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Hokay, But Why Is Everyone Sleeping on Organic Shampoos?
The biggest struggle when it comes to shopping for an organic shampoo? Finding one that's *truly* natural, not just marketed as such. Thanks to a lack of FDA regulation, beauty brands can label their products with terms like "organic" or "natural," even if the ingredients list is actually filled with questionable ingredients like parabens or formaldehyde releasers. Shitty, right? And because I know you don't have the time to do hours of research to find an organic shampoo that's legit, I've done the hard work for you. Below, nine organic shampoos that substitute controversial ingredients for natural ones while still getting your hair super clean—all without the junk.
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1) Rahua Color Full Shampoo
This organic, sulfate-free shampoo is perfect for anyone who has color-treated or bleached hair. It uses Amazonian rahua oil to strengthen each strand and lock in color, plus morete fruit extract, which is rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Together, these vitamins help protect hair from UV damage, and in turn, keep your color looking fresh and vibrant.
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2) Ursa Major Go Easy Shampoo
I know it's not ideal, but I like to wash my hair every day (after a sweaty workout, dry shampoo just doesn't cut it for me, k?). So to prevent my hair from getting dried out, I like to use this mild shampoo from organic beauty brand Ursa Major. The ultra-gentle formula cleans without stripping, and even has some light conditioning benefits too.
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3) Avalon Organics Clarifying Shampoo
Build-up from hard water, dry shampoo, and styling products can make your hair look super dull. Luckily, this organic shampoo contains clarifying lemon extract to deep-clean your hair and scalp (without depleting your natural oils) and bring back shine and softness.
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4) Reverie Shampoo
Whether your hair has been color-treated or you've overdone it with your flat iron or curling wand, this organic shampoo can help reverse the damage. It uses amino acids to strengthen weak strands and mend split ends, plus panthenol and sweet almond oil to smooth down your cuticle for serious shine.
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5) Klorane Nourishing & Repairing Shampoo with Cupuacu Butter
If your hair feels like freaking straw, this organic shampoo for dry hair is about to be your new go-to on wash day. Suds up with the rich and creamy formula—it contains moisturizing and nourishing cupuacu butter—to transform your frizzy, dry-as-hell strands into head of super soft hair.
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6) Everyone Volume Shampoo
Fine, flat hair will love the volumizing effects of this organic shampoo. It uses a blend of quinoa protein (a vegan alternative to keratin) and energizing peppermint extract to plump up the hair shaft will stimulate your scalp for fuller, thicker-looking hair. And the formula isn't just organic—it's GMO-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free too.
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7) John Masters Organics Spearmint & Meadowsweet Scalp Stimulating
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Give your scalp some love and lather up with this organic shampoo once a week. It uses meadowsweet flower extract along with eucalyptus and spearmints oils to deep-clean your scalp, get rid of flakes and build-up, and balance sebum production so it doesn't get too dry or too oily. And the spearmint helps boost circulation too, which is key for creating a healthy environment for hair to grow.
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8) SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
Curly hair types will love the coconut oil, shea butter, and hibiscus extracts in this organic shampoo from Shea Moisture. It's free from sulfates (the enemy of curls and coils everywhere) but packed with a yummy, tropical scent that leaves your hair smelling amazing for hours.
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9) Josh Rosebrook Balance Shampoo
I have super oily hair, and this is truly the only organic shampoo I've found that keeps all my greasiness in check. It uses aloe vera, gentle cleansers, and organic herbs (like nettle, ginseng, and oregano) to remove buildup and dirt while regulating your scalp's oil production. The result is healthy hair and a balanced scalp.
We're all about a good post-hair-wash treatment mask or deep conditioner, but did you know that you can also benefit from conditioning your hair before shampooing? The point of pre-shampooing - or as many call it, "pre-poo" - is to give your hair some extra strength and nourishment before you wash, specifically if you often find that your hair is dry or brittle. If that's the case for you, consider taking 20-30 minutes out of your regular wash day to give your hair some extra help and prevent your shampoo from stripping it too much. There are a ton of treatment options to choose from, whether you're looking at a standard conditioner or a natural oil. Read ahead to check out some of our favorite products to use before shampooing.
