The definitive guide to the best sulfate- and silicone-free hair products

Nov 11, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. ET
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While we love a good lathering shampoo around here, we’re aware of the movement to steer clear of sulfates and silicone and turn toward sulfate-free, silicone-free shampoos and conditioners, particularly for those who have curly and natural hair — or even those of us with keratin-treated hair. Well, color-treated hair too. See what we mean? There are a lot of you out there.

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We’re here to help: We’ve rounded up the best hair products that contain no sulfates or silicones in every product combination possible. From serums to conditioners to creams to mousse and back, consider this a harm-free hair zone, curly and natural girls.

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Kiehl's Since 1851 Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo

Kiehl's Since 1851 Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo
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If you have color-treated hair, avoiding sulfates is key to preserving your investment. This amazing shampoo is packed with nutrient-rich sunflower oil, which plays well with powerful B vitamins and apricot to gently cleanse and provide natural UV protection to prevent fading. In short, salon hair outside the chair is yours. (Kiehl's, $19)

Living Proof No Frizz Discovery Set

Living Proof No Frizz Discover Set
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If you've yet to try this amazing frizz-preventing product line that is blissfully sulfate- and silicone-free, we highly recommend getting on board. Not only do the products in this starter kit (and all of the products in the line) leave your hair free of puffy disruption for up to 48 hours, they also repel dirt, block humidity and give you protection without adding weight. (Nordstrom, $29) 

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract
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Every once in a while, a girl just needs a little dry shampoo to lift and eradicate that whole greasy hair situation. This gentle formula helps add life back to your 'do with oat extract and without any sulfate and silicone don'ts. (Amazon, $10)

Verb Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Verb Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner
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This shampoo and conditioner duo is silicone-, sulfate- and gluten-free and totally vegan-friendly. It's infused with quinoa and keratin proteins to gently cleanse and condition hair while strengthening each strand. (Verb, $14 each)

DevaCurl One Condition Original Daily Cream Conditioner

DevaCurl One Condition Original Daily Cream Conditioner
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This amazing daily conditioner helps gently remove surface dirt while conditioning and hydrating, all without adding weight. Curls are soft and springy with just one use. (Ulta, $22)

Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo

Desert Essence Tea Tree Replenishing Shampoo
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If you've got flakes outside of winter, fix that situation with this all-natural shampoo with tea tree oil, a natural cure for itchy, flaking scalp that will soothe and leave you flake-free in no time. Peppermint helps to clarify and yucca adds needed hydration. (Amazon, $9)

Phyto Phytolisse Express Smoothing Mask

Phyto Phytolisse Express Smoothing Mask
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We strongly believe in weekly repairing masks to give back what we take from our hair each week, and this sulfate- and silicone-free formula uses pine pulp to prevent frizz and tame unruly dryness for up to 72 hours without weighing hair down. We're in love. (Sephora, $45)

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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