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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most, and what my answers have been. This way you can get your answers immediately, without having to wait on me. And you never know, you might find answers to a few questions you didn't even know you had yet.

*This is still a work in progress. I'm continuing to add many more questions, and we are still ironing out a few quirks. But we wanted to make this available as soon as possible.

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How do you choose what shampoos to recommend?
To be honest, when I look for shampoos to recommend, I look more to make sure there aren't bad ingredients in them rather than look for certain ingredients being in there. That's because shampoos are rinsed out pretty quickly. And I only use them on my scalp anyway. A short run-down of what I look for in a shampoo is this:

For shampoos: Make sure they don't have Sodium Lauryl Sulfate in them (unless it's really far down on the ingredient list. Way far down. But it not being there is better). Sodium Laureth Sulfate is more gentle, so it's fine.

Also check to make sure your shampoo doesn't have any sticky/holding ingredients tend to keep your comb from gliding through your hair and will build up. Avoid products with ingredients that have names with copoly anything in them, acrylate anything, vinyl anything, or PVP.

Also, avoid products with rubbing alcohol in them such as SD alcohol 40, isopropyl alcohol, or ethyl alcohol, because these can dry out your hair.

There are other ingredients to avoid in shampoo, such as Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, and I'm afraid there are too many others to list here. I mentioned the main ones I've seen sneak into shampoos. When in doubt, you can always check out your product's ingredients in the Ingredients Dictionary to double check (and I'm adding new ingredients to it all the time).

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