We all know how important it is to use chemical-free products on your skin, but did you know that the nasties in your hair care can be just as damaging? Putting chemicals on your skin (including your scalp) allows them to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream, causing irritation to eyes, skin and the respiratory system. Not to mention, they can dry and damage your luscious locks.

If you want to reduce your exposure to chemicals, opting for sulphate-free and paraben-free hair products is a simple step to take, and you may just notice softer, silkier hair in the process. Here are six of our favourites.

Luxe Hair Products Minus The Nasties

1Mr Smith

We’re loving this new Australian hair care brand and their super sleek packaging. The formulas contain no silicones, parabens, or sodium sulfates and are PETA approved, vegan and 100% cruelty-free. What’s not to love?

For stockists, visit www.mr-smith.com.au 

2Bumble and Bumble

This iconic hair care brand creates stylist-inspired hair products for all hair types. We especially love their Hairdressers Invisible Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. Both products are sulfate-free and infused with six feather light oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle and protect.

Shop → Hairdressers Invisible Oil Shampoo and Conditioner

3Lea Journo

Created by Paris-based hair stylist Lea Journo, this collection of high-performance sulfate and paraben-free formulas are designed to enhance and protect your hair. The Pouf Shampoo and Conditioner, in particular, are infused with pro vitamin B5 to improve elasticity, hydration and shine.

Shop → Lea Journo Pouf Shampoo and Conditioner

4Pure Hair Food

Australian-made with locally sourced natural ingredients, the Pure Hair Food range is cruelty-free and colour safe. Our favourite, Detox Your Hair Shampoo ticks all the right boxes; it’s sulphate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free and helps to remove product build-up. Aloe vera, pro-vitamin B5 and wheat protein also promote hair growth, hydration and strengthen damaged hair.

Shop → Pure Hair Food Detox Your Hair Shampoo 


The entire evo range is sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol-free; and The Gluttony Shampoo is a must-have for fine hair. Gorged with protein and film formers, it works to penetrate and coat the hair for more voluminous strands.

Shop → Evo Gluttony Shampoo and Conditioner 

6Grown Alchemist

Organic Australian skincare favourite, Grown Alchemist have just launched their new range of Cosmeceutical Haircare and we couldn’t be more excited. Sulphate, paraben and chemical-free, the range consists of five innovative formulas that are designed to promote cellular renewal and repair, whilst also cleansing, detoxing and targeting specific hair concerns (health, strength, colour protection, volume and frizz). Our pick? The nutrient rich Detox range, which helps detoxify your hair scalp of any heavy metal environmental pollutants and free radicals.

Shop → Grown Alchemist Detox Shampoo and Conditioner 

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Jessica Bryce
Jessica is a Sydney-based beauty and travel addict, entrepreneur and co-founder of Say It With Polish. Jessica has a passion for all things travel and not only discovering new destinations, but exploring the unique activities and experiences each has to offer to indulge her love of health and fitness. From hiking to yoga and adrenaline experiences, the best holiday is an active holiday. When it comes to beauty, Jessica believes in a safe, effective and natural regime. Through her writing, she hopes to both inform readers about new trends and innovations in beauty and to inspire them to explore new and exciting destinations.