Nu-Hair Treatments Shampoo – Soap, Chemical, Colourant Free


Note: The ingredients of this shampoo have since been changed. They are now full of parabens and chemicals. They are not only sulphate and colourant free and they have added fragrances. For a better option and a true natural shampoo read my review on  Earthsap.

Due to recent skin problems I have had to change the beauty products I use on my skin and hair. When it comes to shampoos, I love a nice clean fragrance. I need something that will keep my hair moisturised but not weighed down. I also want something that will not irritate my scalp or strip all the natural oils from my hair.

I used to use popular brands like Pantene and Dove. Although those products made my hair feel good, they are a bit too harsh for my skin which is prone to dryness, eczema flare-ups, and itching. They contain all kinds of chemicals, sulphates, soap/detergent, fragrances, colourants, etc. I recently discovered this lovely shampoo called Nu-Hair Treatments. I’m finding it difficult to get more information on the product since there isn’t really an official site dedicated to the product. The shampoo retails for R59.99 at Clicks for a 200ml bottle. Look out for sales and special offers too!

Nu-Hair Treatments Shampoo


This shampoo is gentle and natural. It is soap free, colour free, and chemical free. It smells so good not because of added fragrances but because they add essential oils to the shampoo (I also see the herbs Thyme and Sage in the ingredients list). It does not lather like a regular shampoo creating lots of foam, instead it creates a creamy kind of foam to clean your hair. It claims that with regular use it will rejuvenate problem hair and assist the hair’s own natural oils, moisturisers, and healing agents.

Ideal for:

  • Damaged and Problem Hair
  • Frequent Use
  • Sensitive and Problem Scalps
  • Children and Babies Hair

My thoughts

I must say that using a shampoo with no harsh chemicals has been great for my hair and scalp. I wash my hair with this about every 2-3 days but it is safe to use every day. My hair feels clean and fresh and smells lovely. It’s not weighed down and it does not feel dry. I don’t feel like my hair is covered in a “film” the way that Pantene, for instance made my hair feel. For some reason when I first used it, it took a while to completely rinse it out. I don’t know if I used too much or if I was just being impatient. I also love that this product is affordable! You don’t have to pay ridiculous prices for a chemical free shampoo to get good, healthy hair. I don’t think I will ever go back to regular chemical shampoos.

Once my hair was dry and styled it felt soft and it looked shiny. I used Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy treatment as a conditioner just for the ends of my hair (R84.99, Clicks). It’s a bit pricey for me and I have to make sure it doesn’t touch my scalp. Nu-Hair Treatments does have a conditioner in their range (chemical free, colourant free, fragrance free) which contains honey, rooibos, marula oil, and aloe vera. I will review it as soon as I can get hold of it and use it because it sounds delicious!


  • portia

    hi, i love this product, i have very dry and curly hair, this shampoo is perfect, it takes the frizz out of my hair as well, i dnt think i will want to use any other shampoo again

    • Hi Portia! Thanks for the comment. I love this product too. I still use it. I use different conditioners though. I use this conditioner on my scalp and roots since it’s nice and mild and then any other conditioner on the rest of my hair.

  • Jay

    Hello Ting,
    Thank you for reviewing this shampoo. I have also been using the product since June 2014 and I too find that it has helped my dry, irritated scalp. Before finding this product I tried looking for a relatively inexpensive sulphate-free shampoo; without much luck. I usually condition my hair with about 3 tablespoons of white vinegar (spirit vinegar – the cheapest stuff ^^) in a cup filled with warm water after shampooing and this usually does the trick preventing hair from drying out.

    • Hello. You’re welcome.
      Wow! Thanks for that tip. Do you put the vinegar water mixture all over your head from root to end or just the ends?

  • Jay

    I usually put the mixture just on the hair shaft avoiding the root and scalp area. I know that some hair types need more love and care – as does mine – so there are times when I will do a treatment pack after the vinegar/water rinse.

    I wanted to ask whether there are two different Nu-hair shampoos on the market. Reason being, when I first bought a bottle of Nu-hair shampoo it was labelled: Soap, chemical and colourant free. However, my latest bottle states: Sulphate and colourant free. Also, on the back of the new bottle I read that it contains a number of parabens (which I was aiming to avoid) as compared to the first bottle which did not contain them. I hope that you will have some insight on the products. Thanks for the reply 🙂

    • That’s interesting! Doesn’t the vinegar strip the hair though? My hair gets quite dry at the ends.

      As far as I know there is only one nu-hair treatments shampoo. Whenever I’ve bought it it’s always been soap, chemical, colourant free plus a red sticker that says “sulphate free”. I haven’t seen this new bottle with the parabens yet and I hope they haven’t changed the formula! I have quite a sensitive scalp so the less ingredients, the better! I’ll definitely look out for it. I usually buy 2 bottles at a time and since I’m the only one who uses it, it lasts a while. If they have changed it then I’ll just keep buying of the old stock.