Because we wash our hair on a regular basis, using a product that not only works perfectly for your hair type, but that does not cause any irritation is a very important thing. If you suffer from allergies, psoriasis, eczema or any other reactions to products, then it might be wise for you to consider switching to sulphate-free shampoos. They are not only gentle on the scalp, but are a much safer option to use when you are caring for hair that has had any chemical treatments or colours.
Found in many of our everyday products like shower gel, toothpaste and soap, this ingredient is the main factor in products lathering up well. They are also known as detergents due to their strong cleaning power which comes in handy when you are using them around your home, not your hair! Because it is such a strong foaming agent, it can be a major irritant to your scalp, skin and eyes while causing long-term damage to your hair.
Using a shampoo that contains sulphate can not only strip away dirt and grease, but strips away the colour that you just had done which leads to leaving your hair with very different tones throughout. Because of this, sulphates tend to leave hair frizzy due to the way in which it takes out all of the essential oils your hair and scalp needs.
We recommend the CHI Rosehip Oil Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner to not only keep your colour lasting longer, but also to gently cleanse the scalp and hair without removing any essential oils. The Rosehip oil, Vitamin C and a range of antioxidants in the shampoo help to increase shine while the conditioner restores moisture and seals the cuticles.
If your hair falls into any of these three descriptions, then this is for you. While straight and slightly wavy hair might not suffer too much from sulphates found in hair products, using sulphate rich shampoos could leave you with damaged hair in the long run. Because these hair types tend to be washed more regularly than ethnic hair, we recommend switching to something gentle since the skin on your body will also feel the effects of sulphate rich products (due to rinsing product down your back)
The CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner is a wonderful duo to help strengthen these hair types while adding elasticity and shine. It gently cleanses your strands and leaves your hair soft and easy to manage.
Have you been using a sulphate free shampoo? Let us know below!