Foamy, with the inherent lathering character they posses. They help in cutting, removing the dust out of the hair, but along with removing dust these sulphates also take away natural oils making our hair look dull. In addition it also causes skin, scalp irritation, and permeating our body through scalp can cause variety of cancers according to some hair experts.
Therefore, worldwide there is a rush towards shifting to a Sulphate free shampoo, especially in South Africa as the hair care industry grows at a rapid pace; this trend is loud and clear, many hair and beauty experts are also strongly recommending the switch to a sulphate free shampoo, especially if you experience irritation of skin, scalp, etc.
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Switch to a Sulphate Free Shampoo:
As in case of any product, we normally switch to a different brand, if we are not satisfied with the quality or the results, similarly in the case of shampoos, if you experience any health or hair issues as said above or looking for a more natural ingredients products switching to a sulphate free shampoo is your option.
However, you may face minor issues as you switch to a new product, as in this case to sulphate free shampoos, but you need to remember that your needs time to adjust to the new product and to observe any results you need to give the new product some time.
However, you need to remember that these shampoos without sulphate would not be as foamy as your earlier shampoos were. Some do have a wrong perception that lather helps clean your hair and lack of lather means your hair is not properly cleansed, well that is incorrect. Also, you need to remember that you have switched to a shampoo without sulphates that contain the lathering agents.
How to use the Sulphate Free Shampoo:
Saturate your hair well before applying the shampoo to your hair, so you get some lather. You may have to clean your hair twice with water. The first wash will cleanse any dust, dirt particles off your hair and the second wash. Washing your hair twice with a non sulphate shampoo is much better than washing hair once using a sulphate shampoo which may harm your health.