Nowadays many hairstylists recommend their clients to switch from their regular shampoo to sulfate-free shampoos. Is it reasonable and who needs to use such kind of shampoo? Let’s figure everything out in this article!
A good shampoo shouldn’t contain SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). Instead of sulfates, which make the fluffy foam, the sulfate-free shampoo contains natural ingredients. That’s why it cleans your scalp and hair more gently than the regular one and doesn’t wash away too much sebum.
You shouldn’t worry about the fact that sulfate-free shampoos don't foam as much as any regular shampoo. After a few applications, you will get used to it. Besides, sulfate-free shampoos clean your locks and scalp as good as any regular shampoo.
Who REALLY needs sulfate-free shampoo?
- Women who do keratin straightening. Sulfate-free shampoos can prolong the keratin effect. They carefully treat thin keratin film around each thin hair. Regular shampoos which can be bought in every supermarket wash off this film, worsening the condition of your hair. The longer keratin stays on your hair, the longer its protection against environmental influences will last. Therefore, many popular companies produce shampoos for home use that don’t contain sulfates.
- Women who regularly dye their hair. Sulfates wash off hair dye, so get yourself a sulfate-free shampoo. Regular shampoos contain salts that dehydrate hair. Remember that moisture loss is one of the main reasons for hair color fading.