Why Your Curly Hair
Needs Sulfate Free Products



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We love our curly hair, we really do! Yet, we are also aware that curly hair is often much more high maintenance than other hair types - But once you find the products that work for your hair, life is easier and achieving healthy, defined curls finally seems attainable.

I will let you in on a little secret - Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner might just be what your curly hair needs.

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What a sulfate-free shampoo means

Sulfates are a group of synthetic ingredients that are often used in personal care products like shampoos, cleansers and washing products. They include names like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate, which you can often find on the labels of the named product types.

Obviously, a sulfate-free shampoo is one without these types of ingredients.

While sulfates can be a great addition to certain hair type routines, they are not good for everybody. Due to their synthetic nature, sulfate ingredients can strip your hair from natural oils and moisture and they can be harsher to the hair.

Why sulfate-free products might be better for your curly hair

Curly hair is often prone to frizz and dryness and, therefore, it’s best to avoid ingredients that might remove moisture from your hair. What happens when your hair is not able to hold its moisture in place, is that humidity and other elements can damage your hair strands, forming some kind of structural damage to your hair bonds, resulting in frizz.

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Since sulfate is a harsher ingredient than natural ones, it can affect the way your hair is able to hold its moisture. And so, if you are looking for bouncy, frizz-free curls, this is definitely something you want to avoid.

Additionally, in case you needed any more convincing, here’s 3 more ways your curly hair can benefit from sulfate-free products:

  1. They keep your hair’s natural shine by holding your natural’s hair oil, unlike products with sulfates which might strip these oils from your hair instead.
  2. They protect coloured and weaker hair since their composition is entirely natural. Certain sulfate ingredients are rougher on hair and can fade hair colouring. Those who have chemically treated hair or naturally weak/sensitive hair can benefit from using sulfate-free shampoos to ensure their hair is not being exposed to any more tough ingredients.
  3. They strengthen your hair by helping to seal the moisture and avoiding long-term exposure to chemical ingredients.

Best affordable sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners

Right now, that you know the positive impact that sulfate-free products can have on your curly hair, it’s time for you to find the right shampoo and conditioner!

Two Sulfate Free Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner product bottles, which contain Aloe Vera and Bamboo

Herbal Essences brings you the perfect Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner, carefully crafted with Aloe Vera and Bamboo for exquisitely hydrated hair. This Potent Aloe + Bamboo collection is sulfate-free and designed to strengthen and deeply nourish weak hair.


Two Sulfate Free Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner product bottles, which contain Aloe Vera and Mango

If you are looking for a sweeter scent, you can opt for Herbal Essences Aloe Vera + Mango Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner. This collection is designed to protect the color of your hair while leaving it silky-soft and shiny. Bringing you all the benefits of a sulfate-free shampoo, this product will entice all your senses with its unique zesty and sweet smell.

The cherry on top for your curls: Aloe Vera

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On top of all the sulfate-free benefits mentioned above, the Aloe Vera used in the Herbal Essence’s Potent Aloe Sulfate-Free Collection works magic on curly hair as it is rich in moisture and authenticated by Kew – The perfect combo for achieving soft and nourished curls. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a renounced scientific organisation, internationally well-known for its outstanding expertise in plants. Kew scientists have verified the quality of the Aloe Vera in these products to ensure you’re giving the best of the best to your curls.

Ready to transform your curly hair? Discover Herbal Essence’s Potent Aloe Sulfate-Free Collection here and benefit from all the payoffs that natural products can bring to your curly hair: strong, frizz-free, nourished curls.

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Herbal Essences Products are also endorsed by the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and PETA cruelty-free. This brand brings you goodness for your hair while being good to this earth too, sourcing only natural ingredients and recycled plastics for its bottles. What are you waiting for? Try Herbal Essences Potent Aloe Sulfate-Free Collection now available in your supermarket of choice.