Why to choose argan shampoos without sulfate


Sodium laureth sulfate, SLES, Sulphates, Ammonium lauryl sulfate….these scientific names mean the same thing, it is the the sulphate used in hair cosmetics to make the formuals foam. Recently, many consumers are questioning the toxicity of these assets and prefer to use a more moderate shampoo. What we need to think?

The sulfates are used as foaming agent, which means they are used to disperse fat in the water, hence they help get rid of the “dirt” that was on the body & hair through the work of a strong chemical. However, these foaming agents are present in most cleaning products, liquid or dishwashing detergents.

In what way are sulfates harmful?

If brand shampoos have long opted for sulfates, it is certain that this foam is unbeatable. This gives, for many people, a guarantee for efficiency and the impression of washing the hair gently. The truth is that corporate strategy and sulfates such as Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) can actually be very irritating, drying and allergic. Usually, shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate are also loaded with silicones, an explosive mixture that destroys the hair. The use of silicones gives a shiny sheath and hides the harm of sulfates that suffocate at the end and make the hair forked.

The good alternative

If their names are strangley similar, Sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfoacetate are two different components, used in shower gels, bath milks, in some shampoos & in products for sensitive skin, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate is not completely biodegradable and should not be confused with SLES which can be very annoying. Warning! If you take a wise decision to choose a sulfate-free shampoo (and no silicones at the same time), you may notice that your hair is less beautiful than before. More straight, more oily and less shiny….the first few days, your hair quality can be visibly changed. Patience! Accustomed to undergo many changes, you should let your hair and fingerprints get used to the new gentle form of your new sulfate-free shampoo.


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