So, you’ve been thinking about making the switch from sulfate shampoos to sulfate-free shampoo alternatives? Have you been watching all the blog talk? Me too.
I’m here to settle the issue and guide you in the right direction. But first, we have to define the problem.
Follow my lead.
In the beginning, there was only soap, you know the normal soap made from Lye. The kind that your great-grandmother made on the back porch. Everybody used it and it was a good thing.
Then in the 1930’s somebody, don’t ask me who came up with the idea of revolutionizing health and beauty. That bright idea was called sulfates which are made from sulfur.
They come in all different types of names and they are all around you in every product you can imagine. Sulfates are in your laundry detergent, toothpaste, body washes, and anywhere else you could imagine.
Are you done imagining? Did you think about motor oil? Never no mind. Let’s stay focused.
Sulfates are what causes that soapy lather you and I love so much. However, the same thing that makes you love can make you cry.
The truth is, sulfates strip your hair while cleaning it: that’s a fact. So now what? I don’t know!!
But, I do know this:
Using a sulfate alternative could be a godsend especially if you have sensitive skin like most colored folks.
Have you wondered why you felt so dry while getting out of the shower? It might be the sulfate in your soap or body wash or shampoo. Believe it or not, sulfates strip your body and hair of their natural oils.
That’s why you feel so dry after a shower. Yes, sulfates are that powerful.
I didn’t even tell you how you need essential oils in your hair especially if you want that bomb color. That’s a fact. Just ask Ron Robinson of beautystat.com.
Anyhow, enough with the problems, now to the solutions.
Look we all need shampoo because we all want healthy and clean hair. So whatever shampoo you may have been using, it’s time for an upgrade.
Let’s get to the point; Sulfate-free is the way and at Hair Hangouts we give you the facts.
Here are the best Sulfate-Free Shampoos, enjoy:
Ogx Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
The gentle cleanse of the sulfate-free Organix Coconut Milk Shampoo hydrates nourishes for silky smooth hair. An exclusive blend of coconut milk and ultra-whipped egg white proteins work to repair hair, adding strength and elasticity.
ORIBE Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo
This rejuvenating cleanser combines centuries-old healing oils and extracts cypress, argan and maracuja with our revolutionary bio-restorative complex to balance the scalp and reinforce the inner strength of each strand. Lather, indulge, rinse.
Aveeno Pure Renewal Gentle Shampoo
Infused with the power of balancing Seaweed Extract and naturally derived cleansers, this sulfate-free formula works to lift away impurities without overstripping, helping to rebalance hair’s optimal moisture levels, leaving it shiny, healthier looking, and full of life.
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates this moisturizing shampoo repairs and protects hair from everyday stresses-including damaged hair, split ends, and frizz-by re-linking broken bonds.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Retention Shampoo
This moisturizing hair shampoo is blended with Shea Butter, known to deeply hydrate while conditioning hair and scalp, and Argan Oil, known to restore shine and rebuild hair elasticity.
verb Volume Shampoo
For hair that could use an extra boost of volume and body. This hydrating shampoo is designed to gently cleanses hair, provides weightless lift and protects color. Leaves hair voluminous, smooth and tangle-free. Free of parabens, harmful sulfates, gluten and is cruelty free.
Nexxus Color Assure Hair Shampoo
Specially formulated to help extend the color vibrancy of color-treated hair. This sulfate-free shampoo is also a silicone free shampoo that cleanses color-treated hair and helps replenish nutrients to help enhance color vibrancy.
LIVING PROOF Perfect Hair Day Shampoo
This shampoo is good for damaged hair. It delivers the five most essential benefits to achieve that “perfect hair day” all in one easy step. Your hair will feel cleaner for longer periods of time, which means less washing and styling time!
Kérastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste
A smoothing shampoo for unruly hair. Helps gently cleanse hair while delivering the right dose of evenly distributed care. Provides fluidity and anti-frizz benefits. Leaves hair sleek, shiny and manageable.
Garnier Fructis Curl Nourish Shampoo
Sulfate-free and paraben-free this Shampoo, with Coconut oil, provides a supple lather for a gentle cleanse, that doesn’t strip hair’s natural moisture, and intense nourishment for stronger, well defined, smoother, frizz-resistant curls for up to 24 hours.