Product questions are way up there in terms of FAQs that I get. In this blog, I will tell you what to look for in a shampoo rather than which shampoo to buy because product availability varies from country to country and from one state or district to another.
What are you looking for?
Foremost: you are looking for a shampoo that cleans your hair but does not strip it too much of much needed oils.
Next: sulfates are very strong detergents so they do tend to strip black hair too much. Sulfates in themselves are not dangerous or harmful to health they are just "too effective" at cleaning. This is okay for greasy Caucasian and Asian hair but not generally for black hair.
So what to do?
Firstly, look for a sulfate free shampoo. In many places these are still very hard to find because sulfates are the commercial standard for shampoos.
If you cannot find a sulfate-free shampoo, people have tended to take one of two paths:
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx