Quiz: Which SLS-free haircare hero best suits your strands?

Great hair needs great products, and haircare formulas that are free from SLS (also known as sodium lauryl sulfate) — a potentially irritating foaming agent commonly used in beauty products and detergents1 — are primed to make your mane more healthier-looking than ever. Take this quiz to discover the SLS-free pick that best fits your needs.

  1. Describe your post-shower hair routine
    1. Low maintenance — you’re a wash-and-go type
    2. Quick dry — you can’t live without your hairdryer, but it’s not complicated
    3. Minimal — you tend to stick to the basics
    4. Playful — you’re no stranger to a curling wand and volumizing spray
    5. Extensive — you’re always in search of the latest and greatest product
  1. Your dream hair is
    1. Vibrant and shiny
    2. Super-hydrated and frizz-free
    3. Smelling amazing, so much so it turns heads
    4. Clean-feeling, less greasy
    5. Long and strong
  1. Pick a haircare goal
    1. Richer colour
    2. Sealed split ends
    3. Hydrated strands
    4. More body, less build-up
    5. Fresh-from-the-salon style
  1. What’s your biggest hair concern?
    1. Greys and overgrown roots
    2. Dryness and damage
    3. Mild scalp irritation
    4. Heavy, limp hair
    5. Occasional breakage

If you answered mostly As: Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Colour
You adore enhancing your colour but like to keep it simple, which is why this semi-permanent hair colour is the perfect choice for you. Created with 80% naturally derived ingredients including moisturizing coconut oil and soothing aloe, this gentle dye offers radiant colour that lasts 28 washes and is free from harsh ingredients like sulfates and ammonia.

If you answered mostly Bs: Garnier Whole Blends Sulfate-Free Remedy Honey Treasures Shampoo and Conditioner
Dry, frizzy hair in need of major TLC? Right this way. This sulfate-free shampoo relies on natural ingredients like sustainably sourced honey and beeswax to hydrate and protect against breakage. And the honey-drenched conditioner promises to nourish hair for up to 72 hours, meaning you can comfortably extend time between styling sessions.

If you answered mostly Cs: Renpure® Plant Based Beauty™ Coconut & Vitamin E Hydrate & Replenish Shampoo
Looking for something that’s gentle on the scalp, smells great and moisturizes all-in-one? It’s time to swap out your conventional shampoo for this sulfate-free cleanser. Hair-loving ingredients like coconut and vitamin E leave your hair looking soft and shiny, while a blend of orange, white peach and floral notes have it smelling even better. Double win.

If you answered mostly Ds: Live Clean Mineral Clay Shampoo
To remove build-up and reinvigorate limp, dull hair, try this SLS-, paraben-free plant-based clarifying shampoo in your next shower session. It blends three mineral clays — kaolin, montmorillonite and bentonite — along with apple cider, witch hazel and tea tree to offer a next-level clean feeling.

If you answered mostly Es: MONDAY Moisture Shampoo
You love to discover the newest hair product on the block, which is why this stylish shampoo is the one for you. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free and, of course, SLS-free. Housed in a recyclable plastic bottle, this coconut oil and rice protein-filled shampoo cleanses damaged and stressed hair gently while strengthening strands for beautiful bounce. And with salon-level results at a wallet-friendly price, you simply can’t go wrong.

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