Less Drying: Sulfates are powerful cleaning agents and not only do they cleanse away the dirt and build-up but also strip off all the oils from your hair and scalp. Your protective layer of natural oils will remain intact and help prevent moisture loss when you use a sulfate free shampoo.
Color Fade: Sulfates can fade hair color and make lowlights and highlights dull or brassy.
Less Frizz:When hair is stripped of it's oils it holds less moisture and it doesn't have the protective barrier to prevent frizz.
Less Irration: Harsh chemicals can irratate sensitive skin
Less hair Loss: The drying effect from the sulfate can make your hair brittle and cause breakage & split ends. More shedding occurs with overly dry strands as well.
Often people do not feel as if their hair is getting clean when they first start using a sulfate free shampoo because of the lack of rich lather that you would normally get while shampooing. This will take some getting used to because some users assume that stripped feeling means clean hair. In the long run, many users feel their hair is much softer and less dry when using a sulfate-free shampoo.
Generally these products are more expensive but the move to produce more products that are green is on the rise which could possibly drop the prices. So is sulfate-free better than regular? My opininon is yes! There is such a wide variety for every hair type so why not take a step towards healthier hair and give one a try!