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It’s estimated that 28% of us have allergic reactions to our hair care products, according to Honest. You may notice a small rash, pimples or a dry scalp when using a new product. Other symptoms can be worse--troubled breathing and hives. These reactions are usually caused by the harsh alcohol, dyes and fragrance used to make products more appealing. Wisegeek says these ingredients in hair care products that can cause allergic reactions and sensitivities include: ulfa, sodium lauryl, sodium laureth, ammonium laureth sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate. These ingredients are what gives the hair a super clean feeling after shampooing.

It is recommended that you contact your doctor or dermatologist if you are experiencing any type of reactions to your hair care products. Thankfully for those of us with sensitive skin, a number of companies have been working on and producing hypoallergenic shampoos and hair care products. Have you tried any of these?

Naturelle Hypo-Allergenic Shampoo

This product treats sensitive skin and scalp as it doesn’t contain any synthetic dyes or perfumes and it’s been clinically tested by dermatologists. Plus, it’s gentle cleansing agents and botanical extracts (Geranium, Yarrow and Quillaja) wash away impurities and replenish moisture.

Neutrogena T/Sal Shampoo

It prevents and cleans flaking on scalp and is recommended for anyone who suffers from any itchy scalp. It’s recommended that you leave the product to sit in your hair a few minutes prior to washing it out then repeat the process.

Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Shampoo

With avocado oil and aloe vera extract to help mend broken and damaged hair. There are no dyes or silicones used in this product and it’s safe on color treated hair too. The product promises stronger hair in just one use.

SheaMoisture Baby Shampoo

This shampoo has an extra mild formula which is pediatrician tested, great for little ones and adults with sensitive skin. Ingredients include aloe vera, cocoa butter and vitamin E.

Cleure Volumizing Shampoo

This product does not lather much but your hair will still come out clean and shiny! Cleure does not contain  sodium lauryl sulfate, it’s vegan, gluten free and adds moisture and volume too.

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo

Alcohol-Free, Pediatrician Tested, Hypoallergenic, Tear-Free, Paraben-Free, Contains Aloe, Petroleum-Free, Fragrance-Free. A great wash for kids and sensitive adults too. Keeps hair and skin soft and well moisturized, without the harmful chemicals.

Honest Shampoo & Body Wash

This is made with Jojoba and quinoa proteins strengthen and fortify (with all 8 essential amino acids), Organic coconut oil moisturizes and protects, Chamomile, calendula, and aloe gently soothe and nourish.

Clearly Natural Essentials Shampoo

Gives hair a clean, fresh wash without the dyes and fragrances and contains a unique formula made of glycerin and vitamin E to help clean and care for hair. It’s biodegradable and vegetarian.

Klorane Shampoo With Papyrus Milk

This unique formula of papyrus milk helps to build and repair damaged hair while leaving hair softer and smoother.

What is your favorite hypoallergenic shampoo?