What is an SLS free shampoo?
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What is SLS?
Sodium Laurel / Laureth Sulphate (SLS) is often used in shampoos to create the high foam, bubbly lather that we’ve all got used to in your hands and hair.
Although the lather can feel good, SLS is a detergent that can strip the hair and scalp of its natural oils.
Today we'll discuss the benefits of using an SLS free shampoo or shampoo bar in your haircare routine.
SLS can leave you with really dry, brittle hair, so if you already have dry hair, or a dry scalp, it can make things worse.
The other downside of having Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS) in your shampoo is that it can leave you with fragile and brittle hair and an irritated scalp, especially in winter when you’re heat styling, drying and going from heated dry home or office into the great outdoors.
If you have scalp issues, it’s best to use a shampoo or shampoo bar that has no sulphates.
We use a coconut derived cleanser in Nut and Noggin shampoo bars, to ensure you don’t have harsh chemicals in your haircare.
We find that although there’s a lower amount of foam, customers still love the soft feeling of the shampoo and say their hair feels moisturised and stronger on styling, sometimes even without using a separate conditioner.
There are many more SLS free shampoos on the market now, so if you suffer with brittle hair, psoriasis or dermatitis, it’s worth trying out a sulphate free shampoo.
Have you tried a sulphate free shampoo? Did you notice a difference? Comment below and let us know.