Are sulfates really that bad for your hair?

Are sulfates really that bad for your hair?

Sulfates have become the public enemy of hair care, especially if you have curly hair, but are they really that bad for your hair?

Are sulfates really that bad for your hair? 

Even if you are not a curly method follower, you might have heard that sulfates have become as evil-looking as free radicals, but are sulfates that bad for your hair?

What are sulfates?

Sulfates is an umbrella term to include any synthetic or natural substance that lathers and has bubbling properties. They are used to break doing fat molecules that later get washed away with water.  

The use of sulfates is considered controversial especially in the case of curly hair because of its structure. The structure of curls makes it more difficult for natural oils to travel from the scalp to the ends, that is why curly hair tends to be dryer than straighter hair types. If you strip the natural oils of already dry hair, it can make your hair even more brittle

The bottom line

Sulfates are not strictly good or bad. If your hair is dry, try using clarifying formulas to keep your hair moisturized, but make sure not to use other products with silicones. The problem with using mild cleansers is that it gets difficult to remove other product's buildup from your mane, as a consequence your hair can look oily or weighted down. If your hair is naturally oily, you should definitely use a sulfate-based shampoo sparsely to get rid of the pills and debris. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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