Comparing Sulfates

I know sulfates cleanse hair really well, which is why I use them. I have highlighted hair and I have never noticed a difference in fading when using sulfate vs sulfate free. I'm wondering if SLS is necessary, or if a combo of SLES and Cocamidopropyl Betaine would be effective enough? I use coconut oil and various silicone serums. I sometimes use products or conditioner with Dimethicone.


  • edited May 2017
    SLES and betaine is perfectly fine and is the combination of choice by many formulators. In some cases you may need the extra cleaning power of SLS. It's totally up to you.
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