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8 Best Mild Shampoo You Need for Your Dry and Damaged Hair

Which ingredients are used in mild shampoo? What are the features? Which brands have been included in the compilation? Well! Time for all the answers.

8 Best Mild Shampoo in India: Saviours for Your Damaged Hair

In recent times, people are more and more indulging in mild shampoo. Well! It would be wrong to state that the concept has emerged lately. For example, Sulphate and Paraben free formulation is a part of the concept.

So, mild shampoos were always there not only in India but also worldwide. But, not many people were aware of those. Earlier, only a handful number of brands used to manufacture such shampoos.

With the growing demand, even many commercial brands are trying to formulate mild shampoo too. But before we jump into the compilation, it is important to know the concept in brief.

What is Mild Shampoo?

Commercial shampoos contain strong cleansers or surfactants. Those components make hair strands rough, frizzy, and often make our scalp dry & scaly.

And thus, we need shampoos that contain mild formulation where the surfactants are gentle on the scalp. These shampoos are known as mild shampoo.
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Why Do You Need a Mild Shampoo?

Benefits of Using Mild Shampoo

If you ever inspect the ingredients of any commercial shampoo like Dove or Pantene or Sunsilk or L’Oreal, you would find most of the following ingredients.

  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate or SLS
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Fragrance or Parfume
  • Methyl and Propyl Paraben
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone

All of these components combinedly make hair dry, frizzy, and brittle. Eventually, our hair losses its shine; and, trigger a hair loss problem.

In fact, if you are someone who loves to shampoo every now and then. Then, your hair is more prone to get damaged. Indeed, all of these reasons are enough to shout out why your hair needs a mild shampoo.
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What Makes a Mild Shampoo Unique?

Well! The surfactants used in a mild shampoo are weak indeed, but those do not dry out the hair strands in the long run.

Moreover, apart from strong surfactants, commercially popular shampoos also contain hair conditioning agents that are mostly synthetically derived. All those agents do not do any good to the hair and the scalp in the long run.

Whereas, mild shampoos contain natural carrier & essential oils, Hydrolyzed Protein, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Glycerine, fruit extracts, and many other botanical extracts as hair conditioning agents. Combinedly these ingredients nourish the hair strands and rejuvenate the scalp.

In fact, the preservatives used in mild shampoos are also harmless and biodegradable mostly. Strong dyes or colourants are not used in formulating mild shampoos. All these factors make a mild shampoo unique and effective.

Top 8 Mild Shampoo in India: Ultimate Compilation

Now when you know, almost everything about a mild shampoo, it is time to talk about the best out there. In this compilation, we have tried to limit the price tag within INR 1000. So, this can also be called a compilation of the best mild shampoos within INR 1000. Let us check out!

1. Arata Shampoo with Blueberry Extract

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The market is indeed filled with a number of mild shampoos but not many options are there for the coloured hair. Well! Arata Shampoo is one such shampoo that is perfect for all types of hair.

The brand has named it ‘Zero Chemicals Shampoo’. And, I must say that the name is justifiable from every aspect.

It is enriched with the extracts of Soapnut, Blueberry, Maple, Lemon, Sugar Cane, and many more botanical herbs. Surfactants like Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, etc. are used here. To know more about the other components of this mild shampoo, check out this analysis.

So, here are the pros and cons that sum up what makes this one the best mild shampoo in India for both men and women.


  • Naturally derived ingredients
  • No extra hair fall
  • Makes hair nourished and soft
  • Perfect for everyday usage
  • Enriched with botanical extracts
  • Natural fragrance of Raspberry Lime is used


  • Might dry out hair

2. Vilvah Goat Milk Shampoo

Vilvah Goat Milk Shampoo the Best Mild Shampoo in India

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Just like Arata, Vilvah is not dependent upon any kind of commercials advertisements too. Ingredients are what make this shampoo the best mild shampoo out there.

It is enriched with Goat Milk, Neroli Essential Oil, Silk Protein, Banana extract, Hydrosol, etc. Mild Surfactants like Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate have been used in the formula. Altogether, this shampoo is a bundle of joy. Check out what else it offers.


