Whether you've decided to start a no-poo routine, or simply want to find an effective yet gentle cleanser, then you need to know the differences between the various cleansing agents.
CurlySuzy of NaturallyCurly breaks it down:
Harsh sulfates to avoid in cleansers:
Sodium Laureth, Myreth, Lauryl Sulfate
Ammonium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfate
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
Gentle sulfates in cleansers:
Sodium Cocyl Isethionate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Sodium Socoyl (or lauryl/lauroyl) Sarcosinate
Which shampoo do you use? Which cleansing agent does it contain?