Why You Should Avoid Sulfates in Your Shampoo

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If you’ve ever looked at the ingredients on a bottle of shampoo, odds are you may have come across sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Both of these are lathering agents that are actually found in a variety of cleaners and detergents. In shampoos, these ingredients help to remove excess oil and moisture from the hair/scalp. However, for some people, too much can be stripped away leading to dryness and irritation. That’s why it’s best to play it safe and avoid sulfates in shampoos altogether.

Here at Lisa S. Ball, NP at the Neiman Dermatology Building we recommend the Viviscal PRO Shampoo. It’s sulfate-free and provides a gentle cleansing that leaves the hair healthier and fuller-looking. If you would like to learn more about Viviscal PRO Shampoo, contact our office today.