One of the most popular trends right now in the haircare sphere is switching to a sulphate-free shampoo.
The two sulphates that are most frequently used in the haircare business are sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES).
But why should one switch to a sulphate-free shampoo? Using sulphates for hair can dry out your strands drastically.
Here’s everything you need to know about sulphate shampoos and why you need to switch.
Sulphates are nothing but surfactants. Their purpose is to lessen the surface tension between your shampoo and your scalp so that the shampoo's active ingredients may effectively remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. Sulphates are an ingredient in many cleansing products like shampoo, dishwashing liquid, and laundry detergent.
Sulphates are regarded as effective cleaning solutions with the deepest cleansing qualities. For the purpose of getting rid of scalp buildup, these sulphates produce a lathering action that helps cleanse your scalp and hair. But here’s the downside to it — sulphates could strip your hair and scalp of its natural oils, leaving your hair dry and brittle. Sulphates can also irritate sensitive skin and result in dryness, redness, and other side effects.
Before you make a decision between these two shampoos, you need to understand the difference between these shampoos. Read on to find out the differences between a sulphate shampoo and sulphate-free shampoo.
Using the right haircare products can prove to be the best solution for common hair concerns.
There are many benefits of using a sulphate free shampoo and that is why St.Botanica brings to you some of the best sulphate-free products.
Moroccan Argan Hair Shampoo, 300ml
St.Botanica’s Moroccan Argan Hair Shampoo effectively cleanses and refreshes your scalp. This dry & frizzy hair shampoo is devoid of sulphates, silicones, mineral oils, and parabens. But why use a sulphate-free shampoo? A sulphate-free shampoo cleanses your hair gently. Powered by the goodness of natural ingredients like Moroccan Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Oat Protein, Clary Sage Oil, Rosemary Oil, and Jojoba Oil — it helps to prevent hair loss and damage too. This Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo aids in increasing hair strength, shine, as well as smoothness.
Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Hair Shampoo, 300ml
St.Botanica’s Biotin & Collagen Volumizing Hair Shampoo is enriched with the goodness of Collagen, Vitamin B5, Oat Extract, and Biotin. It makes your hair look thicker, fuller, and lustrous. This Biotin & Collagen Shampoo is sulphate-free. And regularly using this shampoo for hair fall will aid in hair growth, repair damage, and prevent hair thinning. This shampoo also hydrates, softens and revitalises your hair. It is also one of the best anti-hair fall shampoos available in India.
Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Shampoo, 300ml
St.Botanica’s Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Shampoo thoroughly cleanses the scalp without leaving any residue. Enriched with the goodness of Pro-Keratin, Pro-Vitamin B5, Argan Oil, and Shikakai — it helps hydrate hair and promotes smooth hair. This Pro-Keratin Shampoo helps transform your hair into strong and beautiful tresses. Free from sulphates and silicones, it’s mild on the scalp and hair. Unlike most shampoos, this anti-dandruff shampoo doesn’t dehydrate the hair and scalp – making it one of the best shampoos for dandruff to cleanse your scalp also.
Moroccan Argan Hair Conditioner, 300ml
St.Botanica’s Moroccan Argan Hair Conditioner is an ultra-nourishing solution for dry, colour-treated, and damaged hair. Fuelled by the goodness of plant extracts and natural oils such as Moroccan Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5, Olive Oil, Wheat Protein, Shea Butter, and Avocado Oil — this dry & frizzy hair conditioner will give you smooth and frizz-free hair right from the first use. It doesn’t contain sulphates, mineral oils, silicones, and parabens and instead this Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner has effective natural ingredients that nourish your hair strands.
Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Conditioner, 300ml
Enriched with premium hair conditioning agents, the St.Botanica Pro Keratin & Argan Oil Smooth Therapy Conditioner profoundly conditions and strengthens your hair. It doesn’t contain sulphates, silicones, parabens, and mineral oils. It is known to leave your hair smooth, glossy and easy to manage. This Pro-Keratin Conditioner helps detangle your hair with ease, tame the flyaway hair and smoothen any frizz.
GO Curls Hair Conditioner 200ml
The St.Botanica GO Curls Hair Conditioner contains ingredients like Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Flaxseed Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil, and Pea Protein. This conditioner also doesn’t contain ingredients like sulphates, silicones, mineral oils, and parabens. The perfect blend of natural ingredients will help reduce frizz and restore as well as increase shine. This conditioner will help strengthen your hair strands and give you tangle-free curls.
Bhringraj & Amla Hair Mask, 200ml
St.Botanica Bhringraj & Amla Hair Mask is enriched with the goodness of Bamboo Extract, Amla Oil, Bhringraj Oil, and Neem Extract. It doesn’t contain harmful chemicals like silicones, sulphates, parabens, and mineral oils. This hair mask for dry and frizzy hair makes hair stronger and healthier. Regular usage can also get rid of dry and brittle hair while promoting healthy hair growth. Its creamy and nourishing texture pampers your hair while strengthening the follicles visibly. It delivers effective nutrients to the strands which further prevents premature breakage and greying too.
Are sulphates bad for hair? The answer totally depends on your hair. Each person has a unique type of hair and their choices can also change with time. If you don't already have any hair-related concerns or sulphate allergies, you can pick any shampoo you like. But switching to a sulphate-free shampoo will nourish and gently cleanse your hair and like they say, prevention is always better than cure. It is crucial to speak with your dermatologist if you experience allergic symptoms like itchy scalp and hairfall.
Yes, sulphates in shampoos can dry out your scalp and damage your strands drastically.
Those with dry hair, frizzy hair, and damaged hair should definitely try using a sulphate-free shampoo.
When you start facing a lot of hair breakage and flaky scalp, you should switch to a sulphate-free shampoo.
No, you shouldn’t wash your hair every day. Wash your hair only twice or thrice a week.
Yes, using a sulphate-free shampoo is a great way to cleanse coloured hair.