a search for "shampoo" yields 183 products with a 1 rating alone. So how does one sift through them all to find the most fabulous ones? They're all safe, but which ones will rock your world and give you hair that, well, makes all your friends jealous? (Right?!)

Amazon Reviews

To narrow down the list and provide you with only the most fabulou shampoos, they were cross-referenced with those sold on Amazon with a killer rating of 4 stars or higher. 

BOOM!

There you have it. Now prepare yourself. Your new shampoo is about to ROCK YOUR WORLD!


Blissful Miss List of Best Natural Shampoos

EWG - 1


  • EWG - 1
  • Normal, Dry, Damaged & Curly Hair
  • Repair & Moisturize
  • 8 oz (16 oz also available)

Got frizz? Try this shampoo. Reviewers with hair ranging from African American, gray to color treated think Acure Repairing Shampoo is pretty awesome. Get rid of fly-aways and dry itchy scalp. Grow stronger, thicker hair. Moisture is the key word here. Even the most dry and damaged hair can turn into healthy locks that bounce and make you want twirl and whirl!

Amazon Review Quotes

Absolutely perfect hair! I have never even come out with hair like this from a salon. My hair shines like crazy and bounces like I am a movie star. Not one frizzy spot, just beautiful wavy, curly bounce.

After I rinse this out, my frizzy, color-treated hair does NOT feel like straw ... Surprisingly good lather for a shampoo with no sulfates.

I finally found the most gratifying shampoo on the market! ... I can finally use this amazing product and feel assured that I won't look like a dried frizzy mess anymore!

Conditioner Twin

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell & Argan Oil Conditioner 

  • EWG 2 & Reviewer Recommended 

  • EWG - 1
  • Normal, Fine & Limp Hair
  • Volumize for Thick, Luscious Locks
  • 8 oz

Plump up your fine, limp hair with this nicely lathering, minty fresh shampoo. Get healthy, shiny locks that make your friends all, "How did she/he get so gorgeous?" 

*Note that some folks found the accompanying conditioner helpful, while the shampoo alone works best for others.

Amazon Review Quotes

This product is amazing. After trying so many shampoos that were marketed to add volume to the hair and failed, this one actually worked. It made my hair full and the fullness lasted until the next shampoo.

My fine, limp hair is soft, fluffy and as full as it's ever going to be - the results are much better than my previous volumizing shampoo & conditioner. And the smell is fantastic! Slightly minty which can feel energizing or relaxing. Highly recommend!

This is one of the best smelling shampoos I've ever come across and has a rich, satisfying lather. The mint aroma really pops and is great for that morning wake-me up. I've tried some very high-end shampoos that are double the price, but this shampoo is now my go-to.


  • EWG - 1
  • Normal to Dry Hair (for Oily see below)
  • Safe for Color Treated Hair
  • 16 oz

Dry hair people pay attention. (And normal hair people too.) Get healthy, tangle-free & manageable hair that shines like no one's business. Why not have it all? But wait. There's more! Many folks say they don't even need conditioner after shampooing with NaturOil Shampoo. Really?! 

Amazon Review Quotes

This shampoo is fantastic! I have curly, frizzy, difficult hair (mixed race). I have tried everything to wash and condition my hair for years and I have never been satisfied. I really like this shampoo. It cleans deeply but gently, has no scent, and leaves my hair soft and manageable. Without using conditioner.

I researched this item for awhile before I took the plunge and bought it. I have to say that I am very impressed ... My hair was extremely soft and shiny after the first use. With my fine textured hair, I generally have to sacrifice softness for volume, but that was not the case here. It styled very easily and held the style all day without any extra product. I also noticed that my hair does not tangle as the day goes on like it used to.

Best hair care product I have ever used. My hair was falling out and I started to use this and a tiny bit of coconut oil and my hair is so shiny and not dry and soft and not falling out. My brush is empty.


  • EWG - 1
  • Normal to Oily Hair (for Dry See Above)
  • Safe for Color Treated Hair
  • 16 oz

Normal to oily follicles love this shampoo. Get soft, healthy hair that moves to the groove without being weighed down. As with NaturOil for Normal to Dry hair, you may not need conditioner at all. Which means you save money, time AND shelf space. Sweet!

