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How necessary is it to remove sulphates from your routine?

I have a favorite shampoo, but it contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate as the second ingredient:

Purified Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Cocamide DEA , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Glycol Stearate , Placenta Enzymes , Panthenol , Aloe Vera Extract , Vitamin E , Propylparaben , Fragrance , Citric Acid , Tetrasodium EDTA , Methylparaben , Sodium Chloride , DMDM Hydantoin , FD&C Yellow No. 5 , FD&C Yellow No. 6

What's the importance of removing sulfates from your routine? I understand silicones, because of the build up. But if I was using a no-cone co-wash and condish (like Suave and NutriGloss), then used the shampoo above every couple weeks, would it basically erase what I was working towards?
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
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Comments

  • tinahtinah Posts: 1,195Registered Users
    Most avoid sulfates because they are harsh detergents that strip your hair of natural oils and dry it out. Most avoid 'cones because some cones require a sulfate to remove them. It's totally up to you whether or not you can use a sulfate shampoo without damage to your hair and scalp. This article might help...

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/ingredients/curlchemist-surfactants-sulfates-and-you
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    3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
    Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
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  • deletedelete Posts: 815Registered Users
    If you're following the CG method, sulphates are a no-go. They are very drying to hair and strip it of moisture.

    That being said, I use a regular shampoo every once in a while. For me, the bigget problem was silicone build up. So now I use silicone free stylers but still shampoo my hair every once in a while. I know it's not necessary but my scalp gets itchy and nothing makes it feel better than a good wash!

  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Posts: 625Registered Users
    Hmm. I just thought of an experiment I could do- only washing my hair with that shampoo, no condish, and seeing how it turned out. Usually I can use no condish without my hair being too much of a mess. So if I can do that without getting a frizzball, maybe it's gentle enough to use every couple weeks.
    Thoughts? More comments on sulfates?
    ...And wow, I just realized I spelled it wrong in the forum subject title. -_-
    3A~fine texture
    Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
    Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
    Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
    Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
    I <3 second day hair :iconbiggrin:
    Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
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  • kellygreen49kellygreen49 Posts: 625Registered Users
    Sarahgrace wrote: »
    If you're following the CG method, sulphates are a no-go. They are very drying to hair and strip it of moisture.

    That being said, I use a regular shampoo every once in a while. For me, the bigget problem was silicone build up. So now I use silicone free stylers but still shampoo my hair every once in a while. I know it's not necessary but my scalp gets itchy and nothing makes it feel better than a good wash!

    Thank you!
    Okay, that's it.
    Enough talking about going CG.
    Time to ask less, experiment more. lol
    3A~fine texture
    Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
    Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
    Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
    Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
    I <3 second day hair :iconbiggrin:
    Call me a Curltalk Otaku. ~MirCurls
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  • BoomygrrlBoomygrrl Posts: 4,940Registered Users
    You didn't misspell it in the title...there's two ways to spell it, actually. I think the "Americanized" version is with an f, and the European version is with a ph.

    If sulfates are not causing problems, then don't worry about it. True, it isn't technically CG...but unless you're one of those sticklers that have to follow everything to a T, then don't worry about it.
    I think the main point is to find what works best for you. For many people, their hair gets too dry with sulfates, so it's important for them to either cut it totally out or to limit it.
    Hope that helps.
    That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

    I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.
    :blob8:

    3a/3b
  • lazy loopslazy loops Posts: 8,792Registered Users
    tinah wrote: »
    Most avoid 'cones because some cones require a sulfate to remove them.

    No silicone requires a sulfate for removal - http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-q-a/whats-the-scoop-on-silicones

    Other gentle cleansers can be found here - http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-q-a/curlchemist-all-about-proteins