Sulfate free shampoo and why you should stop start using them!
Does your hair look like this
Or like this
After you shampoo your hair? Dry brittle and lifeless hair? Then stop what you are doing and read below.
There have been a lot of confusion about sulfates in our shampoos as to whether they are safe or damaging. Well lets start by defining what sulfates are…
What is a sulfate?
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (otherwise known as SLS) or Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate) Not to be confused with SLSA which is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate which is a great alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. It is derived from coconut and palm oils, and conforms to Ecocert's natural and organic cosmetic standard and is 100% of natural origin.
Sodium Laurethy Sulfate is a type of anionic detergent that is found in a LOT of personal care products that we use every day such as bath bars, toothpaste and shampoos. It is inexpensive to use and it is an effective foaming agent when used in those products.
We all have been conditioned to think, the more foam and lather the product has, the more it cleans your hair. Wrong! This type of sulfate weakens the hair follicles (on all types of hair) when used for any extensive period of time. It will make your hair brittle and prone to breakage. So if you ever wonder why your hair always looks a hot mess after shampooing, take a closer look at your shampoo.
Some people have sensitive scalps because of sulfates and have a lot of itchiness and inflammation. Sulfates in shampoos can cause your hair dye to fade much quicker because it is stripping it away every time you shampoo your hair.
So why go with sulfate free shampoo?
#1 Sulfate free shampoos helps reduce and eliminate scalp inflammation and itchyness
#2 Retains more moisture in your hair
#3 Helps maintain hairs natural oils
# Helps your scalp from absorbing to much chemicals
Sulfate free shampoo helps condition the hair and gently washes it without stripping it.
Sulfate shampoos aren’t necessary a bad thing, but it might not be the best choice for your hair and scalp. Yes sulfate free shampoos can be a little pricey but a little bit goes a really long way and can help save your hair in the long run and help restore some of the natural oils you have lost with just one shampoo.
So what are you waiting for? Stop by our Etsy shop or our website and try our sulfate free shampoo.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope this post helps you decide on what is best for your hair.