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July 29th, 2012, 12:36 AM
The most popular sulfate for use in shampoo is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This is the best cleaning agent and one of the cheapest surfactants to manufacture.
But a higher concentrated version of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is used to degrease engines. So if it can strip that grease what does it strip from your hair and body.
It will generally strip you hair of its natural oils and your body too. This leads to both of them drying out faster than normal.
Make sure you use a very good conditioner or body moisturiser after using products with it in.
Of course we all know how painful a dollop of shampoo can be if it gets into your eyes. This is due to the sulfates in the shampoo. Ever wonder why baby shampoo doesn't sting. Yep, because it doesn't contain any.
There have been some studies that suggest long term exposure to sulfates can have damaging effects on hair folicles and could contribute to thinning hair.
Unfortunately, sulfates do a really good job of cleaning your hair. So you're essentially left with a trade off. Do you want your hair looking and feeling clean for a little while, before it goes dry, or do you use a sulfate free shampoo which will not strip as much oil and will not dry out your hair but will need washing again sooner.
Found this article in the vast internets using google.
1) Just wondering the accuracy of the information given 2) Wondering who has tried sulfate-free shampoos 3) For those who have tried sulfate-free shampoos what are the advantages and disadvantages of using 3a) sulfate-free shampoos and 3b) sulfate shampoos. 4) Any more detailed information on what happens inside the hair follicles, the scalp, the sebaceous glands and sebum, the hair, the hair shaft, pores, etc....for either/both sulfate-free shampoos and sulfate shampoos.

July 31st, 2012, 09:24 AM
I use sulfate free shampoo. Yes, everything has an advantage and disadvantages especially the products that are in the market. Ofcourse you just have choose wisely to get the product that will surely suits your preference and hair type. you can check the pros and cons for sulfate free shampoo in here http://www.sulfate-free-shampoo.org/sulfate-free-shampoo-advantages-and-disadvantages.htm. I think there are also infos about your question # 4 in that site http://www.sulfate-free-shampoo.org. just check them out.