15 Clean Hair Products That Actually Work

While “clean” beauty is all the rage, clean haircare has been a bit slower to get off the ground. For a long time, it has been hard to find clean haircare that actually worked, but thankfully, the haircare industry seems to be hitting its stride. If you’re looking to remove all the toxins and icky ingredients that come with beauty and hair products, you’ll definitely want to try out these clean hair products that actually work.

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

An absolute must if you color or process your hair. I shared more about using this product to restore my postpartum hair in this post.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System

We don’t like to use the term “miracle worker” lightly, but this deep-conditioning treatment will give you the softest hair of your life.

Odele Air Dry Styler

Clean haircare doesn’t have to be expensive. This new clean haircare brand can be found at Target and is all under $12.

Outré Beauty Anti-Stress Hair Oil + CBD

Yep, even your hair loves CBD! Use this oil for added shine and healthier hair.

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Kristin Ess Deep Treatment Mask

We love Kristin Ess’s hair products, but now they’re even better that they’re in the clean beauty section! The fragrance-free line of Kristin’s products is cruelty-free, vegan and free of added fragrance, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones + gluten. Basically, all the stuff you don’t want in your beauty stash.

Under Luna Flower Power Shampoo

A holistic, vegan shampoo that uses geranium, calendula, jojoba oil and chamomile to help hydrate hair.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Natural Moisturizing Unscented Argan Oil Conditioner

Another budget-friendly beauty buy, The Seaweed Bath Co. uses organic, sustainably harvested bladderwrack seaweed from Maine that contains 65+ vitamins and minerals for stronger, healthier-looking hair.

French Girl Organics Jasmin Sea Spray

Use this spray for those effortless beachy waves that have just a hint of jasmine and rose geranium.

Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier

Use this leave-in treatment to detangle your hair after washing and protect it from the elements using the plant-power of morete oil, which creates a UV defense barrier.

Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer

A multi-use product that can smooth hair, and add texture and shine.

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OWA Haircare Moondust Hair Wash

This concentrated powder shampoo is activated by water, so it’s not only “clean,” but it’s also a more sustainable option than liquid shampoo.

Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Treatment

Anyone with hair that is prone to frizz knows how difficult it can be to keep it under control. This leave-in treatment smooths hair without weighing it down.

Isle of Roses Hair Oil

A super-lightweight oil that gives off the sweetest whiff of roses while adding shine and softness.

Tlw Texturizing Spray

Give hair a boost of volume at the roots and add body and texture to mid-lengths and ends with this panthenol-packed formula that provides lasting hold and extends the life of your blowout.

Sisters Balancing Shampoo

This cult-favorite brand is minimalist, but effective. Try both the shampoo and the conditioner for healthy, clean hair.


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram