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5 sulfate and silicone free shampoo’s and conditioners for under $15

If you have curly hair, using sulfate and silicone free shampoo, helps your hair texture be a lot softer. Additionally, having a silicone free shampoo will also help as it will not cause product build up. If you look at the hair market nowadays, there are plenty of shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate and silicone free.

Why you should use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners

1. Sulfates are harsh detergents and strip the hair of natural oils.

2. Depletes natural hair of its moisture balance and cause the scalp and hair to feel harsh and dry.


Why you should use silicone free shampoos and conditioners

1. Silicone’s are great to help smooth the hair out, however they can be difficult to wash from your hair as they coat the strands

2. If you get silicone’s on your hair for a long time, it will be prone to breakage and will also be dry.

Shampoos and conditioners under $15

If you are on a budget, but want to make sure that you are looking after your hair, below are 5 shampoos and conditioners that are silicone and sulfate free.

1. Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

Name: Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

Price: $6.29 for 1, but amazon is selling in bulk (4)

Overall Rank: 98 out of 100

Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo, Product Overview

Palmers Coconut Oil conditioning shampoo is great for curly hair. It keeps it moisturized and easy to detangle.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

Palmers Coconut oil formula is a high quality product for a much lower price. It doesn’t contain sulfates leaving your hair softer and more conditioned. Most of the ingredients have been sourced ethically and I think that in this day and age, it’s important to know where your products are coming from

The ingredients are derived from coconut oil, Tahitian monoi that is infused with tiare flowers. These ingredients are extremely hydrating, repair damage and give the hair a great shine. The scent of the product is not overbearing and works well for Afro hair.

The Bad:

I would not say that it’s bad, however if you want it to remove a lot of lather, it will not do that and you may think it’s not effective.

You have to use it for quite a while to notice the difference in your hair.

Who is Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo For?

Palmers Coconut Oil Shampoo is for anyone with dry and curly hair.

My Final Opinion of Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

It is extremely important for individuals’ to know what products are in the shampoo because sometimes there are certain ingredients that you may be allergic to and it does not make sense to use all types of shampoos and conditioners and waste your money. It’s important to educate yourself on what works well for your hair and not being ignorant about what can have an effect on you.

I think for a product that is under $15 it’s worth the money especially if it will work really well on your hair. If you are allergic to coconut as some individuals’ may not react well to coconut, there are other products that can do the same thing without compromising on quality.

Palmers Coconut Oil formula can be found on amazon, iherb and priceline pharmacy.

2. Noughty Wave Hello Defining Shampoo

Name: Noughty Wave Hello

Price: $7.50 on

Overall Rank: 98 out of 100

Noughty Wave Hello, Product Overview

Noughty Wave Hello is a great shampoo as it does not have silicons or sulfate. It’s also happens to work well on curly hair.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

This product cleanses, nourishes and defines the natural curl and has gentle cleaning qualities that make the hair soft and supple after it is used. The ingredients in this product are vegan friendly and a little goes a long way when you use it to wash your hair.

It is mostly a natural product and has a unique blend of oils that will help strengthen the hair. It improves the smoothness and shine and minimizes breakage and damage.

It does not have a strong smell and it lathers quite lightly. What you may like about it is that it does not have any petrochemicals which tend to build up on your hair strand making it smooth and therefore causing build-up.

It does not leave the hair frizzy which is quite important if your hair is extremely curly.

The Bad:

May not hold your hair as strong as you expect.

It has perfume which some individuals’ may be allergic to.

I feel like it’s too little in the bottle.

Who is Noughty Wave Hello For?

If you are allergic to coconut this will work very well for you as it mainly uses sea kelp and avocado oil.

My Final Opinion of Noughty Wave Hello

Noughty Wave Hello for me is great. It made my hair very moisturized. I really like that it has natural ingredients that are unique. I would use it again.

The product can also be found on amazon and oz hair and beauty.

3. Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner


Name: Giovanni Leave in weightless conditioner

Price: $10.99 on amazon

Overall Rank: 99 out of 100

Giovanni Leave in weightless conditioner, Product Overview

As I have mentioned shampoos, I thought I should mention a conditioner that works wonders for all hair types. If you have curly hair and have not tried Giovanni, you are in for a pleasant surprise.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

You will like that this product does not have any sulfates and it quite light on the hair.

Once you shampoo your hair, depending on what you do afterwards, you can use the conditioner and let it air-dry or blow-dry it.

When I first used Giovanni, I was not sure how it would work on my hair, however I have never looked back as how soft it made my curls feel.

The good thing about it product is that a little goes a long way, you don’t need too much of it for your hair.

The Bad:

It settles at the bottom of the bottle and you have to shake it each time you use it.

It contains protein which some individuals’ cannot have on their hair, therefore if you have problems with protein you may not be able to use this.

Who is Giovanni For?

Giovanni works for any individuals’ hair, it can be straight, it can be curly.

My Final Opinion of Giovanni

I actually underestimated Giovanni, I did not realize how moisturizing it is and how easy it is to use. I tend to go for products that I am familiar with, however this was a great product for me.

You can get Giovanni on amazon and iherb.

4. Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Sulfate-Free Cleansing Cream Shampoo

Name: Cantu Shea Butter

Price: $ 14.99 on amazon this includes the conditioner

Overall Rank: 98 out of 100

Cantu Shea Butter, Product Overview

Cantu Shea Butter for natural hair , is a sulfate free shampoo that works well on most types of hairs. It’s especially good for curly hair that is dry. It is a clarifying shampoo, which means that it’s great for removing buildup. Therefore, if you have just removed any type of braiding style on your hair, it would work best.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

If you receive a lot of breakages on your hair, this product is good as it will minimize breakage.

It certainly tames the curls and makes your hair less frizzy.

It smells really great.

It cleans your hair gently and does not strip it too much.

The Bad:

You cannot use this shampoo constantly because it clarifies, you can only tend to use it once a month or it will dry your hair.


Who is Cantu Shea Butter For?

Cantu Shea butter is for anyone with curly or wavy hair. It is also good for anyone with hair color.

My Final Opinion of Cantu Shea Butter

Cantu Shea Butter is one of my favorite brands to use because my hair feels really soft once I use it. I also tend to use it after I braid out my hair because it will gently clarify my hair without stripping it off a lot of oils.

You can find Cantu Shea Butter on Amazon and ASOS.

5. Zotos All about Curls Lo Lather Cleanser

Name: Zotos

Price: $ 9.98

Overall Rank: 97 out of 100

Zotos, Product Overview

Zotos is a fairly new product for me. I have not used it for too long, however it has impressed me quite a lot because it’s silicone, sulfate and paraben free. Now that is not unique to natural hair products, but they are not easy to find. I love it because it does not dry out the hair and if you use conditioner especially on curly hair, it just makes it seem so soft.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

It minimizes the tangles in your hair and I am not sure if it’s because of the ingredients in it.

Very little of this goes a long way.

Minimizes frizz in the hair, which is great.

It smells great like wild flowers. It’s not too strong and leaves a nice smell overall.

It’s quite creamy, which I like about it.

The Bad:

Does not lather, therefore if you use it on your hair, you may think that its not as effective or has not spread through your hair.

Who is Zotos For?

Zotos is for any individual with any type of curls and colored hair.

My Final Opinion of Zotos

I think Zotos is a great brand. I tend not to use conventional brands in general and it’s great when you find something that works. I would recommend anyone with curly hair to use it.

You can find it on amazon.

2 replies on “5 sulfate and silicone free shampoo’s and conditioners for under $15”

Personally any product that is primarily natural I usually go with in terms of purchasing. The Shea butter and all the others is what I would go with .These are all great products .What I realize is that most of the All natural have few bad of negative draw backs compared to others.

Excellent post keep up the good work.

Hi Erick,thank you for the comment. Yes you are right in terms of moisture for hair, particularly afro hair, Shea butter is great but when there are other alternatives which can be just as good, it’s great to try them. But butters are great anyday.

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