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What are some sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners?

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Some examples of sulfate-free shampoos include Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo, Bee Mine Moisturizing Shampoo and Curl Curlicious Cleansing Cream. Sulfate-free conditioners include L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Volume Conditioner and EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing Deep Conditioner. Bumble and Bumble and Nexxus have sulfate-free lines of products as well.

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Listed as sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laurel sulfate, sulfate is a type of detergent found in household items such as laundry detergent, dish soap and toothpaste. Some hair stylists attribute frizzy and unmanageable hair to the use of sulfates found in hair care products. While sulfates rid the hair of oil and product build-up, they have the tendency to also dry hair out. This absence of moisture may lead to split ends. If color treating hair, it is recommended to use sulfate-free products as well as sulfates may strip the hair of its color. Sultate-free products are also advised for those who may have a sensitive scalp.

Sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, however, may not work for those who are prone to oily strands as the products do not create an abundance of suds to thoroughly clean. Also, if working out on a regular basis, these special shampoos may not clean the hair as effectively as needed.

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