We’re trying ever-so-hard to be healthier: exercising on a regular basis, eating our fruits and veggies each day and applying our fave new organic face cream. We’ve even started using environmentally-friendly cleaning products in our home. Our next move is to change our shampoo and conditioner for sulfate-free alternatives.
Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLES) are found in our favourite shampoos and conditioners (and many other beauty products, such as body wash, toothpaste and facial cleansers). They are surfactants and detergents and are derived from petroleum. These chemicals are known to cause irritation to the skin, eyes and lungs. And as we’re talking haircare, sulfates can give you a case of the frizzies, can damage hair by stripping the oils and protective molecules that your hair needs to maintain strength and shine, and may fade your perfectly-colored locks too. Perhaps it’s time to try a more natural approach to your hair?
Here are some fantastic sulfate-free products that will have your hair looking its best and healthiest every day.
What’s your favourite sulfate-free hair care product?