How are you today? My shampoo does not suit me anymore and I thought of opting a new one this time just for experimenting a bit. If you are a regular reader of HairCareSquare, then you might know I just love experimenting with my hair and different hair care products. While I was a bit confused as to which one I should go for I was pretty sure that I wanted a shampoo which is free of Sulphates a.k.a SLS, Silicone and Parabens.
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If you are new to this term SLS then let me just tell you about it in brief. SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulphate). This is actually the ingredient that helps your shampoo to lather. If your shampoo lathers too much then it means it has high content of SLS. It actually gives you the feeling that it is effectively cleansing your scalp and hair but in reality it is actually washing off all the necessary oils and moisture from your scalp and hair. This results in dry and irritating scalp, fading of the color of your hair, drying of your hair, hair loss and slower hair growth. SLS is the base ingredients in the detergents. Now you can imagine the harsh results that it can leave on your hair.
How can you determine whether your Shampoo has SLS or not?
Its pretty easy.
- Just check through the ingredients list, SLS is probably listed on top.
- If you aren’t sure check for the ingredients ammonium laureth sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate or sodium lauryl sulphate.
- If your shampoo lathers too much then it might contain SLS.
Does this mean that if you use SLS free shampoo then all your hair problems are gone?
Using sulphate free shampoo might reduce the hair problems but it will not solve all your problems. But definitely you will see a lot more improvement.
- You should always opt for Sulphate free shampoos which are now easily available in the market.
- Try opting for the one that uses natural fruit of a vegetable as its main cleansing agent.
- Sulphate free shampoo is not the guarantee to solve all your problems.
- If you are habitual of using the shampoo that contains SLS then it might take some time for you to adopt yourself with the new Sulphate free shampoo as it does not lather that much. Try rinsing it twice if you feel one wash is not enough.
Hope this article helped you. If you have used any SLS free shampoo do share your experience with us. See you soon
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