Amazon Review Quotes

Seriously can not believe how great this product is on my hair. At first, after about 3 washes, I didn't really notice any difference in my hair. Then upon reading more about the product and learning it could take up to a week to see results, I continued use. And low behold, after a week or so of use, my hair is the healthiest it's ever been! I usually use a conditioner and moisturizer but not anymore. My hair feels soft and looks great! Will absolutely be using this product for years to come and suggest it to friends.

The only thing I will EVER use on my thin fine hair ever again!!!! It feels weird and stuff when wet but when it dries, my hair is so bouncy and soft and BEAUTIFUL. It helped add volume and cut grease too!

I have only used this product once and my hair looks better than it EVER has! I am flabbergasted and pleasantly surprised! I would not have believed it, even with good reviews. My hair is soft, but not weighted down. ... I only used the shampoo as directed, no other product/conditioner, etc; and my hair looks fabulous!


  • EWG - 1
  • Fine, Limp Hair ... or any hair that craves more volume
  • Volumizing
  • Certified Organic Ingredients
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • 8 oz

The title of this shampoo speaks "volumes". Get it?! Shiny up even dyed and tortured hair, while getting fullness and bounce that will totally rock your world and everyone in it. Lathers well and a little goes a long way, so it will last you a while.

Amazon Review Quotes

Every time I get my haircut somewhere the stylist says "you are lucky at your age you don't have to dye your hair" ... I always say "but I do dye my hair" and they say "but your hair is in incredible shape and is really shiny. Do you not blow dry it or use a curling iron?" and I tell em I do that too. The difference is I don't strip out all the moisture with my shampoo!

I bought this along with the conditioner and my tortured gray hair (coloring, blowdrying) seems to love it! Happily recommend!

I have used sulfate free shampoos in the past but never really been pleased. Wow, I have to say. This stuff is worth it. My hair is fine and long and tends to be oily 36 hours after washing it. With this product I really do have more volume and it seems to be less oily.


  • EWG - 1
  • Moisturizing for Dry, Damaged & Color Treated Hair
  • Fragrance Free or Scented
  • Certified Organic Ingredients
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • 8 oz

If your locks are dying of thirst ... hit 'em with this shampoo. Get a great lather with just a bit of shampoo and experience the goodness of healthier, thicker hair. Yayyyy!!!

Amazon Review Quotes

Needed a shampoo that was fragrance free and for color-treated hair. Took a gamble on this. It is great. Suds up well, cleans well, and there is a conditioner that goes with it. No scent---ahhh!

Great! My hair is healthier and thicker and the color does not fade!

My new favorite shampoo! Lathers, no fragrance, great on my slightly oily hair. Love it.

Love this shampoo. Doesn't smell, seems gentle and doesn't make my scalp itch or flake.


  • EWG - 1
  • Everyday Shampoo for All Hair Types
  • Fragrance Free or Scented
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • 8 oz

Rid your poor head of impurities, toxins and buildup without stripping your hair's natural oils. Gentle enough for every day use, which means of course it won't fade your beautifully colored locks either.

Amazon Review Quotes

I love this shampoo! I have medium-fine, straight hair, and LOTS of it. Most moisturizing shampoos leave my hair weighed down or greasy, but this one leaves it soft, shiny and easy to manage.

It really cleans my hair and scalp without damaging it or drying it out. I've tried some other clean ingredient natural shampoos and this one is the best one!

I am a big fan of Nurture My Body products ... I have a very sensitive scalp and it is the only shampoo I have used that does not make me itch. My hair just feels clean, soft and silky, and my scalp feels great. Truly my favorite shampoo


  • EWG - 1
  • Sensitive Skin & Scalp
  • Safe for Color Treated Hair
  • 12 oz

Rid your head of flaking and yucky scaling. Control oily scalp. This dermatologist recommended shampoo can be used by anyone, but is formulated especially for those with sensitive skin and scalp. And in case you're wondering, it's non-medicated.

