Top Ten Organic Shampoos for African-American Hair

Find the best healthy and organic shampoo for your hair.

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Don't be afraid to try natural and organic shampoo brands for your hair. African-American women can also benefit from going green with their hair-washing routine. Eliminate harsh chemicals that can over-dry your hair in favor of organic options that are healthier for you and your hair.


Keep that mane looking fresh, clean and shiny with a natural shampoo that also keeps dryness at bay. "Jones" magazine likes Hydra Cleanse Shampoo to help keep your hair hydrated and radiant. Celebrity natural hair expert Felicia Leatherwood also likes Shea Moisture's Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo to keep hair soft and moisturized.


For hair that needs some TLC to protect against breakage, heat damage or over-processing, celebrity hair stylist Nadia Vassell recommends a bi-weekly wash with natural-based shampoos like Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo, Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo or Phytospecific Intense Nutrition Shampoo. All three shampoos are formulated to reduce hair breakage, repair split ends and hydrate the scalp. Follow with a moisturizer and use a daily leave-in conditioner for added hydration and a healthy mane.


Wash out the funk, grime and dirt of a busy week with a clarifying shampoo. Whether you've sweated out your hair in the gym or need to clean out the elements from the day, reach for shampoos that do their job to clarify your hair. "Essence" magazine recommends Kinky Curly's Come Clean Shampoo and Miss Jessie's Creme de la Curl Cleansing Creme, which reduce buildup without the use of harsh soaps and detergents. You'll miss the lather, but the shampoos are doing their job and you'll finish your washing routine with soft, clean and healthy hair.


To seal in hydration and keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy, Vassell recommends that you reach for moisturizing shampoos that don't strip your hair's natural oils. She love's Lavender Nourishing Shampoo by Avalon Organics, John Masters Organics Lavender and Rosemary or Burt Bees More Moisture Raspberry and Brazil Nut Shampoo that restores moisture into the hair while it cleanses.

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