Nécessaire The Shampoo Ingredients and review

Nécessaire The Shampoo Ingredients + Review 2023

Is the Nécessaire The shampoo good? Check out the Nécessaire shampoo ingredients and review in my article below.

There is no denying that Nécessaire has taken the world by storm, every time I am on Instagram I see at least some of my followers posting their shampoo or conditioner in their stories. 

The brand is majorly into hair care and I was super intrigued to try out their shampoo and see if it would work any wonders to my hair.

The Nécessaire Shampoo is a dermatologist-tested and color safe balancing shampoo that claims to remove scalp build up, minimize irritation, relieve any itchiness and give your hair intense hydration. It is also supposed to help promote hair growth.

It is best suitable for straight, curly, coily and wavy hair. 

The shampoo is  also fragrance-free, which I thought I wouldn’t like but boy, was I wrong. So here is my review. 

 Nécessaire shampoo reviews

Nécessaire The Shampoo Ingrédients + Review

Let’s get down to the ingredients first.

Key Ingredients

Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate

Ingredient NameWhat It Does
Sodium Lauroyl Methyl IsethionateSurfactant/​cleansing
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf JuiceSoothing, Moisturizer/​humectant
Cocamidopropyl BetaineSurfactant/​cleansing, Viscosity Controlling
Sodium Methyl Oleoyl TaurateSurfactant/​cleansing
Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateSurfactant/​cleansing
PropanediolSolvent, Moisturizer/​humectant
NiacinamideCell-Communicating Ingredient, Skin Brightening, Anti-Acne, Moisturizer/​humectant
Sodium HyaluronateSkin-Identical Ingredient, Moisturizer/​humectant
PanthenolSoothing, Moisturizer/​humectant
Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed ExtractAntioxidant, Perfuming
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) OilAntioxidant, Emollient
GlycerinSkin-Identical Ingredient, Moisturizer/​humectant
Disodium Cocoyl GlutamateSurfactant/​cleansing
Caprylic/Capric TriglycerideEmollient
Citric AcidBuffering
Caprylhydroxamic AcidChelating
Sodium ChlorideViscosity Controlling
Caprylyl GlycolMoisturizer/​humectant, Emollient
Sodium BenzoatePreservative


Water in most hair care products (and other cosmetics) is the chief component of the formula as it’s the solvent which dissolves all the other ingredients. 

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The water used in hair care products is sterile and deionized. This means there are no minerals in this water as they can interfere with the other ingredients. 

Water-based hair products, especially conditioners are lighter, spread easily and help hydrate your hair if there are humectants (like glycerin, etc.) present in the formula.

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is a surfactant that is derived from coconut. A surfactant is a type of cleansing agent that removes dirt, debris and other impurities from skin/hair/other surfaces by reducing surface tension between molecules. 

This ingredient is a milder version of harsh surfactants like SLS and SLES and is sometimes used in place of them in color-protect shampoos and other products formulated for sensitive scalps. 

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes in ancient India, Greece, Rome and China since time immemorial. Usually the gel-like substance that is present in the leaves of the aloe vera plant is used for cosmetic purposes.

This substance is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, monosaccharides, polysaccharides,  omega fatty acids among other nutrients that nourish your hair.

Aloe Vera is also used in shampoos to act as a humectant and a moisturizer. This means that not only is the aloe vera plant great at adding hydration to your scalp and hair, but it is also  great at moisturizing your tresses without making them greasy. 

You can often find aloe vera as an ingredient in cosmetics that are prepared for oily skin and scalp types as it’s lightweight and non-comedogenic (it doesn’t clog your pores).

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl Betaine or CAPB is a type of cleanser that is derived from coconut oil. 

It’s often used in shampoos in place of harsh surfactants like Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Both of which can strip hair dye, remove moisture and irritate scalp skin.

CAPB however is milder and gentler and even has moisturizing properties. 

Most sulfate-free shampoos do not lather well or clean hair very thoroughly but as the Videri shampoo contains this natural cleanser, it’s very good for removing grease and dirt from deep within your scalp without stripping it of moisture. 


Panthenol is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and soothing agent. 

According to a study, panthenol is also supposed to prevent transepidermal water loss. So in layman’s terms it reduces moisture loss from hair and skin cells. 