Amazon Review Quotes

I started using this shampoo, as well as their conditioner and hair spray about 5 years ago after developing major skin sensitivities. After years of suffering from dandruff, scalp sores, rashes and such, I finally learned about this product which changed my life for the good. I am so thankful to have found this.

Been using Free and Clear products for years. I have a problem reacting to many products and found this one to be skin friendly. I use Free & Clear shampoo, conditioner and hair spray without any problem. They all give good results in hair care.

My husband has had several spots burned off of the top of his head by his dermatologist and he recommended this for my husband to use and he has been using it all the time now and loves it.


  • EWG - 1
  • Dry, Damaged Hair
  • Especially Great for Curly Hair (but made for all Hair Types)
  • Heal, Grow & Strengthen
  • 13 oz

While this stellar shampoo is excellent for all hair types, it seems to be a serious fave among those with curly locks, including African American, Caucasian and everything in between. Made to seriously hydrate and repair dry, damaged and over-processed hair, Shea Moisture pretty much has the hair of the entire planet covered with this product. 

Amazon Review Quotes

I have 4B/4C hair and it gets very dry. The Shea Shampoo did not strip my hair of natural oils, which only made my hair feel even better once I applied the conditioner.

I use this shampoo line and I love my hair. Here is the most amazing and shocking thing since I switched to this product line I have to remind myself to clean my hairbrush now because my hair does not break off in the hairbrush when I brush it. I am totally amazed

Honestly this product is amazing! All my life I've had crazy curly, wavy, thick hair and always kept it long but since I couldn't find a hair product that actually worked on my hair I cut it short to be more manageable and then I found this line of products! Total game changer wish I would of found it sooner and not cut my hair but its making my hair healthy and its growing back fast!

Conditioner Twin

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner

  • EWG 2 & Reviewer Recommended

  • EWG - 1
  • Thick or Thin Curly Hair
  • Anti Frizz
  • 13 oz

Curly hair people, it's all about you right now. Reviewers with everything from thin to thick hair, and tight to loose curls gush over the supernatural effects of this conditioner (and it's accompanying shampoo, also rated 1 by EWG). Be done with frizz already, banish tangles like nobody's business and be all super shiny!

Amazon Review Quotes

This stuff defines curls like no other. I'm currently using it as a leave in conditioner. It's very thick, and coats every strand, so a little bit goes a long way. Provides the shine and conditioning it needs to. Love it!

This is perfect for my hair! I have fine color-treated hair with loose curls, and this does an excellent job of moisturizing without weighing my hair down. My curls are so bouncy! I've used this same version in the shampoo and wasn't as impressed as I am with the conditioner.

I've used this conditioner for 3 years now on my fine, 2c/3a, low porosity hair and absolutely love it. Even when I break away from it to try something new, I always come back. It's conditioning without weighing down my hair and I don't need to use half the bottle to saturate my hair, like I have had to do with other brands. This, along with the Curl & Shine Shampoo, have made me a Shea Moisture user for life!


  • EWG - 1
  • All Hair Types (including pets!)
  • Natural Healing for Itching, Skin Allergies, Disorders & Rashes
  • For Hair AND Body
  • 8 oz

Itchy scalp? You might want to give Keys MetaClean a try. Great for eczema, psoriasis and a plethora of other skin issues. Use it on your hair AND your body, but don't stop there. Lather up Fido while you're at it! That's right. This shampoo is recommended for pets a well as humans.

Amazon Review Quotes

I have had eczema all my life and my itchy scalp was becoming a problem. After a few weeks of using this product, I noticed a great difference on my scalp and my skin.

I bought this for myself and a second for my mother. It clears up a dry itchy scalp very quickly and reduces the itching of psoriasis. It smells great and rinses out almost instantly. It also did wonders on dry and cracked elbows and feet. I love this product!

I have had itchy scalp for several years and tried different shampoos but none really worked for me. This product, however, is the best. I could feel the difference after I used it two or three times. I strongly recommend it.


  • EWG - 1
  • For Sensitive Skin
  • Revitalizing
  • 8 oz

Cleure helps dry scalp and naturally produces shimmery shiny hair. Most of the reviewers of this shampoo are pretty excited that it works great for their sensitive skin issues because it's marketed as hypoallergenic. But they probably don't know that most of the shampoos on this list have an excellent chance of working as well, simply because they are all non-toxic. (Should we tell them?)

