Ever wondered how a no suds shampoo works? Well, suds and all its counterparts are no indicators of cleanliness.
By that, I mean foam, lather, suds or bubbles may not clean your scalp and hair. The chemicals that cause suds may leave a nasty build-up.
The build-up forms on the hair strands and on the scalp in the form of white-colored matter. Also, the petroleum by-products in such shampoo pollute the water bodies. Thereby the harmful chemicals leach into the soil disrupting the entire nature.
If the health of your hair and nature concerns you. Then, you can make a shift towards products that do not cause a bulk of lather. Though at the same time, they do work to clean your hair.
To know more, please read further.
7 Best No Suds Shampoo That You Need to Know About
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1. Cowash Cleansing Conditioner
If you got permed hair to tackle. Then, this is the no suds shampoo for curly hair.
It has an interesting name – As I Am Coconut Co-wash Cleansing Conditioner.
But let not its name perplex you. It is a co-wash conditioner with coconut fat as its primary ingredient.
You can smear it all over your scalp and hair up to the ends. Then, let it work for about 5 minutes before you rinse it off with water.
The conditioner clears away the buildup while moisturizing your strands.
Since the product does not lather. Its cleansing properties will leave you baffled. But you will get used to the change after a few uses.
2. Clay Based No Suds Shampoo
It is a pleasure to use hair products without harmful ingredients. That means no to sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors, and petroleum derivatives.
One such product is Carol’s Daughter Rhassoul Clay. This popular brand once started from a kitchen in Brooklyn in the year 1993.
This cleanser has clay as its principal ingredient. And its tagline is – for overworked and over-washed hair.
I am not sure if you ever used clay to clean your hair. If you have, then you would know that the clay draws out sweat and other impurities. Plus, it leaves a beautiful bounce and luster too.
If your busy schedule cannot incorporate clay in your hair care regime. Then, using this clay-based shampoo is the next best alternative.
Being a non-lathering shampoo, you will not experience bubbles while using it. But would you care if you get beautiful hair while using it?
3. Shikakai Bhringraj Shampoo
I am in eternal love with this shampoo. It is a miraculous product by the Khadi brand of cosmetics. Khadi is by Khadi Village Industries Commission. The organization derives inspiration from the father of my country, Mahatma Gandhi.
As you would then expect, the product has no harsh ingredients like sulfates and parabens. Instead, it has herbal and ayurvedic formulations and extracts. Shikakai (soap pod), Bhringaraj (False Daisy) and Garden Balsam form its main ingredients.
With experience, I can tell you that this product will trick you into thinking that you need more shampoo. The lack of foaming lather gets confusing. Instead, you require a small amount of it to get squeaky clean hair.
Both shikakai and Bhringaraj are popular hair care plants in the Indian subcontinent. Shikaki cleanses as well as detangles the hair. Bhringaraj helps in growing new hair follicles. While garden balsam is popular as a hair growth stimulant in Vietnam.
You will fall in love with this shampoo without suds after a few uses.
4. DIY Handmade Shampoo
If baking soda no-poo shampoo alternative is on your mind. Then, your search ends on this kit.
It is a haircare kit that includes the natural shampoo ingredients in their raw form. So, the kit has 3 packs of 100 g. Each 100 g pack has Shikakai, Reetha (soap nut), and Amla (Indian Gooseberry).
The 3 products are in a dry raw state. You can soak about 30g (10 g each) of products in about 200 ml of water overnight. Then, the next day you can boil that water for about 10 minutes. Use a blender to reduce the ingredients to a pulp. Then, strain the water and discard the pulp. The resulting water is your shampoo.
I also make my shampoo by collecting these 3 ingredients and then powdering them. But this kit has a pre-made assortment of those ingredients. That is why it is one of the best DIY craft kits for hair care that you can ever find.
5. Organic Soap Nut Powder
Soapnut powder, popular as Aritha in India, is one of the best non-sudsing shampoo. Soap nuts grow on trees, thus they are 100% free from the nasty lab-made products.
Plus, the soap nuts have super powerful cleansing properties. Apart from cleansing your hair, you can also use them to clean your face, body and even clothes.
Unlike the chemical-based hair cleansers, Soapnut does not make the hair frizzy. Thus, you do not even need a conditioner after its use.
This product is in powder form. So, you can use it as a scrub on a wet scalp. Or you can even mix it with water or curd to form a cleansing hair mask.
Moreover, the product is USFDA approved. That adds one more reason to use it.
6. Musk Root Hair Pack
My journey of abandoning the commercial shampoo started with this particular product.
It’s cleansing and conditioning properties amaze me until today.
Though the product is not defined as a cleanser by its manufacturer. But I use it as one.
The product rids your hair and scalp from dust, dandruff, and other impurities.
Also, it moisturizes and leaves a dark tint on the hair strands.
Most of the time I use it as a mask by mixing some of it with either eggs or curd. Though it will work with plain water as well.
I keep the paste on my hair and scalp for about 20 minutes. Then, I rinse it off with water to get super clean luxurious hair.
The product has Musk root (spikenard), amla, and Bhringaraj as the major ingredients. It also has licorice, nutmeg, neem bark, and other hair-healthy ingredients.
7. Handmade Shampoo Bar
This is one of the low suds shampoos that is my absolute favorite during travels.
It comes as a heavy big sized bar. It is a vegan, 100% natural cold processed soap that is USFDA approved.
Rosemary and lavender form the major portion of it. It also contains hair nourishing oils like castor, jojoba, and wheat germ.
To use, you can work up the bar on wet hands. Due to the absence of SLS, you will not get much lather. But whatever matter will build-up will be good to wash your wet hair and scalp.
You can use a low poo conditioner post usage to calm dry hair.
The product is handmade and contains no chemical-based thickening agents. That is why it tends to melt after opening. That is why I cut it into 4 parts and use each part as a separate shampoo unit.
Let us admit it. The journey of abandoning commercial hair care products is not an easy one.
From itchy scalp to the messy procedures, you get to experience a lot. But if you find easy to use chemical-free hair care products. Then, sticking to your values of minimalism and nature preservation get easier.
This article lists non-lathering hair products. From a non-sudsing cream shampoo to a powdered shampoo, it includes all. You can use any of the products listed above to enjoy a simple and convenient no-poo experience.
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