It can be tempting to choose shampoos based on flashy advertising promises or recommendations from that friend who never seems to have a bad hair day. But however unglamorous it may seem, taking a thorough look at the shampoo ingredients will give you a better idea of what you need. There are a variety of chemicals and other ingredients that can harm your hair, and still others that can potentially threaten your overall health. Take note of a few key offenders, and the next time you're facing dozens of choices in the hair-care aisle, you'll be prepared instead of overwhelmed.
Color-Stripping & Frizz Aggravating Culprits
Sulfates, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate
If you color your hair, either professionally or on your own, you should use a gentle, color-preserving shampoo. The sulfates and harsh chemicals in some anti-dandruff or clarifying formulas can strip away your hard-won hair color. A sulfate is a salt of sulphuric acid, and sodium lauryl sulphate and sodium laureth ...Read More