After I have posted How to choose Mild Shampoo for your hair type on the blog, I got many requests on Instagram requesting to list out some of the best mild shampoos available in India.
The reason I delayed it was, due to the time it took for research to find out some of the best mild shampoos available in India that are really mild, safe, organic and natural. It wasn’t easy, I can say you that. Most of these shampoos are available online either from the brand’s website or amazon. I will provide links and also mention from where you can get them, in case if you are interested to try them out.
10 Best MILD SHAMPOOS Available in India that are Safe & Natural
I don’t wanna bore you saying paraben free, sulphate free, fragrance free for every single shampoo that I am gonna list it down now, because they already are and hence are on the list today.
One thing that I am gonna do differently here on this post is including the ingredients of each shampoo so that it will be easier for you to make a choice quickly.
Let’s get into the list now.
1. BON Organics Aloe Vera Shampoo
This shampoo tops today’s list of best mild shampoos available in India for a reason. This is by far my favorite shampoo till date and will continue to be too. Ever since I switched to Organic Skin care and Hair care routines, I tried many Shampoos that contain no harmful chemicals such as mineral oils, silicons, synthetic chemicals, SLES/SLS, artificial colorants, preservatives and fragrances.
But I haven’t found anything like this one. BON Organics Aloe Vera Shampoo is the mildest shampoo you will ever use. It will neither be harsh on the dry hair nor too exfoliating to the oily scalp which might strip away the natural oils on the scalp.
My scalp gets oily quickly. After switching to this shampoo I have experienced that my scalp is less oily now and I can even Flaunt my hair on my 3rd day of my hair. It controlled the excess sebum production on my scalp that lead to oily scalp.
It cleanses my scalp very well, even though it’s oiled. Though I wash my hair twice whenever I oil my hair, I really felt that there was no need of second wash while I was cleansing my hair with this shampoo.
A must must try if you a looking for a safe, natural and mild shampoo to cleanse your hair.
Ingredients: Safe surfocants invigorated with Organic Aloe Vera, Organic essential oils of Chamomile, Vitamin E, Blueberry, Natural Conditoner. Contains No Harsh Chemicals, No alcohol, No animal products or sulfates. Ingredients are certified by following (below) certifications. See the Snap below.
Read the full review here: My Review of BON Organics Aloe Vera Shampoo after finishing 6 bottles
Price: INR 315 for 200ml
Available on their website
2. Just Herbs Silky Strength Aloevera-Wheatgerm Moisturising shampoo
This shampoo is best for frizzy, dry and damaged hair. If your hair is already damaged enough and if you are looking for a natural and organic shampoo to gently cleanse your scalp and hair without making it more dry, then this is your best bet.
When I Oil massage my hair hours before washing my hair with Just herbs’s Silky strength wheatgerm moisturizing shampoo, I didn’t feel there is need to condition my hair. But when I just wash my hair with this shampoo without any prior deep conditioning mask applied, I felt my hair was little bouncy (not frizzy). I specially prefer hair products which doesn’t give a bouncy look to my already thick hair.
This is best suited for wavy, dry or damaged hair.
Ingredients: Aloevera leaf juice* 5%, vetiver ext. 0.5%, wheatgerm oil 0.1%, hibiscus ext.* 0.2%, soy lecithin. 0.1%. aqua, steam distilled vetiver water, decyl glucoside***, cocoamidopropyl betain, sodium lauryl glucosides hydroxypropyl sulfonate, vegetable glycerine*, disodium cocoamphoacetate***, potassium sorbate, natural preservative blend of herbs & essential oils, caprylyl glycol, gluconolactone / sodium gluconate, citric acid (ph adjuster).
*** ECOCERT Approved
Price: INR 545 for 200ml
Available on their website
3. Juicy chemistry Apple cider vinegar and Argan Shampoo
Juicy Chemistry brands needs no introduction. I have seen them growing from selling on their Facebook page to owing a brick and mortar store in Coimbatore.
They got their products and practices certified by COSOMOS Organic, ECOERT a few months back or it has already been a year, I don’t really remember.
