Sulfate-Free Shampoos: Top Benefits and Why to Switch

Posted by Preeti Sareen on Feb 6, 2017

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We all know the feeling. You’re standing in the shower, the warm water is cascading over your locks, and you are getting your relaxation on with a quick shampoo. It’s one of my favorite things to do if I’m a little stressed out, but unfortunately regular shampooing (and shampooing with traditional products) can be harmful to your hair. These days, sulfate-free shampoos are the way to go, although many people hesitate to make the switch to these better-for-you products because a lack of sulfates means less lather. The good news is – more lather isn’t the only way to achieve perfectly clean hair. Below are some of our favorite haircare tips and reasons for using sulfate shampoos, and which ones we love!


1. Plant Based Products Are Better For Your Hair

The words “plant based” have become increasingly popular in recent years – in food, clothing, and beauty! We totally understand why, after all plants based products have been known to be amazing for keeping your hair, skin, and nails healthy. One of our favorite sulfate-free shampoos takes advantage of this fact by using tea-tree oil as it’s main cleaning ingredient. The Clarifying Shampoo from the Acure Organics line is one we highly recommend if you want to get rid of grease and soothe your scalp all at once.


2. Seek Out Softness

If you love hairstyles as much as we do, you know that between all of the products and styling tools, they can leave your hair damaged. That’s why one of our favorite hair care tips is to seek out sulfate-free shampoos that will infuse your hair with silky softness. Briogeo’s Curl Charisma shampoo is great for this! It makes use of vegetable extracts and oils to help tame your frizz while simultaneously sealing your cuticle and creating soft strands you’ll want to touch over and over again.

3. Go For Volume

Another benefit of sulfate-free shampoos? Switching to more natural ingredients can help you improve your hair’s volume in the long run. Over time, sulfates can strip your hair of natural chemicals that help it stay long, strong, and thick, and this leads to thinning hair in a lot of girls. Sulfate-free shampoos like the Caviar Clinical Daily Detoxifying Shampoo can feature natural ingredients like Vitamin C and Caviar Extract to help your hair flourish.


4. Who Needs Buildup?

If you’re still not convinced about hopping on the sulfate-free shampoo bandwagon, here’s a fact that might make you switch for good – shampoos loaded with sulfates can be guilty of causing bad buildup on your scalp. You know that gross, almost stuffy feeling you get near your roots when you’ve washed your hair a few days in a row? That, my friends, is buildup. It’s gross and so not good for your overall hair health. But, guess what? Sulfate-free shampoos are a great way to get rid of this buildup and stop it from ever coming back. We love dpHUE’s Clarifying Shampoo because it features apple cider vinegar which is perfect for banishing buildup.


Make The Switch To Sulfate-Free Shampoos

If we haven’t already convinced you, we are pleading with you one last time – make the switch to sulfate-free shampoos! Whether you’re a hairstyling goddess or a simple wash and wear type gal, we all want to reap the benefits of healthy, happy hair.

Sure, following simple beauty tips like shampooing less and giving your hair a styling/product break can be great ways to keep your hair in tip top shape. But to really keep that healthy glow, ditching chemical-laden shampoos is the way to go. Got any favorite sulfate-free products? Drop those names in the comments down below, or share them with us by using our hashtag on Instagram, #LiveGlam!

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Preeti Sareen

Preeti Sareen is a freelance writer and blogger who identifies as a twenty-something girl trying to find herself one piece at a time. She is a lover of beauty, wellness, and all things fitness and loves sharing those passions in her articles on LiveGlam.

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