Sulfate is a detergent used in many cleaning products, car wash soaps, bubble baths ( Whoa), and yes, your shampoo! Over 90 percent of the shampoos on the market contain sulfates. Sulfates’ presence in shampoos can have several adverse affects on the hair and scalp. Sulfates strips the hair of it’s natural oils the same way it cuts through grease when used in cleaning products. As a licensed cosmetologist, this was not something they taught us in beauty school.
Over the years of my career as a licensed cosmetologist, I began to hear clients complaining of dry scalp and irritation. In attempts to correct the problem I switched the brands of shampoos I used, but did not yield my desired results. In my research for a solutions, I stumbled across shampoos that did not contain sulfate. Not everyone’s experience is the same, but Sulfate Free shampoos have been the best options for my clients who suffer with scalp irritation. Here are some of the benefits I’ve noticed when using sulfate free shampoos on my clients hair:
1. Using a sulfate free shampoo increased the chances of clients having a healthy scalp.
Shampooing with a non sulfate shampoos increases the amount of your hair’s natural oil left in the hair after shampooing. This keeps the hair naturally moisturized, reducing frizziness and breakage.
2. Longer lasting color and chemical services:
Sulfate free shampoos allow color and chemical services to last longer than shampoos containing sulfate. Sulfate causes hair color to fade and strips relaxers and chemical services. Stripping lessons the original stated time frames between chemical services.
3 Using sulfate free shampoos caused less scalp irritation and dandruff : Dandruff is one of the leading causes of hair loss.
Sulfate free shampoos are more expensive than your normal shampoos but the benefits are definitely worth it.
*A great stylist not only has the ability to style hair, but to improve and maintain the health of their client’s hair.
*A healthy scalp is the foundation for a healthy head of hair.
From my experience to yours,
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