Juicy Chemistry’s shampoo are completely organic and very mild to the scalp. They have three variants, out of which I love their Apple cider vinegar and Argan shampoo. We already know enough benefits of these two main ingredients in this shampoo. Apple Cider Vinegar is enriched with Vitamins C and B which help in promoting overall health of the hair and whereas Argan oil has been hailed to turn frizzy, damaged, unmanageable hair into shiny, luscious locks.
This shampoo makes your hair smooth and soft while gently cleansing your scalp without stripping away the excess oil and making it dry. This shampoo is more suitable for oily scalp than any other hair type.
Ingredients: Aqua, Potassium Olivate **, Potassium Cocoate**, Potassium Castorate**, Potassium Pomegranate**, Potassium Arganate** Tocopherol^, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sucrose*, Cedar Atlantica (Cedarwood) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) oil*
** Made using Organic Ingredient
** Ingredient from Organic Farming
^ COSMOS Certified Natural
If you are the one who relies and trusts those brands with certifications and good practices, this one is for you. And remember, certified products comes with a price tag. 😉
Price: INR 600 for 100ml is that price tag.
4. Roots & Herbs Luscious Jabapushp Hair Cleanser
This shampoo is from the brand “Roots and Herbs” is made with some of the exotic Indian Ayurveda Roots and Herbs that are used centuries ago by many of our ancestors.
This shampoo is for dry and damaged hair only, as recommended by the brand itself on their website. I haven’t tried this yet, but will surely do. I love to try Ayurveda products more as they are very rare to find and so are very potent too.
Ingredients: REETHA (Sapindus mukorossi) (400 mg), BRAHMI (Bacopa monneri) (100 mg), NAGAR MUTHA (Cyperus Rotandus) (150 mg), JABAPUSHP (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) (200 mg), NILI (Indigofera tinctoria) (200 mg), MULETHI (Glycerrhiza glabra) (200 mg), NEEM (Azadirachta indica) (150 mg), COCONUT OIL (Oil of Cocosnucifera) (0.10 ml), WALNUT OIL (Oil of Juglans nigra) (0.050 ml), VITAMIN E- ACETATE (0.10 ml), ARGAN OIL (0.10 ml), GERANIUM OIL (0.020 ml), PALMAROSA OIL (0.010 ml), CLAY SAGE OIL (0.025 ml),SODIUM BENZOATE 25mg, PURIFIED WATER Q.S TO 5ml. COMPOSITION FOR EACH 5 ml
Price: INR 520 for 100ml
Available on their website
5. Rustic Art Biodegradable Aloe Vera Shampoo
Rustic Art Shampoos are completely made with bio-degradable and eco-friendly ingredients. Although they have around 5-6 variations, I specially love the Biodegradable Aloe Vera shampoo from Rustic Art.
With goodness of Coconut, Bermuda Grass & Wheat Protein; this shampoo is thick in consistency and leaves the hair with a healthy bounce, shine and strength.
Rustic Art Aloe shampoo contains biodegradable, non-toxic and relatively safe ingredients and is also cruelty-free and vegan. So it’s a great alternative to readily available harmful chemical-laden hair cleansers. However, if you have dry hair, do not skip your conditioner post using this shampoo or pre-oiling because this shampoo is certainly not for the damaged, parched hair types. Although it kept my scalp oil-free for up to three days, it couldn’t keep by hair sit at one place.
Ingredients: Demineralized Aqua ,Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaina, Alpha Olefin Sulphonatel, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Laurydimonium Hydroxypropyl, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Aloe Extract, Natural Preservative of OLG, Ascorbic Acid.
I have found that all these ingredients are safe to use and are very mild to the scalp too.
Price: INR 290 for 200ml
6. Vilvah Goat Milk Shampoo
I guess this is the first ever shampoo where I noticed that the goat milk is used as the main ingredient. Usually, goat milk is used in natural handmade soaps and facial cleansers. As Goat milk contains many vitamins, but is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue, and maintain healthy skin it is used in many anti aging and acne skin care products.
But I didn’t know that goat milk is also extremely beneficial to improve one’s scalp and hair health. Goat milk is rich in protein and fatty acids. Therefore, it nourishes the hair deeply and provides a natural shine. When mixed with other oils, it does wonders for the hair, if you have extremely dry and dull hair.
