Hair becomes the ultimate concern area as we slowly step towards the aging process. No matter what your gender is but healthy, lustrous hair are something everyone wants.
In fact, according to a survey, women think about their hair the most when it comes to personal care. So what’s essential for healthy locks?
Rich diet, chemical-free effective products, and enriching hair-care routines are the ideal way to achieve healthy, shiny hair. Diet and hair care routine can be taken care of, but when it comes to chemical-free products, we need to pay attention to what are we using.
Using organic hair-care products are one of the first steps to go chemical-free. But here comes the question-
Cutting on SLS shampoos make an impact? Are SLS free shampoos really worthy?
First of all, we need to understand the SLS element in shampoo. The Sodium Lauryl Sulfate aka SLS is the surfactant; a cleaning agent which is reasonably cheap and gets used in shampoos by top-rated brands. The reason behind the same is its capability to create good leather.
Just in case, if you guys don’t know this SLS is also gets used in household detergents as well. So now you know why shampoos help in getting rid of hair oils that quickly.
No wonder SLS shampoos help quickly in getting rid of all sort of dirt from your hair, but it doesn’t only help in getting rid of dirt, but also it strips away the essential oils from the scalp as well.
This chemical takes away the required nourishment from hair and leaves them dried, prone to breakage and split ends. Also, the prolonged use of this chemical can cause skin irritation as well.
Not only SLS but the regular shampoos are loaded with other harsh chemicals as well, no doubt SLS is the harshest one.
So, my dear friends, if your hairs are feeling lifeless lately; it’s high time you better switch to organic products or the product which is SLS free at least.
Now, let’s take a look at the top 5 benefits of SLS free shampoos!
- Helps in retaining the natural moisture:
Such shampoos do not strip the moisture away from hair fibers. This thing helps in preventing problems like split ends and breakage.
- Gentle on the scalp and tear-free:
SLS free shampoo is gentle on the scalp and eyes; these do not leave scalp completely dried. Moreover, SLS is the component which causes the irritation in eyes. When compared to the regular shampoo, SLS free shampoo does not irritate eyes if the product accidentally gets into it. Also, the natural oil in your hair, which makes the hair shine remains in the hair.
- Suitable for sensitive skin and all hair type:
These shampoos are the ultimate solution for people with sensitive skin, and also these are suitable for all hair types.
- Helps in retaining the hair color:
SLS is harsh enough to fade your hair color. However, SLS free shampoos help you in retaining your amazing hair color for a longer time. As these are less likely to wash away those hair dyes. Hence, it ultimately leads to a long life of hair color and less use of the chemical on your strands by preventing the frequent use of hair dyes.
- Safe for the environment:
Due to the plant-based ingredients, SLS free shampoos are safe for the environment. Talking about the environment, I would like to put a light on the fact that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is mutagenic to animals (it’s the ability to cause a permanent change in an organism’s genes) which may lead to unwanted effects in animals. So the release of such chemicals in water supply through the drain is not safe.
Apart from using the chemical-free product what you need to have is an effective hair care routine which should be consist of three steps.
- The right food for your hair:
Protein, Iron, Biotin, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin C, B Vitamins (B6, B12 & Folate), Zinc and Water. These are super elements for healthy, growing and glowing hair. Trust me on this guys, I have seen my hair loss due to the imbalance in my diet as I am staying away from home. I was having really good hair when I was at home and had a good diet. So, mark my words, a healthy diet is a way to a healthy body inside out.
- Organic or gentle product for hair care:
Cut on the chemicals as much as you can and switch to organic and environment-friendly products, whether it comes to shampoos, conditioners, and hair oils. This step will help your hair externally.
- Regular chumpies(oiling) and home-made hair masks to rescue:
Be old school and do oil your hair once or twice a week at least. The perfect chumpies are not only stress busters but also keep the scalp well hydrated and prevent dandruff, premature greying, and breakage.
Massaging the scalp also stimulates the blood flow in the scalp, which is a good thing as the hair follicles receive all of the oxygen, nutrients, and minerals that needed for hair growth with proper blood circulation.
Also, use the home-made hair masks with super-effective ingredients like eggs, curd, honey, olive oil, avocado, and banana whenever you feel like your hair need some extra care. Home-made hair masks are entirely natural, efficient, cost-effective, accessible, and easy.
So, after researching a lot, I am putting up this information in front of you guys. Even I was using an SLS shampoo (DOVE- Intense Repair) which worked perfectly for me. But now I am gonna dive in everything organic whether it comes to hair care or skincare. Also, will keep you guys updated with the product reviews too.
I hope this post will help you guys out. Let me know if you have guys have some points to add.