The best natural hair shampoo ingredients of the year

For anyone who is tired of buying shampoo that is too harsh or filled with chemicals, it's great to consider using a natural shampoo. Natural shampoos are great at gently cleansing the hair and scalp without being too harsh or stripping the hair of its natural oils. If you are looking for a shampoo that not only cleans your hair but also helps improve the condition, you should look for shampoos including some of the following ingredients:


The best natural hair shampoo can include seaweed in some form or another. Seaweed has been a part of human diets for centuries and is easily one of the most effective items that we can use. It’s known to help reduce oiliness in the scalp, which is a big reason why some seaweed in your hair can make such a positive impact.


Another great item to add into a natural shampoo would be charcoal. We see charcoal being used more nowadays in facial cleansers and toothpastes however did you know charcoal is great for our hair too! Charcoal is great because it helps to improve hair texture by making more friction take place between the hair strands giving your hair more volume. Charcoal also gently exfoliates the scalp which helps to get rid of build ups of dry or flaky skin.

Coconut oil

Another fine addition to any particular natural shampoo would be coconut oil. It’s a fantastic choice as it gets right under the hair and into the skin. This works well for making sure that our hair is strongest at the deepest level. Due to how penetrative coconut oil is it works well at deeply hydrating and nourishing the hair. As opposed to just making it look good, coconut oil ensures your hair is naturally healthy.

Avocado oil

The famous avocado isn’t just a tremendous food to eat; it’s a fantastic choice for those looking to improve the health of their hair. It’s a rich source of major vitamins, including Vitamins B and E which work work wonders for our hair and scalp. Avocado oil is great for softening the hair and removing that dry and brittle feeling that some of us suffer with. A tremendous choice for anyone who is looking for shampoo ingredients which are vitamin-rich.

Olive oil

The last ingredient that we recommend to look out for is olive oil. This particular oil is very similar to the natural oils that we find in our hair and scalp and is great for nourishing and preventing hair from looking dry and frizzy.


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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