Why should we avoid sulfates in shampoos?

Posted by Patricia Debrant on

When we wash our heads, we often imagine that the more a shampoo lathers, the better it cleans. But lather is not a sign of cleanliness, efficiency or even quality. On the contrary, too much foam is often synonymous with sulfate. Sulfate is that controversial active ingredient in your shampoos that should be avoided! Here's why...

What is sulfate?

 There are several types of sulfate. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate are the most commonly found in shampoos. All these sulfates are what we call surfactants, the foaming agents that enable shampoos to lather and clean your hair. Some of them are very chemical and can even be used in other products such as shower gels or toothpastes. Although ubiquitous in your shampoos, this ingredient can be very harmful to your scalp and hair. It dries and irritates your scalp and can even weaken your lengths. It's therefore an ingredient to be avoided if you have problems with sensitive or irritated scalps. But don't panic, there are gentle shampoos that don't use harsh, chemical sulfates!



What are the benefits of an aggressive sulfate-free shampoo?

 Using an aggressive sulfate-free shampoo has several benefits. If you have dry hair, it's essential to remove aggressive sulfates from your shampoos. As mentioned above, these bad sulfates dry out your scalp by absorbing your sebum. Over time, this can lead to more serious problems, such as itching and dandruff! So, to avoid aggravating your scalp problems, we recommend you avoid them altogether if you have irritated or sensitive scalps with redness, itching or dandruff.

When you have an oily scalp, using sulfate-free shampoos can help remedy the problem. Indeed, when you wash your hair with a shampoo containing sulfates, your scalp dries out and produces even more sebum to defend itself. So, by using a sulfate-free shampoo, you'll save money and be able to space out your shampoos!

What's more, if you're into Brazilian straightening, it's essential to use only shampoos without aggressive sulfates! These detergents gradually destroy the effects of your straightening. If you want to preserve your straightening, it's essential to use gentle, sulfate-free hair care products enriched with plant-based keratin.

Finally, for those wishing to maintain unparalleled hair quality, we strongly advise you to stop using shampoos containing sulfates. These detergents, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) in particular, damage not only your scalp but also your lengths. Increasingly stressed, your hair becomes brittle and dry. Split ends start to appear... What's more, these sulfates also weaken the hair follicle, which in turn impacts hair growth and can even lead to hair loss! In other words, you have everything to gain by switching to a natural, sulfate-free shampoo!


How to replace your shampoo containing aggressive sulfates?

To protect your hair, it's best to use shampoos formulated with gentle natural surfactants like Sodium Coceth Sulfate, a natural, gentle foaming agent derived from coconut! This gentle surfactant will help protect your scalp while maintaining a soft, creamy lather!

So remember: banish your sulfate shampoos for sulfate-free shampoos, for you and the whole family! Your hair will thank you!

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