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12 Sensitive-Friendly Laundry Detergents for Redheads

Is Your Laundry Detergent Irritating Your Sensitive Skin?

Redheads notoriously have more sensitive skin than others, which means we have to be cautious of the products we use. Did you know laundry detergent is one of the most common household irritants for those with sensitive skin? When we wash our clothes, our laundry detergent helps to loosen and remove dirt, oils, and smells from our laundry. It seems like the detergent would do its job and wash away in the rinse cycle, but particles from the detergent hang onto the cloth and embed themselves into the fibers — this is why your detergent makes your clothes smell good. These particles can then rub against the skin when wearing our clothes and irritate sensitive skin. Using the right detergent can ensure your skin isn’t irritated but your clothes are still getting nice and clean.

To find a laundry detergent suitable for sensitive skin, redheads or anyone with sensitive skin can look for products labeled “hypoallergenic” or “for sensitive skin.” Additionally, choosing a fragrance-free option may help avoid potential irritants. Always check the product labels for any specific skin-friendly claims.

Here are some more laundry detergents we love for redheads, and anyone with sensitive skin:

1. Seventh Generation Concentrated Laundry Detergent Liquid Free & Clear Fragrance

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent: $15

2. Nellie’s Laundry Soda – Concentrated Laundry Detergent Powder

Nellie's Laundry Soda: $22

3. Arm & Hammer Sensitive Skin Free & Clear

Arm & Hammer: $12

4. Everspring Free & Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent 

Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent: $12

5. Simply Liquid Laundry Detergent, Free & Sensitive

Simply Liquid Laundry Detergent: $13

6. Molly’s Suds Liquid Laundry Detergent

Molly's Suds Liquid Laundry Detergent: $22

7. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Laundry Detergent

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Laundry Detergent: $17

8. Whole Foods Market, Organic Unscented Laundry Detergent 

Whole Foods Market Laundry Detergent: $13

9. ECOS Laundry Detergent Liquid

ECOS Laundry Detergent Liquid: $17

10. Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent

Tide Free & Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent: $19

11. all Liquid Laundry Detergent

all Liquid Laundry Detergent: $28

12. Charlie’s Soap Laundry Liquid

Charlie’s Soap Laundry Liquid: $23

When searching for sensitive skin laundry detergent, look for keywords such as “hypoallergenic,” “fragrance-free,” “gentle,” “dermatologist-tested,” and “free of dyes and perfumes.” These indicators can help you identify products that are likely to be suitable for sensitive skin, including for redheads.

Rock it like a Redhead! 


READ: 12 Hydrating Products for Sensitive Skin and Red Hair

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