Sulphates (sulfates) are aggressive detergents made of sulphur-containing mineral salts.
The most common are Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES).
Sulphates were first introduced into modern hair care in the 1930’s and compared to soaps and other methods, sulfates are powerful, inexpensive and easy to acquire. And, they are responsible for the foaming lather we associate with “being clean”.
Sulphates are the most common chemicals used in our households, but we are now beginning to understand what effect they are having on both our health and beauty.
Sulphates are powerful, cheap and they are everywhere – not just in lathering shampoos, body washes, face cleansers and toothpastes, but also in household cleaners, laundry detergents and soaps.
In fact, because they are so effective, sulphates are also used in the manufacturing and construction industries to clean and degrease heavy machinery. The problem? By stripping all the the protective oils from your scalp and hair, sulfates are too harsh on our skin.
6 reasons why you should change to sulphate free shampoo:
- Sulphates wash away the natural anti-microbial peptides, proteins, and water-proofing oils our biomes create
- Sulfates lift the cuticle of the hair
- Sulphates make your hair take longer to dry
- Sulfates leave an anionic charge
- Sulphates cause scalp irritation
- Sulfates cause follicle stress
Here at NativeBliss and KidsBliss our products contain only natural and organic ingredients and are Sulphate Free.
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