Do you like it when your shampoo gives out a good foamy lather when you apply it on your head? But do you know that the lather is because of sulfate, which can strip natural oils and can make your hair really dry? Sulfates are detergents, which are used in dish washing soaps and detergents, toiler sprays and laundry detergents. The most common sulfate found in the shampoo ingredient lists are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ASL). Here are more reasons why your shampoo should be sulfate-free.
- Causes irritation or inflammation within scalp: People who are sensitive to certain hair products may experience inflammation while using sulfate- harboring shampoos. This irritation can lead to itchiness on a person’s scalp, which can even get unbearable to manage until it decreases. Use Safe Ayurvedic Hair Loss Therapy shampoo, which is a blend of potent herbal extracts such as Neem, Aloe Vera, Henna, Tea Tree, Lemon and other herbs.
- Make your hair take longer to dry: The outmost layer of the hair shaft that is cuticle gets lifted because of the presence of sulfates in your shampoo. When cuticle is lifted, the moisture is absorbed into the cortex, which takes a very long time to dry. If you have dry hair then massage your hair scalp with Strong & Nourished Hair oil before applying shampoo to your hair.
- Strips the natural oil out of your hair: The hair follicles present in your hair produce a lot of natural oil that keeps the hair moisturized and healthy. But, sulfate comes with oil stripping properties, which strip these natural oils out of your hair, due to which the hair become dry, brittle and unmanageable.
- Leaves an anionic charge: Sulfates consist of a negative electric charge and that charge stays on your hair and scalp even when you rinse the shampoo out. This charge leaves a dulling residue, which can make your hair very hard to manage. To defuse this layer from your head you will have to apply synthetic, silicone-based conditioner, which means more chemicals and more damage to your hair.
When it comes to hair care, it is always recommended to use the products that are free from toxic chemicals. Sulfate free shampoos are the best for you if you have dyed hair, sensitive scalp, or have a distinct sensitivity to sulfate.