Friday, August 12, 2011

The importance of sulfate free shampoo

Shampoo is obviously important to cleanse the scalp, but some shampoo's can be drying to the hair and scalp. When purchasing a shampoo, try to purchase one that does not contain Sulfates. This is because sulfate strip your hair of natural oils, causing the hair and scalp to dry out thus making frizzy and dry hair.

How do you know if your shampoo contains sulfates?

If it has any of these ingredients described on the back of the bottle; these are the main sulfates commonly seen in shampoo:

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
TEA Lauryl Sulfate

Your best bet is to buy a shampoo that clearly state that they contain: NO SULFATES
Not to worry, the hair care industry is listening to the demand for non sulfate shampoos.
Here are some to list a few:

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When choosing a shampoo, always try to get one the says "moisturizing" on it!

Organic Brand (my other favorite) :

Desert Essence Organics Coconut Shampoo

Drugstore Brand:
L'Oreal Everstrong Hydrating Shampoo

 Salon  Brand:

Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo (one of my favorites)

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