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Sulfate free shampoos

Updated: Jan 19

Sulfate free shampoos have been on the rise for a while now. They don't strip natural lipids (oils) from the hair & scalp. These milder agents help lock in the moisture and cause less damage on colour and curl treatments. Ingredients to look for are: Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate; Cetyl Betaine and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. They don't lather as well so patience is required when shampooing. First dispense shampoo into the palms with some water. Create a small foam before applying to wet hair. Massage into the scalp and hair with fingertips then rinse. My hair doesn't need to be shampooed as often now as I've gotten older. I have been increasing the number of days in-between my shampoos. That's another way to let the hair & scalp replenish its natural oils.

Three example of affordable sulfate free shampoos are below:


Garnier Whole Blends 355 ml


Joico Moisture Recovery 1 L


Hair Food Nourish 300ml

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