We all know that sulfates in our hair products are bad for our hair and really bad for smoothing treatments, but not all “sulfate free” hair products are actually free of sulfates. Many times these products still contain dangerous sulfates disguised under different names like Diethanolime, Triethanolamine, and Monoethanolamine. These ingredients with wash your brazilian Blowout down the drain and chip away your Keratin treatment in a madder of a couple days!
Sulfate free fakes can be spotted quickly but it's better to avoid them all together. If you end up with a fake sulfate free shampoo you might notice some serious concerns right away. These shampoos can cause your scalp to become very dry, itchy and flakey due to build up and lack of proper moisture. If you notice dandruff suddenly you may want to take a second look at your hair care products. Your hair may also feel dirty or look like it is getting ready for a wash as soon as you blow dry. The build up makes hair stringy, frizzy and sometimes almost sticky. If you have recently has a Keratin Treatment you will notice your keratin starting to peel way more than normal and the breakage will also be intense. If you notice your keratin treatment tends to be flat in some areas and still very frizzy in others making it hard to style it may be your hair care products are hiding sulfates.
Manufactures of smoothing treatments do not formulate hair care products just to make you spend more. These care products are specially designed to care for your hair and your treatment, improving the health of your hair and length of your treatment. Be sure to ask your stylist what products are best for your treatment and pick them up while in the salon. Read here why we never advise our clients to buy these products online.
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