We hope you all are having a good week. Today we're looking at why it's important to use sulfate-free shampoos. In the past few years, beauty brands have developed more sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Is it empty hype?
Sulfates are inexpensive chemicals used by manufacturers to provide cleansing action and a bubbly lather. On the ingredients list, you'll come across sodium laureth ether sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
Similar to many other detergents, SLS is a skin irritant, with the irritation increasing with concentration. In experiments done on humans and animals, SLES causes eye and skin irritation.
Here are other results from studies on SLS and SLES:
(Sourced from Judi Vance, Beauty To Die For, Promotion Publishing, 1998)
Sulfates lead to worsening of existing skin problems, skin irritations, and hair loss in some cases. Sulfates are effective cleansers but are too harsh for our delicate scalp, hair, and hair follicles.
More reasons to use SLS-Free Shampoos
Sole Toscana's Awakening Organic Shampoo is SLS-free and paraben-free. It nourishes and invigorates your scalp, leaves no flakes or build-up. Treat your body and your hair with love by using organic shampoos and conditioners.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team