Sulfate-free shampoo: Why you need to throw your shampoo away

Grab your garbage can and throw them all away. Even the ones that smell really good. Throw away those hair destroyers and go get yourself a sulfate-free shampoo: one of the most important things to have when maintaining your hair.

Before I explain why sulfate-free shampoo is good for your hair, let me explain what sulfates are and why they are so bad for your hair. Most shampoos have sulfate. Sulfate is an ingredient that is in detergents and other home cleaning products. This means that this ingredient is extremely strong and makes sure to get rid of any dirt and oil that is in your hair. Since it is so powerful, the sulfate in your shampoo will strip away all of the oil your hair produces. This results in dry, damaged hair, especially when your hair is curly.

As a curly girl, it is already hard to have moisturized hair. When the hair produces oil, the curls make it much harder for the oil to travel from root to tip. Because of this, us curly girls must retain as much moisture and nourishment as we can. With sulfate in your shampoo, anything you do to add moisture will quickly be taken away. So forget your current shampoo and make sure your new product is sulfate-free.

Personally, whenever I buy products for my hair, I try to stick away from sulfates, alcohol, parabens or any other chemical that will strip moisture from my hair. My favorite sulfate-free shampoo is Dr.Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure Castile Soap because of how a little goes such a long way. It is the most expensive in my list, but I have had it since September and I am not even half way done. Also, compared to the other two products in my list, it has left my hair feeling the most clean. Without having any sulfates and being organic, it sure does get the job done. 

Shea Moisture Shampoo                                                     

Dr.Bronner’s 18-in-1 soap                                           

Soap Box shampoo                                                                

 

 

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