The 5 most effective natural shampoos we’ve tried

Published by Finn Hayden

Most of us use shampoo every week, but we often don't give much thought to the product we're putting in our hair. If you take a look at the back of your normal shampoo bottle, you might be shocked by the endless list of ingredients that you can't even pronounce. Luckily, there are some excellent natural shampoo products out there which aren't packed with rubbish but still do great things for your hair. We wanted to highlight the best natural shampoos you can buy in the UK at the moment, let's get into the list:



Faith in Nature

Of all the brands included in this list, we think Faith in Nature will probably be the one you've likely heard of before. They're one of the only natural bath and shower brands which have really managed to break through, and you can see their natural shampoo stocked in places like Boots. Their shampoo is entirely vegan and free of SLS and parabens, and all their shampoos are made with 100% natural origin aroma & essential oils. The shampoo is hydrating for normal/dry hair, learn more about the Faith in Nature range of shampoos here -

Faith in Nature shampoo


Alana is a brand which produces a number of bath and body products, including an excellent range of shampoos. Free from SLS, SLES, parabens, sulphates, and artificial colourants, the shampoo is absolutely natural and ticks every box that you could ask for. On top of this, the shampoo is certified vegan and the packaging used (RPET Bottle) is easily recyclable. Scents available include English Lavender, Aloe Vera & Avocado, and Rose & Vanilla. Learn more here -

Alana shampoo

Alter/native by Suma

Suma is a wholefood collective that produces a number of brands which you may have heard of or even used before, such Ecoleaf, their popular range of cleaning products. Altern/native is their range of skincare, bath, and shower products, and since being launched it has quickly grown in popularity. The alter/native shampoo is totally vegan-friendly and made from natural ingredients including coconut-derived Cocamidopropyl betaine and aloe vera leaf juice. The 2 shampoos that we tried were made from essential oils, and you could choose from a shampoo made with either lavender oil or tea tree oil. At just over £5 per bottle, it's a little pricey but Alter/native also sells a shampoo bar which is a little cheaper if you'd rather use that. Learn more here -

alter/native shampoo

Urtekram Beauty

One of the most impressive things about the Urtekram Beauty natural shampoo selection is the range of hair types that their products are suitable for - whether you've got normal hair, dry hair, or even struggle with dandruff, they've got a shampoo for you. What's more impressive is that all of their shampoos are organic certified and the ingredients are 99% natural, which is impressive. Learn more here -


Dr. Organic

Dr. Organic is a well-established brand in the UK, and their range of natural shampoo is among the most popular in its category on Amazon. Their range of shampoos is totally free from parabens and SLS, as well as synthetic colours, Mineral oil, DEA, BHT, or Isothiazolinones. This is an impressive product and is definitely what we'd describe as a natural shampoo, learn more here -

Dr Organic shampoo

So as you can see, there are lots of natural shampoo options out there in the UK, and plenty of brands to buy from with options for all hair types. Let us know in the comments if you know of any other natural shampoo brands which you'd like us to review!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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