SULPHATES (SLS) IN YOUR PRODUCTS.
Updated: Jan 26
Sodium Lauryl sulphate and sodium laureth sulphate (SLS)
These are synthetic ingredients found in detergents and house hold cleaning products, these were first introduced in the 1940's into shampoo's they were cheap to make and everyone loved them as the shampoo's lathered up really well but these ingredients don't only wash away dirt they strip away the natural moisturisers your scalp produces, which is called (Sebum) everyone has this it's to keep your hair and skin healthy.
Sulphates make your hair swell and the outer cuticle layer to open which is when your natural moisturisers leach out. So if your hair is dehydrated - dry - curly - frizzy - texture coarse - coloured, this is going to be harmful to your hairs health. It will make it even more dry and dehydrated and it will also make your hair colour fade.
There are a lot of shampoo's on the market today which advertise Non Sulphate - Sulphate Free but in fact they've just replaced the ingredient with an alternative ingredient which mimic sulphates, so these ingredients are causing the same issues. With todays marketing it's very hard out there to purchase products because we're told this product has no nasties, this influencer loves it so it must be good for you, todays advertising is very annoying.
Did you know the ingredients that are at the top of the ingredient list are the dominant ones, the ones with the highest ingredient in the product? They start from most to least all the way down.
When you really look into ingredients and the problems they cause it's mind blowing, I did days/weeks of research in the first lockdown back in march, I was shocked that some of these ingredients are allowed to be in our products.
But as for sulphates these are the ones to look out for.
Sodium lauryl sulphate
Sodium laureth sulphate
Ammonium lauryl sulphate
Sodium coco sulphate
Sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate
Sodium trideceth sulphate
Sodium myristyl sulphate