A list of some of the best shampoos for natural black hair. Continually updated, so bookmark this post or Follow by Email using the link to the right. #TeamNatural

Whether you're transitioning or a veteran naturalista, you're probably constantly on the hunt for an awesome shampoo for natural black hair. A good shampoo moisturizes, leaving your hair feeling soft and easy to manage. It should also have all-natural ingredients and paraben-free whenever possible. Here are a few of my own favorites and some that have good reviews online -- the list will be continually updated as I have more finds.

Everyday Shea Moisturizing Shampoo

This shampoo is paraben-free and made almost entirely of natural ingredients. I've personally tried it and it does do a good job of cleansing my hair while not drying it out.

Pros: Natural ingredients, including shea leaf/butter, coconut oil and spearmint essential oil

Cons: Doesn't smell or look that great, but if you're looking for a natural choice this seems to be a good bet. Also, might be a little hard to find.

Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo

Tried this on a whim after scanning the beauty aisle. It seems that a lot of natural hair aficionados really like Herbal Essences products, and now I see why. It comes in a very interesting bottle, with purple swirls and smells delicious, like apples.

Washing with this shampoo leaves your hair soft and smelling good. Worth a try.

Pros: Smells and looks good -- has a few natural ingredients including shea butter extract and algae extract. Also appears to be paraben-free (still learning about parabens myself). Easy to find in your local beauty shop or pharmacy beauty section.

Cons: Seems to have a lot of chemical ingredients, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate and sodium chloride.

Elasta Qp Creme Conditioning Shampoo

Found this one on a discussion board on Black Hair Media. It has some amazing reviews on Amazon. People like this shampoo because it is "sulfate-free" and doesn't strip you hair down like harsher shampoos.

Can't comment on how it works just yet, but feel free to check Amazon reviews.

Pros: Organic, sulfate-free and affordable. People report that it makes your hair feel oh-so soft after shampooing.

Cons: Might have to do some searching to find it, but your local beauty supply shop might have it or of course Amazon.

Do you have any suggestions to add to this list of the best shampoos for natural black hair? Post it in the comment area below. I'd like to give #TeamNatural folks as complete a list as possible.



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