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Are Sulfates Bad For Hair?

Why Sulfates Are Not Actually Damaging Your Hair

Aside from the no-poo movement, you may have noticed a huge trend in hair hygiene: sulfate-free products. Women with chemically and color-treated manes are on a quest for these products, thinking they won't strip their strands. Ladies with virgin hair are also fans, especially women in search of natural and chemical-free formulas.

The sulfate-free craze comes from two big fears. The first serious concern is that sulfates are somehow hazardous to one's health. The second is that these ingredients are harmful to your hair. We talked to two Procter & Gamble beauty experts — Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, principal scientist of global hair care, and Dr. Scott Heid, associate director of scientific communications — to set the record straight on sulfates.

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