You may wonder why influencers talk so much about sulfate-free and silicone-free shampoos/conditioners? Well, the truth is they are not good for you and your hair. Here is more about how to get beautiful curly hair without silicones and sulfates.
What is Sulfate?
First, sulfate is used as a cleansing agent which removes oils and dirt from your hair.
The other thing to know is that sulfate can also strip the natural oils from your hair which can cause dryness and frizziness as a result.
Ultimately, we all want nice and clean hair after shampooing, right?
Why consider sulfate-free shampoos?
If you tend to have dry/frizzy hair, sulfate-free shampoos would be worth researching about and buying. A shampoo with no sulfate will not be able to clean as intensively or be as harsh as a shampoo containing sulfate.
How to avoid it in the store?
Any hair products’ ingredient ending in ‘-ate’ will contain sulfates.
What is Silicone?
Silicone is a synthetic polymer used in conditioners (hair care). It resembles plastic and a good thing about it is that it has high heat resistance.
Silicone creates the sense/imitates shininess. It is fake because it is obtained from the plastic.
It also allows you to detangles your hair easily in the shower, however, it may become heavy on your hair causing breakage and frizziness(everything we do not want)
How to avoid them in stores?
Any hair product ingredients’ ending in ‘-cone’ or ‘-oxonoate’
In conclusion, we recommand you to be careful when buying hair products. Try to avoid products including either of these two things overall. We hope you were able to gain useful knowledge on how to get beautiful curly hair without silicones and sulfates:).
What have your experiences with shampoo and conditioners been like? Feel free to comment on this post or contact us here 🙂