As we become more conscious about the ingredients in our beauty products, more and more of us are turning to sulphate-free shampoos or their organic counterparts, like many other commonly-found chemicals, sulphates have been bundled into the beauty ingredients blacklist.
The inclusion of sulphates in regular everyday shampoo makes it deliciously foamy, and can be brilliant for thoroughly cleaning hair. So, if you're a fan of styling products like hair sprays, gels and dry shampoo, then incorporating a shampoo with sulphate could help reduce product build up on your scalp.
However, it can also strip some moisture from the scalp and strands, which may be why you find yourself packing on the conditioner afterwards. Sulphates are particularly bad news for salon and home coloured hair, as the cleansing agent can strip the artificial pigments from the hair fibre, causing fading and loss of vibrancy.
Also known as SLS-free, low-foaming and foamless, we've picked out the best sulphate-free shampoos for you to try if you're looking to lose the ingredient...
Find your perfect shampoo for your hair type and check out the best sulphate-free shampoos below.