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Another study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information confirms that panthenol is also an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces redness and irritation on the scalp.

There is also research that suggests that panthenol can help reduce thinning of hair. 

Celery Seed Extract (Apium Graveolens Seed Extract)

Celery seed extract possesses antiseptic and antibacterial properties. In shampoos and other hair care products this can help clarify scalp and reduce acne, inflammation and redness. 

This ingredient is also known to be a good humectant adding moisture to hair strands, keeping them nourished. Celery seed extract and celery juice is also rich in a mineral called silica which is essential for hair cell growth and development. 

Avocado Extract/Oil

Avocado is rich in proteins and nutrients like biotin, vitamin B5, vitamin E and several omega fatty acids that help replenish hair’s lost protein, repairing damage and leaving it smooth and strong.

These nutrients are essential for the development of keratin in hair cells and also the production of collagen that gives hair strand its elasticity. 

My Review Of The Nécessaire The Shampoo

The shampoo is deeply infused and formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, aloe vera leaf juice, and celery seed extract. 

These rich ingredients help give your scalp a deep cleansing without irritating it. 

The Hyaluronic Acid is responsible for delivering intense  hydration to the scalp and hair. While the Vitamin B3 and B5 helps strengthen the scalp’s protective barrier and the plant surfactants are gentle and provide a luxe lathering experience.

I also loved how the Nécessaire shampoo is totally vegan and cruelty free, and contains no parabens, sulfates, silicones, and no synthetic fragrances and scents.

I love how the shampoo reminds me of a similar texture to body wash which is more like a gel consistency but leaves my hair and scalp feeling clean. Even though it is sulfate free, it gives an intense lathering experience which acts as a nice scalp massage.

The product comes in an elegant musky light brown bottle with a white cap that shuts well. I also admire that the brand incorporated its sustainability goals into its packaging as the bottles are made from FSC-certified paper and  the bottle is 100% bio resin (sugarcane).

I bought the product directly from the brand’s website which cost me around 25 dollars.

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Talking about the cleaning ability, my hair felt clean but not too clean, if you know what I mean. It did help me remove unnecessary tangles and knots .

While I prefer a light scent when it comes to shampoos, I can appreciate that it is  fragrance-free which will help prevent any skin irritation or unnecessary ingredients.

is Nécessaire shampoo good for hair

After I rinsed the water out, my hair felt extremely light and soft and I b;eeive it even gave my hair that extra volume it needed.

Though the shampoo doesn’t combat my frizz, it did leave my hair feeling soft and bouncy without the use of additional product or styling. Overall, this shampoo did a great job at  deep cleaning and nourishing my scalp and hair.

 If you have extra curly or dry hair then maybe you wont get enough moisturization from the shampoo  alone, so maybe you would have to purchase the conditioner and serum too. I feel it has the right amount of hydration for fine hair.

Pros and Cons Of The Nécessaire Shampoo

What I liked-

  • My scalp felt nourished
  • I loved the simple packaging
  • Texture and consistency felt good
  • Lathered very well for non-sulfate shampoo
  • Natural ingredients.

What I disliked-

  • Expensive
  • Not easily available in stores

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How to Use Nécessaire The Shampoo 

You can use the shampoo as a part of your everyday hair care routine and cleansing ritual.

Here is what I do while applying shampoo. First, use lukewarm water to wash your hair. 

Next, use only a small amount of the product into the palm of your hand and apply it directly into the scalp. 

Gently lather the hair roots and rinse it out completely. Here sia  pro tip: Gently blot a towel on your hair to remove excess moisture.

The brand also has a conditioner with similar ingredients and rich creamy texture that you can pair it with for the best results.

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Nécessaire The Shampoo Ratings

Cleansing ability 4/5
Ingredients used4/5


Now, officially, let me say: Nécessaire, sorry if I was being too skeptical or judgemental before trying the shampoo. 

I genuinely find it wonderful and would like to include it as a part of my hair care routine.

I think this shampoo  could be really great for someone who does not need to add extra moisture to their hair or whose hair is naturally oily.

Talking about the price, companies that pride themselves on altruistic plus modern aesthetic values do have higher prices and as consumers we are paying to support their cause and mission.

The same is true for this beauty brand too. But what matters is whether the product is worth the investment and whether you get the results that you need.

I think you should give it a try, good luck!

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