I just wanted to know if any of you use natural shampoos and conditioners (i.e. sulfate free). I saw an ad for a particular brand of sulfate-free hair cleanser and conditioner in the latest issue of Hype Hair magazine called Hair One. The ad goes as follows:
"Introducing Hair One…a salon quality product that provides a new, natural approach to hair care and hair detox.
Leaves hair cleansed, conditioned and in optimum shape with no detergents or harsh chemicals that can damage and strip hair!
Hair one is made with an elixir of natural herbs and oils that cleanse hair with astringent and antibacterial properties through a luxurious, penetrating cream.
Hair is left with remarkable manageability, moisture and shine."
I've never tried any natural hair cleansers because for one, they seem to be a lil' pricey. For instance, a 12 oz. bottle retails for approx. $11.00. Given that I like to wash my hair multiple times to remove product and sweat, I may go through a bottle like this fairly quickly. Secondly, I don't know if I believe all the hype about sulfates. I've used regular shampoo on my hair for years, and my hair has always thrived (when I wasn't damaging it with harsh styling methods that is :-)). Similarly, I don't believe all the hype about petroleum and mineral-based products simply because I've used both for years as well and don't seem to have any issues as a result of it. I guess everyone has to figure out for themselves if they truly believe something is detrimental to their hair, or if it's simply a marketing tactic to get you to buy a pricier option.
Anyway, I am curious about sulfate-free cleansers just to see if there is a difference in how the hair responds to it versus regular shampoos and conditioners. I've had a few ladies tell me that they didn't like the natural cleansers they've tried because they didn't feel as if it got their hair clean. If you have tried any, please let me know which ones you've tried and how they worked for you.