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    Just make sure if you stopped using sulfates that you also have stopped using silicones. otherwise you will have massive buildup in no time
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    For me, it doesn't work so far. I actually got itchies when I stopped using sulphates. It's been only a few weeks but still... My hair gets greasy a day earlier.
    I'll allow it a longer adjust period, though.

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    I don't get less shedding from going sulphate-free, but I do find my hair is less dry without sulphates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecilia Gregory View Post
    I don't get less shedding from going sulphate-free, but I do find my hair is less dry without sulphates.
    Oh yes. This, too. No change in shedding. (Not that I shed much with sulphates.) Just less dryness. For me even to the point of greasiness coming faster.

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    Well, dry hair is the least of my problems, so I'd better just stick with what I'm using.

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    I haven't noticed a difference in shedding/thickness (or sebum production!) when I first switched from regular sulfate shampoo+conditioner to CO-washing or now that I've switched from CO-washing to oil shampooing with a sulfate shampoo. I guess my scalp and hair just aren't that sensitive to anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libra_Moon View Post
    Just make sure if you stopped using sulfates that you also have stopped using silicones. otherwise you will have massive buildup in no time
    Actually I thought most sulfate free cleansers remove cones? At Nat. Curly that's my understanding. I still have to occasionally sulfate wash fir buildup butonly due to hard water.

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    I've gone sulfate free for the most part. I use it maybe once every two weeks or so, but only because I occasionally feel the need to use cones on my wild and unruly hair. I have noticed that my hair isn't as dry and there isn't as much hair clogging the drains anymore. So maybe my hair will thicken up over time. I think it works best on wavy, curly, drier hair. Of course I noticed even less hair loss since I have added honey to my conditioner that I wash with. Hubby thinks I'm strange because there is a honey bear in the shower and I don't use shampoo. But my hair has thanked me for it over the last few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rymorg2 View Post
    Actually I thought most sulfate free cleansers remove cones? At Nat. Curly that's my understanding. I still have to occasionally sulfate wash fir buildup butonly due to hard water.
    I think there are silicones that sulfate-free shampoos don't get rid of, some might not due to them being too mild of a product. It depends on what the surfactant is, I guess.

    I have hard water too, but I use sulfates because I need a harsh cleanser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lapushka View Post
    I think there are silicones that sulfate-free shampoos don't get rid of, some might not due to them being too mild of a product. It depends on what the surfactant is, I guess.

    I have hard water too, but I use sulfates because I need a harsh cleanser.
    It depends on the sulfate free shampoo because if you use one with cocomidapropyl betaine or sodium c13/14 olefinate it removes everything.

    Here's an article on the subject for all:

    What's the Scoop on Silicones?
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