Sulfates are responsible for the suds and foam that we love to lather up while shampooing our hair. They are also found in any cleaning agent that produces suds, such as detergents and dishwashing liquid. As much as we love to create bubbles while shampooing our hair, sulfates in shampoo- ammonium lauryl sulfate or ammonium laureth sulfate (ALS) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) have been found to strip off the natural oil and moisture in the hair.
Sulfate has also been found to cause eczema flare-ups, dry scalp and skin, and frizzy hair. Thankfully, sulfate-free shampoo options are now available in the market. Sulfate-free shampoos include the following:
Bee Mine Moisturizing Shampoo
This botanical shampoo is packed with botanical extracts that helps remove residue build up and cleanses hair. It also enhances the hair's natural shine and improves its moisture. The shampoo is formulated to strengthen hair and nourish the scalp.
Living Proof Full Shampoo
This daily shampoo is ideal for those with flat and lifeless hair. It cleanses and removeis oil, product and dirt without harming the hair and scalp.
Sheamoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
A shampoo that is shea butter- based, this product is made with certified organic ingredients. Its featured ingredients include sea kelp, which helps soothe hair cuticles; argan oil, which promotes hair elasticity and restores hair shine; and shea butter, a great moisturizing ingredient.
Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo
This product is known to moisturize brittle hair. Its macadamia but oil formulation allows it to detangle hair and provide deep moisture. This shampoo also has a blend of Buriti oil, pomegranate and palm-derived conditioners to penetrate through and moisturize hair.
Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo
Organix, or OGX, has released a product that aims to gently cleanse and hydrate hair to make it silkier and smoother. The shampoo is enriched with organic coconut milk and coconut oils, along with ultra-shipped egg white proteins. It also