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How Do I Choose the Best Sulfate-Free Shampoo?

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  • Written By: Misty Amber Brighton
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 02 August 2019
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Sodium lauryl sulfate has been linked to thinning hair and a weakened immune system. If you are concerned about these things, you may want to consider sulfate-free shampoo. When choosing a product, it can be helpful to find one that is derived entirely of natural ingredients, as this can improve the overall health of your hair tremendously. Your ethnicity can also play a role in the brand you select because there are shampoos without sulfate for all hair types. If you want shampoo that will also treat dandruff or add volume to your hair, you can find a brand that also suits this purpose.

Many people choose sulfate-free shampoos because of the health benefits without considering that some brands may contain other harmful ingredients. An all-natural product can alleviate this worry, so you can be sure you are using a product that is healthy for your hair. Reading the label is a good way to be informed on this issue, so it is wise to take the time to do so before making a purchase. If there are items that you are unfamiliar with, it is best to discard this brand, as this likely means they are chemicals rather than natural ingredients.

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There is a sulfate-free shampoo for every ethnic group and every type of hair. This means you will be able to find a shampoo without sulfate designed especially to fit your needs. It can be a good idea to visit your hairdresser, as he will likely have a wide variety of products and be able to advise you which ones will work best on your particular hair type.

If you are in the market for a sulfate-free shampoo, you may already have concerns about thinning hair. You may have other problems, such as dandruff, dry scalp, or frizz. The good news is that there are shampoos without sulfate that will address these concerns as well. While you are talking with your stylist, you may want to mention these concerns so he can further direct you to a brand that would fit your needs.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is often added to shampoo as a lathering agent, which means that sulfate-free shampoo may not produce the same amount of suds as other types. The temptation can be to use more of the product, but this is wasteful and unnecessary. Try to overcome this temptation and condition yourself to having less lather when washing your hair so you do not waste shampoo, as it can often be more expensive than other brands are to purchase.

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