Consumers are increasingly aware of the ingredients in the products. That’s why many companies are already taking action: an example is non-sulfate shampoos.
Sulfate free shampoo is free of heavy detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (LSS). This is the foaming substance; but which can remove the natural protection of the wire, drying out and causing frizz or breakage.
Sodium lauryl sulphate (LSS) is a detergent that is part of many products such as shampoos, soaps and toothpastes, and a very effective and cheap degreaser that not only cleans as it removes the entire lipid layer that protects the hair, causing dryness and damage to the wicks.
The sulfate-free shampoo is softer and makes little or no foam: they sanitize the locks without scrubbing or foam. Just gently massage the entire scalp and then rinse. It is a way to keep the cuticles intact, and is an excellent choice for porous or damaged hair.
Are sulfate-free shampoo better suited for hair types?
For dry, curly or curly hair with chemical, fine , fragile, dyed and discolored . That is, those who have smooth and oily hair can benefit as a sulfate-free shampoo, or not, need to test.
These shampoos help to make the bunches more relaxed, defined and without frizz. They increase the durability of the staining, decrease the friction between the threads and even allergic reactions.
For those with sensitive wires or leather this type of shampoo is also a great option: it keeps the cuticles preserved, unlike the synthetic shampoos.
Top Benefits of Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Here is a summary of the main advantages:
- Helps keep hair color more vivid, avoiding rapid fading.
- Prevents allergies in the scalp.
- Prevents hair loss, porosity and dryness.
- Helps the hair fiber become stronger and healthier.
The Market for Shampoo without Sulfate
In Brazil, this market is still very discreet: most shampoos available on the market contain sulfates, preservatives such as parabens , fragrances and agents that remove the natural oils that protect the yarn.
The intention of this post is not that you stop using your usual shampoos and go crazy behind these shampoos, mainly because of this difficulty of being found. Also they are still expensive products and with few options. The more companies discover the benefits to users, the more interesting it will be for the global market in terms of more competitive pricing.
For now, I think the important thing is to know the options available and to be more attentive to the ingredients of the products we are using.