So, that pretty much explains the benefits of using Vilvah goat milk shampoo. If you looking for a vegan alternative, then you can also try their herbal shampoo which treats dandruff and also works well for oily scalp.
Their packaging is improved and the shampoo now comes in a aluminum bottle.
Ingredients: Aqua, *Farm Fresh Goatmilk,*Jasmine Hydrosol, **Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultain (Derived from fatty acids of coconut oil), **Cocamidopropylbetain (Derived from coconut oil), **coco glucoside (Ecocert approved natural surfactant), Sodium hydroxide, **Sodium cocyl glycinate (natural surfactant), **Glycol distearate, Argan oil,*Jasmine Essential oil, *Neroli Essential oil, **Vanilla oil, **Sodium PCA, *Citric acid, **Banana extract, **Hydrolysed Silk protein, **Sodium Benzoate, **Potassium Sorbate, **Sodium gluconate (from sugar glucose)
Price: INR 590 for 200ml.
Available on their website
7. Native circle herbal shampoo
This is one of the brand that I wanted to talk about in this post. Native circle is a local brand based out in Bangalore in Karnataka. It makes conscious effort towards sustainable and eco-friendly practices and lifestyle. Their products are sourced at various natural/organic farms of Karnataka and processed with utmost care and hygiene.
This is the only shampoo in this whole list which packed in a glass bottle. Isn’t that just awesome.
It has all natural ingredients that are straight from the plants, no derived substances, extracts, or even any natural surfactants.
This shampoo is a little hard to work with as this doesn’t easily lather, but it is worth your time if you have that patience to get rid of all dust and grim from your scalp using this shampoo alone. This granular shampoo leaves your hair quite smooth and shiny
Ingredients: Soapnut, Bilva, Tulsi, Amla, Hibiscus, Neem, Shikakai
Price: INR 400 for 750gms.
8. Organique Herbal Shampoo
Organique Herbal shampoo is suitable mostly for dry hair beauties. It is mostly on the moisturizing side of a cleanser. I guess this is due to the coconut milk and full fat milk which are present in this shampoo.
This shampoo controls frizz in dry hair and keeps it moisturized til the next wash (3-4 days).
Better not to choose this shampoo if you have extremely thin hair or oily scalp.
Castor, Rice bran, Soya bean, Almond, Jojoba, Neem seed oil, Coconut milk, Full fat milk, Yoghurt, Herbal extracts of Amla, Reetha, Shikakai, Methi, etc.
Price: INR 375 for 200ml.
9. Nirvana Botanique Tea Tree, Basil & Sage Hair Wash
Nirvana Botanique has some of the best products for skin and hair care. Their products are simple and suitable for even sensitive skin to use daily. Although this shampoo is mild, it is potent due to the presence of many therapeutic essential oils like Basil Essential oil, peppermint essential oil and tea tree essential oil.
These essential oils are mainly used to improve hair growth and reduce hair fall.
Ingredients: Basil Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Clary sage Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Contains Sulfate Free Soap, Organic Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerine.
Price: INR 449 for 220ml
10. Ancient Living Hydrating Shampoo
A simple and decent mild shampoo with not much expectations, just suitable for cleansing hair. If you looking for a shampoo which should just does its job perfectly and there is nothing more you expect from a hair cleanser, then this is for you.
This is perfect for normal hair or you can also try this shampoo in summers.
Ingredients: DM water, Aloe Vera, Lemon oil ,Tea Tree oil,Jojoba oil , Neem Oil ,Caprylic capric glucoside, coco glucoside,coco amido propyl betaine, Xantham gum, Potassium Sorbate
Price: INR 395 for 200ml
I wanted this post to be really helpful to you all and I hope it did. Do let me know if my research is worth to find the best mild shampoo for your hair in the comments. Will you? Please don’t mind the delay sometimes in posting what you requested for. I take a very good amount of time for research specially to write this kind of posts, so that you can choose the right one for your skin/hair type among some of the best that are available to use in our country.
Thanks for your support. <3