Sulfate and Silicone Free Shampoos?

Are there any shampoos that are both Sulfate and Silicone Free?


If you needed a shampoo and it only had one of those qualities not both.which one would be better to go with?



3B/3C (Medium-Porosity,Texture & Density)

Wash: Japanese Seaweed Hair Cleanser

Leave-In: Japanese Camellia Hair Oil
To begin with, shampoos usually don't contain silicones so you needn't worry about that. That being said, you won't find a shampoo that contains both. Sulfates in shampoos are really common thought because it's a cheap ingredient and thus repeatedly used in the cosmetic industry.

I avoid products with silicones and sulfates, but if I had to pick, I'd go for silicones because they are removable with milder surfactants than sulfates.

This list might help you, as it has only CG friendly products on it: CG Friendly Product List!!
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC

Beauty Is Not a Number
Many commercial shampoos contain silicones. If I could choose only one I'd pick sulphate free, these surfactants are damaging to both skin and hair. Silicones are not damaging as such there is just the risk of them building up or weighing hair down.

Many of the shampoos in the Curl Mart are Curly Girl friendly, also there are selectors for both sulphate and silicone free in the reviews section, it's well worth exploring the whole site and using the advanced search function when you have a question about the basics.
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The only reason I would 'need' a shampoo is if I developed seborrhoeic dermatitis or a similar scalp complaint, if I did I would use either Regenepure (ketoconazole) or Komaza Care Moja shampoo (pH 4.5, various scalp friendly ingredients).
http://www.regenepure.com/complete-l...redients.html/
http://www.komazahaircare.com/moja-shampoo.html
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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normal porosity/texture/elasticity
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
All the Shea moisture poos, deva low poo, yes to_ poos, kiss my face, loreal evercurl cleansing conditioner (their poos have cones), jessicurl cleansing cream, curl junkie gentle poo...
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip

Last edited by chloe92us; 06-10-2013 at 08:46 AM.
I've never noticed any sulfate poo having cones so this really comes as a surprise! Maybe because I haven't used one for years :-)
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC

Beauty Is Not a Number
I've never noticed any sulfate poo having cones so this really comes as a surprise! Maybe because I haven't used one for years :-)
Originally Posted by Lauraimes
Silicones are added to shampoo (both sulfate and sulfate-free) to lessen the dry, stripped feeling. It can be frustrating to have to always check labels, but sadly, that's what it pretty much comes down too, especially since so many companies love to re-formulate.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I've never noticed any sulfate poo having cones so this really comes as a surprise! Maybe because I haven't used one for years :-)
Originally Posted by Lauraimes
Silicones are added to shampoo (both sulfate and sulfate-free) to lessen the dry, stripped feeling. It can be frustrating to have to always check labels, but sadly, that's what it pretty much comes down too, especially since so many companies love to re-formulate.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
I always check the labels and do my research before buying anything. Perhaps it's even a good thing we have so little readily available in store here, because it forces you (at least, this goes for me) to think about it more carefully with all the additional shipping costs/taxes.
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo
Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
Detangler & LI: KCKT
Styling: KCCC

Beauty Is Not a Number
There's tons of great low-poos (sulfate free shampoos) available pretty widely, and they're silicone free as well. I'm currently using Giovanni TTTT (Tea Tree Triple Treat) and I love it! The 50/50 shampoo is great too.

To answer your second question, I would choose a low-poo with silicones (though I haven't come across any) over a sulfate shampoo any day. Sulfates really mess up my scalp and dry out my hair like nobody's business. Silicones on the other hand can also be broken down w coco-betaine, which is a common surfactant in low-poos. Below is a link on which surfactants break down which silicones.

What's the Scoop on Silicones?
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
i know this thread is almost a year old but i just had to post my findings case others are finding this thread in their search results for sulfate and silicone free shampoos!

so far, these are the only shampoos that i've been able to find that are both sulfate and silicone free:

- giovanni 50:50 balanced hydrating-clarifying shampoo
- redken nature's rescue refreshing detox shampoo (discontinued now but you can still find on amazon)
- living proof perfect hair day shampoo
- living proof full shampoo
- living proof frizz shampoo
- living proof restore shampoo

the redken detox and giovanni 50:50 shampoos are clarifying shampoos, so they shouldn't be used too often or else they will dry out the hair/scalp.
I wouldn't say Giovanni 50:50 is truly clarifying (I would use a sulfate shampoo to clarify in most cases), it's a milder shampoo, but it depends on what you need. It's not as mild as CJ Gentle Cleansing poo.

Some lines to consider (Drugstore):
- Almost all Giovanni poos are sulfate and silicone free
- YesTo line
- Renpure line
- SheaMoisture (these don't break down cones fyi)

- Curl Junkie Gentle Cleansing
- Jessicurl's shampoo
- Sevi shampoos
- Komaza Care
- BROO

...I'm blanking, but I know there's a TON of them

Plus a lot of natural/semi-natural brands have silicone-free low-poos like Alba Botanica, Jason, Nature's Gate, etc.
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: CeraVe Foaming as low-poo, gelatin gel

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646

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