Amazon Review Quotes

I have so many sensitivities and this shampoo is perfect. ANY other shampoo makes me itch or burn to some extent....not this one. Makes your hair shiny and so soft.

I love this shampoo. I no longer have red eyes after washing my hair. My scalp does not itch anymore. The delivery from this company is always fast and reliable. I have been using this shampoo over a year and always enjoy it.

I really like this shampoo. I have Alopecia and my scalp gets sore and itchy sometimes. I mix a few drops of Rosemary essential oil with some of this shampoo and it feels very soothing to my scalp.


  • EWG - 1
  • Grow More Hair, Strenghten, Volumize and Get All Shiny
  • 15 oz

Strengthen your follicles and blind everyone with glossy shine. Several reviewers say this shampoo helped their hair grow. 

Amazon Review Quotes

I fell in love with this shampoo from the first time I used it. After using it exclusively for 2 months, my stylist asked what on earth I had been doing because my hair was twice as thick as the last time she had cut it. There is no build-up with this shampoo and it leaves hair silky smooth and glossy.

This is the best shampoo I have ever used. Rinses completely clean and makes my hair soft and less brittle. Great on the scalp--especially if you have sensitive or dry skin.

This has been the best shampoo ever! After started using it me and my husband started seeing more hair grow and will keep using it!


  • EWG - 1
  • For both Hair & Body
  • Shampoo & Soap "Bar"
  • 4 oz

Be different. Try a shampoo "bar" that is also a body soap. It's great for travel ... like totally TSA approved. Made with organic coconut, olive and palm oils, so super healthy nourishment for your lovely locks. Two reviewers say they used this shampoo on their dog to get rid of fleas.

Amazon Review Quotes

I was very skeptical using a shampoo bar. Not sure if I would be able to apply it to my entire scalp. But much to my surprise, I LOVE this bar! 

This is the first shampoo bar that I've tried and I am in LOVE. I don't need to condition my long normal type hair after... which saves me so much time. I also really enjoy that it lathers and smells fantastic.

I used this soap for my dog to rid of fleas. It smells wonderful and it seems to work.


  • EWG - 1
  • For both Hair & Body
  • Shampoo & Soap "Bar"
  • 4 oz

This invigorating, cooling and fresh Shampoo and Body Bar will wake you up, clean your hair AND your body like lickity-split. (That's fast.) You'll be all clean and smelly good with gorgeous hair that is soft, manageable and frizz-free.

Amazon Review Quotes

This has made my hair so soft! I have been using shampoo bars for some time and this is my new favorite. It makes my waves much more manageable and has an amazing lather.

I have used expensive salon shampoos for decades. This makes my hair feel cleaner. I use an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse afterwards and have no issues. My hair is naturally curly and has a tendency to frizz easily. This bar shampoo does not leave my hair frizzy.

Seriously, I'm Asian. My hair has been greasy ever since I hit puberty. I used this bar that looks like a regular soap bar. Well, it smells light and refreshing, it feels good, and my hair is finally poofy all the time, and I can run my fingers through it without feeling like I just grabbed a slice of pizza! Thanks Purple Prairie Botanicals!! I approve of this message.


  • EWG - 1
  • Shampoo & Shower Gel
  • For Highly Sensitive Skin
  • 8.5 oz

Get clean without breaking out or drying out your scalp and skin. Right?! If you suffer from highly sensitive skin ... well it's quite possible that any of the safe and natural shampoos on this list might work for you ... but this one is especially formulated with you in mind. Yeah ... YOU!!! 

Amazon Review Quotes

I am allergic to preservatives that are found in all the cosmetics I've tried, even those that say they are hypoallergenic. This product is a great shampoo and bath gel that does not cause eye irritation or rashes of the kind I often had from other products.

I get painful flares of folliculitis in my scalp; my dermatologist told me my scalp was inflamed and I needed a hypoallergenic shampoo without sulfates or formaldehyde ... from the very first time I washed my hair my scalp calmed right down, honestly my scalp it usually at an itch/pain level of 7-8/10 and now it's 3-4/10 a MAJOR life quality improvement for me. The formula lathers very well and rinses out easily.

