8 Sulfate Free Shampoos That Lather, Because What's Good For You Doesn't Have To Be Awkward To Use

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You probably already know that sulfates are an ingredient to steer clear from when searching for a new shampoo if you have a sensitive scalp. Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are the two most popular, and are essentially detergents. Yes, they will give a fun lather that you can totally use to give yourself a Santa Claus beard, but they can also be irritating to the scalp and strip hair of essential oils. As someone who loves her suds, I have a love-hate relationship with sulfate-free shampoos. I love that they keep my hair from being as dry or damaged, but I hate how hard they can be to use.

Thankfully, there are actually sulfate-free shampoos on the market that do provide some lather so you don't have to sacrifice ease of use for better ingredients. Of course the lather won't be as extreme as sulfates can provide, but it will be enough for you to have your cake and eat it too. Here are eight shampoos that will keep your locks healthy but still give satisfying suds.

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