Should I Be Using a Sulphate-Free Shampoo?
There’s been a lot of hype about using sulphate-free shampoos, but do the majority of us even know why we don’t want sulphates in our shampoos? Sulphates are part of a surfactant system used in all sorts of beauty products (body wash, face wash, hand wash, etc.) designed to clean and lather. Derived from natural oils, sulphates are designed to cleanse (alongside with many other ingredients).
Ok, so what’s all the hype? Many believe sulphates can be harsh on your hair or skin. But what they don’t realize is that surfactants (reminder! sulphates are surfactants) are what actually clean your hair. In fact, sulphate-free shampoos are NOT surfactant-free shampoos—sulphates are just being replaced by a different type of surfactant. What’s important is to make sure that surfactant-containing formulas are gentle, working to remove dirt and oil on the surface of the hair fiber. That’s why we’ve decided to keep the sulphates in our shampoos—to make sure your shampoo is both effective and gentle. By using a shampoo that’s gentle enough and formulated for your hair type, you’ll be well on your way to getting that gorgeous, healthy base, perfect for whatever style you’re hoping to pull off.