How to protect hair when using sulfates?
I have seborrheic dermatitis which requires me to use a ketoconazole shampoo that contains sulfates. I only use it on my scalp, but what would my fellow curlies recommend doing to protect my hair while using this? I have been using a sulfate and silicone free hair regimen for almost 2 years now.
I would see your family doctor or dermatologist about any products that would help moisturize your hair without interfering with your condition. I had learned that sulfate shampoo would strip the natural oils out of your hair so you can ask your doctor about using additional conditioners that contain oils and would be safe for your condition, or just oils that would be good to moisturize your hair type. You should probably stay away from oils that are thicker and saturate in cold weather like coconut oil. Hope this helps.
Deep conditioning your hair could help replenish any moisture you use from cleansing your hair, you may need to ask your doctor for a specific product recommendation that works for you. One of our editors has seborrheic dermatitis and she wrote an article about her wash day routine that might help:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/home/my-...