It is very important to know what we are using almost daily on our body. In one of my articles, I wrote about how bad silicones in shampoos are and today, I am going to tell you why we also should stay away from SLS and SLES.
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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is also called SLS and it is a cleansing product. It only cleans the surface of anything that will be touched by it. SLS is found in a lot of products such as shampoos or floor cleansers, BUT it can be very harsh on the hair and scalp. You are asking yourself probably, “why would companies put this in shampoos when they know it is a harsh product.” A simple answer; because it is cheap and creates bubbles/lather.
I used to think that the more bubbles/lather a shampoo makes, the better it is, but that’s wrong. The less bubbles/lather a shampoo makes, the better the shampoo will treat the hair and scalp. I blame this thought on the advertising commercials. The always show a lot of lather and make it look like it is good that the shampoo makes lather. L’Oreal has a collection of sulfate-free shampoos:
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Why SLS is Bad For Scalp and Hair?
It is proven that SLS can cause the hair to thin out permanently which is one of the worst things for us women. Our hair and scalp absorbs everything we put on it and SLS is a harsh chemical that not only will make your hair fall out, but also dry out your hair and scalp. I have heard that when you smell a shampoo that contains SLS and get some of this product in your nose, it will make your nose burn and in some cases even bleed.
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A good thing is that you can reverse all the damage that has been done by SLS by switching to a sulfate free (and silicone) free shampoo. Almost immediately, you will notice a difference and of course your hair and scalp will thank you for it. I will create a list with Sulfate and Silicone Free Shampoos and Conditioners in one of my upcoming articles.
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Thank you for your time and reading my article. Take care ladies, xoxo
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