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If we're ranking the pitfalls of summer, humidity is among the most offensive. No matter how the increased moisture levels mess with your hair — creating a fuzzy halo around your air-dried curls or instantly unpinning the flyaways you spent twelve minutes smoothing — it's a struggle that often ends with a heavy sigh and a Sephora search for "anti-frizz treatment." If you're prone to the perennial fight against muggy air, the quickest fix may just be to switch up your shampoo. Celebrity stylist Justine Marjan tells us that your in-shower routine can actually make a big impact in how your hair responds — or doesn't respond — to the dew point. "You want to find a shampoo that pushes moisture into the hair," she says. "When your hair is well-hydrated, it's soft, silky, and more manageable when the moisture in the air increases." With that three-pronged goal in mind — softness, smoothness, and manageability — we compiled a comprehensive arsenal of humidity-blocking shampoos. Find them, ahead, and a foolproof guide to making stubborn frizz a non-issue this summer. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?You Have To See Kim Kardashian With Red HairThis Is The Breakout Hair Color Of Summer 2020The Retro Hair Accessory Sweeping Summer 2020
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Over the holidays last year, I downloaded TikTok. A little late to the game, maybe. But I was hooked from the start.I spent a solid day — truly, probably eight straight hours — scrolling through the short clips. A whole new world of memes opened up to me. What was at first confusing (why are these men wearing shirts and towels on their heads?) quickly became delightful in-jokes, that I was now in on. I was elated, as only someone who’s found another way to slowly kill off her retinal cones can be.It didn’t take long after I’d downloaded the app, though, for me to have my first twinge of unease about my new social media obsession. It was that very same night actually, and it was because I stayed up past 2 a.m. watching TikTok videos.That’s very unlike me. I’m a great sleeper. Usually I browse reddit before bed, but even with all that blue light beaming into my eyes, and even when I’m knee-deep in the most infuriatingly hilarious AITA thread ever (pro tip: sort by controversial), my eyelids start to droop around midnight, my phone falling out of my hand somewhere east of my head.But when I started scrolling TikTok, that natural shutdown did not occur. Half a year later, it has still not occurred. I’m not a daily user, but when I do open the app at night, it keeps me up. Eyes plastered open, index finger rubbed raw from swiping. Even once I force myself to put the phone down, it takes me 20 minutes or so to calm down enough to drift off to sleep.Why does this happen to me? I wondered. (Cough *lack of self-control* cough.) Seven months into my use, I couldn’t blame TikTok’s novelty for ruining my sleep. Was it something about the combination of video and audio that was overriding my brain’s natural knock-out mechanisms? Had years and years of blue light from pre-bed scrolling finally given me the insomnia I probably deserve? What is going on? I’m so tired.“There is a recommended list of activities to use before bed,” explains Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, a psychologist at Yale Medicine specializing in behavioral sleep medicine and an advisor for Saatva Mattresses. Here’s her list of favorite pre-sleep pursuits, from best to worst: reading a book, reading on a Kindle or tablet, listening to an audiobook or podcast, watching a movie. “After that,” she tells me, “I don’t have many more favorite things.” Many of the other things people do at night can make it harder to drift off, she says.When I ask Schneeberg what went into her rating system, she says each option’s blue light output plays a part. (She asks clients to use the night mode on their devices, if they must use them before bed.) But just as impactful was the type of pastime. Specifically, she considers, “Are you using each device in an interactive way, or in a passive way?” Reading or watching a video is going to be less likely to keep you awake than publishing pictures, liking posts, or reading and responding to emails, she notes. “Interactivity keeps you more stimulated and less shut down.” It helps to imagine that your phone has become a book or movie player at bedtime, she suggests.Even within the activities she says are acceptable to do before bed, there’s a spectrum. Schneeberg says you can imagine rating activities on a scale of one to 10, with one being super boring and 10 being super engaging. “You don’t want to be watching or reading a 10. That might be a thriller, for example, or a book your favorite author just published, or a brand-new, binge-able show,” she says. “Try to choose something that’s a five: not so boring that you don’t care, but just interesting enough that drowsiness can sneak up on you and you aren’t lying there worrying about whether you’ll be able to fall asleep. You want distraction — but only at a certain level.”It’s hard not to see how all this relates to my TikTok-induced insomnia. The platform’s videos are a minute long, max; many are 15 seconds or less. Each one replays until you swipe up to view the next. I often find myself clicking on particularly funny users’ profiles to see what else they’ve posted, or heading down a hashtag wormhole (hello, WitchesForBLM). So it’s incredibly interactive. Plus, it’s maximally engaging — if a video bores you, you can swipe past it in a second until you find something that catches your attention.My standby, reddit, on the other hand, is interactive, but on the one-to-10 spectrum of engagingness, it’s closer to “book” then “TikTok.” It takes a while to scroll around and find a post you want to click, then you have to read the whole post, then head to the comments — where the most compelling content usually is.Another factor I have to consider, Schneeberg says, is how tired I am. “If you’re really exhausted, it doesn’t matter so much what you watch,” she tells me. But if you tend to have trouble falling asleep anyway, or you’re feeling especially stressed, remember: Go for activities that require little-to-no interaction, and are moderately, but not extremely, interesting to you. For me, that means no TikTok before bed. Except on the weekends.Like what you see? 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As we inch closer to the long holiday weekend, more and more brands are announcing big seasonal sales. Now, from a money-saving perspective, some sales are more worth it than others — and the one you definitely do not want to miss is happening at Ulta Beauty.From now through the Fourth of July, Ulta is running a massive summer sale with more than 2,000 beauty products price-chopped by 30% or more. If you’re shopping online, the sale equates to 23 digital pages of deals on every beauty or personal-care item you could need, from mascara and brow pencils to dry shampoo and conditioner — and even a magic foot peel with more than 1,572 rave reviews. You can scroll through the product pages for the full list of offers and fill your virtual cart that way, or you can find a shortlist of standouts in the gallery below.Consider your DIY mani-pedi upgraded when you snag the TonyMoly foot peel and a bottle (or three) of OPI nail polish. Your makeup bag gets a welcome summer reboot with the current deals on cult favorites, like the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, volumizing Lash Princess mascara by Essence, and Benefit Brow Pro pencil. Plus, you can stock up on a jumbo-sized bottles of Pureology conditioner that will keep your dry ends free of frizz and flyaways until your next haircut.However you decide to shop and save, get on it now before the bestsellers get scooped up — and consider the retail therapy a nice little kickstart to the long weekend.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Kanye West Says Kim Is Officially A Billionaire3 People Share Their Unfiltered Acne StoriesViolet Grey's Value Box Is Filled With Primo Goods
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