The Best Natural Shampoo For Men


Believing that our shampoo is the best natural shampoo for men is dangerously close to sounding arrogant. But we are incredibly proud of our natural shampoo that gently cleanses and removes styling products without toxic chemicals. Our vegan-friendly formula perfectly balances cleansing with nourishment for healthy hair.



Mass-produced shampoos strip away hairs’ natural oils which can be a major cause of greasy (or dry) hair. Our natural formula gently cleanses while protecting the delicate moisture balance. Enriched with pure Moroccan argan oil and bergamot extract, it encourages hair growth and a healthy scalp.

Driven by a strict brief to create a high performance product based on natural ingredients, we’ve are confident that our shampoo is the best natural shampoo for men available today.

Our concentrated formula means most men use half of the traditional amount which means that with daily use, our standard bottle will last up to 3 months. Use it as you would any shampoo, wet hair, apply a small amount, lather and rinse. Follow up with conditioner as you wish.

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Shampoo is an aid designed to cleanse your hair of unwanted debris. Whether that’s sweat, dusty or airborne contaminates. Of course in order to cleanse, the formula needs a cleansing ingredient, to cleanse, in this case, the hair and scalp, without completely stripping away your hairs natural oils. These compounds are known as surface-active-agents or surfactants. They essentially lower the surface tension between two liquids, essentially acting as a detergent. 

What makes Hodges Shampoo natural?

Our Natural Shampoo, like any of our formulas, is free-from petrochemicals, that is, any by-product of the oil industry. In the case of the surfactants, we use more gentle alternatives such as Coco Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate and Sodium Chloride (salt).

These surfactants are actually derived from coconuts before being processed in a lab into the individual ingredients that power our shampoo. They are much more gentle than traditional surfactants while allowing for effective hair and scalp cleaning

Is shampoo even necessary anymore?

There has been a big uptake in the no-shampoo (or no-poo) movement among women. Back in the 1800s you couldn’t buy shampoo in your local Tesco, so shampooing was a monthly treat - although one can’t help but feel this was impacted by other societal issues. Post 1970s and thanks to the ad-guys the big cosmetics companies convinced people that daily shampooing was the norm.

Now, avoiding shampoo altogether is fairly drastic move for those with long hair, with numerous complications (dandruff etc) along the way to luscious locks. However, the option of forgoing shampoo is lost when, like many men you use hair styling products. 

The best shampoo for dry, oily or thinning men’s hair 

Searching for the best shampoo for dry, oily or thinning hair will produce thousands of results for a men’s shampoo that promises to fix your hair problem in a flash. But to quote the great Chuck D “don’t believe the hype”. 

If your pockets aren’t deep enough to see a dermatologist (who charge around £200 per session) then start with the basics - diet, physical and mental health and of course, genetics. The final ingredient to fixing hair related problems is the haircare products you're using every day for the whole of your life. 

Our natural hair care will ensure that hair your problem isn't caused by inferior products. Our hair clay also provides hydration and nourishment as well as exceptional styling properties for hair/beards.

Why you should avoid shampoos containing petrochemicals

If you’re a regular around here you’ll know that our products are free-from unnecessary petrochemicals which have been proven to cause skin irritations. In the most basic sense, why take the risk of exposing yourself when natural alternatives are available? 

What we don’t know is the long-term effects of using these chemicals multiple times per day, from hand wash, moisturising and washing up liquid. Our advice is to simply avoid these chemicals wherever possible.

If you don’t agree that Hodges Natural Shampoo is the best natural shampoo for men, we will refund you within 30 days.

Learn more about men’s shampoo in our FAQ below.



Why does my hair get greasy?
Traditional shampoos strip away the natural sebum or oil that your hair produces. Your hair then processes more to counteract the loss of hydration, hence the oily feeling. If you use a styling product this can further affect the hydration of your hair and scalp.

Are all petrochemicals in cosmetics toxic?
No not all petrochemicals are bad, and not all natural ingredients are good. But there are plenty of scientific research surrounding petrochemicals and the toxicological effects on the hair. We prefer to be cautious where there is a question mark over the potential ingredient and choose natural ingredients formulas that provide performance without risk.

Why do I have dry hair?
Dry hair can be caused by diet, excessive heat or using products with poor quality ingredients (ie. most men’s styling products).

Will shampoo effect the length of my hair?

This is a tricky one. Theoretically, your hair will grow to its maximum length, before falling out. But just like a house plant, give it the care and nutrients and it will defy expectations.

Why are natural/organic shampoos better?

We can’t speak on behalf of other manufacturers but our shampoo is a more gentle version of normal shampoos which don’t strop hair of its natural oils. Oh and the lack of petrochemicals means we don’t risk your health for our margins.

Should I wash my hair every day?

It really depends on your hair type, style and of course haircare products. Traditional products can case greasiness, yet the trend for not washing daily has caused conflicting advice. Get in touch for personalised advice.

How often should I wash my hair?

See above. In general, we recommend washing hair daily, with a rest day if it doesn’t affect your routine, or style for that matter.

Should I condition every time I wash my hair?

It does depend on hair type, style and of course haircare products, but our natural shampoo is designed as a stand-alone product so you don’t have to condition every day. It’s more gentle than traditional shampoos and it contains bergamot and organ oil which actually condition and nourish hair like a conditioner.

Can I use Hodges Natural Shampoo on my beard?

Yes we’d recommend you periodically clean your facial hair - see our beard kit.