Do you often wonder why luxury products, hair stylist treatments, ad hoc hair cutting at every change of season are not enough to have beautiful and strong hair? What is the secret that prevents hair from appearing as perfect as we want?
To maintain strong and beautiful hair you must use a shampoo suitable for your type of hair, of course, but above all it needs to be delicate and not contain sulfates.
Why? The sulfates in shampoos have a strong foaming power but in the long run it can cause friction on the hair, making it weaker and dry.
Sulphate Shampoo: What you need to know
Customers now are becoming more careful about the shampoo they choose, they want to know what the product they are using on their hair contains and no longer trust misleading advertising.
Read the label: The most important thing is to learn how to read the list of ingredients commonly called INCI (International nomenclature of cosmetic ingredients). Their order, corresponds to their quantity in the product.
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is your enemy number 1
Look for shampoos that do not contain ammonium lauryl sulphate, sodium lauryl sulphate or sodium laureth sulphate, the most aggressive and harmful surfactants. The alternative is to look for shampoos that use a milder form of detergent such as sodium lauryl sulfoaccetate and sodium lauryl sulfosuccinate.
These alternatives do not make as much foam as shampoos that contain more aggressive sls or sles, but they clean the hair and scalp, without damaging your hair.
Does sulphate cause hair loss?
Sulphates does not cause hair loss. But, if you’re inclined to skin irritation from sulfates, it’s possible for protein loss from excessive exposure to sulfates to weaken your hair, breaking it.
Sulphate does not cause cancer
Over the last years, there have been repeated comments that sulfates can potentially cause cancer.
These rumours are not confirmed by any scientific evidence: there are no scientific studies that show any connection between sulfates and cancer.