Sulfates are what makes shampoo/soap lather so it gives your hair that "clean" feeling, when in reality your stripping hair of all oils (bad). Conditioner isn't supposed to make your hair feel clean, so you don't have to look out for sulfates I conditioner. However, some shampoo companies want you to think that your hair is clean and soft, so you do have to look out for silicones in shampoo. Also, keep in mind that some shampoo/conditioners claim they're "organic" or "sulfate free," but they're just as bad as normal shampoo. Watch out for Organix, L'Oreal Everpure sulfate free line, Down Under Naturals (they're shampoo has sulfates, but their conditioner is silicone free), Aveeno, etc. etc.
There is a LONG list of sulfate and silicone-free shampoo, but some if them are Burt's Bees, Nature's Gate, Alba Botanica, etc. (every matching conditioner is silicone free)
Some more silicone free conditioners include Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition, Garnier Sleek n' Shine, Tresemme Naturals conditioner line, and so on.
My all time favorite for co-washing is the Tresemme Naturals conditioners, but that's just my opinion! You may have different hair! Either way, I strongly recommend it. It makes your hair smell AMAZING, it makes your hair feel super clean, and co-washing in general makes your hair feel softer and healthier.
Hope this was helpful!!
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