  • Makes hair frizz free
  • Hair feels soft and smooth
  • Cleanses the scalp pretty well
  • Control hair fall to a great extent
  • Great choice of ingredients
  • Treats dandruff too


  • Might not work well for people with oily scalp

3. Rustic Art Mint Eucalyptus Shampoo Butter

Rustic Art Mint Eucalyptus Shampoo Butter Best Mild Shampoo in India

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Very recently, I have come across this product. Shampoo butter is indeed an amazing innovation.

The texture of this buttery smooth shampoo is creamy and is extremely easy to apply. Most importantly, it has an amazing formulation. To know about the various components used in this shampoo, check out my detailed review & analysis.

This mild shampoo is absolutely a stunning performer for people with dry hair strands and oily scalp.

The extracts of Mint and Eucalyptus make this butter shampoo effective against dandruff as well. Here is a glimpse of the pros & cons to comprehend what makes this one of the best mild shampoos out there.


  • Free from Sulphate, Silicones, and Parabens
  • Perfect for oily to normal hair
  • Safe formulation
  • A buttery smooth texture
  • Easy to apply and less water is required to wash it off
  • A tiny amount is enough to clean
  • Cleanses oil and dirt pretty well
  • Reduces dandruff
  • No extra hair fall; makes hair hydrated and soft


  • Nothing significant

4. Juicy Chemistry Apple Cider Vinegar and Argan Shampoo

Juicy Chemistry Apple Cider Vinegar and Argan Shampoo Best Mild Shampoo Available in India

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Juicy Chemistry was the first-ever organic brand that I tried. I have used several products from this brand. And, I must say that this shampoo is indeed special.

This is a mild shampoo that is enriched with Argan Oil, Sucrose, Peppermint Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Vitamin E, Lavender Oil, Clary Sage Oil, and many other amazing ingredients. Moreover, the surfactants used here are all harmless and naturally derived.

Here is a sum up that might excite you to try out this shampoo for your dry and damaged hair.


  • Mild surfactants that are all derived naturally
  • Amazing concoction of botanical herbs and harmless chemicals
  • Watery texture that is easy to apply
  • Lathers and cleans well
  • Does not cause any extra hair fall
  • Most effective among all the other Juicy Chemistry shampoos


  • Price is pretty high

5. Earth Rhythm Murumuru Shampoo Bar

Earth Rhythm Murumuru Shampoo Bar Best Mild Shampoo Bar in India

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Earth Rhythm was earlier known as Soapworks. Since its inception, the brand and its products were pretty on-demand. Efficacy and the amazing ingredients are what played the main role behind the success.

There are many best-sellers from the house of Earth Rhythm. But, this shampoo butter has always topped the chart.

It is enriched with Murumuru Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, and Salicylic Acid. Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol, this pair works as a hair conditioning agent in the formula.

Surfactants like Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate give the formula a mild yet bold makeover. The cleansers are pretty effective.

The brand focusses more upon the har conditioning agents. And thus, I believe this shampoo bar is a potent mild shampoo for all the people with dry and damaged hair.

Well! The ingredients are enough to justify why it is the only shampoo bar I have included in the list of the best mild shampoo in India.


  • Mild yet powerful surfactants
  • Enriched with potent hair consitioning agents like Murumuru Butter, Shea Butter, etc.
  • Comes in an attractive package
  • Harmless and effective formulation
  • Makes hair soft, smooth, and lively
  • Conditions hair to a great extent; separate conditioner is not needed


  • A bit high price tag in comparison to the quantity and also the ingredients
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6. Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo

Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo Best Mild Shampoo

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Well! As far as can I remember, I came to know about Giovanni shampoos 2-3 years back while looking for Sulfate and Paraben free shampoos. I must say that after taking a glimpse at the ingredients, I had no doubt to call it one of the best mild shampoos out there.

