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In the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of people talking about sulfate-free hair care products. Most people in the hair-care industry are actively preaching about avoiding sulfates. Just take a walk down the beauty aisle, and you’ll see labels claiming the hair care products are “sulfate-free”.

Even if you have hair extensions, you should always try to avoid sulfates. Why? Sulfate is the enemy of your hair’s health. In this guide, we’ll go over some reasons you should avoid sulfate for your hair.

What Are Sulfates?

Sulfates are chemicals added to our shampoos for a cleansing effect. You can also find sulfates added to house cleaners and detergents. Sulfates used in shampoos are mainly added for lathering and cleaning dirt and oil from the hair and scalp.

Any shampoo with sulfate easily lathers up. Sulfate-free shampoos don’t lather. For deep cleaning, most people prefer using sulfate shampoos. However, sulfates are problematic because they can damage your hair’s health.

Why Should You Avoid Sulfates?

Affects the Scalp

Sulfates affect your scalp. Our scalp’s skin is extremely sensitive; for luxurious hair and proper hair growth, your scalp needs to be healthy and well-balanced. Cleaning your scalp with a sulfate shampoo means you’re creating more problems than solving, especially when using it regularly.

It can trigger hair loss in women and also cause other skin irritations. It causes hair fall problems. You can always opt for hair treatments and add premium Russian hair extensions, but it won’t make the hair damage go away.

Sulfate removes sebum from your hair follicles and rips away the moisture. As you grow older, you need more sebum because of slower sebum production. Less sebum means constant itching, dryness, flaking, brittle hair, and hair loss.

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Problems for Aging Hair

Sulfates cause problems for all hair types, regardless of age. However, for aging hair, sulfate shampoos can further weaken the hair. After menopause, women experience decreased protein and vitamin absorption. Hair follicles shrink, and melanin production also decreases.

For mature hair, it’s essential to protect your hair, so it doesn’t grow weaker. Sulfates weaken your cuticle cells. This leads to less moisture, dull and frizzy hair, more hair breakage, and eventually more hair fall.

Seeking Expert Hair Care

If you get your hair dyed often, you might need to avoid sulfate shampoos completely to retain your hair’s color. For hair retouch, highlights, and lowlights, visit Hair Extensions of Houston. Our experts can guide you in taking care of your hair’s health.

We also offer the best hair extensions in Houston at our salon and hair extension maintenance service center. At Hair Extensions of Houston salon, we use the original hair-loc system for premium quality and non-damaging hair extensions.

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