Choosing the right shampoo is never an easy choice, thanks to the abundance of options in the market today. However most shampoos on the market are not healthy for your hair. It is always recommended that you get a hair product that is completely free of a substance known as sulfate.
So what exactly is sulfate?
Sulfate (also known by some as SLS or Sodium Laurel Sulfate) is a chemical that is used in various commercial applications. However, its major use is as a cleaning agent in the kitchen. Can be used as a drying agent, a grease cutter, and as a surfactant.
Now consider this; if sulfate has the ability to cut the grease that is in house cleaners, then it will have no issues with destroying the natural oils that are preset in your hair cells. Without these natural oils, your hair grows dry and fizzy, and the lubricants in your scalp will get died off as well. Sulfate in your shampoo, which is the foam that has been advertised to you as "cleaning" your hair, when it is doing too good a job at it. As a response, your body will try to synthesize more oil and the excess will wash through your hair.
In the end, not only could your scalp become more oily, your face could also get more oily making you more prone to acne breakouts.
The benefits of sulfate-free shampoo
One of the major benefits that you get from sulfate-free shampoo is that with this product, you have the ability to rid yourself of any sulfate allergies. While there might still be other ingredients in the shampoo that might cause allergic reactions, the sulfates will not bring forth any reactions from you.Another benefit of sulfate-free shampoo is that it keeps your hair hydrate and healthy. As opposed to the regular, sulfate-included shampoos that allow the sulfate to drain your hair of the oils that keep it shiny and smooth, sulfate-free shampoo promotes hair heath and spurs the hair to grow even faster and stronger.
If you color treat your hair, sulfate shampoos can strip away all that color you spent hours getting in the salon.
Shampoos containing sulfates can make your hair frizzy. Without the natural oil in the hair, each hair strand separates causing hair to become, wild and untamed look.
The skin will also benefit from sulfate-free shampoo, it helps to break the cycle of eliminating oil from the skin, which causes your skin to want to producing excess oil and then eliminating it all over again.
Finally, if your hair is prone to split ends and breakage then sulfate free shampoo is the way to go for having healthy hair. Without those natural oils hair tends to have a greater chance of reduced volume and dryness which leads to hair breakage and loss.
Great hair is the perfect accessory to compliment your outfit, mood or look. Protect it with the right hair products that will give you the best chance to show off those locks. Sulfate free is the way to go.
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