It is enriched with amazing botanical herbs and oils like Peppermint oil, Aloe Vera leaf juice, Safflower oil, Chamomilla flower, Eucalyptus oil, Lavender, Tea tree oil, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, coltsfoot flower extract, Nettle, etc. All these ingredients are pretty potent for any anti-dandruff and clarifying shampoo.

Not only potent botanical extracts but surfactants like Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Decyl Glucoside, are also used in the formulation. Together, all these ingredients make this product the best mild shampoo out there.


  • Mild yet powerful surfactants
  • Enriched with numerous botanical extracts and oils
  • Cleans pretty well
  • Reduces scalp etching
  • Soothes out flaky scalp
  • Perfect for all types of hair included curly hair
  • Excellent formula to guard against dandruff
  • Does not dry out hair


  • A bit pricey

7. Plum Hibiscus and Rosemary Gentle Defence Shampoo

Plum Hibiscus and Rosemary Gentle Defence Shampoo Mild Shampoo in India

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From ‘eco-friendly’ packaging to a unique formulation, Plum Goodness has always tried to maintain a balance. The brand started its journey with a wonderful Kohl and has formulated a number of skincare and haircare products to date.

From ingredients to the quantity provided, this shampoo has all traits to feature among the best mild shampoo in India. It is enriched with the goodness of Hibiscus, Rosemary, and Glycerine.

All the surfactants used in the formulation are pretty safe and environment friendly. In fact, the preservatives and the colourants are safe too. To know more about the ingredients of this shampoo, check out my analysis and experience.


  • Pretty affordable in comprison to the quantity
  • Safe formulation
  • Enriched with the goodness of Rosemary and Hibiscus
  • Cleans quite well; oils can be removed just with 2 washes
  • Eco friendly packaging


  • A few more botanical extracts could have used in the formula

8. Himalayan Organics Bhringraj Shampoo

Himalayan Organics Bhringraj Shampoo Best Mild Shampoo

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Well! There is no doubt that it is quite a new player in the market. But, the formulation of this shampoo is enough to steal the limelight.

It is not only free from Sulfate and Paraben but also enriched with some amazing botanical extracts like Gotu Kola, Methi, Amla, Bhringraj, Glycerine, etc.

Mild yet effective surfactants like Decyl Glucoside, Coc Glucoside, etc. are used in the formula.

It is free form any kind of additives like fragrance or colour. Altogether, at present, this is indeed one of the best mild shampoos available in India.


  • Neat and clean formula
  • Free from harmful additives
  • Enriched with beneficial botanical herbs
  • Runny texture; easy to apply
  • Does not dry out hair
  • Affordable; huge quantity is offered at unbelievable price tag
  • Lathers and cleans well


  • Does not remove oil (extreme dirt) in one wash

A Few Other Mild Shampoos that are Worth Mentioning

Well! The list does not end here. There are a few other brands too that bottle up excellent mild shampoos. All these are quite potent too. Check these out.

Important Tips to Note While Purchasing a Mild Shampoo

  • A mild shampoo is supposed to make your hair care routine free from harmful elements. But, in case, you are suffering from severe hair fall problem, then changing the shampoo would not be enough. A complete change in lifestyle and changing the other hair care products are necessary too.
  • It is worth noting that shampoos do not help much to promote hair growth. If the reason behind your hair woes is sulfates or other harmful chemicals, then buying a mild shampoo is definitely going to help you a lot.
  • Organic products often take some time to show the desired result. So, do not expect any instant results.
  • Apart from all these listed shampoos, if you wish to buy something else, make sure to check the ingredient list in detail. Every component says a lot of things about the product.

And, that’s all for today! I hope you find this article helpful. Do not forget to share it with your friends and family.

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    • No! It contains fragrance. There is no such active ingredient. And also, it has Disodium EDTA that is known as penetration enhancer. Although, the surfactants are not strong.
      Altogether, the ingredients cannot be considered mild even considering it is meant for babies.

  1. Hi Soma,

    Can you recommend a shampoo that works for oily scalp + hair fall
    I currently use OGX Argan once a week + Neutrogena anti-residue once a month

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