Should I use hair shampoo, conditioner, and stylers that contain sulfate?

I have 3a/3b hair. I have recently been hearing about how sulfate is bad for your hair and it dries it out and you should just cut out all sulfate. My products/stylers didn't have any so there was no work to be done there, and then I found out my shampoo and conditioner had sulfate in them. I immediately bought a new shampoo and conditioner with no sulfate. Ever since I've been using the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, my hair has been hard to detangle and pretty dry. I went back to sulfate shampoo and conditioner and it leaves my hair smoother, silkier, and easy to detangle. What should I do!?!?

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So, yes, sulfates do dry out your hair, which means that you should probably cut them out of your routine. Are you sure your conditioner had sulfates? That's really odd... Sulfates are cleansers so I'm not sure why they were in your conditioner! I think that the sulfates aren't what's making your hair softer and easier to detangle. What shampoo and conditioner did you switch to? Does your hair feel dry as if it's made out of like, straw? You could be protein sensitive and maybe your new products have too much protein in them if that's the case. What shampoo and conditioner were you originally using? Also, when do you detangle your hair?