How damaging are sulfate shampoos?

I want to lighten my medium brown hair but I'm trying not to damage my hair since I'm transitioning, I've heard chamomile lightens hair so I bought a shampoo of it and it contains sulfate... and yes my hair is lighter but it feels so dry and unmanagable! please help I just want lighter hair with little to no damage. 

1 Answer

They don't damage the hair per say, they just strip the hair of its sebum, which is the natural oil in the hair. How often are you using it? Don't use it more than twice a week, make sure you're doing a pre poo treatment before you shampoo, and heavily condition your hair afterwards to replace the moisture.