I recently had the privilege of sharing my *expert*—yep, that’s what they called me— beauty advice on Better Homes & Gardens, along with other industry professionals.
Fun fact about me: I also got my start as a cosmetologist, although I specialized in nail services!
Today, I’m a lifestyle blogger and media contributor.
I love that I can write about and share what I know, no matter how long ago I was in that particular profession—because most things knowledgeable are timeless and relevant.
You can read the full BH&G article, Here’s Why Experts Say You Should Switch To A Sulfate-Free Shampoo,
featuring more industry experts and celebrity hairstylists, too!
Most of us were taught that a shampoo with a rich lather is the right choice—but that kind of thinking can be wrong.
You can identify them on the back of the product’s ingredients in proper name form—sodium laureth sulfate, which is shorter—but not really short for sodium lauryl ether sulfate.
Found in other personal care products like toothpaste and soap, sulfate is basically a cleaning detergent that you don’t want in your hair.
I’d only OK a regular shampoo for situations like after a swim in salt water or a chlorine pool—and only if followed by a sulfate-free, moisturizing conditioner.
I often recommend shampoos with coconut oil, even when they are sulfate-free.
The coconut oil moisturizes and protects each strand, and also serves as a natural, gentle cleanser, removing foreign material while still leaving your hair clean and undamaged.
Having been in the beauty industry for over 20 years, I’ve watched the evolution of drug store shampoos.
It’s so refreshing that these quick-stop beauty shops have leveled-up their shelves to include a variety of shampoo brands free of sulfates.
My go-tos when I can’t grab a salon product are:
The first one is an excellent choice for ethnic and natural hair like my own, while the latter of the two is outstanding for all hair types!
These products are free of the sulfating agent that loosens the natural oils of the hair and scalp, which in essence strips your hair too clean.
Both of these shampoos are not only stylist-approved but also consistently rated as 5-star purchases.
Wanna level-up your business, your influence, your brand—beyond shampoo? 😉
Be featured and seen as a trusted authority and *expert* in your industry like I was here?