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Is Your Shampoo Sulphate-Free? Time to Check Now!

We all love the lather in our shampoos, toothpaste and soaps. Sulphate is a standard ingredient in a shampoo responsible for the foaming-effect.  I am sure you don’t want to wash my hair with the same detergent that cleans your clothes and dishes.

What are actually “Sulphates”?

“Sulfates” refer specifically to the ingredient sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) (also less commonly known as ammonia laureth sulfate (ALS). Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS, is a very powerful detergent that cuts grease and makes our soap and shampoo foamy, giving soaps their soapiness. It cuts grease and lathers our hair with tons of bubbles, but sometimes bubbles do not equal clean… or safe.

Side-Effects of Using a SLS Shampoo

  1. Sulfate salts are known to strip and dry out your hair.
  2. If you color your hair, the sulfate-shampoo can cause severe dryness, breakage, and diminished elasticity.
  3. Sulfates in shampoo have been proven to cause serious skin and scalp irritation and worsen chronic skin hypersensitivity, which is a type of eczema.
  4. Your eyes can begin to sting terribly with penetration of sulphate into your eyes.
  5. One of the causes for hair loss. Not only do they damage your strands, but  sulfates also damage the hair follicle’s leading to hair loss and serious breakage.

Its for you to decide if the bubbles are worth the risk.

How to Check for a Sulfate free Shampoo?

Simply go into your bathroom and look at the back of your favorite bottle of shampoo ingredient listed. Check out for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

List of Sulphate-free Shampoo

Its high time you switched to a sulfate-free formula if you have allergies, eczema or find your curent shampoo irritating to the scalp.

Reach out and take that next step to healthier hair by using sulfate free shampoo.

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