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Sodium Coco-Sulfate    (aka Sodium lauryl sulfate)
Avoid
Sodium Coco-Sulfate is basically the same thing as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This means it's a harsh cleanser. Both Sodium Coco-Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are made from coconuts, and go through nearly the same process. It's just that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a more purified version of Sodium Coco-Sulfate. This basically means Sodium Coco-Sulfate doesn't foam as well as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, and the quality of Sodium Coco-Sulfate may vary a bit more, and isn't quite as strong as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
See also: Sodium lauryl sulfate
Source(s): http://thebeautybrains.com/2008/05/21/are-natural-cleansers-better-for-your-hair-2/ http://community.livejournal.com/longhair/2356788.html



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