I have tried for 5 years (seriously) to find a shampoo that doesn't cause contact dermatitis, not to my scalp but to my eyes. They became red, itching, and gooey, with red rashy eyelids. Pretty, no? I must have spent around $500.00 trying ... I do not react at all to this shampoo. I know it is expensive, but I don't care. I spent so much time and money looking for it.


  • EWG - 1
  • Moisture, Strength & Shine
  • 8 oz

Breathe in the yummy citrusy orange scent while you lather up for super healthy, shiny, bouncy hair. It's like the best hair day ever ... every single day!  

Amazon Review Quotes

I have finally found the shampoo for me. I have tried so many different cruelty free, chemical free (EWG Skin Deep) shampoos and conditioners, and this is the BEST! Happy scalp, nice scent that doesn't overwhelm you, and low toxicity / cruelty free, all at a decent price. My hair looks better than ever and these products clean so well that I do not have to wash my hair as often.

This is the best shampoo I've ever used. I have thick hair that tends to get oily. This shampoo is clarifying and moisturizing without any build-up or leftover oiliness. It has a light, fresh scent.

It's a really good shampoo so far. I've been using it for about a month. After the first use my hair felt softer and my scalp wasn't as itchy or inflamed. It smells really good as well (like a warm orangey/lemony scent). My dad has also been using it and it's helped with the scabs he's developed on his scalp. 


  • EWG - 1
  • For Dry, Color Treated, Damaged Hair
  • 10 oz

Another fabulous natural shampoo option for the dry, color treated, damaged hair people of the world (and let's face it ... we are many!).  

Amazon Review Quotes

I love this shampoo! It moisturizes my thin curly highlighted hair without weighing it down which is no easy feat. I have tried many organic shampoos ... and all made my hair extremely dry and frizzy. I now have beautiful soft curls again.

I like this shampoo, because it is not drying. My hair gets dry very easily. This shampoo has a mild lovely smell, but not strong at all.

Loved everything about the shampoo. Looking for natural alternatives with no SLS.

Conditioner Twin

Juice Organics Pomsmooth Conditioner

  • EWG 2 & Reviewer Recommended 

  • EWG - 1
  • Volumizing
  • 12 oz

For gorgeousness at an equally gorgeous price, try Hugo Naturals. This one is volumizing and can be paired with its twin smoothing & defining conditioner, also rated well by EWG and reviewers.

Amazon Review Quotes

I just went to my hairdresser to get my hair cut, and she commented on how shiny my hair is. She said that many of the more natural shampoos often leave a residue that she can feel on her customers' hair, and she didn't feel any at all on mine. I use this shampoo along with the conditioner, and together they leave my hair shiny, easy to comb, and with plenty of volume.

Great Product! Great EWG Rating! Like another reviewer mentioned I don't really like this shampoo when I'm washing my hair. It feels a little tangled. The conditioner is ok and helps a little but doesn't have that creamy rich feeling of traditional conditioners. Then why do I like the product so much? It leaves my hair looking better than any of the expensive salon shampoos and conditioners ever have. It is more manageable and I have to use less styling products. My hair is naturally curly but I straighten it most days. It looks great either way. Since I started using Hugo Naturals everyday has been a good hair day.

Conditioner Twin

Hugo Naturals Smoothing & Defining Conditioner, Vanilla & Sweet Orange

  • EWG 1 & Reviewer Recommended


EWG Is Doctor Recommended

Dr. Oz and Dr. Mercola both recommend The Environmental Working Group as a resource for finding safe products. So discover your bliss with all new safe and natural products, live well, and be fabulous!  

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MAKE YOUR FRIENDS JEALOUS WITH YOUR GORGEOUS HAIR AND AVOID NASTY TOXINS AT THE SAME TIME. RIGHT?! THESE NATURAL SHAMPOOS ARE RATED SAFE BY EWG AND REVIEWED BY HUMAN BEINGS.  ANOTHER GREAT RESOURCE FROM BLISSFUL MISS.