There has been lots written recently on the use of salt-free and sulfate-free shampoo. If you know my story, I do color, straightening (Brazilian Keratin), and live in a super humid country called Singapore. Needless to say, lots of frizz going around and blow outs don’t last very long around these shores, it is the pits. In order to keep a healthy routine, I’ve been washing my hair less, using more dry shampoo/ baking soda in between and switched over to a color-friendly sulfate-free shampoo by L’Oreal Ever Pure Moisture Shampoo For Color Treated Hair. (There was a fabulous Watsons SG offer on L’Oreal products so I stocked up). In April while in London town, I had this fabulous Brazilian hairstylist take care of my waves, at the time she also suggested to get a salt-free shampoo to prolong my Brazilian Keratin treatment. She was right.
The results in switching shampoos have been good so far. Did you know that common sulfates found in shampoos that include sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate cause more frizz and will further damage chemically treated hair? I didn’t. Using cold water to rinse, silicone-free conditioner and air drying as much as possible are all tips to ensure healthy tresses year-round. I found a great website for a list of silicone-free shampoos and conditioners. **Please note: this is geared for people with wavy/ curly hair, if your hair is fine, straight or of a different texture, ask a professional if silicone-free is ok for you. I am just giving this as a reference and based on the results I’ve had so far.